Having been a tau player or more precise a tau collector- dating back to the beginning of thier debut as the new army on the block back in the early years 2k, I can admit I have left them for quite a while sitting in storage to give room for other 40k, fantasy as well as other modelling projects. What kept my tau in storage was the uninspiring rule sets following 3rd edition with lackluster rules and less intriguing models compared to other armies. I've kept coming back to the greater good for shorter periods only to shelf them again and again.
* * * * * * * * * * * * Setup and approach
Most would call me a modest forum lurker and an affectionate model collector. I put as much work into assembly if not more than I do painting. Over the years however the painting has become a bigger part compared to my early years of the hobby.
- I figured I'd share my current work regarding the tau army I'm fiddling with. Over time I might share other aspects of my wide hobby scope. Illustrations, alternate rulesets, scenarios, campaigns and what not. Projects shifting back and forth into focus I can admit I don't know myself where this jousney will take me, or us if you would like to stick around.
Over the course of the project I will update this first post to add links and such for easy access to whatever I work on if it feels necessary. Starting with a pair right now my ATT membership profile which I might fill in more at a later time can be found here:viewtopic.php?f=11&t=24297
I use Instagram for mixed project updates whenever I feel like I have made progress but don't want to write a bigger post or so about it. What I have or will post about there is a mix of 40k army projects like Tau, Necrons, Dark Angels, Adeptus Mechanicus, Chaos Space Marines, Astra Militarum, Orks, BFG, Roleplay charcters and much much more every now and then. Username Frozac
I might as well add my Pinterest account if you feel like browsing random pictures. Updated every now and then with the majority of folders not connected with 40k or tau for that matter but I might change that sometime in the future, who knows... Link:https://pinterest.com/rajden/
* * * * * * * * * * * * What can be said about my tau collection?
I have updated most of my units to the current range. It is an army with a bit of everything from the codex to enable new army compositions for varied game play with a dynamic feel to it. It is not geared towards any specific theme, not aimed for competitive play but more of a collection.
Gameplay wise I tend to rely on Crisis suits - using neodym magnets for a wider use of weapon and support system options. I only have a few tanks so one could say the army is infantry heavy.
Known cadre records can be found in the Tau Empire Cadre Cencus as post 340, page 18
* * * * * * * * * * * * In the works
My primary objective is to finish a 500 point force for a narrative escalating campaign we're about to begin.
After that I will add another 500 for phase two and three each.
What I tend to do is go a bit of course and work a bit on other less prioritized pieces, or write something like this instead of focusing on what needs to be done. In this case I have a group of crisis suits (nothing to share so far IMO) and a commander that is in the process of magnetizing and some of the new firewarriors.
What I found myself working on instead was Stealth suits and a WIP kitbash of Darkstrider I thought I'd share to get things started.