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Old 18 Jun 2006, 03:41   #1 (permalink)
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Default tau army 1500pt

hey,
i put together this tau army and im wondering to see what people think about. I've gone for an elite heavy army because i like the battlesuits and i love painting them. the vespids i belive will offer some good tactical diversity in maintaing a flank, by threatening anyone who wants to come near me with my neutron blasters, supported by devilfish firewarriors or stealths or my commander. What do you think of this force

HQ
Shas'el
-CIB
-fusion blaster
-targetting array
-HW multitracker

Elites
Crisis team 1
2 battlesuits
-2x TL missile pods
-targetting array

crisis team 2
2 battlesuits
-2x TL plasma rifles
-2x targetting array

Stealth team - 6 stealths
-fusion blaster
-team leader
-hw target lock

Troops

10 Firewarriors
-shasui
-markerlight
-HW target lock

10 Firewarriors
-shasui
-markerlight
-HW target lock

10 Firewarriors
-shasui
-devilfish - decoy launcher

11 Kroot

Fast Attack

6 vespids
-1 strain leader

Heavy Support

Hammerhead
-burst cannons
-multi-tracker
-target lock

Broadside team - 2 broadsides
-2x a.s.s
-team leader
-bonded
-hw drone controller
-shield drone
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Old 19 Jun 2006, 02:29   #2 (permalink)
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HQ
Shas'el
-CIB
-fusion blaster
-targetting array
-HW multitracker
This guy's weird. His two guns fire at totally different targets. Most things you'd shoot with a fusion blaster, you can't even hurt with a CIB! I'm not sure what his job would be, but I think he needs more focus.

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Elites
Crisis team 1
2 battlesuits
-2x TL missile pods
-targetting array

crisis team 2
2 battlesuits
-2x TL plasma rifles
-2x targetting array
All have TAs, right? Good picks, IMO. I've seen a growing trend to add 2x shield drones to these 2 man crisis teams, so you might want to consider that.

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Stealth team - 6 stealths
-fusion blaster
-team leader
-hw target lock
I'm not a fan of the fusion, but at least you've equipped him right. A scary unit to deepstrike against rear armor.

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10 Firewarriors
-shasui
-markerlight
-HW target lock

10 Firewarriors
-shasui
-markerlight
-HW target lock

10 Firewarriors
-shasui
-devilfish - decoy launcher
I'm not a fan of 10-squads, or partial mechanization either. Still, this is all solid.

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11 Kroot
What?! Why? Drop it back to ten...

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6 vespids
-1 strain leader
Vespids, ok. Not much to say about them yet...

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Hammerhead
-burst cannons
-multi-tracker
-target lock
This deserves decoys more than the devilfish, by any stretch of the imagination.

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Broadside team - 2 broadsides
-2x a.s.s
-team leader
-bonded
-hw drone controller
-shield drone
These teams are fun, if you face enough opponents with non-skimmer tanks. That single drone is just calling to me though... he's so lonely!


Good list overall, pretty solid with some interesting changes and sacrifices.
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Old 20 Jun 2006, 18:03   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: tau army 1500pt

It really is a pretty solid list. I gree with DireStrike abot the fusion on your 'el. Drop one Kroot and make it plasma. Otherwise I love your shas'el. Actually I like allof your elites. Good solid choices and different toles for each team. I am neutral about fusion in stealth teams. I tend to go all BCs, but your single fusion with a target lock could come in handy.

I on the other hand am a fan of 10 man squads, but more for mech than static/hybrid. Maybe you did that to make points for the markerlights. So your troops look pretty good to me. Even number for squads is just generally better. The 10 Kroot is better than 11.

Your heavies look just fine.

I suggest working your Vespids with one of two units. Your stealth or your mech FWs. Don't leave them alone. Good list in general and you should do fine. Good luck.

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