The army boasts some deadly accurate shooting and some devious technology to keep the enemy wondering about what tricks might be hidden up their sleeves. They have a number of allies that can provide either anti-armor support or close combat expertise.
Here is the Battleforce
1 Tau Crisis XV8 Battlesuit with 2 Gun Drones
1 Tau Devilfish APC and 2 Gun Drones
3 Tau Crisis XV25 Stealth Suits and 1 Markerlight Drone
12 Tau Fire Warriors and 2 Gun Drones
This is a great deal at $110. It would run $152 if bought separately, but it would give you a few extra Kroot.
The standard paint scheme is done with various shades of brown, yellow, and tan. There are a lot of different color schemes out there, however. The army features lots of clean lines and plates on their army, so it is easy to paint up in blocks using your favorite color. The camo pattern shown above is also easy. All you need to do is draw some blobs on the armor in your favorite color and then fill it in with a simple highlight around the edge. Simple!
- The battlesuits are a great addition to the army right away. A few squads of these will provide a lot of firepower and mobility. Broadside suits are not as mobile, but their railguns are awesome.
- The Kroot can be fortified with a Krootox and Kroot Hounds, making them even better in close combat.
- The Hammerhead tank is a good choice early on, offering even more long range support.
- Get markerlights any way you can, either on battlesuits or with pathfinders. They make your whole army better!
Don't be too eager to get into combat, even with the Kroot. This army is better at shooting the enemy to pieces and only assaulting when they can be assured of victory. The battlesuits are great, but don't think of them as flying dreadnoughts- they are not nearly that tough. Learn to use the markerlights efficiently. They will focus your firepower and allow you to annihilate the enemy one unit at a time.