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Right ive been thinking heavily about getting into tau, ive been a CSM player for years, and think its about time i try a different army. Ive loved tau every since making the choice to the darkside all those years ago
so, I'm yours for the molding, I havent bought any army yet, though I love the broadside models, so i should be getting them soon enough, but please spam with advice and general comments
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Ok, number one: keep in mind when writing lists for and playing with the Tau that they have no units that will be game-breakers or that you can rely on alone. That said, our units are individually quite points-efficient for their abilities, pretty much specifically because there is no one true monster in our lists. This makes us very challenging to play, but also very cahllenging to play against.
On to the list part, I recommend getting a Tau Battleforce and 2 Broadsides to start you off. I only say the two Broadsides because you like them so much, just be careful not to go overboard on them (my first 1500 list had 9. Bad idea). You'll want to get a couple of Sky Ray kits and some more Crisis/Stealth eventually, since the Hammerheads and battlesuits tend to be our workhorse units.
There is a line in our codex that describes how to fight wit the Tau effectively, summed up as your force gan be determined by multiplying its weight and velocity. Stay mobile at all times for the best results.
The stickies here will be your best friend as you get started. I know that reading through them upped my own skill at this force by a couple of million percent.
I fight for the Greater Good. Too bad for you it's MY Greater Good.
Snow Forces of T'olku W/L/D : 3-4-2... I like to think I'm learning, though.
hehe, can you guess what ive been thinking lol
well ive been reading the forums and you need some serious tactical skill to play tau it seems. not to get dissillusioned or anything but it seems, by far, the most complicated army by far lol, ah well im sure i will learn in time.
Thank you for your help
Make sure you read the codex a few times before you part with any cash on models. Deciding what style of play to follow is also a good plan as it will allow you to tailor your purchases towards that rather than end up with models you wil probably never use and thereby cost yourself unnecessary expenditure.
Of course, if you just want to buy a model simply because you like it, then why not!
"Tau Commandment #226: Participants who use Velocity Trackers in the Tau Clay Pigeon Tournament will be disqualified"
The guy who went 10-0 in our last 40K store league (winning it) -- random 5th edition BRB mission/deployment games all of them -- played a Tau list that used 3x 2 XV88s for heavy support, somewhere between 4 and 6 Piranhas (I forget) for Fast Attack, a single XV8 suit in the form of the commander, and minimal FW squads with maximal Devilfish for the rest. No other units in the codex were employed. A brutal and fast list in his hands.
There are more ways to play Tau than you'll usually find people on this forum -- including myself -- advocating it.
Last edited by number6; January 20th, 2009 at 16:41.
ninjabackhand: point and click, again, really? even after i give you an military term "shock tactic" you still call it point and click.
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