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Old 20 Jul 2007, 19:47   #1 (permalink)
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OK, i have a little dilemma. I'm not that great of an independent thinker so i need help deciding on the next addition to my tau army, here's what i got a so far (P.S. Please don't shout at me)

>12 fire warriors
>1 crisis suit, w. flamer, plasma gun and multi-tracker
>1 devilfish APC with burst cannon and that spiky thing it comes with but im not sure what it is
>1 ethereal
>2 pathfinders w. pulse carbines
>3 stealth suits, 2 burst and one fusion
>1 kroot shaper and 12 carnivores
>4 gun drones(+2 on devilfish) and 1 marker light drone

Share your thoughts, buit plz be kind im not up to all this "ur a noob" and "the choice is obvious" crap.
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Old 20 Jul 2007, 19:57   #2 (permalink)
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You'll need a commander, you could use the crisis suit but I'd suggest replacing the flamer with a missile pod. Possibly get that pathfinder unit up to four men.

I've been playing for four years and I still don't know what the spiky thing is, it might be sensor spines but I'm not sure. Call it what you want, as I'm sure whoever you're playing won't know either.

Thus far you have
1-2 HQ choices, you'll need a crisis commander because it's required.
1-2 Elites, either using the crisis as a commander or elite.
2 Troops, your Warriors and Kroot
1-2 Fast attack, if you get that Pathfinder squad up to size.

I'd suggest something from Heavy Support, getting the pathfinder unit up to size, or getting a commander.
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I believe so, I get mine at Walgreen's for around $7. Brake Fluid works too (Pine Sol Works on metals, not so well on plastics), but I prefer the spraycanniness of the Easy Off. Spray it (Wear gloves, it's important), let it sit, and take a toothbrush to it later.
so what your saying is that oven cleaner can remove paint from plastic models? and after that, you take a toothbrush to your plastic model, and the paint just comes off?
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Old 20 Jul 2007, 20:04   #3 (permalink)
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I suggest buying a battleforce. It will bulk out your forces and give you a few more options. I also suggest losing the flamer on the crisis suit for a missile pod, and make him your commander, as you need one. After that, two more pathfinders, and a hammerhead, and you'll have a decent force. Good luck.

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Old 20 Jul 2007, 20:09   #4 (permalink)
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I suggest buying a battleforce. It will bulk out your forces and give you a few more options. I also suggest losing the flamer on the crisis suit for a missile pod, and make him your commander, as you need one. After that, two more pathfinders, and a hammerhead, and you'll have a decent force. Good luck.

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I thnk he already bought the battleforce, most of the stuff he listed comes with it at those exact numbers.

A Crisis Suit
12 Fire Warriors
12 Kroot
3 Stealthsuits
A Devilfish

That's the battleforce, and he has all of it. He's added an ethereal, a shaper, and two pathfinders.
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I believe so, I get mine at Walgreen's for around $7. Brake Fluid works too (Pine Sol Works on metals, not so well on plastics), but I prefer the spraycanniness of the Easy Off. Spray it (Wear gloves, it's important), let it sit, and take a toothbrush to it later.
so what your saying is that oven cleaner can remove paint from plastic models? and after that, you take a toothbrush to your plastic model, and the paint just comes off?
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Old 20 Jul 2007, 20:11   #5 (permalink)
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Get another unit of FW's

A broadside or two for some anti tank goodness (Give them smart missile systems)

A hammerhead gunship, don't glue down the turret so you can swich between a railhead and a ionhead.

Get some more crisis suits too. Be sure to give them Multi-trackers too.

Get some Pathfinders with rail rifles, a Shas'ui, and more pathfinders with carbines.

Thats all I can say, good luck with your army
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Old 20 Jul 2007, 20:14   #6 (permalink)
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ur a noob, the choice is obvious!!

LOL, okay, okay, I'll stop. ;D

Like Gearhead said, I think you could start by getting a Hammerhead or Broadside. That way you'll have all the basic parts to start up a small-medium army.

You have a lot of different types of units, but many of them are incomplete. With that said, I'd focus on the basic stuff before expanding out. Therefore, leave the ethereal, pathfinders and shaper for now, and just focus on an anti-tank capable heavy support (ala Railgun HH or BS) and a couple more crisis & stealth suits (crisis first, IMO). You'll need at least one Crisis suit to be your HQ (cuz the new codex requires that now), so I guess you can take the one you got and dress him up for the part.

The truth is, the stuff you buy will have to depend on what 'type' of Tau you're hoping to play. As of now, there are 4 general 'types' or styles available: Mech, Hybrid, Mobile Infantry and Static. Each has their own special quirks, and thus demand different unit combos. You can lookup these stlyes in the important topics section and such, if you need.

Good luck with your army. Tell us if there's anything more you need.

ps: Yeah, a battleforce would be nice, but at your stage you'd probably aim for a megaforce instead. You'd need a lotta dough either way, but the megaforce has got more of what you'd need, and will get you to 2000 pts easy. I consider that a more long-term goal though.
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Old 20 Jul 2007, 22:30   #7 (permalink)
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thx for all the advice, yeah a couple a good old broadsides would be nice and i have had my eye on some railgun pathfinders and those crisis commanders are pretty shiny lookin. Just some questions for your answers though,

1. i thought ethereals came under the hq choice, they're in that section of the codex?

2. For a crisis commander i was thinking of giving him some infantry massacreing(is that a word?) weps, i.e. the air-burst frag launcher and cyclic ion blaster and are the additional specialised body guards worth it?

3. In response to floobosaurus, i guess im fielding a sort of static army, try to kill my enemy from afar before they get to close (i play against nids and chaos lots so i try to avoid close combat as much as possible)
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Old 21 Jul 2007, 00:50   #8 (permalink)
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>1 devilfish APC with burst cannon and that spiky thing it comes with but im not sure what it is
I believe that's the Sensor spines you are talking about... which my advice is drop in favor of a MT and Decoy Launcher.

As for what to buy next... You need some anti tank. Sine you said you are working static, get yourself a Broadside.
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Old 21 Jul 2007, 04:56   #9 (permalink)
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Please post your list, it makes it that much more easy to help you out with your dilemna.
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Old 21 Jul 2007, 04:58   #10 (permalink)
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Please post your list, it makes it that much more easy to help you out with your dilemna.
i thought that was my list at the top?
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