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As title says I want to. I know they haven't been updated for a while but I was curious what you guys thought since you have them.
I was deciding between Necrons and Tau and something keeps pushing me to Tau.
What would I collect first besides the normal Fire Warriors, Kroot, Devilfish, and Broadsides?
Armies: 40k: Imperial Guard, Orks Fantasy: Skaven
I have played Tau since day one (seriously I bought the 1st codex on the day it was released) and without blowing my own trumpet I would consider myself an extremely competent Tau player and I am finding it a real struggle to win consistently against the newer armies.
We are close to the release of 6th edition and I think this will have an even more pronounced negative effect on the Tau. The new codex is not that far away so I would advise waiting because you can bet your ass that GW will re-do some of the models and you will be more than a bit peeved when you have shelled out on lots of models only to watch as GW release a much cooler new range of models that make the ones you just bought look old, ugly and outdated.
Necrons are the better bet but again be careful what you invest in because a lot of the army is pretty much useless if you are in anyway building to be competitive.
Simple question to a rather complex question:
How much money do you have?
If you are considering dropping a small fortune and buying an army out right I'd go with the Necrons. Up to date book and alot of the models are breath taking. If you are wanting to slowly build up an army, box by box, then try the Tau. By the time you get a full army there will probably be a codex for you to start writing a list with what you already have gotten, and then have the chance to pick up some new stuff.
Well, down our neck of the woods the Tau are not being replaced once they have been sold. To my mind that can mean only one thing. The greater good is about to become the greater better and the new stuff is not far off!
Im currently debating those 2 armies myself. Now that necons have transport options, i feel like the necrons can out perform the tau against most armies.
The tau have better range and str, but the necrons are better in hand to hand, can pound tanks to death with their guns, have great tanks, and are irresponsibly durable.
I, however, am still more drawn to tau. The maneuverability and sweet models just make me happy.