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

Indestructible Battlesuit sniper (need help)
Closed Thread
Old 13 Jul 2006, 23:43   #1 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: dimboola, vic, australia
Posts: 194
Default Indestructible Battlesuit sniper (need help)

i have designed a battle suit sniper and need help with what he takes....

Shas'O or crisis shas'el
targeting array
Iridium Armor
stimulant injector
plasma rifle or twin-linked plasma rifle
shield genorator or shield drones

so what do you guys think? is it to cheesey or what ???


Cleaned up a bit. - Khanaris
__________________
stranger, i bid you greetings in the name of the tau.
If you are reading this then you will have encounter one of our messenger drones and there for a spacefaring race.
soon you will see more evidence of us, this is no cause for alarm. so be operable and join our case of the greater god, a good that will unite the races of the universe.

our advanced research has concluded the fowling things
1. all good things come to an end
2. the universe doesn't end there for it is evil
3. the grater good will die, so enjoy it while it lasts
4. George bush will be the president of the USA for ever and ever
wernejo is offline  
Old 13 Jul 2006, 23:48   #2 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Westchester, Ny
Posts: 505
Default Re: indistructable battle suit sniper (need help)

Plasma is not a sniper weapon.

shas'el
HW targeting array
TL missile pod
sheild generator
__________________
A panda walks into a restaurant, sits down, and orders a sandwich. He eats the sandwich, pulls out a gun, and shoots the waiter dead. As the panda stands up to go, the manager shouts, " Where are you going? You just shot my waiter"

"Hey, man, I'm a PANDA!" the panda shouts back. "Look it up!"

The manager opens his dictionary and reads:

Panda: A tree-dwelling marsupial of Asian origin, characterized by distinct black and white coloring. Eats, shoots and leaves.

Learn punctuation it changes the meaning of your sentinces. If you don't I'll destroy you.

Join TFOTFUWBS
Recoilless is offline  
Old 14 Jul 2006, 00:50   #3 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: dimboola, vic, australia
Posts: 194
Default Re: indistructable battle suit sniper (need help)

no but it is a very good weapon
shied i give him a fire knife set-up? that way he can take out light amour and heavy troops as well


so how about....
Shas'o with muillty tracker, target array, indram am or, shield genorator or shield drone(s), plasma rifle and missile pod

but remember that this is going to be a one man squad
__________________
stranger, i bid you greetings in the name of the tau.
If you are reading this then you will have encounter one of our messenger drones and there for a spacefaring race.
soon you will see more evidence of us, this is no cause for alarm. so be operable and join our case of the greater god, a good that will unite the races of the universe.

our advanced research has concluded the fowling things
1. all good things come to an end
2. the universe doesn't end there for it is evil
3. the grater good will die, so enjoy it while it lasts
4. George bush will be the president of the USA for ever and ever
wernejo is offline  
Old 14 Jul 2006, 01:06   #4 (permalink)
Ethereal
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 18,087
Default Re: Indestructible Battlesuit sniper (need help)

I don't know. In my experience, the best protection you can give a commander is to use the Jetpack correctly and keep him as an independent character. Iridium Armour screws up the first, and Shield Drones screw up the second. I suppose if you want to keep him in front, loading up on defensive wargear like this makes sense. But it is a lot of points just to protect a single Plasma Rifle or two.
khanaris is offline  
Old 14 Jul 2006, 01:20   #5 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Santa Fe
Posts: 206
Send a message via MSN to Viorlakaisshi
Default Re: indistructable battle suit sniper (need help)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wernejo

so how about....
Shas'o with muillty tracker, target array, indram am or, shield genorator or shield drone(s), plasma rifle and missile pod

but remember that this is going to be a one man squad
Why are you giving a shas'o a targeting array?
__________________

Credit for my sig goes to The Immortal Black Mage

Viorlakaisshi is offline  
Old 14 Jul 2006, 02:38   #6 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,997
Default Re: Indestructible Battlesuit sniper (need help)

