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[1000 Point Tau Army] Mechanised with a Stealth Element.
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Old 03 Dec 2004, 19:31   #1 (permalink)
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Default [1000 Point Tau Army] Mechanised with a Stealth Element.

Ok heres a 1000 point army , my favourite things about the Tau list is the mechanised forces that can be created and stealth teams. I am not a fan at all of any other suits other than stealth.

Ethereal w/ Honour Blades.

5 Stealth suits w/
Shas'vre w/ 2 Gun drones Marker Light and HWMT.

12 Fire warriors(S1) with Pulse Rifles w/
Shas'ui w/ HWMT and Marker Light.
Devil Fish w/ Targetting Array, 2 Seeker Missiles.

11 Fire warriors(S2), 6 with Carbines.
Devil Fish w/ Targetting Array, 2 Seeker Missiles.

Hammer Head w/ Railgun and Burst Cannons.
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Now i can either have another Hammer Head with Ion Cannon and Smart Missiles or a 5 strong stealth team.

Now squad one will be in a holding role as i will want to use my marker light, these can stay at long range and provide fire support(their fish will support the rest of my force), When they are threatened the fish will return and they will move out and hopefully deliver a dismounting rapid fire in the last turn.

Squad 2 will be used more aggressively and advance and try to pin units in place, they will try to fulfil any of the mission objectives.

The stealth team will be used to try and outflank the enemy and hit them a the rear to perhaps take out an enemy firebase. If this is achived then they will be free to use the marker light. I have included gun drones so there is a chance of me pinning units and when i have to take a model off it wont be a really expensive one.

The hammerhead will obviously be on an anti armour role.

I have picked an ethereal as i hate regular suits. I have given him an honour blade as he is with the aggressive squad and will be in the thick of it. I believe my squads should pass the LD tests if he dies and i just like the idea of an honour blade wielding ethereal leading from the front like a real leader should.
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So what unit should i pick out of my two options and what do you think of the army in general?
remeber that it is built to be a fun force to use and not just with power in mind although i will obviously be trying to win with it.

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Old 03 Dec 2004, 20:08   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: [1000 Point Tau Army] Mechanised with a Stealth Element.

Nice list. I would use the hammerhead over the stealth team, but honestly the smart missile system never really impressed me. I would rather have the extra targeting options given by the burst cannons, and it keeps your tank armed a little longer (three weapons destroyed VS. two). I agree on the suits, stealth are better than crisis any day of the week. I only field crisis suits to address 3/2 + armor.
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Yeh i think i will go for that, the hammerhead with ion and burst cannons.

Also that will help me lose the ten points that i have gone over.

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Default Re: [1000 Point Tau Army] Mechanised with a Stealth Element.

Good list, its really mobile, with the exception of the ethereal.
Drones with the Stealth are a great idea (its worked for me before :P) although how can you have HWMT as well (as you already have HWDC with drones)
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You can have more than one hard wired system just not duplicates.
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Default Re: [1000 Point Tau Army] Mechanised with a Stealth Element.

yeah that right the team leader can have up to 3 Hard-Wired system.. (maybe im wrong)
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Default Re: [1000 Point Tau Army] Mechanised with a Stealth Element.

Theonly units eligible to select additional items from the tau armoury are of rank shas'ui teram leader or above (including ethereals), and of those models....

"a commander can select up to three hard wired systems, otherwise each model may only select one"
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Fair enough, i didnt notice that (its been ages since i made a tau list).

I will drop the HWMT.
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Default Re: [1000 Point Tau Army] Mechanised with a Stealth Element.

If you havent played tau for a long time maybe you wont know but i was wondering how useful you find an ethereal to be? Personally i like crisis suits so have a commander, but i'm thinking of getting an ethereal as well for a 2000pt list. I also assume that you use yours in combat otherwise you wouldnt have spent 10 points on a honour blade, how well does it fare? Personally id' be too scared to do this and just stick it behind some cover, but thats me!
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Basically, if your ethereal is in combat, your whole army is doomed.. amazing how a 50 point army can do so much for a 2000 point army :S.. but anyway, the point is, keep it out of reach, as far away as possible but probably with a squad of something to protect it.. from those annoying deepstrikers.. in 2000 points, i'd be taking a crisis suit and ethereal as hq, because an ethereal does have its benefits..
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