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Old 31 Jan 2015, 09:43   #1 (permalink)
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Hey. New to Tau and 7th edition.

Been advised to start with a battleforce or 2 so here's a few quick lists I threw together

Any thoughts on these?

500/600pts

Hq
commander
missile pods x 2
Drone controller
iridium
1 marker drone, 1 shield drone
172pts

Troops
6 firewarriors x2
108pts

Elites
crisis x2
Fusion blaster x2
Target lock

Plasma rifle x2
Drone controller
2x marker drone, 2x shield drone
165pts

Fast attack
Piranha
Fusion blaster
50pts

Total 495pts

Stealth team
Shas'vre, marker light and target lock

105pts

Total 600pts


Hq
commander
2x missile pod
iridium
drone controller
Ion blaster
marker drone, shield drone
187pts

Troops
12 fire warriors x2
216pts

Elites
crisis x3
2 plasma rifles x3
156pts

Crisis x2
2 fusion blasters x2
Target lock
Vectored retro thrust
114pts

Stealth team
5x shas'ui
1x shas'vre
marker light and target lock
Drone controller
2x marker drones
227pts

Fast attack
Piranhas x2
Fusion blaster x2
100pts

Total. 1000pts


Open to any feedback :-D
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Old 31 Jan 2015, 16:53   #2 (permalink)
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Looks pretty solid with just a couple small changes.

In the 500-600 point list:
I would give the Commander 2 marker drones instead of one marker drone and 1 shield drone (the conversion to make gun drones in to marker drones is pretty easy, you can find it with a quick google search). Shield drones are good, but Tau need markerlights, and battleforces can provide those through drones.
Your 2 elite crisis suits have weapons that don't play as well together as having all the same weapon. Split them into 2 separate units and drop all 4 drones from them to create a fast attack unit of 4 markerdrones instead. Then have your commander join the drones and have a total of 6 BS5 markerlight shots. This will mean you can also drop the target lock and the drone controller from the elite crisis suits.
With that many lights you can drop the less efficient markerlight and target lock from your stealth suits and just let them do what they do best (harass stuff with S5 firepower!). I would suggest not even bothering with the shas'vre and just running them cheap and cheerful.

In the 1000 point list:
Drop the ion blaster from your commander, you can't fire 3 weapons in a turn, so any weapons for a crisis suit beyond 2 are a waste (if it were not for our multi-trackers special rule we could only fire 1 weapon a turn). Likewise make the same drone changes you made in the 500-600 point version of the list.
Your plasma crisis suits would thank you for a couple shield drones to boost their survivability.
Your fusion blaster cirisis suits don't need the vectored retro thrust, if they get charged they will be wiped out.
Strip all the fancy stuff off your stealth team. Run 6 burst cannons plain and simple and they will be more cost effective to you than if you give them all kinds of extra bells and whistles.
Add that squad of 4 marker drones to the list again.
Split the piranhas into 2 units to make them each easier to hide from enemy shooting and harder to pick as a priority target.

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Old 31 Jan 2015, 17:24   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice :-)

Made all the changes but had to drop a stealth suit to add the 2 shield drones to the plasma suits (1000pts)

Changes worked fine for the 500/600pt list

Might put up a revised list in the thread :-)
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Old 31 Jan 2015, 17:46   #4 (permalink)
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Sounds good!
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