Starting Epic Armageddon – with Tau

Welcome to another getting started article. Today: The Tau empire. 

Todays army list is mainly based on my experience as Epic Armageddon player, facing Tau every once in a while and articles and battle reports on taccoms. That being said, any Tau player is welcome to add recommendations etc, in the comments below. Please note, that this is not the Vior’La list, which might be treated later.

TAU empire 3000 points army list

CRISIS BATTLESUIT CADRE [250]
4 XV8 Crisis Battlesuit, Shas’el

CRISIS BATTLESUIT CADRE [425]
6 XV8 Crisis Battlesuit, Shas’o

FIRE WARRIOR CADRE [325]
6 Fire Warriors, 3 Devilfish, Skyray

FIRE WARRIOR CADRE [325]
6 Fire Warriors, 3 Devilfish, Skyray

ARMOUR SUPPORT GROUP [300]
4 Hammerhead Gunships (Ion- or Fusionhead), Skyray

RECON SKIMMER GROUP [175]
6 Tetra

RECON SKIMMER GROUP [175]
6 Tetra

STEALTH GROUP [225]
6 XV15 Stealth Units

PATHFINDER GROUP [200]
4 Pathfinders, 2 Devilfish

TIGER SHARK SQUADRON [275]
2 Tiger Sharks, 6 Gun Drones

KROOT KINDRED [175]
Kroot Master Shaper, 9 Kroot Warriors

BARRACUDA SQUADRON [150]
2 Barracuda Fighters

This list is a rough merge between some list combos I was facing in the last years and some own thoughts on relevant and useful troop synergies.

 

TAU empire proxy / shopping list

2x CRISIS BATTLESUIT CADRE [250]
10 XV8 Crisis Battlesuit, Shas’el

2x Command Rigs (6,39£)
2x FIRE WARRIOR CADRE [325]
12 Fire Warriors, 6 Devilfish, 2 Skyray

2x Neo Ashigaru (5.72£)

1x Taka AA Grav Tanks (9.41£)

2x Baku APC (9.41£ times 2)

 

 

ARMOUR SUPPORT GROUP [300]
4 Hammerhead Gunships (Ion- or Fusionhead), Skyray

2x Fujin grav tanks (9.41£ times 2)

 

 

2x RECON SKIMMER GROUP [175]
12 Tetra

3x Neo Shinobi Yurei (4.37£ times 3)

STEALTH GROUP [225]
6 XV15 Stealth Units

1x Ronin Support Rigs (5.72£)

 

PATHFINDER GROUP [200]
4 Pathfinders, 2 Devilfish

1x Baku APC (9.41£)

1x Neo Shinobi (5.72£)

 

TIGER SHARK SQUADRON [275]
2 Tiger Sharks, 6 Gun Drones

1x Attack Drones (5.72£)

1x Kreen Heavy Gunships (Microworld games 10$)

 

KROOT KINDRED [175]
Kroot Master Shaper, 9 Kroot Warriors

1x Avian Braves (5.72£)

 

BARRACUDA SQUADRON [150]
2 Barracuda Fighters

1x Foundationists Gunships (Microworld games 11$)

 

As you can see, the total cost will be roughly 131£, so it comes in fairly cheap for a full playable force. For my calculation I assumed 3 Infanterists per base instead of five. This way you can save some money and the bases look filled but not overly cluttered up with infantry to leave some space for interesting base designs. Speaking of which, the round bases made from plastic are currently out of production. Till they come back, I would recommend flat bases from ebay. There is plenty of variety and if you go for laser cut ones, you should get all you need fairly cheap for less than 150£ in total. Having had a look on recent price development, I did some sample armies for Dropzone Commander and Warhammer 40K, ending up with starting costs of roughly 400£ for 40k and around 240£ for playable forces – that aside, Epic is the space friendliest game out there – trust me 😉

Tutorials / guidance videos on how to scratch war engines and flyers can be found here on my blog, and on my Youtube channel.

Cheers 🙂

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