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Old 09 Mar 2009, 10:40   #1 (permalink)
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Hello fellow tau commanders.

I've been a long time Blood Angels player and as my army is under construction I thought that I could use another army that is very much different from my beloved marines. And I've always had tau close to my heart. I bought them when they first came out, but then sold them of when I started fantasy instead. So now I'm looking into starting them out again.

So I'm reaching out to you on this forum for guidance and help. What is the best way of starting tau? Buying the battleforce(or what ever it's called) and expanding from there? Or picking up individual boxes. From what I understand it's a really good deal getting the box.

Anyway, I'm thankful for your help

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Old 09 Mar 2009, 11:21   #2 (permalink)
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Well it is a really good buy but your also going to need to some XV8 crisis battlesuits and some XV88 broadsides or some hammerheads.... cause it's just not a tau list without railguns.
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 11:47   #3 (permalink)
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Buy the Battleforce and build on from there.

One tip I'd highly suggest is to buy the Skyray box instead of a Devilfish or Hammerhead. You get all 3 sprues in it; Devilfish chassis, Hammerhead upgrade, and Skyray upgrade. I believe its the same price as a Hammerhead and a tiny bit more expensive than a Devilfish.
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 12:07   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah the skyray comes in at a whopping $5 or ~ 2-2.5 GPB more than the devilfish. awesome buy.
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 12:35   #5 (permalink)
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Have you read this? =)



It's a little old though, I haven't updated it for 5th edition... But in my opinion the Battleforce is the best place to start, it's great value and gives you a range of handy units to start off with and use, with enough variation that you don't get bored putting together the same models over and over like other battleforces.
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 13:39   #6 (permalink)
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Cheers for replies!

I love the railguns, after being on the receiving end of them it will be fun to be on the other side I think that my first buy will be the battleforce. And maybe a hammerhead too. Money is as always an issue hehehe

Mace: your guide was awesome, many thanks for that!

So, are there any painting logs around here where people have posted their painted tau?
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Old 09 Mar 2009, 13:41   #7 (permalink)
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if money is an issue get hammerheads, if points are an issue get braodsides.
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