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The fast, the deadly and the brutal: Best tau shock attack unit for 150 points?
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Old 08 Apr 2006, 20:09   #1 (permalink)
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Default The fast, the deadly and the brutal: Best tau shock attack unit for 150 points?

Thats the question folks! Whats you best 150 point shock-attack unit?

What i am looking for is a fast reacting, highly deadly unit which will be used to combat enemy close quarter units. It needs to have a fast movement, or special abilities to allows it to move faster than normal. It also needs to have a powerful shooting attack as well as the ability to stick around in combat. My thoughts so far are kroot,vespid or some sort of plasma crisis unit, but its up to YOU to post your best suggestions for ultimate 150 point shock attack unit.
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Old 08 Apr 2006, 20:19   #2 (permalink)
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I think the only thing that comes close what you want would be the Kroot.
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Old 08 Apr 2006, 20:27   #3 (permalink)
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Probably a mix of kroot, and vespids: http://forums.tauonline.org/index.ph...#msg1057985676, you can have 7 kroot, and 6 vespids for 150 points, (their statistics are in the link I posted).
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Old 08 Apr 2006, 20:28   #4 (permalink)
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i would say the best shock unit is the TL plasma and targetting array suits. they dont count as moving when they fire (so you always get 24" range max) and when they rapid fire they also get the bonus so 3 of these babies will on average kill 1.something marines (2 if you round) at full range and 3 marines at rapid firing range (12") assuming there is only 2 people. however this is best against marines and other power armour foes (or necrons).

for a tyranid shock attack i would use a burst cannon and a missle pod with multi tracker. this certain configuration gets 5 shots which will averagege to 2.5 hits (1 MP and 1.5 BC) and then the missle pod will wound 83.3% (im prety sure) and the burst cannon the same (assuming guants) so that ends at approximately 2 dead guants at 18" but wait, we still get to use our assualt move ;D this configuration is also a little bit of help when you go MC hunting but replace the burst cannon with a fusion blaster.

Against a Dark Eldar army it would be wise to take MP and a Flamer so you can shoot down any radiers and ravagers with the MPs and burn uo any wariors with the flamer. as a support system for this config i would advise either a multi tracker or a drone controller and gun drones.

For guard i would choose the same as Dark Eldar.

in short i would go crisis for almost everything.
 
Old 08 Apr 2006, 20:49   #5 (permalink)
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im looking for a unit which can actually handle combat, and if i go crisis suit, ill only be abe to afford 2 plasma suits at most. so far the 2 main contenders would be 9 vespids or 20 kroot (some hounds).
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Old 08 Apr 2006, 20:51   #6 (permalink)
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A stranger, but also usefull idea would be Pirahnas... they can't initiate Tank Shock, but at the same time they are almost impossible to hit, can disgorge a mass of Drones to tie up assaulters, and can blast things with fletchetes.
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Old 08 Apr 2006, 20:58   #7 (permalink)
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Ionhead Tank is a pretty brutal combo, with sms also it can be quite nasty easpecially with multi tracker. It'd be quite a powerfull controlling facotr in the battle - nobody likes a hammerhead after all - apart from th person fielding it!

-If its specialising in combat you want then kroot seem your best bet, but they can't shoot all that well. But you can get lots for little points.
-Vespids are very fast with nasty weapon against anybody, but they are fragile and could easily be dispatched unless backed up somehow.
-At best 2 good suits could be very powerfull as they have survivability and the prospect to field some much needed ranged weaponary, easily killing any opponents.
-Stealth suits might like to be different road you could consider, with infiltrate, 2 bursts and a fusion coming to 95, you could buy them each a support system, perhaps some shield donres and a target lock for the fusion wielder to take out tanks. Even deepstrike to get really nasty.
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Old 08 Apr 2006, 21:51   #8 (permalink)
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STELTH SUITS
simpel as that
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Old 09 Apr 2006, 00:45   #9 (permalink)
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i have stealth suits already, and the unit must be elite, troop or fast attack. kroot have numbers and strength, but vespid have better toughness and better initiative, so i'm kinda torn ATM.
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Ya I suggjest vespids and lots of them. >
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