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    Starting tau (I'd never thought I'd say this)

    Hah honest truth, I am very close into starting tau.. I am not an unknowledgable player to the world of wh40k, but for the Tau structure and tactics.. i might fail in that,

    so it seems that Tau was never on my list of armies to play of my long list. But I happen to be in the good hands of 'goodness' or something to have recieved a few gifts of tau arsenal. The tempting new models and codex is also a good calling to me.

    I have:
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    12 kroot
    3 crisis un equipped
    26 fire warriors...

    Not a very large force.. And I do not have the codex in my hands..

    With this list I can play patrols, or such. But where should I go afar from this? Any units I should refrain from getting due to the new dex? Anything that completely sucks and avoid?

    I am looking for tips and starters on this young race, from the council of the 'greater good' =)

    I was thinking, maybe two battleforces would do me good?


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    the things that most likely won't change are kroot,fire warriors,devilfishes and hammerheads.
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    You do actually have a good force to play small point games and build a good list with. You'll also have the core of your army largely intact when the new dex comes out.

    If I were you I would sit on my hands till the new dex comes out rather than buying one now and having it become obsolete in a couple months. The new dex is making signigficant changes to the elite sections of the Tau army as well as some revamp or drone rules and units. If I were you I honestly wouldn't even put wepons on the crisis yet, you won't be able to play games without them but it would be a shame to make free crisis suits crappy with new wepon releases and rules.

    As to units to avoid, the Tau do have a couple but there are rumors floating armound that the new dex is gonna go a long way towards making perviously poor units usefull and useable. The only thing I could say with certainty that is going to be useless still is probably the Krotox. They're cool in their own way but they're never gonna be worth sacrificing railguns for.
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    i think we can say that the fire warriors and kroots will remain largely untounched.you can also get a hmmaerhead because it is very unlikely they will change.you can get these units without too much risk
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    I think it'd be safe to sinmply wait before doing anything drastic, regardless of what won't change.

    If you still need a gaming fix, proxy all the lists you'll make to try and find one that works now, then try something similar with the new codex and modify it according to the new stuff you may want.

    I think thats the best option.

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    Ide get some FW but wait till the new codex for anything else. I also think hammerheads are changing. Actually im pretty sure they have a pic of it on GW sneakpeaks.
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    I'm guessing your talking about the Skyray, which we belive is a new tank as otherwise it wouldn't have it's own name. IMO/AFAIK.

    And I'd say buy nothing, for all we know, the new kits may have bitz for upgrades and such.

    Plus they may just look cooler!

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    i got this info from white dwarf so if it turns out to be wrong blame white dwarf

    the following items are known not to be changing

    fire warriors
    pathfinders (with out railguns )
    hammerhead
    devilfish
    xv8 crisis suit
    Last edited by Munch; January 20th, 2006 at 01:54.

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    im not sure if white dwarf is right...i mean the crisis are almost definately changing.new weapon and upgrade.and the pathfiders are too
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    ...and seeing as we dont have deffinate list anywhere just wait it out!

    (but that dosen't stop you from making lists and posting them for our pleasure)

    Mike

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