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Old 08 May 2007, 16:20   #1 (permalink)
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Well i am still in the process of putting together my Tau army and its nowhere near playable yet but i was wondering what you guys think i should buy next.

Currently i have 24 fire warriors, a crisis battlesuit commander, a crisis battlesuit and 6 gun drones (2 for each fire warrior unit and 2 for the battlesuit).

on the weekend i'm going to go down to my local GW dealer and i was thinking about getting:

Some pathfinders, a devilfish, and a hammerhead (well a skyray box because i have heard they have the railhead plus some other extras)

otherwise i thought about getting some kroot warriors and 2 broadsides or something along those lines.

anyway, i have about $150 AU to spend.

so does anyone have any suggestions?
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Old 08 May 2007, 17:38   #2 (permalink)
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I would think your best bet would be to get one of the battle force boxes (which I just looked up and happens to cost $150 AU)

The boxed set includes (1) Tau Crisis XV8 Battlesuit, (1) Devilfish APC, (3) Tau XV25 Stealth Suits, (1) Markerlight Drone, (6) Gun Drones, (12) Tau Fire Warriors and (12) Kroot Carnivores.

Bought separately would cost you over $220 easily.
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Old 08 May 2007, 19:29   #3 (permalink)
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Sniper Drones! They are so cool!!!
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A battleforce sounds like a good idea, but you'll still be lacking in heavy support.
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Old 08 May 2007, 19:37   #5 (permalink)
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Sniper Drones! They are so cool!!!
And Broadsides! They are so cool too!!!
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Old 08 May 2007, 21:11   #6 (permalink)
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I would STRONGLY recommend a hammerhead/skyray box 1st. You need something heavy in that list.

Maybe see about the BattleForce Box that Junkmonkey referred to and see if you can't "trade" someone for an extra turret and make the Devilfish a hammerhead? I would say you need everything in the box but you need the HHead more than the devilfish.

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Old 08 May 2007, 21:25   #7 (permalink)
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get the skyray box, hands down. It comes equipped to be converted into both a sky ray and hammerhead. It's very strange, but whatever... It has both the skyray turret and hammerhead turrets

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Old 08 May 2007, 22:23   #8 (permalink)
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I just looked on the Au site, cause I have no idea what the conversion is from the dollar. For $150 I would get a Skyray, a box of Kroot, and a Stealth Suit team. Comes to exactly $150...you guys have sales tax? Model the Skyray so that you can use it as a Devilfish, Hammerhead, or Skyray. You should be able to make a decent force with all those models.

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Old 08 May 2007, 23:42   #9 (permalink)
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I think i might get a stealth team, a piranha and a hammerhead
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Old 09 May 2007, 00:15   #10 (permalink)
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Best option is the battleforce.

Failing that, you need heavies. Look into broadsides or hammerheads(yup, buying the skyray box is a good call). Some stealths are also definitely good. Focus on getting enough heavies/elites to fill out those slots first(even if they're only montats) before worrying about things like a second HQ.
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