Welcome one and all to a new post and the start of (hopefully) a regular supplement on my blog, as I really need to get my backside in gear with keeping this updated.
So without further adue we’ll get onto the subject of today, I know I am behind the curve with posting things about my coming back to Warhammer 40k and Tau but hey, this isn’t a review or an advanced screening, this is my army, what I like, what I don’t like and my complaint about the Fire Warrior sculpt.
So we shall cover the first topic which is my coming back to Warhammer 40k, this occured for a couple of reasons, the main one being the fact I moved back home and have gone from having a LGS 5 minutes away to now not having one local, which killed me playing WarmaHordes and Malifaux and the fact my most local shop is a GW so it kind of gave me a couple of options, I either played Warhammer Fantasy Battles or I played Warhammer 40k and well let’s face it, big fucking sci-fi guns and lasers are infinitely cooler than a dragon being ridden by a she elf….I mean seriously a dragon would just run around and fuck shit up and not get ridden by some pmsy she elf…
After much deliberation I had settled on 40k and after looking around at the armies I was left with a few options, either go back to my first and original love the Orks, try something different with Space Marines, use my Guard as a standard army or jump on the bandwagon to new shinyville with Tau…so I bought a first class ticket and headed to Tau. After buying the mini rulebook and having a read through the game, I noticed a few things have changed, it is more streamlined than when I last played and allies are here…(the army I picked are friend whores) I also noticed that this game should now run alot smoother, fliers seem ridonculous and a few things seem to be must haves (*cough* aegis *cough*).
From here I went and bought a fair amount of Tau to start my force, I had a read through the codex and decided on some things that I won’t leave home without, naturally this included Pathfinders (markerlights & rail rifles), a Hammerhead (cheap and will hurt), Cadre Fireblade (Volley fire), Darkstrider (-1 T), Longstrike (Bs5 Hammerhead) and Fire Warriors. The Riptide is a must have but not for in game purposes (although it will wreck face) but because it looks fucking awesome.
Luckily when I went to buy all my Tau, my local GW still had the old Battleforce in (12 Fire Warriors, Crisis suit, Devilfish, Stealth team, 12 Kroot), so along with this I grabbed a Riptide, a Pathfinder box, a Hammerhead, Longstrike and Cadre Fireblade. The Kroot are pretty much null and void as I won’t entertain them, they seemed like something that was just put in the codex to keep with fluff. I then went to decide on a colour scheme, which ended up a bit transformery and it was unintentional (I will show some pictures at the end of the post).
Well now I will show my initial 2,000points list and I will give some reasons why I picked what I did.
Cadre Fireblade with Shield drone and Gun drone.
3x 8 Fire Warriors with 2 Pulse Carbines each, Shas’la with Markerlight. Squads with bonding knife, emp, 1 Gun drone
Stealth Team with Shas’vre Fusion, all with counterfire, 1 Gun drone, Markerlight
Riptide with Ion accelerator, Fusion blasters, Velocity and Early Warning, 2 Shielded Missile drones
Crisis with Plasma/Fusion, Shield generator Gun drone
2 Remora Drones
5 Pathfinder with 2 Ion rifles, 1 Rail rifle, pulse accelerator, shas’ui with black sun, emp
5 Pathfinder with 2 Rail Rifles, 1 Ion rifle, grav inhibitor, shas’ui with black sun, emp
Hammerhead with Longstrike, submunitions, Smart missiles, 2 seeker missiles, fully kitted
Sniper Drone Team with 2 Marksmen, 5 Drones
Broadside with plasma, seeker missile, velocity, shield drone and missile drone
Well that is my list, a lot of it is because I like the models, my aim is to put Darkstrider in with the Rail rifles and watch people cry when astartes are insta-dying, Fireblade will do volley fire with the Fire Warriors, the rest is because I like the models and Longstrike will make people cry with a BS5 killing machine.
So that is all for now so I shall add some pictures n of my force so far.
That is all for pictures, I apologise for some of the quality as they were taken on my phone and some were taken on my DSLR. As you can see the scheme is different to most Tau (the fact it is dark and battle damaged) but I don’t like clean armies, I am always suspicious of a clean army that is apparently in the middle of an intergalactic war.
Well that is all for now, I hope you have enjoyed this post and the pictures, I hope to see you soon, remember tell your friends and get more people into the hobby