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1000 pt tau hybrid army list. rate please
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Old 07 May 2006, 10:49   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1000 pt tau hybrid army list. rate please

A newb to tau, this will be my starting list. from these forums, most of this stuff seems to make sense, but im worried about 2 main things: are the 6 man FW sqauds to small and do i just have too much anti-tank. I mainly play marines, but there are a few necrons, guard and tyranid armies at my club, so thats why the shas'el is in that particular kit.

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[b]HQ 1: shas'el
CIB, PR, Targeting Array, HWMTtotal: 100
[size=7pt] general purpose infantry killer.* [/size]


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Elite 1: 3 XV8 Crisis suits
plasma rifles, fusion blasters, multi trackers Total: (186)
[size=7pt] heavy infantry and tanks their main concern [/size]


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Troops 1: 6 Fire warriors
Shas'ui with ML and HWTL, pulse carbine, 5 shas'la with pulse rifles Total: 85

Troops 2: 6 Fire warriors
(Shas'ui with ML and HWTL, pulse carbine, 4 shas'la with pulse rifles, 1 with pulse carbine Total: 85
[size=7pt] these two will markerlight and protect the broadsides. [/size]

[b]Troops 3: 10 fire warriors/b]
devilfish, decoy launchers, 2 seeker missiles Total: (205)

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[b]Heavy Support 1: 2 broadsides)/b]
1 with drone controller and two shield drones, the other with a target lock Total: 175


Heavy Support 2: hammerhead
BC, railgun, decoy launchers, multitracker. Total: (insert points)


[size=14pt]Army Total: 1001 [/size]

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Please give advice: the main thing i can change are the crisis suits cos i havnt got them yet, so if u can suggest different ideas pls do.
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Old 07 May 2006, 15:47   #2 (permalink)
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Okay, first:

How is it a 10,001 point army? I see no way it can be.

Also, why not just load up the 'Fish with 12 Firewarriors? Do you have any more Firewarriors? If so then put two more in the 'Fish and some more in the outside squads. The Broadsides will attract a lot of firepower (believe me ). So having FWs to 'protect' them is probably a good and bad idea. Good because they won't get hit on too much, but bad because you'll probably lose those FWs pretty quickly. Hammerhead is a good choice, nothing wrong there. Why not have your Shas'vre Crisis suits be tank and anti horde? Give them a plasma rifle or fusion blaster along with a ABFL, CIB, or BC. The Shas'el would kind of be the same way, but having him as an infantry hunter is a good idea because he has a BS of 5. The other Crisis suits are good when they have both, but wait for more feedback before changing anything too much...
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Old 07 May 2006, 15:54   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm... your crisis are expensive, and monat commanders arn't that wll suited to shooting dpwn infantry on their lonesome. Possibly drop one and make the commander have plasma and fusion as well. With the left over points, fill out the fire warriors.
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my main problem with a commander was: IC status ma=eans he shold be supporting the infantry. However, high Bs means that he should be using weapons with lots of shot (i.e CIB) so there's a problem there, but i imagined him using JSJ alot and sometimes joining the crisis suits, or using them as a barrier. i was thinking to put him behind the crisis suits: them at 12 in rapid firing, and him at 18in not. my crisis suits are expensive, but should be effective but i dont hav any more fire warriors (got drones though). i was thinking that maybe a railhead would not be as useful as an ionhead at 1000 pts.
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Old 07 May 2006, 16:10   #5 (permalink)
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Railgun is the way to go.

Drones will do fine to fill into the non-mounted FW squads. Seeing as you have no more you can't take FWs from the other two units so you'll have to go with ten FWs in the 'Fish. Oh well, what can you do?

But go with a Hybrid commander, give him a strong weapon (like Plasma Rifle or Fusion Blaster) and an anti-horde weapon (I know I've suggested this to just about everyone that asks).

Also, thanks for changing it to 1,001...I was kind of confused with the 10,001... ???
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Old 07 May 2006, 16:24   #6 (permalink)
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alrighty then ill get going. ok first of all if you fight marines a lot then the plasma rifle is an excellent way to go off but if you mainly face things like tyranids and orks or eldar go missle pods.

ok the crisis suits are really good and if you deep strike them you can potentially kill a squad on that first turn of shooting and if you go for setting them up on the board you are going to want to sprint over to the enemy so they can be of some use. all in all im not really suggesting anything for them.

ok, boost your FW squads up to 10 at a minumum. you never want to take a single squads of 6 fire warriors unless it is solely for fluff/special reasons. the ML setup with your 'uis seems alright though.

just drop the broadsides and get a maximum amount of Stealth suits (i believe three when you acount for the fire warriors) and a fusion blaster.
 
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He already said he doesn't have any more FWs.
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Old 07 May 2006, 16:45   #8 (permalink)
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as far as i can tell he hasnt made any statement claiming his lack of fire warriors. hey i barely see any lack of models by anything he says. oh yeah and the Hammer Head is a great choice ;D
 
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i was thinking to put him behind the crisis suits: them at 12 in rapid firing, and him at 18in not. my crisis suits are expensive, but should be effective but i dont have any more fire warriors (got drones though).
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Old 11 May 2006, 17:22   #10 (permalink)
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Ok heres the new list.

HQ 1: shas'el
CIB, PR, Targeting Array, HWMTtotal: 100
general purpose infantry killer.


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Elite 1: XV8 Crisis suits
plasma rifles, fusion blasters, multi trackers Total: 124
heavy infantry and tanks their main concern



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Troops 1: 6 Fire warriors
Shas'ui with ML and HWTL, pulse carbine, drone controller and 2 gun drones 5 shas'la with pulse rifles Total: 105

Troops 2: 6 Fire warriors
(Shas'ui with ML and HWTL, pulse carbine drone controller and 2 gun drones, 4 shas'la with pulse rifles, 1 with pulse carbine Total: 105
these two will markerlight and protect the broadsides.

Troops 3: 10 fire warriors/b]
devilfish, decoy launchers, 2 seeker missiles Total: (205)


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Heavy Support 1: 2 broadsides)/b]
shas'ui team leader with drone controller and two shield drones and ASS, the other with an ASS Total: 175


Heavy Support 2: hammerhead
BC, railgun, decoy launchers, multitracker. Total: 165


Army Total: 999

its proberly legal now ;D
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