Tau Merchant Fleet
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The Tau Merchant Fleet is the state-owned mercantile armada of the Tau Empire.
In the early days of their space-borne expansion, the Tau made little distinction between trade and conquest. Their heavily-armed and armored trading vessels served them well in early conflicts, blazing a trail of expansion. However upon encountering the Imperium, the Tau were forced to modernize their vessels and build dedicated warships.
Today, the older generation of Tau warships still serve within the Merchant Fleet. Merchant Fleet is composed of very few, slow, and well-equipped vessels. Each is equally capable of destroying the foe at a variety of ranges, relying on their formidable shields to keep the vessel intact while barrages of ordnance and torpedoes reduce the enemy to ruin.
Vessels of the Tau Merchant Fleet
- Gal'leath Class Battleship
- Bastion Class Commerce Vessel
- Kroot Warsphere
- Il'fannor Class Cruiser
- Lar'shi Class Cruiser
- Stronghold Class Commerce Vessel
- Kir'qath Class Starship
- Skether'qan Class Starship
- Nicassar Dhow
- Kass'l Class Gunship
- Il'Emaar Class Merchant Transport