Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

XV15 Deployment
Closed Thread
Old 17 Jan 2006, 23:51   #1 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Uk
Posts: 628
Send a message via MSN to Rechar Send a message via Yahoo to Rechar
Default XV15 Deployment

Always been a huge fan of Stealthsuits, at least from a game perspective. They look good and play good....but are a real B*****d to paint (pathelogical hatred of metal mini's).

With the upcoming new releases i'm looking to shave a few points here and there for my army list and i was wondering if anyone had any experience fielding 4 man XV15 teams.

Granted you loose 6 shots, but the units cheaper, can ignore bonding as one model is pretty useless (i'm partial to bonding my stealths even at max models, 6 shots is still a fair bit of bite when under 50%), and is reduced on Priority for enemy fire due to size, in theory at least.

So, any opinions?
__________________
Wins: 46
Losses: 6
Draws: 4

"Just as the chaotic nature of these aliens is anathema to we of the Empire, so it is that the Tau'va is abhorent to them. They have no capacity to accept such glory and should be kulled so the Empires efforts may be spent in a more productive manner." attributed - Shas'O Rech'Ar
Rechar is offline  
Old 18 Jan 2006, 00:40   #2 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: South West Florida
Posts: 321
Default Re: XV15 Deployment

I have never taken less than five man stealth team but I am very aggresive with with stealth teams . You will still have good fire power ( 12 shots ) so that is not to big of a problem . I've had a stealth team reduced to 3 models and they still acounted for 2 Leman Russ's killed all on their own.

I would keep bonding though it has served me well many many times. Even one stealth can cause alot of trouble behind enemy lines .
__________________
Let them hate , so long as they fear. -Accius

I am your lighted way and I am your darkest day. -Godsmack
Saint is offline  
Old 18 Jan 2006, 02:11   #3 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 200
Send a message via AIM to zxcvbnm1017
Default Re: XV15 Deployment

Even if the points cost go up, the larger the squad the better! Plus, 4 is an odd number for a squad.
__________________
That's not what your mother said last night Trebeck, HAHAHA!
zxcvbnm1017 is offline  
Old 18 Jan 2006, 02:17   #4 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 585
Send a message via MSN to chrissi3
Default Re: XV15 Deployment

i agree,stealths work better in numbers,i dont mind 3 and i dont mind 5.i dont know why i just think its unbenificial,by the way bond them
chrissi3 is offline  
Old 18 Jan 2006, 02:31   #5 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 296
Send a message via AIM to LiinSivi Send a message via Yahoo to LiinSivi
Default Re: XV15 Deployment

My stealth team usually runs at 5. It's by far my most lethal team. I've always had a special place in my heart for them. ;D
__________________
Imperial troops who fought in the Damocles Crusade described the signature of the barely visible markerlight beams as the Valkyrie's Mark, because those it chose were soon numbered among the dead

"The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other poor bastard die for his" --George S. Patton
LiinSivi is offline  
Old 18 Jan 2006, 02:34   #6 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,997
Default Re: XV15 Deployment

well...ever heard of a 5 man termie squad? If you played (or at least seen 1 person played), they need a lot of support. even with assualt cannons and powerfists, they need help since every gun in the enemy line would target them. Also, with only 3 kills, the are already below 50%, thus uneffective. Solution? Numbers. Bring lots of them. If you field stealths, they are no exception. 4 man teams are not enough unless you field them with another squad of drones. Bring the team up to 6. Bonding is very good for stealths because they are usually the "lone wolves" of the tau army. And becuase of this, they can be targeted very easily and rendered ineffective. Bonding eleiminates this threat by being able to regroup even below 50%. As a rule, I always deploy stealths to 1/3 of Fire Warriors I deploy (ex. 12 stealths with 36 FW). This allows for support for both units, as the stealth wrecks havoc in the enemies precious troops, the FW comes in (without the threat of the enemy's more dangerous units) and support the now pressured stealth suits.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wargamer
Aha, a brilliant point Impulse!
Impulse is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
XV15 Shas'vre Wash_Out Conversion 5 26 Aug 2009 23:52
XV15 suits??? Angel of Death Tau 2 13 Oct 2008 00:27
H XV25 FB or BC 2 xv15 W 1 XV8 greensmurf Marketplace - Buy Sell Trade 0 20 Nov 2007 21:07
So the XV15 is no more? Shaso Wanax Tau 24 31 Mar 2006 15:51
WIP Shas'el and XV15 Kickback79 Painting 12 10 Mar 2006 21:41