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Old 17 May 2009, 18:55   #1 (permalink)
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I am a new tau player and i don't know what to get! >
i bought the Tau battleforce but I'm clueless.
so any help would be deeply appreciated!
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Old 17 May 2009, 20:26   #2 (permalink)
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I would suggest to buy your next models in the following order:

1)
2 more Xv-8 Crisis suits

The Battleforce contains only 1 suit which you will have to take as your mandatory Commander
With two more suits you can add greatly to your firepower in a versatile way (magnetize your weapons so that you can easily change them) You will be able to take on light vehicles (Missile Pods) or Terminators (Plasma)or.... well really just about anything with them if you give them the right weapons for the job.

2)
A Skyray

Magnetize this tank and you can use it in many different ways
See: http://forums.tauonline.org/index.ph...#msg1058454897

I would primarily use it as a Railhead but you can use it in any way you like.

3)
More troops



From there it depends on which enemys you will be facing and the kind of strategy you want to use.

If you want to be mobile you really should get another Devilfish transport and more suits.
Xv-88 would be the right choice for a Hybrid or static list especially if you play against opponents who field a lot of tanks.

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Old 17 May 2009, 20:38   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Inqui
I would suggest to buy your next models in the following order:

1)
2 more Xv-8 Crisis suits

The Battleforce contains only 1 suit which you will have to take as your mandatory Commander
With two more suits you can add greatly to your firepower in a versatile way (magnetize your weapons so that you can easily change them) You will be able to take on light vehicles (Missile Pods) or Terminators (Plasma)or.... well really just about anything with them if you give them the right weapons for the job.

2)
A Skyray

Magnetize this tank and you can use it in many different ways
See: http://forums.tauonline.org/index.ph...#msg1058454897

I would primarily use it as a Railhead but you can use it in any way you like.

3)
More troops



From there it depends on which enemys you will be facing and the kind of strategy you want to use.

If you want to be mobile you really should get another Devilfish transport and more suits.
Xv-88 would be the right choice for a Hybrid or static list especially if you play against opponents who field a lot of tanks.
I think ( for my troops ) ill get more fire warriors, because im getting a shooty army :d
thanks for the advice!
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Old 17 May 2009, 23:43   #4 (permalink)
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Get another box of Fire Warriors (12) for around 20, then after that I'd start filling out your HS/FA, a Skyray, as suggested earlier would be a good addition.
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Old 18 May 2009, 21:47   #5 (permalink)
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Get another box of Fire Warriors (12) for around 20, then after that I'd start filling out your HS/FA, a Skyray, as suggested earlier would be a good addition.
woooo, you suckahs in England still get them cheaper than us in NZ
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Old 18 May 2009, 21:57   #6 (permalink)
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Get another box of Fire Warriors (12) for around 20, then after that I'd start filling out your HS/FA, a Skyray, as suggested earlier would be a good addition.
woooo, you suckahs in England still get them cheaper than us in NZ
Haha, lucky us. 8)
I think it's only 17.60 aswell.

I forgot to add that an XV8 would work wonders, when I started out with Tau I got a Battleforce, FW Set and the XV8 Crisis. Which I found was a solid core, and I could easily built alot of lists around it, with additional options aswell.
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Old 18 May 2009, 23:46   #7 (permalink)
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Or 15.49 with free shipping over on this ebay shop: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Robinson-Ga...QQftidZ2QQtZkm
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Old 19 May 2009, 00:00   #8 (permalink)
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Or 15.49 with free shipping over on this ebay shop: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Robinson-Ga...QQftidZ2QQtZkm
Too much hassle. :P
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Old 19 May 2009, 00:01   #9 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Inqui
I would suggest to buy your next models in the following order:

1)
2 more Xv-8 Crisis suits

The Battleforce contains only 1 suit which you will have to take as your mandatory Commander
With two more suits you can add greatly to your firepower in a versatile way (magnetize your weapons so that you can easily change them) You will be able to take on light vehicles (Missile Pods) or Terminators (Plasma)or.... well really just about anything with them if you give them the right weapons for the job.

2)
A Skyray

Magnetize this tank and you can use it in many different ways
See: http://forums.tauonline.org/index.ph...#msg1058454897

I would primarily use it as a Railhead but you can use it in any way you like.

3)
More troops



From there it depends on which enemys you will be facing and the kind of strategy you want to use.

If you want to be mobile you really should get another Devilfish transport and more suits.
Xv-88 would be the right choice for a Hybrid or static list especially if you play against opponents who field a lot of tanks.
for the cost you are better off buying a second battle force and possibly a third (depending on how much stuff you want)
like every one else says, the skyray would be next.

The reason I say second battleforce is that you get your troops and an XV8 and once you get the skyray you can have one devilfish, one skyray and one hammerhead (the hammerhead stuff comes in the skyray box) it will put you at a solid 1250point force.

Personally I am partial to XV88 and would encourage you to buy 3 of them, but 1 will do (they are the most expensive model in the Tau line)
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Old 19 May 2009, 01:27   #10 (permalink)
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Get another box of Fire Warriors (12) for around 20, then after that I'd start filling out your HS/FA, a Skyray, as suggested earlier would be a good addition.
woooo, you suckahs in England still get them cheaper than us in NZ
Haha, lucky us. 8)
I think it's only 17.60 aswell.
The biggest win for you guys is however getting things from forgeworld! 10 deathkorps guardsmen will cost me about $89 New Zealand after delievery

So in term of how much people usually get paid, is 34.50 pounds alot of money?
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