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Old 18 Jun 2010, 15:59   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys it's been a month since I've last been on Tau online, :-\

Anyway I've gained a big interest in Guard ever since then and I want to get myself the battleforce... But where should I go after that? I'm undecided.

I would like a mechanized or gunline list since I get very bored of my horde list... :

EDIT: Oh yes and I don't have the codex yet... Gonna have to wait for a while for that... :
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Old 18 Jun 2010, 16:03   #2 (permalink)
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Well it all depends on what you want composition wise, do you want a large force with lots of men or do you want a smaller more points-hungry force (easier on the wallet by far!).

You could start by buying up some of my old IG which I'm selling really cheap in the trading board haha.
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Old 18 Jun 2010, 16:04   #3 (permalink)
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Smaller Force would be nice, but if it comes to me buying shtlk loads of men, I will (Have about 200 to spend soon, :P)

Might be interested in your guards... link please?
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Old 18 Jun 2010, 16:06   #4 (permalink)
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You could go for infantry horde with artillery backup (i.e. Catachans with Basiliks or Krieg with siege guns), I don't see that done all that often.

Personally I opted for Valkyries and small squads of troops, kinda regretting it now though cause Valks are a p.i.t.a to assemble and paint.
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Old 18 Jun 2010, 16:16   #5 (permalink)
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Well to be honest if Valks take soooooo long to assemble then I might buy 1 or 2, Just because I have a lot of time when I twiddle with my thumbs doing nothing.

I like the idea of a very shooty Cadian force with basilisks and anything that does nasty things, Basically a Leaf-blower army would be nice to have...

Any ideas on what to do to make a reasonable force while having enough troops to hold objectives? (we play a lot of objective-based games at my LGS)
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Old 18 Jun 2010, 16:36   #6 (permalink)
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It's not that they take that long, it's more that the pintle mounted heavy bolter mounts didn't seem to fit properly on mine and were fiddly anyway. :P

To be honest any IG force with the two compulsory troop choices is going to have a reasonable amount of men on the ground because each troops slot on the FoC is a minimum of three squads. If you end up with small numbers of men then the best thing you can do is add either Chimairas or Vendettas to keep them alive that much longer and deliver them to the objective.
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Old 18 Jun 2010, 17:31   #7 (permalink)
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Mech is the way to go with 5th. Bunch of Chimeras for your troops, and some Valks or Vendettas for your Veterans. Then load up on Leman Russes or Bassies. Maybe a Manticore if your that way inclined.
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Old 18 Jun 2010, 18:34   #8 (permalink)
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Indeed mech is the best way to go in 5e. Chimeras are the best transports in the game. They're cheap, and they have amazing firepower. The reason most mech lists are so strong is because of all the shots you get from the Chimeras. You almost don't need any AI weaponry because of all the shots from them.
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Old 18 Jun 2010, 21:12   #9 (permalink)
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Not to maetion the Firing Hatch ability. Your guys dont even need to get out.
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Old 21 Jun 2010, 16:22   #10 (permalink)
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Ah ok then thanks everyone, My B-day is in 3 days and I've asked every person I know for IG stuff... so we shall see what I will get,

Thank you once again, always appreciate all the help people give on TO.
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