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Old 05 Apr 2007, 00:44   #1 (permalink)
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I've just recently been entertaining the idea of coming back to Warhammer 40k, and decided on Tau. Simply love their background and ideals, as well as how they look/feel/play.

As of now i have...

1x Battlesuit (will probably use him as a Shas'el)
12x Firewarriors
1x Devilfish
16xKroot.

Majority of them are unpainting, but technically they all are, as i'm changing the colour scheme.

My question is: What next?

My personal opinion is to grab another squad of firewarriors and another devilfish (i'm tailoring myself towards a Mech list - as it simply appeals to me), while dropping the Kroot squads memebers by 4-6 and picking up some hounds.

Suggestions? Any help much appreciated.
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Old 05 Apr 2007, 00:59   #2 (permalink)
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Another Mech Squad and the hounds are good.

However, you may to get a heavy tank to take on some general 'kill the big stuff' tasks. Sky Ray is my personal favourite, but a Railhead is probably more effective.
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Old 05 Apr 2007, 01:29   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with ravager, Tau heavy support is awesome. I always have trouble choosing what to spend my three slots on.
Buy a Skyray box then you can have a Hammerhead or Skyray (All the peices for a hammerhead comes in the skyray box) Plus will keep with the mech theme you want for your army.
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Old 05 Apr 2007, 01:36   #4 (permalink)
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I will definitely pick up a railhead (probably two infact...) but i wasn't sure whether to grab one now, or get another mech squad.

After a few games with what i have now i'll probably feel i'm too light on the anti-tank, so i'll probably appreciate a railhead a lot (and i get submunitions too )

Thanks for the advice guys, i'll mull it over and figure things out =)
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Something to keep in mind for the short term, however, is that you can equip your commander to be anti-tank (plasma-fusion) and get a mech squad, but you cant make your commander be like a mech squad. I say get the second squad, and then load up on tanks.
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Old 05 Apr 2007, 02:02   #6 (permalink)
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i would either suggest a railhead or a skyray now. (probably the railhead) and then you should probably get the next infantry squad.
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Old 05 Apr 2007, 02:52   #7 (permalink)
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Im going to suggest you save for a battleforce. More efficient with the cash, and it has a nice variety of useful stuff.

I suggest you not purchase drone squadrons or vespid. Gun drones come with a wide variety of models, and vespids, being relatively unpopular, and included in...the army box, was it? They're available relatively cheaply second hand, should you choose to use them.
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Old 05 Apr 2007, 06:37   #8 (permalink)
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Ditto what "Ravager Zero" said. Another mech. squad will build up the core of your army, and a HH tank is always a good choice. Tyndmyr is right, the Tau Battleforce is a nice shortcut that saves you money in the end, especially if you can get it at a discount (ebay, other retailers, etc.)

P.S. Kroot houds rock, .
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Old 05 Apr 2007, 18:43   #9 (permalink)
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Kroot in general rock, and Im a big fan of hounds, which I feel really arent fielded often enough.

I suspect the reason is mostly that people get tired of shelling out the cash for the blister packs...after all, to max a kroot choice would take what, two carnivore boxes, six hound blisters and three ox blisters? Hardly cheap. =P
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