March 3, 2009
"Bloody hell, how much stuff have you got?"
Dagmire exclaimed while I packed my Tau army away over curses about his Sister of Battle and their flamers and Faith.
The sight of 24 Tau Stealth Suits nestled in their foam tray obviously worried him. That's 18 Tau Stealth Suits with 6 spare Stealth Suits armed with fusion blasters just incase the need should arise.
I thought it was time to totally unpack the case and have a look at exactly what I've got in my Tau army. That way I know what's yet to be built and painted, as well as all the stuff I need for the future.
The Tau army looks quite impressive as it stands, but it needs more -so much more! I'm hoping for an Apocalypse game against James's Dark Angels army which comes to around 6,000pts.
I don't think I'll have enough on my own, so I'd better rope a couple of local Tau players in to join forces against the Ravenwing, Deathwing and mechanised Space Marine armies under the Dark Angels banner.
Finished -sort of
So let's see here, I've got
3 hammerheads (weapon variants are in the case)
2 Forgeworld Broadsides, 1 devilfish, 8 pathfinders
1 Crisis Battlesuit team with plasma rifle/missile pod
1 Crisis Battlesuit team with burst cannon/missile pod
24 Tau stealth suits
48 Tau firewarriors.
I have a few bits to paint here and there.
I've also handed 3 Piranhas over to my comissioned painter.
Some say he has brushes for fingers
and that his only refreshment is Liche Purple.
All we know is, he's called Dave. (ref: Top Gear)
In Bits or in Boxes
Lovingly stacked inside a spacious box are 4 Tau skyrays, 4 Tau battlesuits and 2 Forgeworld broadsides.
The skyrays will become Devilfish with Smart Missile Systems. That allows me to mechanise all 4 Tau firewarrior teams. Then I'll flog the spare weapons on eBay to get some cash back.
3 of the Tau battlesuits with be armed with twin missile pod and flamer, then the last suit will be converted into my brand new Tau Commander with plasma rifle and missile pod. Obvious armament, but it works.
I NEED more stuff
So now it comes down to what else I want/need for the Tau army. Crisis battlesuits are top of the list, but I'd like to play some more games with my 3 different weapon configurations first. In some games the plasma rifle/missile pod combo has been awesome while in other games it has been overpriced and not very effective.
Great for killing monstrous creatures though. So I'd like some more of them. The burst cannon/missile pod combo makes an interesting replacement for a squad of Stealth Suits, but I can't see the need for more than one of these teams. Twin fusion blaster is a little too close for my comfort, especially when railguns do the job perfectly well and from 72" away and the burst cannon/missile pods are cheaper and more versatile.
I'm also planning a second Tau Commander, but this one will be armed with twin flamers and an airbursting fragmentation launcher to flush enemy troops out of cover. I think he could be awesome against outflanking units who come to steal my objectives and horde armies in general.
That's all for now. I have some serious painting to do!
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