Should I go Tau or Guard? - Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums
General 40k This is the place to talk about everything related to Warhammer 40k.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-14-10, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Cyoteon's Avatar
Cyoteon's Flag is: USA
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marlboro, NJ
Posts: 144
Reputation: 1
Icon Should I go Tau or Guard?

Hi all. So for my third army im torn between IG and Tau. I like both but not really sure on the details of both armys. I play Templars and Dark Angels now so I want something totally different. Any thoughts would be alot of help. Thanks all.
Cyoteon is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-14-10, 01:18 AM
Senior Member
 
hippypancake's Avatar
hippypancake's Flag is: Wales
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,189
Reputation: 1
Default

Really they are pretty even so I would say to decide ask yourself this

Would you like to stay Loyal or become a Xeno Scum? XD

The Undefeated 13th (SW) - W 3, L 0, D 2

The Swarm (Nids) - W 33, L 14, D 0

Da Waugh Squad (Orks) - W 5, L 9, D 2

The Gunline/Gundam Wing (Tau) - Under Construction
hippypancake is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-14-10, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Cyoteon's Avatar
Cyoteon's Flag is: USA
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marlboro, NJ
Posts: 144
Reputation: 1
Default

lol. good question. I'm really into WWII and was thinking if I go IG do a Red Army kind of look. But Tau was the first race I ever played in the PC game which got me into Warhamemr. If only i had enough to buy both.
Cyoteon is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-14-10, 01:25 AM
Senior Member
 
Nave Senrag's Avatar
Nave Senrag's Flag is: USA
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 460
Reputation: 1
Default

It depends on your interests, how much you want to pay, and what your play style is.
Tau for instance are easier to paint, and you don't need as many models for a playable or competitive army. They tend to be shooty, and fast. Battle suits move blow up a unit then move out of range. Most tau weapons are long ranged, so you can shoot from far away without worrying about getting shot up.

Guard are a pain to paint well though a simple paint job is a piece of cake, however you need models by the bucket load, and that is expensive and time consuming. They are however, a lot of fun to make, and you can use practically anything in a guard army as long as it looks guardy. Most armies I've seen have converted at least a couple models and the majority convert more than that.

The guard are slower than the Tau, their standard infantry weapon's primary use is entertaining kittens, and large amounts of infantry(or tanks) are a must. The guard are however, a tread heads dream. They have a vast selection of tanks and artillery, and boast quite a few variants of several vehicles. Their infantry are mediocre except in large quantities. With a 5+ armor save and terrible stats, individual guard don't last long, but big groups can mess up an enemies day. A big group of people use veterans mounted in chimeras and valkyries, but it is prohibitively expensive as far as I'm concerned.

Hope this helps.
Nave Senrag is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-14-10, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Cyoteon's Avatar
Cyoteon's Flag is: USA
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marlboro, NJ
Posts: 144
Reputation: 1
Default

Thanks that helps alot!
Cyoteon is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-14-10, 07:32 AM
Senior Member
 
jaws900's Avatar
jaws900's Flag is: England
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2,122
Reputation: 1
Default

both do gun lines well but its jsut weiather you want fire power or numbers really.

"Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway."

People i have turned into Chaos Spawn
Marneus Calgar
Pedro Kantor
Terminator Chaplin
Terminator Apothecary
jaws900 is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums > Warhammer 40K > General 40k

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Wargaming Forum and Wargamer Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome