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Ok i need help i've got a strong liking for tau mainly there firepower,stealth and crisis suits.
Ive read the codex own it and have made a pretty nice 1500 list but recently i got the nid codex on my comp and have been flikin through it one thing that appealed 2 me was a fully cc nid army i mean everything cc i don't really know what the ranged weapons of nids are good against as i know the Tau's and what to use them against.
What i also fell in love with was some of the full on cc kitted out warriors in the codex and the way the plastics interact with eachother.
Could you please explain what is in what box as i want my tyrant to have scything talons and rending claws if i get one.
Also with the tau im pretty sure what i wanna get and how to paint them as i saw a nicely painted army in my local gw, it was done in darkangels green for armour plates and parts of weapons the fw undersuits were done in chaos black with grey highlights the other parts of the guns and udersuit arour of the suits wer done with boltgun metal mixed with chaos black but what really caught my eye was the stealth suits were painted in scorched brown.
Now if i were to do nids i'd want a quick to paint army that still looks ok.
Now the only army which fits the above requirements of a nid army is Phil Kelly's if you haven't seen it it is bassically chaos black with bleached bone details and weapons etc with detailed patters on the lager bugs.
So here it is please give me your wisdom and guidence at the moment im leanin to tau but the nid warriors models are slashin out at me and im not sure with the nids being redone
in the near future so help,thanks in advance and sorry if im confusing
K well I have to say you are going for two objects which are at the very ends of the 40K scope on one side you like the firepower of the Tau and on the other side you like the CC abilites of the Tyranids, but they both have a certian game play to them however I think you should go for Tyranids just because you can have a very easy to paint army which takes not alot of time but gets repetative very quick. Although I like Tau because you can have diffrenet version of them like a quick attack team or a totaly suit team and so on. and as to the tyrant thing you get rendering claws and ST in his box however I suggest you do the 2X ST thing it just works better because the Tyrant already gets all the power ups that rendering claws give.
Well you are asking this question on the Tyranid site, what answer do you expect to get? Anyway like I said before, dont let other people chose an army for you. You just go with your gut. Look at a box of Fire Warriors, than look at a box of Gaunts. You will get a little feeling in your gut that will tell you which one you like better. Than look at a battlesuit, and than look at a Tyranid Warrior. Again it will tell you. Than look at a Hammerhead and than a Carnifex...and so on. I always go for what my gut tells me to do. Usually I am happy with my decition that I make.
Ya I have to say the same thing, although when i first started I did not have much of a choice cause at the time all the good armies were taken and i did not what to copy anyone but now that I have had my little children for a few years The Hive Mind is happy but I still have a feeling I want to do Eldar or Dark Eldar they just ssem to appeal to me oh and when I have enough money I also want to do Deamonhunters well thats not true Inquisitor and Grey Knight armies but still I could combine them if I wanted to. any way back to the topic, if you want to do something go to GW and ask what has what weaknesses and what strengths and ask for a test play with one of the armies they usually have a Tau army I don't know about nids though. then you can get a feel for them better than looking at the box cause you can see the stances you can put them in and the colors and everything its very cool.
I've already answered this question over on the Tau boards, but for those of you who may wish to see it, a link is provided for your convenience:
I play nids for CC and overwhelming the army...I don't care If I lose as long as I took most of his/her models with me, I am so intrigued by the Tau as well..in fact with over 100$ in my pocket the day after christmas I was almost torn apart by the selection..but there were no Tau left and I went with nids..lol.. as for tactics? nids are simply this- Consume.
they act a lot like my playing style in most Half-life mods, have fun, get killed a bunch of times, win a few times, and always keep a few of your 100+ point distractions around.
As for the tau? if you have the tactical brilliance required to play them as a perfect symphony of always moving out of their way at the last second and outgunning them before they have a chance to group up again, while taking out their heavier weapons with broadsides and stealth suits, then go right ahead and I can't wait to try it myself, and regardless of my asinine tactics with nids I'm pretty sure I can pull it off.
as for you? if you really can't decide whether you want a CC swarm army that will die in droves while taking them out in short order, or a Mobile shooty army which will take their men out and always remain too far away for their assault troops. then flip a coin, or go to a store after a major holiday and see what they have left
Fire warriors are the best long range troops in 40k around 10 points, but whatever you do, don't get them in cc. If I were you, I would start tyranids. They can overwhelm the enemy by weight in numbers and are the best cc army in the game.
You call those cheap implants boobs?
They aren't boobs, they're lies!
Go with your gut but remember that one is CC and the otehr is shooting. Get which ever style, look, and maybe fluff appeals to you.
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