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Old 03 Oct 2007, 12:11   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all

I've currently got inquistions forces (both SoB and grey knights) with some induced guard. I'm currently painting these up and just starting to play with them.

These are either metal and havn't been converted much or plastic built as normal to get them on the table quick

Basically for my next project I want a highly converted army which I can paint up to the best of my abilities taking my time an not rushing to painting

I've picked up a tau codex and I've decided that I'll join the greater good

The question is do I take advantage of the Tau deals released for the start of the apocalypse as these will only be available for a limited time and what are the best options considering I'm not too sure of my playing style as yet?
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Old 03 Oct 2007, 12:39   #2 (permalink)
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the three hammerhead box is good, you cant go wrong with three hammerheads ^_^
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Old 03 Oct 2007, 12:49   #3 (permalink)
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I, personally, prefer the Crisis suit box

But I would honestly advise you against bulk-buying Tau before you even have played a single game with them. Get a Combat Patrol force, try out the army, before you spend large sums of money on an army you`re possibly not very happy with.

So start small, then bulk-buy
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Old 03 Oct 2007, 15:08   #4 (permalink)
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I highly reccomend the battle force here
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Old 03 Oct 2007, 15:17   #5 (permalink)
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I think the megaforce is a better deal than the battleforce. It contains no kroot. Some may not like the three pirhanas though. I was trying to compare the new Apoc bundles with the standard ones, but I couldn't find pricing for the new Apoc ones.
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Old 03 Oct 2007, 15:43   #6 (permalink)
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I know the Apoc Battlesuit box costs $125 and contains 9 XV8s and 3 XV25s. Maybe some Gun Drones, too.

The Apoc Tank box costs $75 and contains 2 Hammerheads and a Skyray. I'm not sure if it contains three Hammerhead sprues, though.

The Megaforce is a great deal to get started with. 2 XV8s, 3 XV25s, Devilfish, Hammerhead, 20 Fire Warriors, and 3 Piranhas is a lot of great stuff, especially if you end up playing Mech Tau.

If you don't like the Piranhas, you could always convert them into Tetras, which are great. I actually magnetized the wings and weapons of my Piranhas, and scratchbuilt a twin-linked Pulse Rifle w/ Markerlight weapon to mount on the turret.
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Old 03 Oct 2007, 16:50   #7 (permalink)
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I thought we were saying start of cheap?
Is everyone here rich except me?
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Old 03 Oct 2007, 17:59   #8 (permalink)
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personally i would start with a scratch built force, just get the bare essentials,
- 1 fire warriors box
- codex
- 1 battle suit commander

then buil dup from that
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Old 03 Oct 2007, 18:47   #9 (permalink)
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I thought we were saying start of cheap?
Is everyone here rich except me?
Well, there's cheap and then there's CHEAP. You can go out and buy a box of firewarriors for $35. I guess you could call that cheap. Then you could go out the next month and buy a devilfish for $30. You could call that cheap too. Then you could buy a crisis suit for $20. And then maybe another one later. To get what's in the Megaforce box would cost you well over $300 if you bought the items individually. Buying the big box from an independent could end up saving you well over 50% of the normal retail cost. That's CHEAP. The hard part is saving up for that bigger, single price tag because you aren't getting a recurring fix of buying something every few weeks. And maybe you just have no other options.

The other downside to buying a big box is that it will still take time to assemble and paint the minis and you might feel bad about it.



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