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Old 07 Apr 2006, 15:26   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

Well i got 180$CAN and i want to expand my tau army. I'm playing a static army right now but maybe i will change to mech if it don't cost me alot.Here what i got right now:

2 Squad of gun squadron of 7
2 Shield drone
36 FW
3 Fireknife crisis
1 HQ fireknife crisis
1 Hammerhead

I though about buying 2 devilfish ,1 hammerhead and then convert my last squad to two 6 man squad of stealth suit. What do you think?

Thanks for future help.
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 15:36   #2 (permalink)
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I would buy 6 stealth suits and attach 10 of your 14 drones to them (and also make the marker drones that will come with the stealths). Then buy 2 devilfish. That should pretty much wipe out the money, but it makes your firewarriors more mobile and gives you a HARD hitting hard to kill stealth squad that pumps out 28 S5 shots at +1 ballistic skill.
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 16:05   #3 (permalink)
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10 Drone in a stealth squad coulb be cool but gun drone? They don't have a great thoughness and svg, maybe shield drone should be better?

I think converting my stealth suit is better than buying them and i can get a hammerhead with the rest of the money.
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 16:19   #4 (permalink)
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sure, converting them sounds like a great project.

As for the drones...6 stealth suits don't need 10 shield drones, they cost twice as much as gun drones anyway.* What they do gain from taking gun drones is 10 extra shots that have the chance to pin.* And this works best if you have a pair of marker drones in there, too...which you would also have to convert...because they only come with the new stealth suit boxes.

Anyway, 10 points per gun drone is a bargain.* You gat a TL BS2 S5 shot at the same range as burst cannons, stealthed, and it's a meat shield for the suits.* Really, the toughness and save don't bother me because if you use this unit right, only the enemy unit it's attacking will be able to see them...and that's only 50% of the time...after they've eaten 28 S5 shots at improved ballistic skill...if they are still alive, not pinned, and not running away, there won't be that many of them left to shoot at the stealth unit.*
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 16:25   #5 (permalink)
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Get the new Tau battle force ($130 Candaian) and a Devilfish ($40 CDN)

Now you have 12 More firewarriors, 12 Kroot, 3 *NEW* Stealth suits and one more crisis suit and then an extra devilfish.

You now have a good hybrid army.
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 20:37   #6 (permalink)
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Yea i though about buying a battlebox but i dont know if the old box is better than the new one, i really love crisis and those three in the the old box are tempting but the devilfish in the new is tempting too. I don't really care of the new stealth suit, really i think they look strange.
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The new box is a GREAT deal.

There's 500 points worth of troops in it! Two of the new boxes is more than enough to make a decent 1000 point army.
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I would buy either some kroot, or stealth suits. Both can get close to the enemy line quickly, and both can cause quite a lot of damage after they get there.
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 22:51   #9 (permalink)
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As for the drones...6 stealth suits don't need 10 shield drones, they cost twice as much as gun drones anyway. What they do gain from taking gun drones is 10 extra shots that have the chance to pin. And this works best if you have a pair of marker drones in there, too...which you would also have to convert...because they only come with the new stealth suit boxes.
Where did you get shield drones cost twice as much? a gun drone is 10 points and a shield drone is 15, that is the same as in the old codex.
10 X 2=20
20=15???
doesnt seem right,even to a math flunkie like me.

oh well the rest of the idea is good though.
 
Old 08 Apr 2006, 00:12   #10 (permalink)
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Well, i think i play static so i take the old box. Is still a great box : and still have 500 pts of good stuff. I already have like 800 or 1000 pts :P
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