g0ndur wrote:Thank you very much for your reply.
I'm not that interested in Farsight, but it sounds to me that I need to buy the Kauyon book to be sure. I think the main detachment is more expensive because of mandatory bonding knives, and thus I can't use my codex for cost distribution.
How GW does things these days is very confusing on several planes.
Eh, it's not that bad. If you've bought the 7th edition codex, you do not need to buy Kauyon. Unless you want to. They simply made Kauyon into an update for the 6th edition book (which is sort of cool, as I like the format of the 6th ed book).
As for detachments/formations, it's worth simply reviewing the rules both in the rulebook from pg 118-122 and then on pg 71 of the Tau codex to understand how the Hunter Contingent works. Instead of restricting players to the old FOC chart (which is now the Combined Arms Detachment), they've given options to make armies play like they do in the fluff, which is awesome.