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Old 18 Oct 2008, 14:35   #3 (permalink)
monocleman
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Default Re: Thinking of starting tau, unit advice needed.

By the crisis suit character, am I correct when I guess that you mean Shadowsun?

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Disregard that last post, and don't think I'm an idiot ;D.

First off, definitely buy some Fire Warriors. Two squads of twelve. It might be good to have more if you have points left over, because only Troops choices can capture objectives in 5th edition. Also, get a squad of Crisis Suits. Shadowsun's weaponry is very short ranged, so if you want to use it, don't count on being protected by her stealth field. The team of Crisis Suits should move up with her and keep her alive.
For Pathfinders, get the boxed set that comes with eight Fire Warriors and the Devilfish. It's a great deal-$50 for eight "Pathfinders" and a Devilfish instead of buying the blister packs for $12 each and the Devilfish.
Sniper Drones. Are. Very. Helpful.
No matter who you're playing against, they're going to have something big and mean, be it that nasty squad of Sternguard Veterans (I think they were made to kill Tau >) or the Giant Carnifex that's charging right at you. Sniper Drones are great because of their stealth field. Since their weapons are long-ranged, they can sit back and pop enemy units as they charge across the board, while protected from incoming fire.

Hope this helps.

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