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Old 07 Aug 2013, 10:48   #1 (permalink)
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Hey y'all!

I've been a Tau player since before the start of 5th edition, and I'd consider myself a veteran player. I still remember the terrible times of the dark ages (5th ed tau)....
Now, onto the task at hand.
I currently have (in terms of tau):

-1xCrisis Commander (The old one)

-1xFireblade

-1xEthereal

-8xCrisis suits

-36xFire warriors

-2x Devilfish

-2xHammerheads

-1xPirahna

-approx. 25xKroot

-12x Stealthsuits

-1xRiptide

- Drones (I dont even know how many :O)

-Some converted pathfinders & sniper drones.



I need some help deciding in which direction to expand.
I don't really plan to get more pathfinders/pirahnas/riptides/sniperdrones.

I'm tossing up between getting some new flyers (though there transportation between places would be difficult), Improving on/getting an allied contingent, Going straight on to make my IG converted Gue'vesa army or any number of other things.

Is there particular conversions that might work/be fun and awesome?
Is there a good allied list that's easy on the wallet?
Is it a better idea to build my secondary armies up (such as my dark angels, my Scythes of the Emperor Vanilla SM)?
Is it better for me to wait out for the new releases, in the hopes of a salamanders supplement or something similarly awesome?

Any feedback would be excellent!
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Old 07 Aug 2013, 23:15   #2 (permalink)
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You have enough for 3 squads of firewarriors and you rarely need more then one big blob of kroot. Troops are pretty much covered. Maybe some stealth teams for elites. Again, although it is difficult to transport, the new aircraft.

Definitely a hammerhead and IMO although some will disagree, Broadsides, 3 of them with missiles in a squad. It's not cheap but it's brutally effective

Also, get another devilfish or two so that you can do full mech

Maybe one of the new HQ's? a rerigged commander or maybe a fireblade (don't like ethereals myself) could suit if you are willing to expand
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Old 08 Aug 2013, 09:30   #3 (permalink)
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You have enough for 3 squads of firewarriors and you rarely need more then one big blob of kroot. Troops are pretty much covered. Maybe some stealth teams for elites. Again, although it is difficult to transport, the new aircraft.

Definitely a hammerhead and IMO although some will disagree, Broadsides, 3 of them with missiles in a squad. It's not cheap but it's brutally effective

Also, get another devilfish or two so that you can do full mech

Maybe one of the new HQ's? a rerigged commander or maybe a fireblade (don't like ethereals myself) could suit if you are willing to expand
I've yet to find a time when I need 12 stealthsuits, let alone more :P

I don't really think that another hammerhead is the way to go, I never seem to want 3 HH's, and I can reserve that spot for snipers.
as for another fish; maybe. but I tend to use my total of 4 vehicles as a tank wall of awesomeness, leaving the first lot of fire warriors for home objective capture (kroot are more-so a harassment unit for me).

as for the broadsides, I don't like them enough :/
if the Heavy railrifle was available at str9, it'd be worth it, but right now, I'd prefer deathrains over them (13 pts cheaper, where you lose the SMS, 2+ AS, and TL'd, but gain manoeuvrability).
maybe another day for them. (they dont go with the mecha theme)
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Old 08 Aug 2013, 10:22   #4 (permalink)
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I meant HYMP not HRR for the broadsides
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Old 09 Aug 2013, 10:48   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah I know, but I'd rather reserve the Heavy support section for Hammerheads.
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Old 19 Aug 2013, 01:55   #6 (permalink)
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A second riptide would make things all the nastier. And if you do want to see more use out of that piranha than you're probably look at a couple more (a single piranha is not great, 2 or 3 work way better), and I have nothing but praise for sniper drones. However, you've said you weren't really interested in any of those options...

So my only other suggestion would be to wait for the marine codex to come out and see how that does as far as allies go (building off the Scythes of the Emperor force you already mentioned you have).
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Old 19 Aug 2013, 09:30   #7 (permalink)
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A second riptide would make things all the nastier. And if you do want to see more use out of that piranha than you're probably look at a couple more (a single piranha is not great, 2 or 3 work way better), and I have nothing but praise for sniper drones. However, you've said you weren't really interested in any of those options...

So my only other suggestion would be to wait for the marine codex to come out and see how that does as far as allies go (building off the Scythes of the Emperor force you already mentioned you have).
After going through the numbers a costs, I can see where the second riptide would be good.
In addition, I ended up buying 10 assault marines (second hand, so approx. half price). In the process, I talked around at my LGS, and apparently the vanilla SM codex is rumoured to be next...
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Old 19 Aug 2013, 19:23   #8 (permalink)
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thats what I keep hearing as well, I plan to finish my last Pathfinder for my unit 5, then for the last 5 convert them with the cadian for some gue'la pathfinder equivalants, so it would really be humans with flashlights......
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Old 19 Aug 2013, 22:41   #9 (permalink)
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I heard that it's orks next
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Old 19 Aug 2013, 23:35   #10 (permalink)
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Vanilla marines for sure. They are all over the internet.
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