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Old 05 Dec 2007, 23:25   #1 (permalink)
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I saw something like this on the Eldar board, and it made me curious what everyone's favorite Tau Empire unit/model is.

I'd have to say my favorite unit is the Swordfish. It's basically a Hammerhead with twinlinked Railguns. That's just AWESOME in my book. Course, I've never gotten to play one, but come on, that's just cool.

The Tetra, Sniper Drones, and the Hammerhead are my favorite models. I like the Tetra because it has this sleek look to it. The Sniper drones, I like, because they look kinda fearsome. And lastly, the Hammerhead I like because it's sleek AND fearsome. ;D
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Old 05 Dec 2007, 23:31   #2 (permalink)
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My favorite troop type is my Crisis Suits with Plasma Rifles, Missile Pods and a couple of Shield Drones.

The ability to jump out of cover, shoot and then jump back into cover is a game winner!

A close second would be my Great Knarloc Pack.

They have excellent strength, good toughness which means that it takes a strength 10 weapon to cause Instant Death and all its attacks are 'Rending'!

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Old 05 Dec 2007, 23:31   #3 (permalink)
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My top favorite is the human auxiliary (no surprise there)

otherwise the pewter stealth suits kick butt. (I hate plastic suits)
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Old 06 Dec 2007, 00:21   #4 (permalink)
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i think firewarriors are one of the best looking basic units in the game. they just look like efficient death dealers.
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Old 06 Dec 2007, 00:40   #5 (permalink)
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Wait for it....

Krootox . There I said it. One of the most underrated units in the army. Pain in the arse to paint, but you know what, I've never had so much fun painting a model. And they eat genestealers for breakfast >.
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Old 06 Dec 2007, 00:56   #6 (permalink)
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Krootox . There I said it. One of the most underrated units in the army. Pain in the D'yi to paint, but you know what, I've never had so much fun painting a model. And they eat genestealers for breakfast >.
Wow, I thought I was the only one with this quiet little shame. Kroot (and their various kin; ox, hounds, knarlocs, greater knarlocs) are my fave models, fun to paint, fun to throw into cc with a squad of ratlings. Give a damn, love a Kroot today. ;D
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Old 06 Dec 2007, 01:51   #7 (permalink)
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crisis suit deathrains are easily my favorite units They have one me so many games

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Old 06 Dec 2007, 03:08   #8 (permalink)
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my favorite tau model is definately the tigershark ax-1-0
though, if you're not counting forgeworld, it would be the hammerhead with railgun
i love the look and the effect in game: 12 inch movement and a 72 inch range, strength 10, ap 1 solid shot is just amazing
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Hmm... probably the Forge World Hammerhead turrets. They're effective in-game and, when on the Hammerhead, it actually looks like the damn thing can balance!
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The AX-1-0, although I'll have to see if that changes once mine actually arrives *prays not*.

Other than that its the XV89 and the XV88-2 all the way. They're just beautiful and I honestly don't think I would have started a Tau army if it wasnt for them.

I actually really like Shadowsun's armour, if not the dumb way she holds her guns, so I've used an XV22 as the base model for my commander conversion.
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