So what did I get?
Take a look!
Space Commies NOOOOOO!
I ended up with
36 Fire Warriors
8 Pathfinders (3 with rail rifles)
3 Broadsides with Twin-Linked Plasma rifles from Forge World
7 Crisis Suites with magnetized weapons
(7 missile pods, 7 Fusion Guns, 3 Plasma Rifles, 2 Flamers, 2 shield generators)
4 Devil Fish with Gun Drones
2 Hammer Heads with Rail Cannon and SMS
3 drones on stands (2 shield drones, 1 gun drone)
After looking at the BRB for a min I realized that the Tau can ally with everyone but Tyranids, this makes them a pretty good addition to my collection as I can try them out with all my armies but my nids and see what kind of hole they can fill.
I went ahead and painted up a test model last night, it did not come out as well as clean looking as I had hoped but I have a few ideas of how to fix that.
I am planning on painting them as Ultra(marines) Tau!
I also decided that as I have this new project I may as well throw my hat in for the Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge! And in order to do this I had to make up an 1850 point "Tournament list"... so with my limited Tau knowledge this is what I came up with!
HQ:Shas'o w/Fusion Blaster, Plasma Rifle, Shield Gen., Bonding Knife, Hard-Wired Multi-Tracker, Stim injector -147
Elites:3x Crisis Suites w/Fusion Blasters, Plasma Rifles and Multi-Trackers -1863x Crisis SUites w/Twin-Linked Missile Pods and Blacksun Filters -138
Troops:12x Fire Warriors w/Shas'ui, Marker Light, Gun Drone, Bonding Knife -15512x Fire Warriors w/Shas'ui, Marker Light, Bonding Knife, Photon Grenades, DEVILFISH w/ Disruption Pods, Targeting array, Multi-Tracker, Flechette Discharger -26712x Fire Warriors w/Shas'ui, Marker Light, Bonding Knife, Photon Grenades, DEVILFISH w/ Disruption Pods, Targeting array, Multi-Tracker, Flechette Discharger -267
Heavy Support:Hammerhead w/Railgun, Smart Missile System, Blacksun Filter, Multi-Tracker, Disruption Pod, Target Lock, 2x Seeker Missiles -205Hammerhead w/Railgun, Smart Missile System, Blacksun Filter, Multi-Tracker, Disruption Pod, Target Lock, 2x Seeker Missiles -2053x Broadsides w/3x Twin-linked Plasma Rifles, 2x Shield Drones, 2x Target Lock -280
But with the new Codex coming out in less than 1 1/2 weeks who knows how this will change!
Well... till next time! Let's paint some Tau!