I'm a hardened Imperial guard & Tyranid player so I'm a horde player, I've never faced Tau so thought I would give them a go as I like many of the models.
Did you know a single Guard troop choice used to string 3.46m across a board as a single bases in contact rank? More with Chimera.
My Tau army is going to be more about the figures I like than what they do, for instance I'm not keen on the Stealth suits, so unlikely to feature them much if at all.
So far I have:
Commander: XV-85 Enforcer suit with shield, injector and ? <This guy is more about staying on the table and issuing orders than being a go getting fighting tool. +2 shield drone.
Question does his body guard count as a separate elite choice, I assume they do and he simply joins them as an independent character, but the feel of this is a little off?
Troops: 1 Strike team 10 with pulse rifles, leader has markerlight & pistol + guardian & markerlight drones.
Clearly I need another troop choice at least?
2x XV-8 2 missile+Pulse rifle.
Bodyguard XV-8 how to kit this one? If he takes the hit for the commander would a shield or injector be of any use?
Can normal XV8s take options left over from the commander build like a cyclic cannon?
Any one make use of the thing that allows you free shots on teleporters - it seems a sensible choice for a bodyguard?
5 man pathfinder team w/ 3 railguns: recon drone, 4 markerlight drones.
5 man pathfinder team w/3 ionguns: recon drone, 4 markerlight drones.
Anyhow thats what I've got and am starting to model & paint up, comments and suggestions welcome...
BTW I intend having a full Pathfinder team = pulse weapons only supported by an XV-8 that is actually a proxy for its drones: Pulse accelerator, Recon, Grav-generator, markerlight & a gun drone as it looks - interesting.