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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-16-10, 02:53 AM Thread Starter
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I've decided that since my brother has taken a liking to the Tau, I thought it was best that I give at least try to give him a Tau army for this Christmas. I know I should at least give him the Battleforce+codex, but I'm thinking of getting a larger army for him besides the basic 500 point army that comes with the box. What else should I get him? I'm trying to aim for a 1000 point army so I can have evenly-mached battles with him (I'm getting a 1000 point IG army)

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Personally I suggest just getting 2 batleforces and a hammerhead and if you have anything else to spare some pathfinders.

This will give him a decent starting point, and many options for the army to try out.

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Have a gander at some of the Tau lists in the Army list section.

Normally give you a good idea of what is handy to have around in an army of Tau

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2x battleforce
a hammerhead
2x broadsides
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Well, Kroot are bloody neccesary, fire warriors are bad and you really just want one minimum sized squad to sit in some pathfinder's devilfish, pathfinders are practically required, 2 heads (railheads, that is) and some broadsides are fairly standard, piranhas require a deft touch but buy you time, and every other single point, ever, should be put into PR/MP suits, or maaaaaybe Twinlinked missile pod suits. A commander... well, he's a suit, right>

Everything else is rather best avoided. A LOT of it is crap (see: ethereals) and the rest eats a slot and points that could be taken by something worthwhile. Wasting HS slots on Ionheads, Skyrays, sniper squads, etc. is painful, and wasting Crisis slots on steathies is just awful.

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