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As mentioned in 1000 posts, I have compiled newbie information.
The first few things you want to do is buy the Codex, to see what your going to get, how everything works, and what wargear/other stuff you'll equip to your Light Blue Ranged Warriors. The main choice for beginners is to buy the codex, a crisis battlesuit, and 2 squads of fire warriors, ranging to about $150.00 Canadian Dollers. And the usual choice for Crisis Suits is the Plasma Rifle, Missile Pod, and Multi Tracker. If you fight close-combat oriented troops, then you might get a Burst Cannon, Flamer, and Multi-Tracker once again. Because 3 Strength 5 shots, and 1 strength 4 shot can be deadly against enemies, especially since flamers have a special template. After getting all this stuff, people go for a Hammerhead, maybe a box of Kroot, and later on more Fire Warriors. Then get a devilfish which can be really good for skimming through a flank. After all this stuff people get 3 Broadsides to make sure they have the main weapon of Tau, the Rail Gun. After that get another box of Kroots and 6 stealthsuits and your good to go. But people also get 3 crisis suits because they are very powerful and can move very very far every turn. Oh yah, from all this stuf your gonna have ALOT OF GUN DRONES. Understand me!?!? ALOT.
The army listed above costs about $665 Canadian. Which is HUMOUNGOUS FOR A BEGINNER. So I suggested going at about 250-800 points up at a time because painting and glueing is fun and I am sure you will win many wars with this army list.
1 Shas'vre + 2 Shas'ui Crisis suits
12 Fire Warriors
12 Fire Warriors
12 Fire Warriors
Two 7 squads of Gun Drones (14 in all)
1 Shas'vre + 2 Shas'ui Broadsides
Hope this helps all those newbies out there.
Doesn't anyone buy the battleforce anymore? not even my local GW likes it.
Why would anyone dislike the battleforce? There's so much crap in it!
I hate it. THe Space Marines got all that *****'n also a rhino and we only get DRONEZ INSTEAD OF A DEVILFISH. I mean COME ON.
What's your point Vaughn? People at GW seem to think anybody actually uses GDs when given the choice, and anyway, I'll take that Crisis Team over the 'Fish anyday.
drones are so much more useful than a devilfish, not to mention that you can't buy them in GW unlike the 'fish
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I like the battle force the kroot and the drones rock!
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actually i think the battle box is awesome (even though i hate the kroot) ive done the math, and i believe that the tau battlebox is the best deal points per dollar for any army. plus its the only one ive seen that i believe u can start with (ie: 1 hq & 2 troops)
Meh, I personally dont like krooties, . But still, I like the mobility of the devilfish over drones.. I have 10 drones now , bad stuff for my friends sm..
i bought the Tau Battleforce... its great for starting off with
3 Crisis Suits, 12 Fire Warriors, 12 Kroot, 10 Drones, Jungle Extra.
-- if you think about it you'll need to get that eventually if you want a decent army, and its cheaper by just getting the battleforce. The battleforce is about how much you save, compared to how many tanks... each battleforce box saves roughly the same amount per army type.