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Old 13 Feb 2008, 22:23   #1 (permalink)
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My dad has given me $75 and I want to expand my Tau army. I've only purchased a Battleforce and a box of firewarriors. My friend is looking to get rid of some Tau and sent me this email:

-Fire Warriors x36 I'd say about $20 per FW team ($60 total) Almost all have pulse rifles, but a few have carbines. I always play them as rifles, and most people don't notice it, but if you have a problem with their armament just tell me.

-Kroot warriors x20 $20

-Piranha x1 15$ I haven't glued the weapons on yet. Minor conversion work.

-Hammerhead w/ Railgun x1 35$

-Stealthsuits x6 $20 per team. 3 are classic models and 3 are the new plastics.

-Pathfinders x5 $10

-Battlesuit Commander x1 $15 Minor conversion work.

That's $145 total for roughly 900 points of tau, excluding the Pathfinders, because I don't have a Devilfish.
So, having to only pick out $75 of that, what should I get?
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Old 13 Feb 2008, 23:09   #2 (permalink)
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question you should ask yourself.

What do you want?

but if you were to ask me, the firewarriors seem like the better deal. But what constitutes a team? 8-9? 12?

60$ total for the firewarriors, then get 15 kroot.

youll have your troops covered, then you could focus on heavy support for the future.
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Go for the fire warriors (what a deal!), and the battle suit commander, another great steal. He's roughly 40$ (Canadian) and you're getting him for only 15, and you need to have one any way.
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 06:11   #4 (permalink)
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He could technically use the crisis suit as his commander.

If I were to do anything at this point, I would cover troops, then my heavy support
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 17:07   #5 (permalink)
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So you already have 2 FW groups yes? I'd then just suggest picking up 1 group from your friend, maybe 2 if you want a FW heavy army.

The kroot sounds like a good idea, but only if you plan to use them. Personally I love using kroot, some people don't. But IMO thats a good price.

The piranha is a good price, I'd pick it up as it brings some speed to a Tau army.

I'd suggest the HH, but for that price you might as well just pick up a new skyray (which I think you should seriously consider since you have no tanks yet), which can be converted to all 3 types of tank.

The SS aren't really a deal unless you fancy the metals, and TBH that's a bit over priced for the metals, unless one of them is the team leader model. But then it's still barely a savings.

The PF are a really good price IMO, and it's always nice to have a unit of them in case you want to try them out. A devilfish did come with the battleforce, didn't it? So you should be set.

The Battlesuit commander is a good deal as long as the model's in good condition. With it you'll have 2 XV-8s in your army, not bad, and much more effective then just 1 XV-8.

If I were in you shoes I'd get these:
$20 FWs
$20 Kroot (or FW if you prefer)
$15 Piranha
$15 Commander
$10 Pathfinders (Yes I know that adds up to $80, not $75)

A tank is pretty necessary for any Tau army, but seeing as these are limited time deals from your friend, I'd pick them up while I can, you can always pick up a tank later. And fingers crossed, maybe he'll let you get away with $5 less since your buying so much. Either that or get your dad to pony up another $5. ;D

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I would try to haggle the price of the Hammerhead down and use that, its effective against all armies, even though you may need to change out the Railgun for a Ion Cannon.
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Old 14 Feb 2008, 23:49   #7 (permalink)
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For $75 by those prices, get 24 Fire Warriors and the Hammerhead. After that, I'd work on getting some more Battlesuits.
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your next purchase should be to buy me another box of firewarriors. :
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