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Old 18 Dec 2004, 21:21   #1 (permalink)
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HQ:

1 xv8 crisis battlesuit shas'o-110pt (75+40)
-missile pod- 14pt.
-plasma rifle- 16pt.
-multi tracker
TROOPS:

3 groups of 12 firewarriors- 360pt. (pulse rifles)

1 group of kroot carnivores=288pt.

14 kroot carnivores- 98pt.
1 shaper- 28pt.
2 kroot hounds- 12pt. (fast attack)
3 krootox- 150pt. (heavy support)

HEAVY SUPPORT:

3 XV-88 broadside battlesuit- 255pt.
-railguns
-smart missiles
- 2 with target lock- 10pt.
- 1 with multi tracker- 5pt.


1 hammerhead gunship- 170pt.
-Ion Cannon- 30 pt.
-two burst cannon- 10pt.
-multi tracker- 20pt
-discruption pod- 5pt.
- flachette discharger- 10pt.
-decoy launcher- 5pt.

TOTAL= 1183pt.

If anyone has any tips for my army, or any criticism please say them :-) . also,I have about 300pts. left over so if anyone has any ideas on what to use those spare points on then please tell me. Thanks! :-)
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Old 18 Dec 2004, 21:39   #2 (permalink)
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Definately take a three man crisis suit! The fire knife configuration (Plasma Rifle + Missile Pod + Multi-Tracker) will definatley will casue havoc with against any army.

If you want a hoard (Orcs, 'Nids, Imperial Guard) army overkill take a 3 man crisis suit team with: Twin-Linked Burst Cannons + Drone Conroller + 2 Gun Drones. This makes 3 suits and 6 drones equalling 9 shots re-rolling misses (crisis suits) and 6 shots re-rolling misses that pin (drones) all for the price of about 200 points (I can't remember right now...lol).

That will leave about a 100 points left.

Also (I am a Kroot Hater, so feel free to ignore this) maybe get rid of the Kroot. If not the Kroot then the Krootox. The ability to infilitrate with kroot is lost when you take them...

All in all, have fun and good luck!
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Old 18 Dec 2004, 21:43   #3 (permalink)
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I would say get rid of your kroot shaper,for 21+ points u dont get any thing,just about every weapon has ap 6 and below,and maybe get rid of your Krootox,50 points for something that isnt that good...
erm drop your broadsides if you want and just get another hammerhead.Broadsides go down to easly...oh and get some stealthsuits.And if you havnt already have put a multi-tracker on your HH,then it can only ever be glanced...and if you want some extra points change your HQ to a Shas'el.

This is just advice,dont follow if you dont want to because i hate people who tell to do it...
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Old 18 Dec 2004, 23:08   #4 (permalink)
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First, if your going to use kroot is only take a squad of 20 and some hounds with no shaper or krootox. Second, i think another FW squad would be good just for more firepower. Also, drop the broadsides, or at least just have 2, and maybe get another hammerhead. personally i use an ethereal as my hq simply to save the points that can be put into a crisis team.
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Old 19 Dec 2004, 02:29   #5 (permalink)
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Take the multi-trackers as a piece of hard-wired gear for your commander and get hima shield gen, sucks when a melta gun over kills a 4 wound guy.
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Yea a shield gen is cool. Dont forget the hard wired systems.

BTW what is the number of HW systems you can take? Or is there none and you just pay the points?
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Old 19 Dec 2004, 04:43   #7 (permalink)
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i don't think that list has enough ressilient units in it. If you're up against another army with large firpower or close combat speciallists (especially in transports) you will be cut down. Crisis suites and lots of em are prolly the best way to go. and you will also have to watch out about being overun seeing as the list is not mobile. An eldar army with vypers (w/ CTMs) and/or wraithlords or striking scorpians will out gun, out manouver and out fight that list. So like i said crisis suites would be good.
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Default Re: how does this tau army look?

Ok, most of the prior suggestions are bad. Ignore them.

HQ:

1 xv8 crisis battlesuit shas'o-110pt (75+40)
-missile pod- 14pt.
-plasma rifle- 16pt.
-multi tracker

Perfect, absolutely perfect!

TROOPS:

3 groups of 12 firewarriors- 360pt. (pulse rifles)

maybe want to get a Devilfish to Increase mobility in this very static army, no make that you need a devilfish.

1 group of kroot carnivores=288pt.

14 kroot carnivores- 98pt.
1 shaper- 28pt.
2 kroot hounds- 12pt. (fast attack)
3 krootox- 150pt. (heavy support)

Umm yeah we take kroot in unmodified mobs of 20 for a reason ;D there are a plethora of topics back in the boards to read through there, have a lokk and in the meantime just take 20 kroot for 140pts

HEAVY SUPPORT:

3 XV-88 broadside battlesuit- 255pt.
-railguns
-smart missiles
- 2 with target lock- 10pt.
- 1 with multi tracker- 5pt.

Drop these they are bad and once again my reasons are posted millions of times back in the boards


1 hammerhead gunship- 170pt.
-Ion Cannon- 30 pt.
-two burst cannon- 10pt.
-multi tracker- 20pt
-discruption pod- 5pt.
- flachette discharger- 10pt.
-decoy launcher- 5pt.

not sure it needs all the upgrades.

with the 390pts saved get
a devilfish 80pts
another HH 170pts
a 2man fireknife crisis team 130pts
TOTAL= 1183pt.

problems solved.
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Old 19 Dec 2004, 09:19   #9 (permalink)
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I don't think your selected units will mesh too well. Looking at the army you don't really have a perticular theme You have a mobile HQ then you have three very static firewarriors (which can work well) then the kroot (See below) Then you have the static Broad sides and the mobile hammer head.

Now your Kroot, you have a shaper and kroot hounds which are very combat orientated then you have the kroot ox which is very shooting orientated. The only ones that are even allegedly both are the warriors, which you have skimped on. Personally I'd dump the whole lot, but if you really want them, take at least two squads of twenty warriors and nothing else.

Appart from that the only problem with an individual unit I can see is you have two target locks and one multy tracker on the broad sides. I'd give them one target lock and two multy trackers, as that should be more effective.

So in summery dump the kroot, and pick a theme.
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I'd like to offer a contrary option to GOD's (judaeism ;D) drop the kroot upgrades and take 20 base kroot
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