My Tau

My Tau have been a work in progress for around 6 or 7 years. I’ve always loved Tau, ever since they were released – They have such a cool appearance, and I live the idea of a tech-heavy, shooty army. They are a lot of fun to play, although I’d say they’re not an army for beginners. I find they require a bit more finesse than most armies and mistakes are punishing. One of the most important things to learn is to almost always avoid combat, which takes a bit of practice (Especially using the mobile Jet Pack armed units). I also love the mechanics for Marker Lights – The tactical options and depth in the shooting phase is challenging and a lot of fun for me. I also like that unit Champions can get an upgrade to fire at separate units too.

This is also one of the few armies that I’ve painted that I actually made my own paint scheme – I normally copy something I’ve found online, as I’m horribly un-imaginative. Even at that my scheme is a bit of a combination of other schemes I like… but either way I’m very happy with it and I think it’s a great fit with the theme of my army (an urban strike force). I might revisit this army one day and add some highlights (currently only the stealth suits have edging/highlighting). I also need to add Sept Markings – Which will add a sharp contrast to the army too. I’m thinking blue? No, orange… Maybe purple. Bah I have no idea.

 

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Crisis Command Squad

  This is my mainstay Crisis Team – I almost always include it o... Read More »

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Sky Ray Gunship

  My Sky Ray almost always makes it into my list, which is largely due... Read More »

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Kroot Carnivores

  Although I find Kroot to be pretty ineffective at fulfilling their r... Read More »

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Firewarriors (Pulse Rifles)

  My Firewarriors are always useful. Though notoriously useless in clo... Read More »

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Broadsides

  I love Broadsides. It’s too bad they’re so many points &... Read More »

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Stealthsuits

  My Stealthsuits are a lot of fun now that I’ve found how to us... Read More »

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Crisis Team

  This Crisis team is a bit old – I don’t normally run tha... Read More »

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Firewarriors (Pulse Carbines)

  I assembled this squad with Pulse Carbines before I had played a lot... Read More »

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Hammerhead Gunship

  The Hammerhead is an interesting unit. It’s quite effective, b... Read More »

Tau 1850 Tournament List

  I ended up switching to Tau at the last minute for the tournament la... Read More »

Tournament Recap: Game 1

Although I didn’t write down or take any photos of the games, I wante... Read More »

Tournament Recap: Game 2

Here’s my second round recap, against Chatham gamer Russ!   SECO... Read More »