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Old 20 May 2014, 12:09   #1 (permalink)
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So my tau army currently consists of

2 x Riptides
1 x Firewire squad
1 x pathfinder squad
1 x commander farsight
3 x crisis suits
1 x cadre fireblade
1 x devilfish
1 x hammerhead

I'm looking to push this to a solid 1500pts well rounded army.

I need to add 1 x fire warrior squad to make the army legal so thats a given

I was thinking of also adding the following:

3 x crisis suits
2 x broadsides
1 x ethereal

depending on what I field and how I load up I think there is a solid 1500pts there.

Any suggestions?

I'd love to add some FW stuff but its quite expensive points wise. Tetras look really cool.
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Old 20 May 2014, 19:15   #2 (permalink)
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If you buy that stuff you will easily be able to reach 1500. You'd need to run enclave allies or a farsight bomb to fit all those battlesuits in (since they share the same slot as the riptides) but it's really no problem.
The core rule set is about to change though so consider holding off until next week when we see what has been nerfed and what has gained strength. Otherwise everything you said above works just fine.
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Old 20 May 2014, 19:24   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I didn't mean I would run them altogether just wanted a fairly complete army with a few units i might move in or out depending on the game. Ya i prob should hold off but I just have no patience ha ha.

you think i need any flyers or piranhas?
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Old 20 May 2014, 19:46   #4 (permalink)
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You can do without either; the flyers are not a very competitive pick, being some of the better balanced flyers in the game they are fragile and don't pack a huge punch for their points. As for piranhas, if you're going to have them you need at least 2 to get your money's worth out of their performance; they can be fun, but they are not necessary.
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Old 05 Aug 2014, 17:56   #5 (permalink)
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So I managed to come across someone selling some really cheap tau models and managed to add the following to my army...

3 x Piranhas
2 x 10 man Firwarrior teams w/devilfish
4 x (1st gen) Broadsides
1 x FW xv9 Hazard suit
1 X FW SHAS'O R'ALAI Commander
5 x Crisis suits
1 x 15 man Kroot squad

He also has the following left to sell

3 x crisis suits
1 x 8 man pathfinder squad
1 x broadside
1 x devilfish
1 x hammerhead

I can get those models quite cheaply but do I really NEED any of them? Maybe the pathfinders but I already have the 3 piranhas now?

I'm really looking to "finish off" my tau army as I need to get some travel cases because the group I play are in another city. I want to have my army bought before I get the cases so I an get one that fits everything.

I want to have a well rounded army, I have no flyers at the moment and I wonder should I get some? I play against one guy who runs BA and he has a few flyers Nephilims or Ravenwings I'm not sure. The other guy I play is Tyranid and im sure he has 1 or 2 MFC. I was looking at the barracudas & the remoras but I'm not sure are they worth it.

I also still want to get an ethereal.

As it stands what models do you think I should be looking at getting to give me an army that can cope with most situations.
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Old 06 Aug 2014, 03:45   #6 (permalink)
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Forgeworld flyers are pretty bad ass if you've got the rules for them. That said, Tau do just fine without flyers. As for the other stuff, that's up to you to decide. Were it me I'd be tempted to grab the battlesuits over the other stuff cause farsight enclaves are pretty sweet.
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Old 09 Aug 2014, 13:42   #7 (permalink)
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I had a look at his battle suits and they are all missing drones, the hammerhead and devilfish missing their engines too so I left them off

Currently bidding on ebay for

2 hammerheads with a skyray attachment -
a lot of 10x kroot & shaper -
a lot of 27x Firewarriors & 3 pathfinders -

all above at pretty good prices now

Also just about to hit buy on

crisis suit team
Aun Shi Ethereal
Shadowsun (maybe?)
Darkstrider (maybe?)
Necron Doom Scythe

If the ebay lots stay at current prices I think I'll be almost done then, save for maybe a few kroot I think I'll be done with my Tau.

Dreading all the painting I'm putting myself in for

Oh and for any other n00bs like me I came across this last night and its a great read on tau units and tactics.

http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Warhammer_40...Fortifications
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