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Old 03 May 2005, 19:56   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I am a new tau player this is what i own. I need help in what to buy next. What tactics should i use .ect

1 Ethereal

2 Crises suits

2 units of 12 fire warriors

1 broad side
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Old 03 May 2005, 19:58   #2 (permalink)
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i would try for a hammer head/devilfish or another crisis battles suit


u dont have enough stuff yet i think to have a REAL tactic but dont worry i have less than u so
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Old 03 May 2005, 20:16   #3 (permalink)
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you dont have enough stuff for Real Tactics on the scale normal for 40k yet, but not far off, next on the shopping list is tanks, tanks tanks .

2 Devilfish
1 Hammerhead

will give you the mobility you need to make tactical plays and make the army look a lot spiffier
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Old 03 May 2005, 20:18   #4 (permalink)
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As said above, 2 fish and another hh, but also more firewarriors or else kroot, your choice. Save the ethereal for bigger games, and defenitely get some stealthsuits (squads of 4-6)
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As said above, 2 fish and another hh, but also more firewarriors or else kroot, your choice. Save the ethereal for bigger games, and defenitely get some stealthsuits (squads of 4-6)
baby steps man, baby steps :P

get him into 1000pts and see where he wants to go, more mobile infantry, more suits .....

(and a pack of 20 Kroot will give him enough to play 1500pts, more than 2 Full Fishes is too much IMO.)
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Hello, I am a new tau player this is what i own. I need help in what to buy next. What tactics should i use .ect

1 Ethereal

2 Crises suits

2 units of 12 fire warriors

1 broad side
It all depends on what kind of game you want to play. Do you prefer a static force, like back in 3rd edition, or perhaps a hybrid force where you have static elements that are stronger supports to their mobilized elements, or a purely mobilized force? So far, you have the beginnings of a static/hybrid force. You can easily go any direction with these models. So it comes down to what you like the best.

Take a little time to get used to what some things are in this guide to Tau by 42.

Personally, I would say to pick up a full team of Stealthsuits, a single Devilfish maybe for either troops or for some future pathfinders.

Tactics will come when you figure out what you want to do with the army. As for what you have no, your basic tactics of static and hide & seek are all you really can do with this. Do you have any gundrones by the way? They come with all those models... and they're an option!
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Or you could just buy 3 HH. The HH and DF look the exact same, so dont glue the gun turret on the HH.
When you want it to be a HH, put the gun on, when you want it to be a DF, leave the gun off. Thats what I did for a while, (till i got all i needed)!
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Old 04 May 2005, 19:27   #8 (permalink)
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Hmm baby steps are good, but most of what is suggested above he will have to get at some point or another, better now than later ;D (budget permitting of course). Above all though, get hammerhead/s and stealthsuits; they are one of the best units we have, can't push this enough.
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Above all though, get hammerhead/s and stealthsuits; they are one of the best units we have, can't push this enough.
*cough*Devilfish*cough*

we shall permit this one small oversight
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Old 04 May 2005, 20:41   #10 (permalink)
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Why can't it be 'DevilTide' or 'DevilShark' or 'DevilWave' or 'DevilSeaAnnenome'

DevilFish just sosunds SO damn stupid IMO.

But yeh, what has already been said is your best bet. Get some Hammerheads, get a Stealth team and get some Kroot. From here the world is your...Oyster

Ba-dum cha !
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