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this is my first post and i was just wonderring what you think of my army. i have 20 fire warriors, 3 stealth suits, 3 xv8 battle suits, 1 broadside, aun' shi, 2 pathfinders, 1 devilfish, 32 kroot, and 2 kroot hounds. i played chaos up until about 3 weeks ago and i just got my tau army. any suggestions about anything would help, paint schemes, conversions, add ons. :diespam: :excl:
Not enough devilfish, and you don't have enough selections to fill out your heavy support, get some hammerheads. IMO our heavy support is the best part of our army. and maybe get some more stealths.
First and foremost, welcome to the board!!! I'm glad you came here.
I agree with mephistophales; you need more heavy support, and a hammerhead is the best overall (especially for beginning players). However, I wouldn't suggest devilfish unless you plan on going mechanized Tau. Check out the codex and consider what you want your army to look, feel, and play like. Mech, Static, or Hybrid Tau? With Kroot/Vespids or not? Plenty of Markerlight-coolness or just reliable guns? etc.
i mostly want them to be an even mix of ranged firepower with some close range fire. probably about a 70/30 mix. im kinda low on money right now so i prolly wont get anything but stealths and maybe a broadside.
any good conversion ideas? i kinda liked the speacial character that someone made in the gallery section where it was a broadside with the smart missiles on its shoulders and it was holding the railgun in its hands.
If you like that conversion, check out the Forge World's Broadsides:Originally Posted by mmorris200987
I use these guys, and they look beautiful. And, even with shipping and handling, they cost only about $10 more than normal ones. Well worth it, in my eyes, though I am kind of one for aesthetics.
i like those but what i mean is converting them myself with bits i have.
You need some more. You should have 24, if you bought 2 boxes of them.Originally Posted by mmorris200987These work best in units of 4 or 6. I perfer 6, but I also mainly play 1850/2000 point games3 stealth suitsNeed more of these as well. You [B]must[B] use one as your commader, leaving you with only two for your Elites slots.3 xv8 battle suitsI'd go with one more, and two Hammerheads...it depends on your style of play.1 broadside,Alas, he is no longer in the codex. You can use him as a normal Ethereal with an Honor Blade, however.aun' shiYou need at least 2 more Pathfinders, but I recommend taking 8, with 2 having Rail Rifles for a little added punch2 pathfinders, 1 devilfishThat's a lot of Kroot....two units of 16?32 kroot, and 2 kroot hounds
You have the begginings of a good small army list (1000 points or so). You need more Fire Warriors, Crisis Suits, Patherfinders, and Stealth Suits, as well as a Hammerhead or two.
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good news.... i just got 4 pathfinders w/ rail rifles, 3 regular pathfinders, and 3 more stealth suits including a shas' ui
Good for you! problem is just that you only can have 3 Pathfinders equipped with railrifles... so the last one sould trade his for a normal Firewarrior Pulsecarbine with homemade markerlight and maybe give it to a normal firewarrior for modeling purpuses.
I think the army looks good as it is now if your plannig on having a smaller army, 1000-1250 pts or so. If you're planning on getting something with a little more punch the you should get a Hammerhead.
Converting, building and Addon tips... Well, IMO and experiance Super Magnets for your Crisis is a good way to make your suits and maybe other units to become more versitable.
I use Magnets on a large scale, all my Crisis suits and Hammerheads have them, right now I'm working on giving my XV25's equipped with Fusions magnets so I can swich between them.
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where would you find magnets for interchanging that arent expensive