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Old 26 Dec 2004, 10:38   #1 (permalink)
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I'm trying to put a list together for a tournament in Sweden this spring and would like to have some response to what I have come up with so far. This is the preliminary list:

1700 Pts - Tau Army

1 Ethereal (HQ) @ 50 Pts

2 Crisis Battlesuit Team (Elites) @ 130 Pts
Missile Pod; Plasma Rifle; Multi-Tracker

2 Crisis Battlesuit Team (Elites) @ 148 Pts
TL Plasma Rifle; Shield Generators

12 Fire Warriors (Troops) @ 120 Pts
Pulse Rifle (x12)

11 Fire Warriors (Troops) @ 225 Pts
Pulse Rifle (x11); Bonded
1 Shas'ui @ [20] Pts
Pulse Rifle
1 Devilfish Dropship @ [85] Pts
Decoy Launcher [5]

11 Fire Warriors (Troops) @ 225 Pts
Pulse Rifle (x11); Bonded
1 Shas'ui @ [20] Pts
Pulse Rifle
1 Devilfish Dropship @ [85] Pts
Decoy Launcher [5]

11 Fire Warriors (Troops) @ 215 Pts
Pulse Rifle (x11)
1 Shas'ui @ [20] Pts
Pulse Rifle
1 Devilfish Dropship @ [85] Pts
Decoy Launcher [5]

8 Gun Drones (Fast Attack) @ 96 Pts

2 Broadside Battlesuit Team (Heavy Support) @ 180 Pts
Smart Missile System; Shield Generators

1 Hammerhead Gunship (Heavy Support) @ 165 Pts
Railgun; Two Burst Cannons
Decoy Launcher [5]
Multi-tracker [10]

1 Hammerhead Gunship (Heavy Support) @ 145 Pts
Ion Cannon; Two Burst Cannons
Decoy Launcher [5]
Multi-tracker [10]

Models in Army: 74

Total Army Cost: 1699

My opponents tend to concentrte as much fire as possible on my HHs and Broadsides and that makes my mobile fire warriors and crisis suits very effective. The drones are in there as a joker - you never know when those 96 points come handy.
Any suggestions or comments?
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Old 26 Dec 2004, 12:35   #2 (permalink)
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Wooow cool army ;D
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Old 26 Dec 2004, 12:36   #3 (permalink)
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hey btw are u coming to sweden ??? if u are where are u going stockholm ???
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Old 26 Dec 2004, 12:40   #4 (permalink)
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Gothenburg (where I live...). GothCon.
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Old 26 Dec 2004, 12:43   #5 (permalink)
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är du från sverige?
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i cant criticise that army at all! it may not be exactly how my 1700pt army would look (maybe because mine isnt as good as yours!) but that is a very sensible and efficient list by the looks of things, no unnecessary upgrades and i trust you have good tactics behind you, good luck! As for the gun drones deepstriking behind enemy tanks is risky but saves railgun fire and can work agaisnt armour 10, just an idea!
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1 Ethereal (HQ) @ 50 Pts

2 Crisis Battlesuit Team (Elites) @ 130 Pts
Missile Pod; Plasma Rifle; Multi-Tracker

2 Crisis Battlesuit Team (Elites) @ 148 Pts
TL Plasma Rifle; Shield Generators

12 Fire Warriors (Troops) @ 120 Pts
Pulse Rifle (x12)

11 Fire Warriors (Troops) @ 225 Pts
Pulse Rifle (x11); Bonded
1 Shas'ui @ [20] Pts
Pulse Rifle
1 Devilfish Dropship @ [85] Pts
Decoy Launcher [5]

11 Fire Warriors (Troops) @ 225 Pts
Pulse Rifle (x11); Bonded
1 Shas'ui @ [20] Pts
Pulse Rifle
1 Devilfish Dropship @ [85] Pts
Decoy Launcher [5]

11 Fire Warriors (Troops) @ 215 Pts
Pulse Rifle (x11)
1 Shas'ui @ [20] Pts
Pulse Rifle
1 Devilfish Dropship @ [85] Pts
Decoy Launcher [5]

8 Gun Drones (Fast Attack) @ 96 Pts

2 Broadside Battlesuit Team (Heavy Support) @ 180 Pts
Smart Missile System; Shield Generators

1 Hammerhead Gunship (Heavy Support) @ 165 Pts
Railgun; Two Burst Cannons
Decoy Launcher [5]
Multi-tracker [10]

1 Hammerhead Gunship (Heavy Support) @ 145 Pts
Ion Cannon; Two Burst Cannons
Decoy Launcher [5]
Multi-tracker [10]

drop the sheild Gen. on the crisis for MT(save points you really could spend better) the drones and the Etheral for a fireknife commander, another TLPR suit and shas'ui the immobile squad.

all in alla very promising list just some tactical mistakes here and there.I'm very impressed by the lack of unneceary upgrades. good job ;D
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Old 26 Dec 2004, 18:08   #8 (permalink)
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As for the gun drones deepstriking behind enemy tanks is risky but saves railgun fire and can work agaisnt armour 10, just an idea!
That's one of the main reasons they are there! Drones are a good multi-purpose unit and one can never rely on deepstrike since only some of the missions will allow it.
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drop the sheild Gen. on the crisis for MT(save points you really could spend better) the* drones and the Etheral for a fireknife commander, another TLPR suit and shas'ui the immobile squad.
Not bad suggestions. Too bad I happen to like my Etheral too much to exchange it. Contrary to other's experiences, my Etheral use to be the last model to go when I'm totally wiped out and never dies in other games. I will definately think about dropping the shield generator but isn't the quite useless target lock better than the completely useless multi-tracker for the TL Plasma suits? The immobile squad won't need a shas'ui since they are most likely being accompanied by the Etheral.
Overall - If I just wanted to win I would go all fireknife but I just find that too boring. I'm starting to give up on all other configurations but there is still hope...
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id keep with the config for the shield and TLPR suits, they could act as a unit which goes much closer to the enemy to get into rapid fire range with the PR and really make use of that TL, therefore because they are going in close a shield generator would be the best way the fill up the final hardpoint. If used werll i think that army is amazing, personally id have a commander as well as an ethereal, i recognise both of their uses and would always have a commander in battles up to 1500pts, from then on id use both ethereal and commander.
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