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Old 10 May 2005, 10:48   #1 (permalink)
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[glow=red,2,300]greatings 1 and all O0[/glow]

i am wernejo and need help like many other people because i want to drop my necron army and get tau.

if you can help me and the rest of the world, speek up and say some thing. so post it hear and give me some help.
the first thing i need to know is what to by and how i should run my army. ???

yours turly wernejo 8)
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Old 10 May 2005, 11:02   #2 (permalink)
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well, there are many ways to go about running a tau army, whether it be a static/ sit and shoot army, a mechanised tau army, in which every unit is very mobile and can preferably move atleast 12 inches each turn, infantry using transports to do so, or a hybrid of these two types of armies. It really depends on what suits your style of play the most, but going from my small amount of experience hybrid and mecha tau normally work the best.

A good way to start of your tau army, just like any other army, is to buy their battle force box, which gives you all of the models you need to start off your army for much cheaper then they would normally be. After that, I would do a few combat patrol, trying out all three of the army types and seeing which one works for you, and then stick to it.
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Old 10 May 2005, 11:16   #3 (permalink)
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Read: Want to start a Tau army?

After that, have a look at Important Topics, namely the Know Your Self, Know Your Enemy, and Comprehensive Guide to Tau threads.

Enjoy your bedtime reading :P
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Old 10 May 2005, 11:29   #4 (permalink)
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thats good and all but do u no of any good paniting idears ??? 8)
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If you are reading this then you will have encounter one of our messenger drones and there for a spacefaring race.
soon you will see more evidence of us, this is no cause for alarm. so be operable and join our case of the greater god, a good that will unite the races of the universe.

our advanced research has concluded the fowling things
1. all good things come to an end
2. the universe doesn't end there for it is evil
3. the grater good will die, so enjoy it while it lasts
4. George bush will be the president of the USA for ever and ever
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Old 10 May 2005, 12:11   #5 (permalink)
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Thats up to you . Have a look at the colour pages of the codex, have a look at the Tau Online Galleries, and the showcase board here.
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Old 11 May 2005, 02:59   #6 (permalink)
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ok i c ur point but my main problem is tau or necrons ???
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If you are reading this then you will have encounter one of our messenger drones and there for a spacefaring race.
soon you will see more evidence of us, this is no cause for alarm. so be operable and join our case of the greater god, a good that will unite the races of the universe.

our advanced research has concluded the fowling things
1. all good things come to an end
2. the universe doesn't end there for it is evil
3. the grater good will die, so enjoy it while it lasts
4. George bush will be the president of the USA for ever and ever
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Old 11 May 2005, 11:00   #7 (permalink)
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which one do you like more?
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Old 11 May 2005, 11:07   #8 (permalink)
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Wernejo:

Well, which minis inspire you more? Do you like the look of Necrons or Tau better? Also, what kind of game do you want to play? Tau can give you variability, variety all sorts of different ways to play the game. Necrons are a very static and simple army (as in, you can buy a couple boxes of warriors and a lord, and you've got a good army going....). Do you like tons of vehicles or just a single vehicle that costs a mint? Also, keeping in mind painting, you may find it difficult to paint Tau where as you can easily just dry brush some Necrons and they look good... but that's kind of a waste in my opinion when paying a lot of cash for such miniatures.

So what do you like more? Lots of different big guns, different units, fast units, vehicles, infiltrating units, fun things like that. Or do you like seeing a bunch of metal skeletons walking around with maybe a few other stranger metal skeletons on skimmer mounts and perhaps a big old flying pyramid with a bunch of the same gun, but at least you get to teleport like a mad man.
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Old 11 May 2005, 22:54   #9 (permalink)
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yes necrons are strtigic but not simple. the only reason i chose them in the beging is that they where made of metale.
besides i like the look of the tau. and there playing stile. i have even had so foght about battle thacktics. like lining all my men along the ege of the filde and use krot as human sildes, espesaly if the enomy charge.
and i am still not shore of a painting stlie but i will show u guys when i do 8)
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stranger, i bid you greetings in the name of the tau.
If you are reading this then you will have encounter one of our messenger drones and there for a spacefaring race.
soon you will see more evidence of us, this is no cause for alarm. so be operable and join our case of the greater god, a good that will unite the races of the universe.

our advanced research has concluded the fowling things
1. all good things come to an end
2. the universe doesn't end there for it is evil
3. the grater good will die, so enjoy it while it lasts
4. George bush will be the president of the USA for ever and ever
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Old 12 May 2005, 00:27   #10 (permalink)
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sounds good, so what kind of tau army are you thinking of making?
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