I wouldn't count on a piece of wargeaar that saves only 1/2 the time (sheild gen). And I also wouldn't count of armour that slows down the suit. Just as what Karnie said. Use JSJ.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wargamer
Aha, a brilliant point Impulse!
Impulse is offline  
Old 14 Jul 2006, 03:41   #7 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,937
Default Re: Indestructible Battlesuit sniper (need help)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Khanaris
I don't know. In my experience, the best protection you can give a commander is to use the Jetpack correctly and keep him as an independent character. Iridium Armour screws up the first, and Shield Drones screw up the second. I suppose if you want to keep him in front, loading up on defensive wargear like this makes sense. But it is a lot of points just to protect a single Plasma Rifle or two.
i agree total not worth it
__________________
Tau wins 38 tie 2 lost 8

Death Guard win 13 tie 0 lost 2

dark eldar wins 5 tie 0 lost 1
frankthetank is offline  
Old 14 Jul 2006, 03:53   #8 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Retired back into the depths of the Internets.
Posts: 6,440
Send a message via MSN to mace
Default Re: Indestructible Battlesuit sniper (need help)

To me, it's way too many points put into one model.

If you're using him as an IC, and making use of it's Jetpack as Khanaris said, the rest (Iridium Armour, Stimulant Injectors, Shield Generator) is pretty much redundant. Of course, it could be handy if you're expecting some indirect fire weapons...

But consider this - How many points are you putting into the one model? What weapons does it actually have? IF all those measures fail, and your commander takes a wound(or worse), how many VPs would your opponent get? Or for that matter, is the suit even worth it when you consider it's offensive and defensive capabilities?

For me, I usually just take cheap commanders kitted out for high fire (or high accuracy - twin linking, or versatility - three weapons) output, protected by their IC status and making extensive use of JSJ.
__________________
mace is offline  
Old 14 Jul 2006, 10:30   #9 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 219
Default Re: Indestructible Battlesuit sniper (need help)

Try and divide those points between two shas'el commanders, more firepower more wounds.
__________________
"The strength of your force may be calculated by multiplying it's weight by it's velocity. Strive always to maximize both" - Commander Puertide

"For the Greater Good!"
drodgers is offline  
Old 14 Jul 2006, 10:42   #10 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: calgary
Posts: 123
Default Re: Indestructible Battlesuit sniper (need help)

I actually have already used this setup frequently in my undefeated list.
Shas'O
Plasma
Fusion
Shield Generator
Iridium Armor
Stimulant Injector
Multitracker
Total 162

However good the list is he is not the reason. I can personally tell you through experience that, although he is fun, he too many points and too little damage. My old Shas'O would do much better at a cheaper price.

Shas'O
Plasma
Fusion
Missile
Multitracker
Total 124

He does damage at every range, joins every charge and never dies. He is fast and annoying like all toy toys and works much better then the shorthanded point hog mentioned before. The previous hero just didnt do very much compared to the O equiped to take out anything.

Take my word for it, bad idea.
__________________
The Tau Empire fears no enemy, cowers from no fire, runs from no sword and turns from no battle. Together we stand and no one will make us fall. Now is the time for the Greater Good.
shasoshinova 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
Tau Sniper Team (Spotter/Sniper) Conversion (Fire Warriors with Devilfish Bitz) Shadowclaimer Conversion 11 01 Jan 2010 20:23
Tau Crisis Battlesuit Commander and Tau XV8 Crisis Battlesuit Waaghsteve Tau 5 01 Dec 2009 19:11
Indestructible, the new Disturbed CD. General_Dakari The Music Forum 16 25 Jun 2008 06:57
Sniper-Fex Gamblor Tyranids 8 02 Nov 2007 17:04
Tau Sniper Shas_O Andrew Tau 25 16 Apr 2007 05:18