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Old 07 Aug 2006, 16:17   #1 (permalink)
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I have been looking forward to getting my first squad of the new units, I'm wondering where should I start? I'm thinking the sniper drones maybe or a pirana. I'll oviously get the codex hopefuly soon. :
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Old 07 Aug 2006, 16:24   #2 (permalink)
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well you probobly want to start out with two squads of firewarriors and a shas'o/shas'el and probobly a hammerhead since it can handle infantry and big tanks.
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Old 07 Aug 2006, 17:04   #3 (permalink)
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I dont know if I would recommend sniper drones for your first purchase. Now, I would agree with PacoQuerak with the two squads of firewarriors and a commander suit. Have you considered the battleforce pack for tau. It comes with a pretty good amount of stuff (Firewarriors, Kroot, XV8, 3 stealths, and devilfish).

If you dont like the battleforce then I would recommend getting a couple more crisis suits. Piranhas are nice too. If you do get a hammerhead, get a sky ray box instead. The sky ray comes with all the parts to make a sky ray, hammerhead, and devilfish. YAY!

Its also a good idea to get about a 500 pts list going and see how you like everything and then expand on the units and style you like ( static, hybrid, mech).

Good luck with your purchases.
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Old 07 Aug 2006, 17:31   #4 (permalink)
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Sniper drones are excellent, but not I don't take em until 1000 point games minimum.
If I were you I would look for a bundle deal on ebay, for new models. Hopefully you can get a little bit of everything and then see what you like to play with. That's what I did, and now I have exaclty what I want(everything). ;D
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Old 07 Aug 2006, 19:08   #5 (permalink)
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Err, I thought he was talking about the new units...

I've gotta say, the sniper drones look really tasty. Nice firepower and accuracy, and an ok defense from where they'll be sittin'.
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The new $175 Battle force gives an army out of the box and huge savings. $50 at least...

I would highly reccomend it.
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Old 07 Aug 2006, 20:25   #7 (permalink)
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More than 50 USD, easily.

75 for the pirahnas
40 for the suits
35 for the Fish
40 for the HH
20 for the Stealths
60 for the FW (roughly)
Comes to:
270 USD

That's nearly 100 dollars savings. But it's only really good if you want everything in there. If you don't like stealths, for instance.
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Old 07 Aug 2006, 21:41   #8 (permalink)
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The sniper drones were the first of the new units I put together. And I'm pretty happy with them. I do also face SM a lot too. But they work well with thier long range, and stealth ability.
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I have been looking forward to getting my first squad of the new units, I'm wondering where should I start? I'm thinking the sniper drones maybe or a pirana. I'll oviously get the codex hopefuly soon. :
Well, you want to start off by following the force organization chart. You want an HQ and two troops. With $55 you can get a quick and easy combat patrol of 12 firewarriors (2 squads of 6), and a battlesuit commander. After that I would suggest purchasing a unit from each of the Tau unit slots (heavy support, fast attack and elites).

So if I was starting Tau at this very moment I would get the HQ and two troops, and maybe a stealth team, a piranha and a broadside. This way I can see what unit I think my army needs most based on its battlefield role (ie big enemies=heavy support).

There are a lot of good tacticas around here on what units are good at what and their capabilities, and they are all pretty helpful towards newcomers to the Empire. Basically, start off with the force organization chart, then work your way up to bigger units through tactical roles you think would help your army most (but make sure to not neglect your firewarriors, you need more then 12 in an army).
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Old 08 Aug 2006, 18:07   #10 (permalink)
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I was just talking about the new units but from the original units I have:

3 or 4 squads of 12 FWs

2 hammer heads with seeking missiles and a railgun

1 squad pathfinders with rail guns

1 squad 3 pathfinders and 1 Shas'ui with marker lights

1 crisis bs with shields missile pod and plasma cannon

2 broadside battle suits

2 squads about 6-12 kroot carnivores

2-4 kroot hounds

2 krootox

2 Kroot Shapers

1 devilfish

2 or 3 Ethereal

4 stealth suits and 1 Shas'ui

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and the original codex
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