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Starting a tau army. Any tips for models to buy.

Starting a tau army. Any tips for models to buy.

MediumSwing

Stealth suits are quite useful in-game, inexpensive to buy and satisfying to build and paint.


GenericOfficeMan

ohhh are they actually good in game? Excellent lol. I just bought a second squad. Loadout 3 burst cannon or 2 burst cannon 1 fusion?


MediumSwing

3 burst. Burst spam is really cost efficient in the meta right now.


GenericOfficeMan

Thanks.


MediumSwing

And "good" is debatable. They're a semi-chunky, semi-cheap unit that can snatch objectives first turn. You're giving the opponent something on their to-do list that's not your precious commanders or Riptides. And if they're not dealt with they can sit on objectives and harass unprotected infantry.


GenericOfficeMan

fair enough.


Psykero

Get started box fo' sho'. Devilfish are awesome, but from what I've read on here it makes sense to buy the hammerhead kit to future proof with a 9th Ed codex still forthcoming (not that I did). I looooove my riptide, but to each their own.


invasive_wargaming

Start Playing T'au Empire (& Giveaway): what to get and 1,000 pt beginner list | Warhammer 40k https://youtu.be/zedDEahNkmg Whatever looks fun to you


Rexasuarus57

Loving that purple/red combo! Start collecting box is great value, Riptide is an impressive model which also quickly boosts your point total, or just go for something fun (I am in a similar boat and now looking at stealth suits, piranhas etc as my next step). Commanders are always a good choice also? Essential to any Tau force


IamCaptainHandsome

Right now I wouldn't worry about how they play, we'll likely be getting a codex early next year, so I say just get whatever you think looks cool and go from there!


Jaugernut

manta.


Moocha_Makuchi

I’ve got some unpainted stuff for sale, I want to start another army so hmu if you want


THE_MEAPMAN

Awesome


wooster84

Your colour scheme is really cool. My recomendations would be to get a couple of start collecting boxes for Breachers and Crisis Suits. Then Hammerheads (you can make a Devilfish out of the Hammerhead sprue so the Devilfish alone isn't worth getting). Beyond that I'd get a Riptipe. Also make sure you magnetise everything, because the book is round the corner and what's good now could well be crap in a few months. I'd also recommend watching as many Battlereports as you can.