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    I have decided to start tau, what should i buy first to get a good HQ and TROOP choices going


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    Well, the Battleforce is always a good option. If you don't want to spend that much money all at once, I would go with an XV-8 Crisis suit as a commander and maybe a squad of Fire Warriors or two, just to give you the basics.
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    I agree, crisis and fire warriors, specialy fire warriors since you must have one squad in a Tau army

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    Same for me,
    A crisis for a shas'o.
    2 boxes of firewarriors.
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    well if your short on cash just buy 1 crissis and one box of fire warriors (makes 2 squads of 6) but well same as always; 1 crissis and 2 box of fire warriors...
    then i&#39;ll say a squad of stealthsuits, and a broadside... (after that 1.000.000 crisses suits more)

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    Well Cooper,

    There does seem to an echo in here. At least we all agree&#33; <grin>

    If you&#39;re on a budget (yeah, who isn&#39;t?) and need to start slowly then go for Codex: Tau, a Crisis suit for your HQ and 1 or 2 boxes of Firewarriors to give you two 6-12 man Troop squads.

    If you&#39;re willing to spend about &#036;100 US right off the bat then, as mentioned before, the Battleforce is your friend. Grab Codex: Tau and a Tau Battleforce and you&#39;re set. You will be able to field about 1000 points and have a good variety of units that will fill in your HQ, Elite, Troop and Fast Attack slots.

    In fact, I&#39;ve known people to just end up buying 2 or 3 Battleforces rather than individual box sets because of the cost effeciency. When you&#39;re done you&#39;d have 6 Troops, 3 Elites and 3 Fast Attack.

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    You can use kroot as well. These monsters can massarce orks and are very useful for counter charging (my recent chaos opponent learned that well). And for only 7 points each and a shaper with 3 wounds and 5 attacks when charging, they can be great. Crisis suits are great marine hunters and have a very useful jetpack, while a etherial is risky, but effectively gives all your troops the equivalent of a mark of chaos. Fire warriors have a massive S5 pulse rifle and have the longest ranged basic weapon in the game. They can also be equiped ith a range of roles and options. Just DONT get them into cc, even imperial guard will massacre them.

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    Never go to war without an hammerhead. Believe me. Buy the Hammerhead, it is good against every army and in my humble opinion the best thing the tau can field.

    THATS AN ORDER SHAS&#39;LA

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    Against Necron, I prefer not to field an hammerhead. Thier submunition is not as effective, and vehicules get slaugthered by those damn gauss weapons. I really like Hammer&#39;s against those massed infantry armies (like orcs ).

    I began by buying a broadside, because they look so cool.

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    I dont like the kroot you get with the battle force so when i bought mine i trade them for two blisters of stealthsuits. Hammerheads are great.
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