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This is my first attempt at buliding my own 40k army, so i dont have any experience. My friend is giving me his tau that he doesnt use and i am going to add on to it. This is a list of what he's giving me. I would really appreciate some advice on what i should add and take out to make this a strong 100 point or so army.
-7 Gun Drones
-6 Pathfinders (3 rail rifles)
-4 Fire warriors (pulse carbines)
-26 Fire warriors(pulse rifle)
-2 XV8 Crisis Suit (bodyguards)
I know its already pretty much 1000 point army but I'd like to know what i can take out, put in, upgrade and anything else to try and make a succesfull army. Thankyou
Last edited by Omali; October 4th, 2006 at 02:49. Reason: left out the 26 for the Fire warriors
Upgrades should probably be Railgun, Burst Cannons (or SMS, if you prefer), Multitracker, Decoy Launchers.-HammerheadDepending on what you are using it for, you may consider upgrading it with SMS, Multitracker, Decoy Launchers, and Targeting Array for a 7-shot beast.-DevilfishIf you were to drop anything, these would be it. If you have the points, then squeeze 'em in.-7 Gun DronesLeave 'em standard - cheap, effective squad.-6 StealthsuitsI would recommend a Shas'ui upgrade, and I honestly don't like Rail Rifles, especially when such a low points battle and also in such a small squad. If you can, take off the Rail Rifles - you'll need all the Markerlights you can get.-6 Pathfinders (3 rail rifles)If you do a bit of modelling, you can throw these guys in as Pathfinders. Otherwise, they will not be very useful with their Pulse Rifle counterparts.-4 Fire warriors (pulse carbines)Two squads of 12, or three squads of 8, would be a fairly good idea. I recommend the Shas'ui upgrade here, too, and maybe a bonding knife.-26 Fire warriors(pulse rifle)Don't put them in as bodyguards, put them in as Monat (single) 'Suits in the Elite slots you have leftover. Plasma Rifle, Missile Pod, Targeting Array, and Hard-Wired Multitracker (when you have the Team Leader upgrade) is a great combination.-2 XV8 Crisis Suit (bodyguards)Shas'el with Targeting Array, Plasma Rifle, Missile Pod, and Hard-Wired Multitracker = great way to use this guy. With extra points, grab a stimulant injector.-Commander SuitMy advice is a bit general, but without the upgrades you want, etc. in the list it's hard to comment. Feel free to post a list and I'll do my best to help you further.I know its already pretty much 1000 point army but I'd like to know what i can take out, put in, upgrade and anything else to try and make a succesfull army. Thankyou
Like Nem says tell us what sort of game style you like to play (me I play aggresive and mobile Tau) and what points limit and we can advise you further.
thanx for your advise so far. I have played with my friends tau before and i tend t use a stay back and pick his armies off playstyle, and then move in for the kill when hes weakened. The point limit im going for is 1000. If trheres anythign else you need to know to better help me just ask