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Old 04 Nov 2005, 17:50   #1 (permalink)
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Default 500 points is hard

hey, anyone got any advice about a 500pt and/or 1000 pt army?
i'd be fighting some khorne, some IG, a little orks, a little nids, and a lot of Eldar.* my friend is getting some SMurfs too.*
Staic or mech welcome.* but no GW links.* the computer blocks it.* blasted security...
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Old 04 Nov 2005, 17:51   #2 (permalink)
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Sure;

shas'el fireknife
12 fw's
12 fw's
railhead with burst, decoy, multi, target

for 495
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Old 04 Nov 2005, 17:53   #3 (permalink)
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target array or lock?
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Old 04 Nov 2005, 17:57   #4 (permalink)
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Sure;

shas'el fireknife
12 fw's
12 fw's
railhead with burst, decoy, multi, target

for 495
Good solid list choice. *Might even drop the FW to 1 squad of 10, get 10 kroot and try to get a cheap crisis.

Another option is to get 1x10 FW squads, 'el w/TLMP and flamer, HH w/Ion & BC/MT/DL/TL, 3 stealth, 9 kroot. *

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Old 04 Nov 2005, 17:58   #5 (permalink)
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I would not take the Railhead. You want as many shots as you can get your hands on and I think a Ion Cannon would suit better in 500 pts. Or a better option might be 3 monat Crisis Suits. They are as mobile as a Hammerhead, plus have JSJ. If you use magnets to mount the weapons you can switch out your weapons to handle any situation.
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Or you could go for;
shas'el fireknife
12 fw's
16 kroot
monat helios
monat deathrain with flamer
monat with burst, plasma, multi
for 498
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Old 04 Nov 2005, 20:11   #7 (permalink)
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I have just played 3x 500 point games using Tau
6 crisis suits plasma, missile pod and target lock
the remainder of the points in fire warriors.

I won all but 1 game which was against speed freeks and that was only because of a disasterous turn of shooting.

The lesson i learnt was to split the crisis suits into as many elite slots as possible thereby maximising the shots against targets instead of using 2 x teams of 3.
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rookie mistake, we've all done it.
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Old 04 Nov 2005, 20:22   #9 (permalink)
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How did you deal with any armor 13 or higher vehicles with your Crisis List? Hope your MPs glanced them or did you just ignore them?

If I was playing in a 500 point game, it'd be:

Shas'el Fireknife - 85
8 FWs, DF, Decoy - 165
12 Kroot - 84
Railhead w/ Bursters Decoy, MT - 165

499 points.

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Shas'el Fireknife - 85
12 FWs, Shas'ui - 130 points
17 Kroot - 119
Railhead - 165

499 points.

I'm much more likely to choose the 1st list. That HH is going to be hard to pop and the mobility of the FWs would be useful (as would the Devilfish!).
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Old 04 Nov 2005, 20:26   #10 (permalink)
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cawshis wrote
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How did you deal with any armor 13 or higher vehicles with your Crisis List? Hope your MPs glanced them or did you just ignore them?
we were playing combat patrol jacked up from 400 to 500 points.
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