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Old 12 Jun 2006, 03:06   #1 (permalink)
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Would you put a limit on how many fire warriors to have in an army, cause i really like fire warriors!!!
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Old 12 Jun 2006, 03:35   #2 (permalink)
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Firewarriors are cheap and effective. Take as many as you want in larger games but I would not devote more than 1/2 of your army points wise to them though even the full 72 (you could get 12 more with an etherial) is only 720pts so even at 1500pt games that leaves you another 780pts which is less than half so there ya go. Firewarriors rock as far as basic infantry go they may not be space marines but they dont have to be.
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Old 12 Jun 2006, 03:50   #3 (permalink)
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i just love tau because of the firewarriors...

they look so good
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Old 12 Jun 2006, 04:39   #4 (permalink)
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They are good. How ever, the rest of our list is so much better...
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Old 12 Jun 2006, 05:35   #5 (permalink)
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yes lot of FW with the help of pathfinders is a nasty combo >
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Old 12 Jun 2006, 05:43   #6 (permalink)
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Id say atleast 3 full units of them! gives you a strong nice firebase, and a place some armies dont wanna go to! + they got a fair chance of blowing up most transports
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Old 12 Jun 2006, 06:15   #7 (permalink)
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Let's see. The max we can possibly field is 84, with 12 of those being a Bodyguard unit and falling under HQ. That many will cost just under 1,000 points. While it is impressive, Tau really shouldn't try to be Imperial Guard. Because we don't really have nested heavy and assault weapons, we need to strike a more precise balance between Troop choices and specialists.
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Old 12 Jun 2006, 10:01   #8 (permalink)
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To max out the FWs to me sounds boring. But thats me. Tau acctually have many other cool things they can do with their points.
And besides... if I see an enemy with 72 FWs, I wont say "cool". Since I have seen it before, and to fight against such an army usually have the same tactic all the time.

To the question. Field as many as you think is cool to have. FWs are worth their points in most cases.
Just remember, the more FWs you take, with Rifles and no transports, the more your army is gonna be static and boring to play after 4 games.


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Old 12 Jun 2006, 12:11   #9 (permalink)
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I go wtih 3 full squads and DF. With upgrades that's about 220 pionts per squad (FW + Shas'ui, DF +MT + DL).

3 squads make a lovely triple FoF
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Old 12 Jun 2006, 12:18   #10 (permalink)
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If you have lots of firewariors in your army, then your going to get wasted in close combat by almost any other army. Especially ones who can deep strike, because your going to be static. You want to mix and match a bit.
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