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Old 04 Aug 2006, 21:37   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1500pt Tau list evaluation

tell me what you guys think

HQ

Shas'el - Iridium, hard wired drone controller, missle pod, shield generator, targeting array
Shield Drone x1
127pts

Elites

Crisis suit w/ missle pod, drone controller, shield generator
Marker drone 87

Crisis suit w/ missle pod, drone controller, shield generator
Marker drone 87

Crisis suit w/ missle pod, drone controller, shield generator
Marker drone 87

Troops

-Fire warriors x9 photon grenades, pulse rifles x9
-shas'ui with photon grenade, pulse rifle and hard wired drone controller
-Marker drone 150

-Fire warriors x9 photon grenades, pulse rifles x9
-shas'ui with photon grenade, pulse rifle and hard wired drone controller
-Marker drone 150

-Fire warriors x9 photon grenades, pulse rifles x9
-shas'ui with photon grenade, pulse rifle and hard wired drone controller
-Marker drone 150

-Fire warriors x9 photon grenades, pulse rifles x9
-shas'ui with photon grenade, pulse rifle and hard wired drone controller
-Marker drone 150

Heavy

-Broadside w. SMS and Duel Rails, Shield generator 90
-hammerhead w. rail, SMS, targeting array, disruption pod 165
-sniper drone squad w. spotter 80
-sniper drone squad w. spotter 80

Fast

-drone squad x8 TL carbines x8 deep strike 96

HQ = 8.5
Elite = 17.4
Troop = 40.0
Fast = 6.4
Wargear = <0.1
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Old 05 Aug 2006, 10:05   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1500pt Tau list evaluation

This list looks really interesting. I have never seen a list with so many marker drones. Now, those drones might be limiting you army. Those markerlights have a 50/50 chance to hit (i think, i could be way off). That might be too unreliable to spend 100+ pts on.

The iridium would be slowing down your commander and with the shield drone he can be targeted because he loses his IC status, just something to think about.

Also, you only have 1 weapon on all of your crisis suits. Now, I guess there is no problem with this but, you rarely see it and it limits your suits.

The troops have 40 pts worth of gernades on them too, that is only going to keep them in CC longer, which means you cant shoot at them, which can be limiting.

A must is a multi-tracker and decoy launcher on your hammerhead.

Over all the list is interesting and could have some good potential, but I think your games will be hit or miss because of the pts spent on all the marker drones.
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Old 06 Aug 2006, 17:38   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 1500pt Tau list evaluation

Yeah, this was jsut a trial, i finally had a chance to play with this list this weekend,

I found a couple flaws in the list

1. the marker drones on the suits was a complete waste, it restricts the movement too much

2. you are right about the grenades on the troops. but at the same time, the need to cancell the +1 on the charge may help these helpless hand to hand fighters

3. the hammmerhead does need some tweaking as well.

4. the gun drone squad was a complete waste of points. the 2 BS makes for a 5 to land and twin linked doesn't help that all that much

if i make the adjustments and use those extra points I am thinking about adding either a squad of stealth suits or a piranna skimmer. Or a combo vespid piranna

The army is designed to be very shooty (like all tau)
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