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Hey guys, (sorta) newbie here. I stopped posting early 2008, as I stopped playing 40K (all the shops near me went under). Maybe be some of you remember me, maybe not. But this isn't the Introductions forum, so I'll get to the point:
I'm thinking about jumping back into 40K again, with my beloved Tau army, but I'd like to know a few things first: mainly how has 5th Ed affected Tau, how much should I be looking to spend to update my battalion (with new models and such), and is my favored list* still competitive? What are the new tactics/builds that have come out of 5th ed.
And what's the best way to find players/game stores near me?
I realize that these may be questions with obvious answers, and don't all pertain solely to Tau, but thanks to everyone in advance.
*It's hard to recall my exact list after so long, but it was fairly similar to this.
Well, the main downside to the changes in 5th Ed, is the speed increase to enemies. Units can now opt to run instead of shoot, taking more move, therefore closing the distance faster.
That said, there is a good detailed tactica on this forum, Here
We're actually discussing this very subject right now in the Tau Limited topic started by rikimaru. In it, he refers to army lists built similarly to the one I advocate in my own tactica (see the link in my signature, below).
Riki and I in particular have sparred about details quite a bit, but we both agree that the basic structure (e.g., reliance on Crisis suits, piranhas, Kroot) outlined in my tactica is what is required to make Tau competitive in 5th edition.
You may recall that Tau were always a finesse army that didn't tolerate mistakes too well, and that hasn't changed in 5th edition 40K, either. If anything, your margin for error is slightly slimmer, even. However, with the right army list and some experience under your belt, you should find that Tau can still hang with the latest and greatest just fine.
Best of luck expanding the Empire!
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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crisis suit overload= meh
fish of fury= meh
the main thing is you have to use mobility more than ever. enemies have new nastier ways to get to our lines faster s gunline is out and its kind of hit or miss with a crisis suit army. the norm is 1-2 squads of 6 fire warriors with 2 squads of 10-15 kroot with 3+ hounds, other than that it tends to vary a bit (vespid are a no no). by the way welcome back to the greater good.
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