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Old 12 Jan 2005, 00:14   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hey, how could I turn this into a good army?

I found a bunch of models for a really good value, and would like to know how they could be put together to make a good 1850pt. army. Here are the models


1 Hammerhead gunship
1 devilfish troop apc
40 kroot warrior
2 krootox
4 kroot hounds
1 Kroot shaper
3 XV-88 broadside battlesuit
10 XV8 crisis battlesuit
24 firewarriors
10 pathfinders
40 Gun Drones
2 Shield drones
2 Ethereal caste Members
5 stealth team soldiers

How would any of you recommend putting them together? J/w
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 00:29   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Hey, how could I turn this into a good army?

Using just what u have???

I can think of many armies u could field ditching and adding various things but some can be made with what you have so again

Using just what u have???

(BTW What did you pay for all that if you don't mind me asking and in what currency??)

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Old 12 Jan 2005, 00:35   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Hey, how could I turn this into a good army?

$200 U.S and what do u think the best army would be to create out of them. I also have more kroot and firewarrior.
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 04:00   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Hey, how could I turn this into a good army?

take out some of the ox for they take up a heavy slot. more more fws put railguns on most of the pathfinders but save some for marker lights you should field only one etheral. maybe cut down on the drones. you should get a 'fish for all the your FW sqauds
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Old 12 Jan 2005, 07:51   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Hey, how could I turn this into a good army?

Well, you seem to be running quite low on tanks, I suggest you purchase 2 more Fish and a HH when you can, it helps.

1 Hammerhead gunship
1 devilfish troop apc
40 kroot warrior
2 krootox
4 kroot hounds
1 Kroot shaper
3 XV-88 broadside battlesuit
10 XV8 crisis battlesuit
24 firewarriors
10 pathfinders
40 Gun Drones
2 Shield drones
2 Ethereal caste Members
5 stealth team soldiers

Hmmm.... well I came up with this, it lacks a LOT of mobility, this could be ammended by purchasing the afformentioned tanks allowing you to expand the army comforatbly to higher points values.

Shas'El
Fireknife
85pts

Elites
5 Stealths
150points

3 Crisis
Fireknife
195points

2 Crisis
Fireknife
130points

Troops
12 FW
-Shas'ui
-Bonded
-Devilfish
220points

20 Kroot
140points

20 Kroot
140points

12 FW
-Shas'ui
-Bonded
140points

HS
HH
-Rgun
-BC
-MT
-DL
165points

2 BS
140points

5 points over 1500 and with a solid firebase and the ability to infiltrate the spare squad of kroot onto the objective or into harder cover.

would be massively improved by another fish and a HH.
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Old 13 Jan 2005, 01:34   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Hey, how could I turn this into a good army?

Is there any way I could make a good tau army using the models listed here?
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Old 13 Jan 2005, 01:55   #7 (permalink)
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Is there any way I could make a good tau army using the models listed here?*
...read Dizzy's post.* It's good as your gonna get.* Spending a couple more units of currency shouldn't be that feared because you got such a deal with those units.* Ebay, right?

Anyway, I would agree with Dizzy, 1) because I thought so at first too and 2) because Dizzy knows ALOT about Tau.

For examples of effectiveness of mobile units read the "FoF Explained" thread (fish(es) of fury).

Although, If you are totally bent on a static firebase, well, that's not really what the Tau are designed for. Thats for of the Shooty Imperial Gaurd Army From Hell. Tau is more of mobile firepower.

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Old 13 Jan 2005, 01:59   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Hey, how could I turn this into a good army?

Also dizzy, how would you modify the list you made to make it an 1850pt. army? And also I will eventually buy the stuff you suggested, but until then will just use the units I have. And yes I did get them off of ebay :-)
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Old 13 Jan 2005, 07:42   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Hey, how could I turn this into a good army?

for 1850 I'd assume you can just buy models over time.

change the BS for a HH w/ same kit as the other one, get the FW squad a Fish and add another Fish Squad, this leaves 20points, give all the fishes decoy launchers and have 5pts spare.

adds the neccecary (IMO) mobility and adds much more ability to concentrate the strike, rather than allowing the opponent to dictate some of the terms of engagement.
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Old 13 Jan 2005, 15:52   #10 (permalink)
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I definately have to agree with the Pathfinder thing. Equip them with Rail Rifles but some markerlights. Take out Kroot. And i mean all Kroot last time i used Kroot, well evey time i use kroot they die instantly!Kepp stealth teams they have proved very useful. U will need 2 troop selections so keep the 2 fire warrior teams but give both teams emp grenades as they're good against tanks and maybe replace the taken out kroot with some more heavy firepwoer or distracting fast attack units.
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