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Old 26 May 2005, 06:25   #1 (permalink)
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Default What I have so far... any recommendations?

-One Crisis suit umodified (due to missing multitracker and GW ruling, long story, bleh)
-3 Fireknife
-6 Stealth
-1 Hammerhead (Rail)
-1 Devilfish
-24 Firewarriors
-1 Assembled Kroo
-15 Unassembled Kroot (might trade/sell them off)
-6 Assembled Drones
-8 Unassembled Drones (might trade/sell them off)

Alrighty, now, what does Robo need? I'm aiming for 1700 or so points, after that, I'm gonna collect a new army (I personally see no point in spending a ton of money if I don't have to >_&lt Keep in mind I'm trying to make a fairly mobile army, but would still like to perhaps field broadsides as well.

What I "feel" I might need (to be honest I havn't even played a game yet, might do so this friday though )

-3 Broadsides
-1 Crisis Suit
-1 Hammerhead (Ion)
-1x Devilfish
-6x Stealthsuits
-12 Firewarriors

And thats all I can think of off the top of my head, to me, Kroot seem to be too terrain dependant, but thats just my personal ignorant opinion >_<.

What do you guys think? Should I add anything else?
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Old 26 May 2005, 06:39   #2 (permalink)
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My recommendation:

1 RailHead (at past 1500 points 3 HH will be Killer!)
2 Devilfish to add to other FW squad
3 6x SS (I am starting to Love these guys)
4 12 FW Static (Use other 24 FW as Mobile Fire Power)
5 1x Crisis (use magnets on this one to mount various weapons)
6 3x Broadside (since you are new to Tau, hold off on these, Railheads are HARD to KILL and very forgiving on new players).

USE the Kroot get a squad of twenty, Read all you can on them. These are good but you have to know how to use them.

At your points, I would look into getting a Pathfinder team together. ML's and one IonHead will kill alot of . . . . . (stick in marines, Necrons, or any other +3 sv troop)

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Old 26 May 2005, 07:11   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: What I have so far... any recommendations?

I have a similar amount made myself, but if anything I would recoment an etherial, I use Aun'shi myslef, and the Kroot. If you dont like them thats fair enough, but both add a flavor to the army that none of the other units can.
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Old 26 May 2005, 13:43   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Robogem
-One Crisis suit umodified (due to missing multitracker and GW ruling, long story, bleh)
-3 Fireknife
-6 Stealth
-1 Hammerhead (Rail)
-1 Devilfish
-24 Firewarriors
-1 Assembled Kroo
-15 Unassembled Kroot (might trade/sell them off)
-6 Assembled Drones
-8 Unassembled Drones (might trade/sell them off)
The unmodified Crisis Suit, what guns are on it? I myself have my commander with a MP/PR/SG. Although most people poo poo it, I find that it has saved my bacon a lot of times against jump smurfs. If you have a spare missile pod then put it on the suit and use it as a twin linked MP or if you don't have a MP on the suit use it a Crisis Suit Team Leader and hardwire the multi-tracker.
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Old 26 May 2005, 15:10   #5 (permalink)
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get a HH or 2 and 2 devil fish
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I you haven't even played a game yet (you mean with 40k or tau?), then i would advise starting out by using the models you have to play several 1000pt games until you feel much more confident with tau. A limit like 1000pts is great to see each individual unit stand out and for you to be able to see its strengths and weaknesses. Hopefully this can then help you on fidning exactly what you want to expand upon in that army to create a larger force.

This is wise if you don't want to be buying models that will get used once and then discarded after you find, "that perhaps stacking my heavy support choices full of krootoxes wasn't wise...!".

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