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|Silly Dragon Elf the Third
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As you all may well know i have been considering whether to collect Sisters of Battle or the Tau empire. Well like the title suggests i am gonna be collecting the Tau (Duh!
Heres some err...'things' that i would like a second opinion on.
My character is gonna be an etheral (not in a battlesuit until bigger games, but then still same person). Name is not decided yet so some suggestions would be nice. He is from the fire caste and since birth his parents raised him to feel no pain to feel no fear and show no mercy. They taught him the value of alliances and the power of words alone. They taught him discipline and skills of warfare. Everything from firing a pulse carbine to fighting many foes with only an honour blade. The parents were extremely harsh punishing him greatly for the smallest reason. He grew up knowing only combat and self improvement for the greater good. And was he good at it. He quickly became commander passing all 3 trial by fires. Now he focuses on testing himself and his forces against any foe that would present itself. He would break off from Tau space to invade without orders just to test the enemy and his own ability. A wildcard but a good one. His methods have been compared to Farsight, obviously not as effective but good enough. His forces would occasionally ally with the imperium for a short while for a crucial battle but 9/10 he would attempt to destroy the imperial forces afterwards if he thought their numbers were small enough. A powerful but risky ally indeed.
Black and silver are the main two colours with small details being colours like very dark red or dark brown. They like to fight either at night or on ships if the time does not allow this then its shadows and ambushes.
My main idea (though untested and still new to 40k) is using lots of devilfish with fire warriors upgraded to pack alot of pain (being many high BS + high strength attacks). Skimmers (pirahnas(sp?)) control the flanks or be reserves. Kroot take the middle supported by cover fire from battlesuits and fire warriors. High mobility and fire power is what i am aiming for.
Any ideas on how to improve? I mean i don't know how Etherals are born as the book just says about they appeared. Though the concept is the same either way (think spartans). Anything to look out for in other armies? especially Eldar.
Edit: Stay tuned for the first army list! comming up in forums near you!
SDETT This post has been edited by Silly Dragon Elf the Third on Oct 27 2007, 06:03 PM
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I have Tau and Eldar army books (Though I only collect Eldar) so here are some tips when fighting Eldar with Tau.
Fire Warrior Pulse Rifles easily out range the basic Guardian Shuriken Catapult, as well as a lot of the other Eldar weaponry. Also, it is higher strength than most Eldar weapons, with enough AP to easily kill most of the basic Eldar, like Guardians, Dire Avengers, Rangers and more. And as a bonus, its x2 shots at short range, meaning if the Eldar try to close the distance they'll just get a face full of pulse laser. The only thing is that Fire Warriors have average BS...but they are relatively cheap, so I would take at LEAST 2 units of 10-12 Fire Warriors. They will be the mainstay of your firing line, just remember that they are not built for combat.
Eldar have plenty of mobile units, but Tau have a few: Battlesuits, Vespids and a Piranha or two will help you catch - or avoid - the Eldar threat.
Kroot will be useful to overwhelm the Eldar in combat. They don't have a great save, but once again their rifles out range basic Eldar weaponry, so you should get the first shot in.
Hope that helps you, Lynx
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