The Tau are an available army in Warhammer 40K, with an emphasis on long-ranged combat.

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How to identify miniature parts that correspond to in-game enhancements?

I'm totally new to Warhammer and to assembling my own miniatures. I'm preparing a team of tau fire warriors and I am confused with the enhancements and how to prepare the miniatures to reflect them in ...
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How well do differently-sized units of Fire Warriors work?

I've heard varying opinions on the 'best' sizes for FW squads, mostly at 6 or 12 warriors to a unit. Pros and cons of that I've heard for each are: A unit of 6 Smaller footprint - easier to hide ...
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How could I augment my Tau army with Necrons?

I'm planning on using the 6th edition Allies rules to add some Necrons to my tau army. As a novice player I'd like to know which units would best suit this mix? I only barely know my Tau army, and I ...
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What do the Tau battlesuit numbers mean?

Tau battle suits are often dubbed XV88 or XV81, is there a pattern to the number? What does it mean?
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How to determine points costs of Tau unit enhancements?

I have been trying to figure out which are the points costs for the several enhancements to tau units, but there is not a single comprehensive list for that. Sometimes model stats sheets have 'may ...
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Can I put any ranged weapon on a Crisis Battlesuit?

I've read the Codex (6th) entry for the XV8 Crisis Team and it says: Any Crisis Shas'ui may take up to three items from the Ranged Weapons and/ or Support Systems lists. I can see only one ...
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Warhammer 40k - Tau detachment benefit clarification

Coordinated Firepower is a Tau detachment benefit: Whenever a unit from a Hunter Contingent selects a target in the shooting phase, any number of other units from the same detachment who can still ...
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What is a strategy rating?

My Tau Codex features a strategy rating. I've not seen this before. What is this used for?