In order to really understand this post, you have to watch this video first.
It's almost shocking how wrong these two gits seem to get, well, just about everything. So much so that I really found it amusing. Beasts of War is great and if you haven't seen their videos before, really check them out, especially all of their Infinity ones. I gotta be honest and say that without Beasts, I never would have played Infinity before.
Anyway, down to what is really shocking about this video. Within the first 30 seconds, these blokes are already getting shite wrong. Apparently somewhere out there in the UK or Ireland where people have accents amusing for a Mid-Atlantic native such as myself*, the Tau Empire are a bunch of "Marxist, Leninist, Communists." Obviously, these guys aren't history majors. It's Feudal Japan, guys. FEUDAL JAPAN. Look it up. They've got a freaking caste system for god's sake, that kind of, just a little, goes against the fundamental core-beliefs of communism. If there is any 40k army based on communism, it is the Imperial Guard with their Commissars, totalitarian state, Vahallan Ice Warriors, Chekov, disregard for individual rights, and their mass-produced utilitarian hulking tanks. It's almost too obvious.
Moving from there, they delve into the unit entries and literal scratch their heads at almost every unit. The Kroot are a good example of how little these guys understand about running a Tau Cadre in combat. They keep talking about how Kroot should be able to assault and how it's strange they don't have power weapons and they almost make the correct assessment that Kroot are actually good, but then are derailed by the fact that Kroot have rapid fire weapons...scratches chin, head, armpit... Kroot are not meant to be assaulting things, ya silly smegheads- they're meat shields.
At one point these guys lament that if only there was something to stop the enemy from getting to the Tau, because, oh, they're so bad at fighting...if only! Listen up, there is. It's the piranha and little drone buddies. Apparently these guys haven't heard the old wargamers' saying...a good Tau army is like an onion, it's got lots of layers and makes people cry.
It's just all so wrong...
Well, thar ya 'ave it, guys. Post a comment, tell us what ya think.
*Seriously, can someone place Darrel's accent for me? It is both confounding and amusing to me. I could listen to it all day.