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Old 20 Mar 2005, 03:10   #1 (permalink)
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Default What should i get if i want to start tau?

Could someone give me a hand with this as i wouldn't have a clue on what to get to start a Tau Force.

I was considering getting:

Tau Codex
Tau Battleforce
Tau Devilfish
and a Crisi Battlesuit to use as a shas'el or shas'o

Just expect that i kno have nothing at all yet.

and that i have a liimited-ish budget.
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 03:14   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What should i get if i want to start tau?

Welcome aboard Bretonnian4, be sure to the read the Forum Rules and enjoy your stay!

If you check the "important topics" sticky in this board, you'll find quite a number of useful links.
Try this one first: Starting Tau.

Then be sure to check the "know your self" and other ones and you'll be set.

Oh and for the record--the models you listed are a great way to start! You will have 4 Crisis suits (1HQ, 3 Elites) and a slew of Firewarriors and Kroot and a Devilfish (troops) as well as some gundrones (fast attack). I would recommend a Hammerhead soon though as well because you'll quickly build up points to the 750+ point levels where you will need a Railgun for anti-armour support.

Looking foward to your future success with the Tau!

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Old 20 Mar 2005, 03:19   #3 (permalink)
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A good idea, I'd go for:

-Codex
-Battlebox
-Devilfish
-HH

gives you a nice rounded army with room to expand into a fully fledged mech army, while still being a mecha army :P.

Shas'El
fireknife
85pts

Elites
Crisis
fireknfe
65pts

Crisis
fireknife
65pts

Troops
FW 12
-Shas'Ui
-Devilfish
-DL
215pts

Kroot 12
84pts

HH
-Rail
-SMS
-TL
-MT
-DL
180pts

694pts

so thats 700pt games right off the bat, combat patrol might be easier to learn but you can feild 700pts of good army that way

if thats in your budget I'd recommend it, and the 300pts to expand to 1000pts should be easy to get and allow you to tailor your army to what you liked best out of the starter army
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 03:21   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: What should i get if i want to start tau?

well a hammerhead is a bit out of my price range right now but ill definitely buy one eventually.

Also BTW what does Fireknife mean? I kno it means a Configuration but where can i go to find them out?
or is it in the Codex?
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 03:26   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: What should i get if i want to start tau?

the GW website, under battlesuit configs, I belive its the british one.

fireknife is MP,PR,MT

and have a read of the Tau Bible while your at it
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 03:36   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: What should i get if i want to start tau?

I know this is off topic, but what is combat patrol?
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40/40 or 40k in 40 mins? ring a bell? its the 4th ed. version of that, rules are in the rulebook :P :
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Old 20 Mar 2005, 03:44   #8 (permalink)
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Do they tell you anything in the battle for maccrage rulebook?
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nope, thast why we dont skimp and buy the real one , or download any form of fileshare program 8)
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