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Old 09 Sep 2013, 20:51   #1 (permalink)
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Question army census

so there isnt really a good way to do this with tau seeing as how they are pretty much 1/3 upgrades, but how large are some of your guys' armies? you can post point, points how you would field them without a force org. or what you have. this is just too get an overall view of how everyone built their armies
mines a little under 2000 not counting drones (i dont know how many i have)

1 fireblade
1 ethereal
2 commander xv8's
56 fire warriors
40 kroot
2 devil fish
20 path finders
12 normal xv8's
9 stealth suits
1 riptide
1 hammerhead
1 piranha
and i think thats it, i'll edit this later if i remember anything else i have.
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Old 09 Sep 2013, 22:46   #2 (permalink)
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Where's darkstrider? Don't you usually spam him?
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Old 09 Sep 2013, 22:49   #3 (permalink)
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i proxy my fireblade (which is a fire warrior i customized last edition for a fluff character) its not an actual fireblade though, but i dont field fireblades anyway
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Old 10 Sep 2013, 02:31   #4 (permalink)
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Well, since we're just counting models that's pretty easy to say:


1 Ethereal
1 XV8 Crisis Commander (regular suit because I'm cheap and like painting)
36 Firewarriors
3 Devilfish
1 Piranha
4 XV8 Crisis Suits
2 Hammerhead
1 Skyray (turret only, to be used in place of a fish or hammerhead)
1 Sniper Team, 3 Marksman, 7 Sniper Drones
7 Shield Drones
4 Gun Drones

I'm not counting any of the drones that would normally be attached to vehicles. It feels like alot point and cost-wise, but it's not everything that I need. Basically wanting to get 2 Riptides, 3 Broadsides and at least 2 more Crisis Suits. Lots of points, but I don't really have everything I'd need to field much beyond 1000 points right now. But it's coming along, not bad for having pretty much nothing two months ago.
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Old 10 Sep 2013, 15:22   #5 (permalink)
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for some of the more... ah... involved players this could take a lot space....
as for me my tau is

24 firwarriors (five can be used pathfinders)
5 battlesuits (one is an old commader)
1 old broadside
1 hammerhead
2 devilfish
1 cadre fireblade
4 built pathfinders (6 unbuilt)
11 kroot (somewhere)
and 6 stealth suits

I also have a friend who plays, he has a bunch of stuff that I barrow
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Old 10 Sep 2013, 16:32   #6 (permalink)
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At the moment have that i can remember:

2 fireblade
1 darkstrider
1 longstrike
2 etherial
1 commander
54 firewarriors
12 human auxileries
4 devilfish + 1 NIB
4 hammerhead + 1 NIB (can all double as skyrays)
2 broadsides
24 crisis suits + 6 NIB
15 stealth suits
6 piranha
30 pathfinders
40 + kroot
3 krootox
12 kroothounds
1 riptide + 2 NIB
2 sunshark + 2 NIB
9 sniperdrone squads (all scratchbuild)
and a crapload of drones in all possible configurations

also a tigershark, 2 sets remora drones and 3 tx 42 piranha on order

edit :

and i almost forgot 10 odd scratchbuild characters / objectives that were used in local tournaments and campaigns over the years

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Old 10 Sep 2013, 22:35   #7 (permalink)
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NIB? What's that?
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Old 11 Sep 2013, 02:36   #8 (permalink)
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New in Box. Mean's the plastic's still on and he's too busy swimming in all his other models to find them :P
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Old 12 Sep 2013, 02:57   #9 (permalink)
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mental high five tycoon, thats a shit ton of greatness
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Old 12 Sep 2013, 21:20   #10 (permalink)
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yes NIB is New in Box indeed -

The reason they are still so is a different story - short version is they were a gift from the wife of a former tau player and close personal friend who died in a carcrash a few months ago.

All emotional excuses aside I wanted to build them in the same style as the rest of his former army(on display in a case at our gamingclub) - heavely converted farsight enclave - and I'm still looking for a ton of odds and bits he used to pull the whole look and feel together.

Looking over the box with all his stuff just remember there is also a half assembled orca in there.
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