Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tau: State of the army

(Almost) another month has passed by and this is a new overview of where things stand with my Tau army.

In my last "State of the army" post (here) I finished by saying that I wonder what I would get done in another month's time, and that I hoped I could keep up the momentum.

Well... the momentum has faded a bit, but I have an explanation (or excuse) for that: the weather has become a lot better the last couple of weeks, so less time is spent indoors and thus less time can be spent on hobby-ing.

Since May 21 (when I had painted up about 300 pts) I only finished this one batch of models, comprising 2 broadsides, a marker drone and a Firewarrior. This isn't a lot...
Although, to my defence, the broadsides are the largest models yet painted in my Tau army and the batch represents a little over 160 pts, so that's a painted points increase of over 50% in a month.

Of course, this also means I painted only about half of the points I did the month before and only about 1/4th of the amount of models. Eh well...

Anyway, looking back on the 2 months since first (re-) starting Tau, I'm very happy with what I achieved, and I'm glad the models that have been lurking in my closet for about 8 years are finally starting to really form an army.

After the break, a breakdown of the models I have, what is painted and what is planned...

Stuff that is finished:

  • 11 Firewarriors
  • 3 Stealth suits
  • 2 XV8s (crisis suits)
  • 2 XV88s (old broadside suits)
  • 2 Gun drones
  • Marker drone
Stuff in the pipeline:
  • Devilfish
  • 2 Gun drones
Stuff that is standing around, gathering dust:
  • 12 Kroot
  • Riptide
Stuff that needs stripping:
  • Hammerhead
  • 2 Gun drones
  • 1 Firewarrior

Stuff that needs buying to form an army:

  • 10 Pathfinders
  • Fireblade
  • 3 Stealth suits
  • 20 (or so) Firewarriors

Still going pretty strong. If I keep this up, I'll have a completely finished 2000pt army within a year!


  1. I love the attitude - definitely the right one. Stay positive and you'll accomplish your goals. Many gamers, myself included, could benefit from taking a similar attitude.

    1. Thanks. That was actually the main point of starting my blog!
      And it's because of regular commenters like yourself that I keep motivated, so thanks again!


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