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Old 26 May 2006, 22:59   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tau Army Building Suggestions Needed

Ok, my Budget for armies has been a little tight lately, so I need a couple suggestions on what to buy next, so I'm not stuck with a bunch of models I can't use in the long run.

Here's what I own. (most of it has been internet auction purchases)

Farsight

3 Crisis Battlesuits (multi-tracker & Target Lock glued on)
1 Crisis Battlesuit (multi-tracker glued on)

No Weapons on the Crisis Suits

2 Broadsides (1 with a target lock glued on)

12 Firewarriors

3 Pathfinders
3 Pathfinders /w rail rifles

I hope to one day build a farsight list, but for now, is there any way to turn this into a decent army? And what do I need to buy next?

(PS. I'm trying to avoid Devilfish, and Hammerheads, Since I own a vehicle Heavy IG army)
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Old 26 May 2006, 23:04   #2 (permalink)
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Not a bad starting point.

Obviously Farsight is your HQ, the Crisis will make decent Elites though you might want to consider Stealthsuits aswell.

Troops need filling out, Farsight means more Firewarriors.

Heavy could use a tank.

Then its just gun drones for fast attack.

So....6 stealths, 12 more firewarriors (perhaps a devilfish too), Hammerhead.

Should have a decent sized army pushing 1500pts then.
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Old 26 May 2006, 23:08   #3 (permalink)
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Well you need a DF for the Pathfinders. Broadsides are cool, if you don't want all that tank action. Another squad of FW might be good, so you can have a decent firebase.

I say broadsides, but first some more firewarriors to back up the suits. If you are playing Farsight than you might as well just grab a few more suits too.
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Old 27 May 2006, 01:37   #4 (permalink)
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Playing a Farsight army is limiting.

You can't take Kroot, Ethereals, or Vespids.

2 Broadsides (1 with a target lock glued on)

You can only take one Broadside.

3 Pathfinders
3 Pathfinders /w rail rifles


Pathfinders are no good without Devilfish.

No Weapons on the Crisis Suits

How are the Crisis Suits suppose to fight. Kick the enemy to death?

I recommend getting a lot of Fire Warriors for your Farsight army. Fill up the troop slots to the maximum.





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Old 27 May 2006, 02:40   #5 (permalink)
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2 Broadsides (1 with a target lock glued on)

You can only take one Broadside.
Actually it is 0-1 UNITS of broadsides not just one broadside, so he can do it as long as they are both in the same unit. Same with all the other 0-1 unit restrictions.
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Old 27 May 2006, 12:31   #6 (permalink)
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Actually it is 0-1 UNITS of broadsides not just one broadside, so he can do it as long as they are both in the same unit. Same with all the other 0-1 unit restrictions.
What's the difference? He can only take one broadside or none at all.
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Old 27 May 2006, 13:16   #7 (permalink)
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he means one unit of broadsides which is a unit of 1-3
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Old 27 May 2006, 13:17   #8 (permalink)
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What's the difference? He can only take one broadside or none at all.
1 broadside isn't the same as his 2 broadsides in the same unit...
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