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

New Tau army needs help
Closed Thread
Old 23 Dec 2004, 07:21   #1 (permalink)
Kroot Warrior
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 15
Send a message via MSN to BrianGeneral
Default New Tau army needs help

Right,recently I have made my Tau army fully operational and I wanna ask a few questions based on it.

Here's the list:

HQ
Commander Shas'O /w Plasma,Missile,Shield and HW Multi Tracker=135pts
HQ Total:135 pts

Elites
3 Crisis(1 Shas'vre) /w all Plasma,Missile,with 2 Target Lock and 1 Multi Tracker=205pts

3 Crisis(1 Shas'vre) /w all TL Fusion,Shield=214pts

5 Stealthsuits(1 Shas'vre /w Markerlight),Bonded=180pts
Elites Total:599 pts

Troops:
12 Fire Warrior(1 Shas'ui /w Markerlight)=140pts
12 Fire Warrior(1 Shas'ui)=130pts
12 Fire Warrior(1 Shas'ui)=130pts
Troops Total:400 pts

Fast Attack
7 Drones=84pts
7 Drones=84pts
Fast Attack Total:168 pts

Heavy Support
3 Boradside(1 Shas'vre,/w 3 Mult Tracker)=235pts
1 Hammerhead /w Railgun,Smart Missile,Multi Tracker and Target Lock=175pts
Heavy Support Total:410 pts

Total:1712 pts

So here's my questions:
1.Based on this list,how can it be improved?And what should I go for next time?
2.I can't really figure out for picking what unit if playing 1500pts games......can you suggest me some?I'd thought of abandoning 20 Fire Warriors......is it good?
3.What tactics do you prefer by this army?

Please help.Deep thanks to you all.
__________________
Horus was weak.Horus was a fool.He had the whole galaxy within his grasp and he let it slip away.

LET THE GALAXY BURN!!
FORCES OF TAU AND CHAOS,BOW TO ME!!!!
BrianGeneral is offline  
Old 23 Dec 2004, 07:44   #2 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Auckland NZ
Posts: 6,167
Send a message via MSN to dizzygamer
Default Re: New Tau army needs help

you seem to have some composition and consistency issues here.

HQ
Commander Shas'O /w Plasma,Missile,Shield and HW Multi Tracker=135pts
drop to shas'el and go for fireknife (minimising Hq gets you more dakka from the troops) +85pts
HQ Total:135 pts

Elites
3 Crisis(1 Shas'vre) /w all Plasma,Missile,with 2 Target Lock and 1 Multi Tracker=205pts

3 Crisis(1 Shas'vre) /w all TL Fusion,Shield=214pts
umm, not the bost crisis configs ever.. all fireknife, much more consistant. +490pts

5 Stealthsuits(1 Shas'vre /w Markerlight),Bonded=180pts
drop the shas'vre not worth the points +160pts
Elites Total:599 pts

Troops:
12 Fire Warrior(1 Shas'ui /w Markerlight)=140pts
12 Fire Warrior(1 Shas'ui)=130pts
12 Fire Warrior(1 Shas'ui)=130pts
well thats honestly the most immobile troops section I've ever seen. +550pts
I think we need 2 'Fishes here and drop the light

Troops Total:400 pts

Fast Attack
7 Drones=84pts
7 Drones=84pts
not a fan of drone squads myself but if it works go with it. +168pts
Fast Attack Total:168 pts

Heavy Support
3 Boradside(1 Shas'vre,/w 3 Mult Tracker)=235pts
1 Hammerhead /w Railgun,Smart Missile,Multi Tracker and Target Lock=175pts
ok some major problems here, unless you play against armoured company a lot, dont use 'sides.
change to
3x HH -Railgun, BC, MT, dis.pod +495pts
Heavy Support Total:410 pts

add a squad of kroot to support your static base
20x Kroot +140pts

gives toy a nice round(ish) 2004pts

and that way you dont have to neglect too many of your existing models ;D
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mael
:::is enlightened by the brilliance that is Dizzy :::
Want to know what Confrontation is?
go here
or MSN me, always happy to chat ^_^
dizzygamer is offline  
Old 23 Dec 2004, 08:16   #3 (permalink)
Kroot Warrior
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 15
Send a message via MSN to BrianGeneral
Default Re: New Tau army needs help

Why,many people want 3 HH?I don't have so much money to buy Tanks,especially HH......2 more HH will cost me 12 weeks' spare pocket money in Hong Kong :'(
__________________
Horus was weak.Horus was a fool.He had the whole galaxy within his grasp and he let it slip away.

LET THE GALAXY BURN!!
FORCES OF TAU AND CHAOS,BOW TO ME!!!!
BrianGeneral is offline  
Old 23 Dec 2004, 08:26   #4 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Auckland NZ
Posts: 6,167
Send a message via MSN to dizzygamer
Default Re: New Tau army needs help

because the HH are the best HS option the Tau have, play 1000pts until you get another and then play 1500pts till you get the third. simple ;D, and it allows you to play efficiently while you build up your forces, most of my armies ar still at the combat patrol stage as i like to have multiple armies so i can buy what i want and paint gradually . belive me the tanks are worth it. oh are they worth it. ;D the HH is possibly the best tank in the game and is respected if not feared by many, if worst comes to worst, get a part time job ;D
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mael
:::is enlightened by the brilliance that is Dizzy :::
Want to know what Confrontation is?
go here
or MSN me, always happy to chat ^_^
dizzygamer is offline  
Old 23 Dec 2004, 12:20   #5 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 263
Default Re: New Tau army needs help

The HH is one of the most useful tanks in the game (the Falcon in my opinion being slightly more useful) and with the various weapons they good against most enemies.
__________________
You can't escape Death forever, but you can sure make the bastard work for it.
Col Wolfe is offline  
Old 23 Dec 2004, 12:22   #6 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Auckland NZ
Posts: 6,167
Send a message via MSN to dizzygamer
Default Re: New Tau army needs help

the falcon only competes on the basis of "useful" however as it has transport capacity (what makes it good) whereas the HH is just pure firepower (and a bit of maneuverability ;D)
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mael
:::is enlightened by the brilliance that is Dizzy :::
Want to know what Confrontation is?
go here
or MSN me, always happy to chat ^_^
dizzygamer 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
Army Lists & Army Builder Army Roster Files FTyross Announcements 2 13 Jan 2010 22:07