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I've been seriously considering starting Tau as a third 40k army for quite some time now. With the release of Fire Warrior, and me seeing how Tau (Or almost how) they function, I was rarin' to go.
Common sense kicked in, and I must ask this.
What would be the best way to start? I love Fire Warriors, and Stealth Suits, and I HATE Krut. I really really HATE them.
So, with that info. in mind, any suggestions?
If a tree falls in the forest, and it lands on a mime, does anyone care?
even if you hate kroot, the box battleforce is a great deal. what i did with my kroot was trade them with the weirdo at my store who is collecting a kroot merc army (im sure your store has at least one too) for a squad of FW. Pretty much if you just want the tau units in the battleforce, at retail price it is pretty much just $5 for the kroot and trees.
personally, i borrowe d afriends kroot, and while they dont really fit into a tau army, they are quite good. you pretty much get to field models slightly better than termagants in your shooty army, not bad at all.
but whn i started my army all I had was the box set and a squad of FW, it was enough to get me into some small games right away.
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I personally don't use kroot in my army. Instead I use human aux. But anyway back to the main topic, I don't see if you dislike kroot that hurting your army. The best thing I can say is buy the codex and learn up on the army ingeneral. If you know a tau player ask if you can play his army one day to see if you like the army or you can always go with the whole buy a basic and start from there. I personally like playing Tau over my space marines, but then again I am a tau player so best make choices on your own opinions.
If you have a limited buget (mening that you cant get a battleforce) then buy a box of firewarriors and a crisis suit (DONT GLUE WEAPONS ON!!!
then expand from there... :huh:
If you hate Kroot do a O'Shavah army
Take my word for it DON'T DO A O'SHAVAH ARMY!!!! It really limits your options way beyond kroot....
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Stealth suits, eh? I love 'em too. I've only ever played against armies with <4 suits, and I really want to face more. I would suggest getting a bunch if you're going to be Krootless, as they can really whittle down the enemy with burst cannons long before they close. Glory to the Stealth Suits!
Si em, tow en can de lach.
Tak! Tak! Tak ah wan, Tak a lah!
Mi tow, can de lach.
Mi him, en tow.
I cant stand the Kroot myself. But the stealth suits....now your talking. The stealth teams make great hit and run troops, and play very well in Kill Team missions as well! Has for the Kroot in Kill Team, I think the pathfinders with their sniper railgun would have been a better choice. Not so good in hand to hand, but with a sniper rifle and the pinning ability of the pulse carbine, I think it would be a better trade.
my stealth suits are the only reliable unit i have, 4 of them cost the same as 1 HQ suit and they do a crap load of damage
yesterday they did a huge amount of damge against a daemon hunters army (report coming about how badly i lost) and they even took down several marines
stealth suits are easily the best value unit point for point in the tau list
less hate more kittens
stealth suits are good against daemonhunters and spacemarines in general. However, as a starter kit, you can't go wrong with the box set. Start off by getting a few troop selections (don't buy kroot if you don't want. They aren't essential) and pick either an Ethereal for an HQ if you're cash strapped or a crisis suit if you want more fire power.
Once you're REALLy sure you like the Tau, expand even more to your liking, although I highly recommend a hammerhead.