As I've mentioned in the past, my girlfriend has taken an interest in 40k, and I've walked her thru a few games in which she has consistently beaten me with my own Chaos marines. However given her fondness of Anime, the Tau naturally appealed to her, and so for her forthcoming birthday, I'm giving her the beginnings of a Tau army. She is well aware of this and has seen all that is pictured below, so there are no spoilers to worry about. RTVoril has also generously donated to her cause, as it will add to list of people who can (quote) 'kick your ass' which was all the incentive he needed.
Codex and Sabol tray aside, nothing is brand new (I still need to get her a case of some sort for the infantry & drones). When starting an army from scratch, it's almost required to start with 2nd hand minis as the start up costs of this game are truly horrifying! As such, these were either my own, purchased from or in the case of the white crises & two broadside suits, given to her by RTVoril.
So here's what all she's getting:
|RTvoril's well done conversion, made to look like the Fire Warrior novel cover.|
|The tank commander-turned-fire warrior conversion that everyone does.|
|RTVoril gave her these two broadsides, however they were suffering from the usual 'broken ankle syndrome'. Some aluminum flight stand pegs from ebay ought to eliminate that issue.|
|The starter army as a whole. I have parts to add another drone, and alter the unpainted crises suit's weapons. RT also had some extra broadside bitz, enough to make a third with the purchase of a crises suit.|
|I've been skimming thru the codex trying to get a handle on the new rules to help her out with them, though I'm sure she'll discover more than a few surprises for me within its pages...|
Not sure of the point total, but this will certainly be a good core to build around. A third broadside, some pathfinders, and another troops choice seem to be the obvious next additions. Once she gets up to speed on the Tau, I figure we can play as a team with one of us with the primary detachment and the other as the ally till the army build's up to a stand alone force.