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Made in gb
Fresh-Faced New User

As the title says, with the new edition I decided to jump back into the money and timesink that is 40k with a couple of friends. Whilst they are almost starting from scratch i dusted off my old unpainted 4th and 5th edition tau and decided to begin sprucing them up with a new lick of paint.

The last time i played was shortly after 5th edition came out, i drifted away for a multitude of reasons. Mostly due to a crippling lack of self esteem during that part of my life, but not helped by continually losing against all and sundry. It wasn't until shortly after i stopped that i found out my most common opponent was cheating in all his games through a wide variety of means just so he could always have the thrill of winning. As for everyone else, they were far older with professionally painted armies and a far deeper understanding of the game than i could ever hope to achieve at that point.

So with the old guard stripped and ready to paint again, as well as some new toys from the time I missed (seems that i missed the editions where tau were riding high) we're setting up 750 point minileague. The caveat being that everything must be painted and based, no grey plastic. It's slow going but i feel the results are worth it, far better than what I could hope to acheive back in the day, perhaps I joined the hobby too early.

Here is the list i'm painting towards


++ Outrider Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [47 PL, 750pts] ++

+ HQ [7 PL, 148pts] +

Commander [7 PL, 148pts]: Cyclic ion blaster [18pts], Fusion blaster [21pts], Plasma rifle [11pts], Target lock [6pts]
. . 2x MV1 Gun Drone [16pts]: 4x Pulse carbine

+ Troops [10 PL, 112pts] +

Strike Team [5 PL, 56pts]
. . Fire Warrior Shas'ui [8pts]: Photon grenades, Pulse rifle
. . 2x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Carbine [16pts]: 2x Photon grenades, 2x Pulse carbine
. . 4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle [32pts]: 4x Photon grenades, 4x Pulse rifle

Strike Team [5 PL, 56pts]
. . Fire Warrior Shas'ui [8pts]: Photon grenades, Pulse rifle
. . 2x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Carbine [16pts]: 2x Photon grenades, 2x Pulse carbine
. . 4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle [32pts]: 4x Photon grenades, 4x Pulse rifle

+ Elites [16 PL, 300pts] +

XV25 Stealth Battlesuits [6 PL, 90pts]
. . 2x Stealth Shas'ui w/o support system [60pts]: 2x Burst cannon [20pts]
. . Stealth Shas'vre [30pts]: Burst cannon [10pts]

XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit [10 PL, 210pts]: 2x Fusion blaster [42pts], Fusion collider [44pts], Multi-tracker [10pts], 2x MV5 Stealth Drone [20pts], Target lock [12pts]

+ Fast Attack [14 PL, 190pts] +

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 60pts]
. . 5x Pathfinder [40pts]: 5x Markerlight [15pts], 5x Photon grenades, 5x Pulse carbine
. . Pathfinder Shas'ui [8pts]: Markerlight [3pts], Photon grenades, Pulse carbine
. . Pathfinder w/ Ion Rifle [12pts]: Ion rifle [7pts], Photon grenades

Tactical Drones [4 PL, 48pts]
. . 6x MV1 Gun Drone [48pts]: 12x Pulse carbine

TX4 Piranhas [4 PL, 82pts]
. . TX4 Piranha w/ FB [4 PL, 82pts]: Fusion blaster [21pts]
. . . . 2x MV1 Gun Drone [16pts]: 4x Pulse carbine

Created with BattleScribe (https://battlescribe.net)

As well as a little sneak preview of what has been finished and almost finished


Any hints or tricks you can think of, as well as any developments that i might not have been aware of over the past two/three editions, would be much appreciated.
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Decrepit Dakkanaut

Auckland New Zealand


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Longtime Dakkanaut

Wow, that's a big list but with those painting skill you'll definitely pull it off.

Welcome to Dakka and here's hoping you enjoy your stay.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2017/11/29 19:47:45

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Regular Dakkanaut

Welcome back!

I'm seeing a large number of people on these forums being returning wargamers, so you're in good company!

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Swift Swooping Hawk

Hello and welcome back to the hobby!

What you've done so far seems really promising, keep up the good work!

Craftworld Sciatháin 4180 pts  
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Fresh-Faced New User

Many thanks for your kind words

I'm sure i'll have a great time here
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