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Old 29 Jun 2007, 14:26   #1 (permalink)
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OK. I have recently started a new tau army. At this moment I have a devilfish, a squad of fire warriors, and two pirahnas. My question is what should be the next couple things that I buy. I would appreciate your help.

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Old 29 Jun 2007, 14:33   #2 (permalink)
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- Crisis Commander
- One more squad of firewarriors
- Sky Ray box (it has parts to make both Ion Cannon and Railgun )
- Crisis Suits

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Old 29 Jun 2007, 14:34   #3 (permalink)
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Crisis Commander, you need one for the 1+ HQ choice.
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 14:35   #4 (permalink)
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Well, that will really depend on what kind of playing style you play. But seing what you got I say get another crisis suit to become your HQ and another squad of fire warriors first before anything else comes to mind.

So please do tell us what playstyle you use, and then we will try our best to help you.
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 14:54   #5 (permalink)
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Ok. I forgot to mention this in my first post, but I also have a second squad of fire warriors lined up to get in a trade.

@Crisis_Vyper-I am not a big fan of crisis suits so I would like to only incorporate a few of those into my army. I do like the other tanks such as the devilfish and the skyraw. I would like to incorporate as many of these as possible.
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 15:19   #6 (permalink)
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Ok. I forgot to mention this in my first post, but I also have a second squad of fire warriors lined up to get in a trade.

@Crisis_Vyper-I am not a big fan of crisis suits so I would like to only incorporate a few of those into my army. I do like the other tanks such as the devilfish and the skyraw. I would like to incorporate as many of these as possible.
i recommend broadsides and sniper drones... broadsides are good because at 70p base they have railguns and a smart missle system and to get a hammerhead with RG and SMS it is 160p 90points less to get broadside which is a HUGE savings in points... and sniper drones... 80 points you a markerlight, 3- 36" s6 ap3 heavy 1 guns on drones(so they can move and shoot) and pathfinders are also a good investment... 12 points for a dude holding a weapon that can pin and can reduce cover saves, increase your guys BS, and reduce leadership by your enemy by 1... the only downfall is you have to buy them a Devilfish for 80 points... butr if you give the dvilfish burst cannons for 10 points you can make it zip around the board unleashing 9 S5 AP5 shots a turn... those are my thoughts....
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 15:57   #7 (permalink)
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@Crisis_Vyper-I am not a big fan of crisis suits so I would like to only incorporate a few of those into my army. I do like the other tanks such as the devilfish and the skyraw. I would like to incorporate as many of these as possible.
Please check the codex entry. YOu need one to become your HQ. There is no choice.

If you do not like crisis suits, then I would suggest stealths. If you do not like suits at all, then I would suggest that you get another devlfish for your second Fws, hammerheads, pathfinders (these are good in my opinion), and pirahnas.
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 20:37   #8 (permalink)
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I cant see how you can like tau but not crisis? oh well. I advise you to get more fire warriors followed by broadsides and more pihranas, as crisis_viper said you do need at least one crisis to be your commander although you could get commander shadowsun instead (I can't remember the rules for fielding her but you MIGHT need a certain amount of points or less than a certain amount of points.)
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 21:06   #9 (permalink)
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Can you confirm the Sniper Drones can move and shoot? Even though they count as infantry?

I hope you are right, although i feel this may be incorrect as you could just keep unloading and falling back, making them almost invincible against basic Meqs.
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Old 29 Jun 2007, 21:16   #10 (permalink)
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Nah, Sniper drones cant move and shoot unfortunately. That would be amazingly good though. Its a heavy weapon, and a squad cant move while firing heavy weapons.

It kind of make sense though eh?
Your hovering and you shoot a rifle thats longer than you, wouldnt you fly backwards? :P
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