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Old 27 May 2005, 16:12   #1 (permalink)
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Currently I have 1 HH, 1 Broadside, 2x12 FW, 3 Crisis Suits, 12 Kroot and a bunch of drones. I am building a Mech Tau army (see my army list and battle report for more on it), and I have about $80-$90 for my next purchase. I need to get a base color spraypaint for my guys (I have a white scheme in mind, with black in the cracks. Can you paint white over a black base coat? My friend said it was tricky at best). Anyway, here is what I am thinking
6 Stealth Suits -$30 (no Shas-vre, because I intend to avoid HtH like the plague)
HH - $40
Or I might order from the WarStore with its 20% discount, so it would be $32 for the HH and $24 for the Stealths. I could then buy a Devilfish or some Pathfinders, or some more Kroot, or maybe even an Ethereal? What do you think would be the next logical step in building a Mech Tau army (I am aiming for around 1500 pts in the distant future).
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Old 27 May 2005, 16:22   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, definatly get some Stealth Suits. They are [glow=green,2,300]WONDERFUL![/glow] As for the hammerhead, sounds like a pretty good idea. Just be sure not to glue the hatch on so you can take it off and use it as a Devilfish! Or better yet, you say you have about 90 to spend, get 2 DF, 6 Stealth! $90
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Old 27 May 2005, 22:29   #3 (permalink)
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If you want to play a mechanised tau list, there are three things missing from your selection.

(1)2 more hammerheads. Dont bother with broadsides- a bit late i know, but trust me-hammerheads are far better! 2 rail, 1 ion. and your sorted.
(2)More fire warriors. Lots more. A mech tau list should take 3 fish squads, if you ask me. And in the future if you want to try fielding a non mech tau element, the extra fire warriors would be nice. Incest in the devilfish + 8 fire warrior box. you save yourself a few pounds as well.
(3)Some stealthsuits, though I'm not totally convinced of their prowess-but then again mine can't hit the broadside of a barn.
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Old 27 May 2005, 22:32   #4 (permalink)
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I'd probrobly get Aun'shi ;D to add some Close Combat to my fire warrior sqaud.
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Old 27 May 2005, 22:34   #5 (permalink)
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(2)More fire warriors. Lots more. A mech tau list should take 3 fish squads, if you ask me. And in the future if you want to try fielding a non mech tau element, the extra fire warriors would be nice. Incest in the devilfish + 8 fire warrior box. you save yourself a few pounds as well.
in reality the best Mechtau lists use the least amounts of FW

Aun shi is ass, retract that statement now!
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Old 28 May 2005, 02:04   #6 (permalink)
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Well if your playing Mech why not some Dfishes?
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Old 28 May 2005, 03:01   #7 (permalink)
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Well if your playing Mech why not some Dfishes?
that would be too logical ;D
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Old 28 May 2005, 03:21   #8 (permalink)
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If you play Mecha Tau, why not some more Pathfinders ? ???
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Old 28 May 2005, 14:19   #9 (permalink)
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If you play Mecha Tau, why not some more Pathfinders ? ???

love my pathfinders seekers own hiting on 2 with railgun owns hiting on 2 with stealths own
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Old 28 May 2005, 17:50   #10 (permalink)
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love my pathfinders seekers own hiting on 2 with railgun owns hiting on 2 with stealths own
I'm sorry, but I could understand that at all! Would you please edit? :-\

Also if you want cheap Pathfinders, just buy the Devilfish + 8 Firewarriors and give them carbines and no shoulder pads! (At least that"s what I did...) ^-^
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