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Dooppie
20-01-2008, 17:55
After some good thinking I gona start a Tau epic army.

Now the problem is: I do not know what's I gona buy and i wanna place 1 Forge world order because that safes me some monney
On Forge world i can buy lot of Epic Tau and I seen globaly the expermental rules Tau on the specialist games site.

Forge world store in only buy online or on gamesdays, so I think too buy a big army.
The english pound (british pound) is low at this moment so it safe me some Euro.

On this website I see a Tau army and i like too have about the same army:
http://www.tacticalwargames.net/cgi-bin/forum/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=7;t=9920;st=150

The manny planes are also used for Aeronautic Imperialis games, so not only epic battles.
Fire warriors are not forge world but other models (metal ones).

I am good starting?

CyberShadow
21-01-2008, 11:40
Hi. The first thing to decide is how many points you want for your force. A standard tournament force is 2700 points, and many people play 3000 points. However, for a starting force, you may want to limit yourself to 1500-2000 points initially.

Secondly, all Epic Tau miniatures are Forge World only, and are resin.

Thirdly, most of the Epic Tau aircraft are also used in the Forge World Aeronautica Imperialis game - Manta, TigerShark, AX-1-0, Barracuda, Orca.

All the best.

tabletopnews
21-01-2008, 15:52
Hi. The first thing to decide is how many points you want for your force. A standard tournament force is 2700 points, and many people play 3000 points. However, for a starting force, you may want to limit yourself to 1500-2000 points initially.

If you want to limit your shipping costs from FW then I would actually plan a 3000pt force and then buy some extra to swap out parts of the army... so look at buying perhaps 4000 points of figs.

CyberShadow
21-01-2008, 19:58
Actually, shipping is worked out as a percentage of the total cost. So, as long as you order over the minimum amount for shipping, it doesnt actually matter whether you make a single order of 300 pounds, or six orders of 50 pounds. The shipping works out the same. The only bonus is if you order over 250 pounds of items. (I spend way too much time thinking about this stuff!)

Dooppie
21-01-2008, 20:11
Thanks for the replies :)

Some times I am not carefull for models and I am afraid that the resin is not very strong.
Resin of forge world is strong?

if I order for 250 pounds at Forge world there is free shipping and handeling?

I am thinking of a 3000 points Tau army.
250 pounds is lot of monney and I dunno if I gona buy only 1 games for it.
I having not that much monney ;):angel:

Jambo
22-01-2008, 18:03
I just posted my thoughts on starting playing Epic with Tau on your other thread (didn't notice this one at first).

I'll summarise it here by saying that though the Tau army is good and looks amazing, it isn't the best army to learn to play the game with. For this reason I'd encourage you to either borrow someone else's Ork or Imperial Guard army for a couple of games until you appreciate the rules a little more, then feel free to use the Tau if you still decide their style of play is what you want, or even just buy the models as they look cool.

mark_logue
01-02-2008, 23:30
The tanks and larger items are fine but if you are worried about breaking stuff then I would copy Onyx in the link you posted and use metal miniatures instead as proxies for the infantry. Along with being much cheaper they are much more durable and won't break during games. As you can see from onyx's army they look really good.

I don't think that it is too important to try and start playing with one of the "easy" armies. I think you best of just going with your favorite army and while the first couple of games may be a bit difficult you are more likely to get into the feel of an army that suits your playing style.