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Old 13 May 2007, 00:58   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Tau player: on what to buy?

Well im a new player to warhammer, today at our local hobby store an elder player let me sub units for tau, and I really enjoyed the team as a whole, so I bought the tau codex (used and on sale = 7.50$ (using my store credit cause I semi work there)), anyways I have 155$ + tax which i can use to buy a starting army, most armies there are played at 1300 points, and we sub all equipment and some units (gun drone for a shield drone type of sub at the most) so how I do the equipment dosn't matter, but for the most possible points cool outfittings for the commander would be nice, if you could recommend them.

I currently think I will get the following:

90$ - Tau battle force (1 hq, 2 troops, 1 elite, half a fast attack)
24$ - 5-6 pathfinders (other half a fast attack)
40$ - Hammerhead (Heavy Support)
154$ total
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Old 13 May 2007, 01:30   #2 (permalink)
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For i think its $175 US you can buy the tau megaforce.

its a hammerhead, a devilfish, 6 gun drones, 2 crisis suits, a stealth team, 20 fire warriors and 3 piranhas.

then you can just buy a commander and you're all set
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Old 13 May 2007, 01:32   #3 (permalink)
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yeah but i wont have that kind of money for a little while, but ill think about it
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Old 13 May 2007, 01:36   #4 (permalink)
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well i am in the same boat as you :P

i wont have that sort of money till next week. But it was what everyone here advised me to get. In the end it works out to be a lot cheaper if you can just wait a little bit longer.

I made a thread along these lines a little while ago. its called "Advice on my next purchase". maybe if you find it and have a read it could help you
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Old 13 May 2007, 02:18   #5 (permalink)
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I wouldn't suggest pathfinders they are not liked by everyone and require you to buy a devilfish to go with them. I would suggest 2x Piranhas if you are looking for fast attack

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Old 13 May 2007, 03:08   #6 (permalink)
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Pathfinders are not for everyone. I would proxy them with Fire Warriors for a while to see whether or not you like using them.
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Old 13 May 2007, 03:17   #7 (permalink)
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Buy the skyray box, It should have everything you need to build a hammerhead and be able to swap it out.
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Old 13 May 2007, 03:21   #8 (permalink)
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I would Start with A XV8 Commander, then move on and get a boxs of FW's.

From there, It's your choice if you want Kroot, or more Fw's.
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Old 13 May 2007, 04:31   #9 (permalink)
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I currently think I will get the following:

90$ - Tau battle force (1 hq, 2 troops, 1 elite, half a fast attack)
24$ - 5-6 pathfinders (other half a fast attack)
40$ - Hammerhead (Heavy Support)
154$ total
Drop the pathfinders. They're more effective at high points. Good choices on the other ones. I suggest another crisis suit instead. Those guys are amazingly flexible, and every tau player should play with a couple of em.

But buy a skyray box. It has the bits to make a hammerhead OR a skyray. Extra seeker missiles are cool, for conversions and such if nothing else. And they're the same price.
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Old 13 May 2007, 05:31   #10 (permalink)
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Where do I find a skyray box, i can find a hammer head, or a skyray... but not a skyray box? I buy through a local store, or through games workshops online store..
Currently, though im planning on buying the mega force, because that will give me a 1300 point aremy easy)
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