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emmetkt 21 May 2014 23:34

Need a competitive CSM army to play Tau...
 
Hi I recently got into 40K and play Tau.

I am trying to get my brother into the game and want to teach him how the basics. A friend of mine has given me the CSM part of his Dark Vengeance set along with a Dark Apostle. He also gave me 12 Space wolf SM & 3 space wolf HQ's and a dreadnaught. I want to put together a competitive list for my brother using the wolf models as proxies for other CSM models. I'm also happy to proxy any of the other CSM models he has. I'm also happy to proxy in rhinos using boxes or something, I just want him to have a good list that will teach him the game and will also be able to give him as good a chance of winning as me.

I have only just got the hang of my Tau (kind of) and reading through the Chaos codex I found it quite complicated, not the rules but just the level of choice with different marks and things.

If someone could recommend me a 1000pt list to play against my Tau using as much of the DV models as possible with whatever proxies needed I could print out a battle scribe list and i think that would really help with the learning process.

My list is as follows.....

(Farsight Enclave)

HQ
Commander: Fusion Blaster, Plasma Rifle, 2 x Shield Drone

Elites
Riptide: Earth Caste Pilot Array, Ion Accelerator, TL Smart missile system

Troops
Firewarrior Team (x10) : Bonding Ritual + Deilfish: Burst Cannon, Disruption Pod, TL Smart missile System

XV8 Crisis Team (x3): Fusion Blaster, Plasma Rifle - each, 2 x shield drones

Fast Attack
Pathfinder Team(x5): Bonding knife

Pathfinder Team(x5): Bonding knife

Heavy Support
Hammerhead Gunship: Disruption Pod, Railgun w/submunitions, TL Smart Missile Systems

=1007ps


Any advice??

Thanks.

wilderun 22 May 2014 03:34

First off you should probably be writing your list to be 1000 points or less. Some people would consider going over the set points limit bad form. Certainly in a friendly game it's not necessarily an issue, but it's a good habit for when you start playing against people you may not know so well.

I don't think you'll have quite enough to field a 1000 point Chaos Space Marine army with the models you have. I don't play CSM so I can't really give you any advice on putting together a list. And really you should let your brother figure things out for himself rather than running to the internet for people to tell you what to do. Fielding different units and seeing what works and doesn't is the best way to get a handle on building your lists and understanding the codex.

Carrelio 22 May 2014 17:05

I know very little about the intricacies of chaos space marines (certainly not in the same way I know Tau), but I'd suggest just going for a range of cool stuff.

Let him use the Apostle as a Sorcerer (I think that's what chaos has as it's psychers...) so that he can try the cool psychic powers. Give him one troop choice of the cultists, and another one made of 10 space wolves proxying as chaos space marines. Maybe a rhino for the marines to show him how transports work. And a proxied helldrake to show him how flyers work (and because it's a terrifying monster of a unit that will single handedly win games and balance out your riptide).
Don't know how many points that is, but it's a pretty good spread of stuff to try out, Wildrun is right though, part of the fun is making the list combo yourself.

Also, to hit 1000 points if it is an issue; dropping the smart missiles on the devilfish should fix the problem.


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