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Old 21 Jul 2006, 15:18   #1 (permalink)
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I'm in process of finishing a 2000pt. tau army and I'm considering dropping a 2nd Devilfish(8pf, sms, ta,etc, 220pts.) for either 4 more crisis suits or possiblly 4 piranha. My thing is this, I already have an 8 man team all w/ markerlights. Do I really need another 8 man team w/ my 3 2man broadside teams already having targetting arrays. It bumps there hit to a 3+ in addition to the twin linked guns. So, in reality I'd have to roll a 1 or 2 twice to not hit. Or stick w/ 16 pathfinders, hitting on +1 to BS, making me hit on a 2+ w/ twin link. What do all think? Also if you recommend omething other than the 2nd dv, does 4 crisis make more sense or 4 piranha?
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Old 21 Jul 2006, 15:22   #2 (permalink)
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Well, before I can give you some advice, could you please post an army list (or a link to one) so we can see it all at once? It would really be a help.
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Old 21 Jul 2006, 15:36   #3 (permalink)
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Post your full list, I am trying to figure out if your army really needs more crisis suits/piranhas.
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Old 21 Jul 2006, 15:37   #4 (permalink)
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Assuming you're new to Tau, I'd strongly recommend you start with only a single unit of Pathfinders (8, as you seem to indicate, is fine). When you want to experiment with more pathfinders, try two units of 4-PFs and see how that works (or proxy more).

Pathfinders are difficult to use effectively because they are fire magnets.
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Old 21 Jul 2006, 17:02   #5 (permalink)
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HQ: Shas'o w/miss.pod/pr/shld.gen./stim.inj./irid.arm.
Elites:2-xv8 w/tl fusion/targ.array
Elites:2-xv8 w/tl mp/targ.array
troops:5-12man fw teams
Fast:2-Devilfish w/8man pf each w/ sms/mt/targ. array
Heavy:3-2man xv88 teams w/ targ. array/team ld. upgrade, hwmt/hwtl
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I'm going for static/hybrid look. Not new to tau, had 3500 pt. army about 2 years ago but had to sell it on ebay. Just got back into recently. Thanks.
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Old 21 Jul 2006, 17:16   #6 (permalink)
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I'd definitley take out the 2nd unit of pathfinders. Give their fist to one of the firewarrior squads, give the rest of the firewarrior squads Shas'uis markerlights and target locks and then get either a pihrana or some kroot!
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Old 21 Jul 2006, 18:28   #7 (permalink)
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yeah you need more stuffin there for a 2000pt list some kroot would help keep the fire off you FW and suits
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Old 21 Jul 2006, 20:24   #8 (permalink)
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I also would not take the second group of pathfinders. It would probably hinder you more than help. It looks like if you take out the second pathfinder squad and with the extra points you have to spare you could take both crisis suits and piranhas. My math (which could be wrong ) shows you have 297 points left. If it were me I would take 2 fireknife crisis suits (or whatever configuration you like) and two fusion blaster piranhas. Though, you seem to have plenty of anti-tank, so maybe ditch one of the piranhas and take more crisis suits. Or, one burst cannon and fusion piranha. Either way, good luck with your army.
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As a new tau guy.... what about 2 units of PF with each having a mix of ML and Rail Rifles? Will they survive more than a turn? Will they be effective? I thought maybe in a table with cover you would have two units to help expand LOS to other targets... is this a dumb idea?
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As a new tau guy.... what about 2 units of PF with each having a mix of ML and Rail Rifles? Will they survive more than a turn? Will they be effective? I thought maybe in a table with cover you would have two units to help expand LOS to other targets... is this a dumb idea?
if you keep them in about 6 a unit they will survive u just have to be smart do go stickin them in front some where have other unit in front like kroots or DF i never really lose my PF
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