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Old 04 Jan 2005, 16:11   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everybody love the site and the forums, i'm new to the world of 40k and me and my friend wanted to start playing after becoming obsessed with dawn of war for the pc. I have yet to buy my first Tau army, because i'm worried i will buy something wasteful or the wrong thing and be stuck with a useless army. I have done a lot of research and considering that i will be playing 500 pt infantry(scouts mostly) based space marine armies with maybe 1-2 dreadnoughts to start, i've figured this to be my best bet to start out and buy.

HQ

1 etheral - 50 pts

Elites
unit of 4 stealth suits - 120 pts
unit of 2 crisis suits(Plasma Rifle, Fusion blaster, Multi-tracker) - 126 pts

Troops
12 firewarriors - 120 pts
12 kroot - 84 pts

Total: 500 pts

My strategy is gonna rely on the stealthsuits mostly for hit and run tactics to pick off troops when i get the chance and hopefully i will be able to take down dreadnoughts wtih the fusion blasters. My main worry is my etheral dying then i'm screwed. He is mainly there to help against sniper fire(if i read correctly) and because he's cheap and I tried to get as many troops as i could to mow down the marines before i get assaulted and surely lose. Any suggestions well be greatly appreciated.

Sorry if this belongs in the army list section, but that is close and i kinda wanted to go out and buy my models and get started painting this week.
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Old 04 Jan 2005, 16:51   #2 (permalink)
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In such a small game I would suggest not to use an Etheral. I have put together a small list for you who uses up all models in all boxes you need to buy.

1 Commander Shas'el (HQ) @ 85 Pts
Missile Pod; Plasma Rifle; Multi-Tracker

1 Crisis Battlesuit Team (Elites) @ 61 Pts
Fusion Blaster; Missile Pod; Multi-Tracker

4 Stealth Team (Elites) @ 120 Pts

12 Fire Warriors (Troops) @ 120 Pts
Pulse Rifle (x12)

16 Kroot Carnivores (Troops) @ 112 Pts

Total: 498 Pts

To get this you have to buy 2 Crisis Suit boxes, 2 Stealth Suits blisters, 1 Fire Warriors box and 1 Kroot box.

Good Luck!
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Old 04 Jan 2005, 17:14   #3 (permalink)
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To get this you have to buy 2 Crisis Suit boxes, 2 Stealth Suits blisters, 1 Fire Warriors box and 1 Kroot box.

Good Luck!
or... i could just buy the tau boxed set battle set and just the 2 stealth suit blisters, and save some cash. Thanks for the advice, do you think i will have a problem taking out a dreadnought with this list?
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Old 04 Jan 2005, 17:39   #4 (permalink)
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Missile Pods and fusion blasters should be fine for the anti-armour duties, and you can maneavour stealth suits to fire at itsa rear armour too.
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Old 04 Jan 2005, 17:47   #5 (permalink)
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Yes the battlforce set is nice (didn't think of it at all) but you will experience that 12 kroot are to few. I always try to take at least 15.
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Old 04 Jan 2005, 18:17   #6 (permalink)
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ok, i'll keep that in mind about the kroot, i might buy some more since i'm saving so much on the battleset. I'm going to go to the store later today and buy my models, paints, and accessories. i can't wait to start
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Old 04 Jan 2005, 21:09   #7 (permalink)
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IMo buy the battlebox and a box of kroot. the increased model count of the kroot will rally help and the rest is just good, 1 commander and one crisis team w/ fireknife on the team and MP,FB,MT on the commander to make use of his BS4 but no FB on the suits as BS3 isnt reliable on a 1 shot weapon.

something like:
Shas'El

2 fireknife crisis

FWX12

20kroot

? must be under but its rough.

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Old 05 Jan 2005, 04:44   #8 (permalink)
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thanks for everything guys i bought the battle box today even came with some trees(yay for me) and my stealthsuits today( the guy cut me a deal so i got the box, 4 suits, glue, and the GW official cutters for $120 us. So far i've assembled 4 firewarriors, the 4 stealths, and the trees(which took the longest!) anyways, i plan to buy a box of kroot carnivores on friday along with my paint and brushes to get started on my panit sceme, i'm leaning toward either a primarily white with dark blue and black accents and highlights, or vice versa with primarily blue. I can't wait, i wish i coudl do everything fast enough so i can play at the local shop here. Just wanted to update on how i'm doing and get back to assembling my future army(this is so addictive and i dont know why).
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Old 05 Jan 2005, 06:25   #9 (permalink)
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your shop doesnt let new players use the leigon of grey? ask if because youre new and want to play you can play w/ grey if you paint them steadily (so you con do it well.) most stores will obliging... hopefully ;D
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Here in Australia this month(or was it last month? :S) they're having 'bare metal' games, where stuff doesn't have to be painted
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