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Old 31 Mar 2006, 07:15   #1 (permalink)
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Howdy. I've ordered the Tau codex yesterday (from the online store) and am just waiting for the thing to turn up so that I can start pieicing together my ideal army (I'm thinking, 2000+ points); alas, seeing as tomorrow is a weekend I won't get it before Monday, and I'd like to make use of this weekend. I was wondering if people here could help me. I keep hearing talk about 'mandatory' and 'compulsory' deployments; can someone give me a definite answer regarding exactly what I HAVE to have in my army. Cheers.

I've been told that there are HQ-selections, elite-selections, troop-selections, fast-selections and heavy-selections; I'm just wondering how many of each I need to have (i.e. mandatory), and how many I can choose to have. Thanks all.
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Old 31 Mar 2006, 07:19   #2 (permalink)
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it is mandatory to have one HQ and two troop choices... Therefore you should buy a Crisis Commander and two squads of firewarriors.

This will give you a core army to start with, which you can expand upon later.

Otherwise you could get one of the army boxes, those are always good aswell
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Squad of kroot wouldn't go amiss. Same with stealth suits too.

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Old 31 Mar 2006, 07:40   #4 (permalink)
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it is mandatory to have one HQ and two troop choices...
That's all?? So essentially I can make as many other type-selections as I like, so long as I stay under the point limit??
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it is mandatory to have one HQ and two troop choices...
That's all?? So essentially I can make as many other type-selections as I like, so long as I stay under the point limit??
You need to get yourself a rulebook if you don't know this.
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Old 31 Mar 2006, 08:08   #6 (permalink)
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You need to get yourself a rulebook if you don't know this.
Well the Tau codex is in the mail, but won't arrive before Monday. Will that explain it??
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Old 31 Mar 2006, 09:11   #7 (permalink)
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The codex will explain all there is to know about the Tau but it is reference much to the Rule book, Without the Rulebook or knowledge of the game half of the information in the codex will be unclear so yeah you probably will need to get a rulebook if you dont already have one along with the codex O0
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Old 31 Mar 2006, 09:14   #8 (permalink)
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Without the Rulebook or knowledge of the game half of the information in the codex will be unclear so yeah you probably will need to get a rulebook if you dont already have one along with the codex
Cut the "probably".
You Need access to the 40k rulebook (your own or a friends copy).
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Old 31 Mar 2006, 12:27   #9 (permalink)
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Right, so without the numbers:

You need at least one HQ, and in the case of the Tau this now needs to be a Commander (not an Ethereal).

You need at least two Troop choices, at least one of which must be a unit of Fire Warriors.

Those are all of your compulsory choices. The rest of your army may be filled with the remaining types. There is, however, a limit to how many of each unit type (Heavy Support, Fast Attack, etc.) you may field in one army. This you will need the rulebook for, although it shouldn't be difficult to figure out from looking through the Army Lists subforum here.
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Indeed the rule book is needed to play the game.

However if you're just starting I would recomend getting the Tau battle force.

It's an excellent place to start an army from, and it saves you a bit of money.
Using the contents of the box you can quite easily make a 500 point army which is a great starting size.
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