What Should I Buy - Warhammer 40K Fantasy
 

Welcome to Librarium Online!

Join our community of 80,000+ members and take part in the number one resource for Warhammer and Warhammer 40K discussion!

Registering gives you full access to take part in discussions, upload pictures, contact other members and search everything!


Register Now!

User Tag List

Closed Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 17
  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    34
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Reputation
    1 (x1)

    [SIZE=1][COLOR=red]i whant to know what to buy because im just startin out and i want to play tau. my friend plays eldar or is going to. :blink:


  2. Remove Advertisements
    Librarium-Online.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
    Posts
    245
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Reputation
    1 (x1)

    you cant go wrong with one of those battle force packs, you know, those big packs with lots of different units...
    anyway, start with the regular "footsoldiers" and build from there...

  4. #3
    Senior Member ShaselMudd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Age
    42
    Posts
    523
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Reputation
    6 (x2)

    If your just starting out it depends on the kinda army you wanna play. Ill list the style and what you want lots of under it.

    Static defense:
    HQ Etheral
    Troops Lots of Firewarriors should easily outnumber your other selections 2:1
    Elites
    Crisis SUit, 1 squad
    No fast Attack
    Heavy Support 1 or 2 three man broadside units
    Hammerhead w/ railgun or ion cannon
    ::Basically this army stands and fires. Firewarriors are awesome models I humbly think so. YOu sit there and let the enemy come to you and you destroy it as it does so.::

    Mobil Offense
    HQ
    Shaso w/ Crisis Suit Squad
    Elites
    Crisis Suit Squad
    Stealth Squad
    Troops
    2 or 3 firewarrior squads
    Fast Attack
    Pathfinders
    Heavy Support
    Broadsides
    Hammerhead maybe 2 depending on points.

    ::This is what I play mostly and one of my firewarrior squads is in a devilfish. I like the mobility and your opponent is never sure where your gonna be. What I think the main power of the army is in its crisis, stealth, and broadside suits yet these are also the most fragile. They are also the greatest looking. Id buy firewarriors cause you need two units for the army and Id buy some crisis suits. But thats just me. Have fun. ::
    <a href="http://www.liquidgeneration.com" target="_blank"><img

  5. #4
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Age
    17
    Posts
    135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Reputation
    1 (x1)

    Yes you should buy the Tau Battle Force. As far as El Mudd said you are going to spend alot of cash quickly. I for one love crisis suits, they jump fire, then jump back with the abilty to Rapid fire. In my normal club Tau force I have seven Crisis Suits. Mudd discribed a static defence method to use, right now i dont think you should "shoot" for that one. Why you ask? Each one of those broadsides cost 30 bucks, now if you are just starting and dont have a job that army is going to be hell on your wallet. That army though is the basic Tau army thats what they do well. It probably doesnt do too well in a table quarters mission. I play a more dynamic Tau force, more of an offensive army that is ment to crush space marines. This may sound crazy but if you like crisis suits and want a really good basis for an army you should buy 2 tau battle forces.

    An alternative thing is to buy your models second hand. Hey, when you can get a broadside for 15 bucks instead of 30 you are doing good. Also Ebay has some really cheap battle forces I got mine for 70 bucks (thats with shipping) from a store called... http://www.hillcity-comics.com/role_play/g.../gw/40k_tau.htm. Really good deal.
    "Only the dead have seen the end of war." -Plato

    "Even the bravest cannot fight past their strenght." -Homer

  6. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
    Posts
    245
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Reputation
    1 (x1)

    is the quality the same???

  7. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    34
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Reputation
    1 (x1)

    ya im kind short on cash cause im only 12 so i cant spend too much

  8. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Age
    17
    Posts
    135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Reputation
    1 (x1)

    Originally posted by philipmatlary@Apr 24 2003, 02:16
    is the quality the same???
    Yes it is, very much so. I am happy I got my battle force and nothing was broken, missing, or worped. So over all they do a good job. (Well from what I have boughten.)
    "Only the dead have seen the end of war." -Plato

    "Even the bravest cannot fight past their strenght." -Homer

  9. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Anchorage, Alaska
    Age
    17
    Posts
    135
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Reputation
    1 (x1)

    Originally posted by hotsause@Apr 24 2003, 11:12
    ya im kind short on cash cause im only 12 so i cant spend too much
    Yeah thats always a problem, I have a friend that is 12 (well my friends brother) is 12 and he is jumping all over the place with armies and not really playing his main one (Dark Angles). So if you do start investing i suggest you get your moneys worth out of your models and stick with your Tau army until you get a job then go on if you want. A good rule of thumb is don't buy more models if the ones you have are not painted. If you some how fall out of the game you will not regret (as much) buying your army.
    "Only the dead have seen the end of war." -Plato

    "Even the bravest cannot fight past their strenght." -Homer

  10. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Oslo, Norway
    Posts
    245
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Reputation
    1 (x1)

    yeah, stick to one army or else you wont be playing any BIG point army wars... and thats something you dont want to miss

  11. #10
    Senior Member ShaselMudd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Age
    42
    Posts
    523
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Reputation
    6 (x2)

    Yes my way is expensive. ALl these armies are. I speak about 2000pt armies and I am sorry if gave you too much information. I didnt take into consideration your money limitations. What the other folks said before is good, second hand stuff is good. Especially for Tau where people have played them and found they didnt like them. My games store has auctions often where we can buy other folks stuff who dont want it anymore. Also get the book, figure out what you like best and buy one. Whether a fire warrior squad or a crisis suit then put it together and paint it. Then buy your next one. I suggest starting out with one suit $20 and a firewarrior squad $30. The crisis will be your HQ and the firewarrior squad your troops. The next thing you buy should be another firewarrior squad. Just like its seen in the codex. Thats a total of $80 or cheaper if you can get it second hand. But thats what you need to start playing. That gives in you points about 500 pts if you give them everything you can. Try it out against a couple of people and when you get more money buy more items for your army.
    I hope it goes well for you, in comparison I have spent so far on this army about $600. A usual 2000 pt army will be about $300-400 unless you get it second hand. I usually buy from my game store though to support them since they let me use their space to game.
    Good luck!
    <a href="http://www.liquidgeneration.com" target="_blank"><img

Closed Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts