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Old 05 Apr 2005, 19:57   #1 (permalink)
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I was thinking of a new TAU army, but I'm a little poor. I'm trying to get enough money for a small army maybe less than 1000 pts. Any thoughts?
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Old 05 Apr 2005, 20:02   #2 (permalink)
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Well, I dont' think the Tau are a cheap army to collect. Not if you want to be competitive from what I've learned. I guess it depends on how much money you think you can afford. Maybe look at buying an army second hand on ebay.
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Old 05 Apr 2005, 21:51   #3 (permalink)
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proper Tau are not cheap, thats a fact, if I could get an indication of your price range I can help you out and for a comparison my 1kpts concept needs:

2 HH
Devilfish
1 FW box
-Devilfish
1 Kroot box
-2 hound blisters
1 Crisis box
2 Pathfinder Blisters
1 RR blister (optional or another Pf blister)
-Devilfish
1 etheral blister
(the PF and fish can be replaced with Stealth blister x 3)

and thats 1000pts, not a cheap army, but a good one

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Old 05 Apr 2005, 22:26   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not too knowlagable about this, but say: 2 boxes of FWs, a box of Kroot, and a crisis suit (and maybe a vehicle too, pretty much any one) would be a nice, balanced start if you can't afford too much, but it still is a bit of an investment.
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Old 05 Apr 2005, 22:30   #5 (permalink)
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What about the Battleforce? Battleforce comes with tons of stuff and is a lot cheaper than buying all the stuff seperatly. I really suggest you get a Battleforce.
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Old 05 Apr 2005, 22:41   #6 (permalink)
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It certainly does. One HQ (Shas + 2 gaurd) , A squad of FW and 12 Kroot (4 less than the normal box).

A bit catch 22 though, as the many drones are not very useful, but for 50 you get a saving of 20 which is Devilfish or another set of Fire Warriors.

In short, its a good place to start.
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Old 05 Apr 2005, 22:49   #7 (permalink)
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So far I've collected 50 bucks (I'm North American/Asian). I'll get a Battleforce and work my way from there! Lol, if I can squeeze every dollar I get each month, that's about 100 dollars a month.
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So far I've collected 50 bucks (I'm North American/Asian). I'll get a Battleforce and work my way from there! Lol, if I can squeeze every dollar I get each month, that's about 100 dollars a month.
Well, building in little chunks is best... means there's not a ton of stuff to paint! In theory at least.
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$100 a month is -way- enough to start Tau. Buy the Battleforce. By the time you're finished painting it, you're new month is up and $100 to add your next minis in with. In about 3 months you should have way enough models to keep you busy playing and painting for quite some time. Building a small core and having it "finished" is a good way to go because you can add little bits here and there easily (such as that 4th crisis, or a broadside later).
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Plus, there's legitimate rules for playing much smaller forces (Kill Team and Combat Patrol) so you don't need thousands of points of guys right away.
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