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Old 23 Jan 2005, 05:23   #1 (permalink)
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Here's my 1500pts army, let me know what you think.


=HQ= (135 pts)
1 Commander Shas'o (HQ) @ 135 Pts
Missile Pod; Plasma Rifle; Shield Generators
Hard-wired multi-tracker


=ELITE= (468pts)
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

6 Stealth Team (Elites) @ 190 Pts
Burst Cannon (x6); Bonded


=TROOPS= (490pts)
12 Fire Warriors (Troops) @ 130 Pts
Pulse Rifle (x12); Bonded

12 Fire Warriors (Troops) @ 130 Pts
Pulse Rifle (x12); Bonded

8 Fire Warriors (Troops) @ 90 Pts
Pulse Rifle (x8); Bonded

20 Kroot Carnivores (Troops) @ 140 Pts
Kroot Rifle


=HEAVY SUPPORT= (405pts)
1 Hammerhead Gunship (Heavy Support) @ 180 Pts
Railgun; Smart Missile System; Landing Gear
Targetting Array
Multi-tracker
Target Lock
Disruption Pod

2 Broadside Battlesuit Team (Heavy Support) @ 150 Pts
Smart Missile System; TL Railgun; Multi-Tracker

1 Broadside Battlesuit Team (Heavy Support) @ 75 Pts
Smart Missile System; TL Railgun; Multi-Tracker


Here's my tactic: Park the broadsides somewhere with good LOS and drop big targets. Creep the stealths in a weakspot and remove expensive units. Charge the enemy with the 2 suits with TL plasma and the HH to have him on his heels and shuffle around fearing the blast template, possibly using the suits to poke in 12" and take 2 rapid fire shots then going back to 18". Send the kroot to their deaths right into the core of the enemy army and hope for the best . Then with the FW and 3 suits with plasma and missle(2 elites with HQ) act as my core army that moves around for objectives and laying down a big volume of fire.

PS. I am new to Tau and to 40k, with only a few games experience, so critisize my tactics too hehe
PS2. I currently only have 32 FW, I would gladly move points around to get 3x12 if i would have 4 more
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Old 23 Jan 2005, 05:28   #2 (permalink)
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Well my friend has an army almost exactly the same as this... and it works pretty well so I don't really have any advice for your... sorry. Only to watch out for close combat specialists as they will rip you apart if they get close enough.
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Old 23 Jan 2005, 12:54   #3 (permalink)
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Well i would say have a full squad of Crisis and one single Crisis, instead of 2 and 2...

Also with the Broadsides i would elevate one of the sides from the squad of two to a Shas'vre an give hi a hard wired target lock so you can target more things...

Alos perhaps have 3 squads of 10 FWs instead....
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Old 23 Jan 2005, 14:21   #4 (permalink)
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Ok thanks for the reply.. I understand the broadside with target lock, however why would you want to have the crisis suits 3/1 instead of 2/2, and in the case of 3/1 which would you favor between the configs?
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Old 23 Jan 2005, 17:11   #5 (permalink)
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It all depends on how your going to use them. If your taking them 3/1, the three should probably be fireknife, and the lone one would probably end up being either a tank hunter or a anti-infantry suit. personally I'd go with 2/2, as a lone Crisis suit doesn't seem to last to long and I find the Tank hunter Crisis suit a bit of a waste, as that's what HH's and BS's are for.
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If he should take 3 Fireknives and 1 that's either Anti-Tank or Anit-Infantry, then what's the Fireknife set-up good for? Or is it just a good overall setup, i.e. sort of good at infantry, sort of good at tanks, but not great at either?
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Old 23 Jan 2005, 20:23   #7 (permalink)
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i dunno,correct me if im wrong but...nvm thats stupid. Ur stratagy sounds great,just one thing,before sending the croot to their deaths,just try and get to rounds of shooting from them first.I mean if yur just gonna send them to their deaths anyway,might as well try to weaken them down from the flanks wit the croot and then let them feast. Who knows..20 shots form a kroot unit at the flanks...u just actually might kill something.
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Old 23 Jan 2005, 20:50   #8 (permalink)
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LOL kagato... yes obviously I won't send them to their death's peacefully in fact they are pretty good... good WS and BS just no saves so their death is inevitable but 20 kroot rifle shots is pretty robust and in fact in my last game I killed more with the 20 kroot squad then with the 12 FW squad until they got slaughtered :
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ya sorry bout that... lol
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Old 24 Jan 2005, 01:52   #10 (permalink)
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That seems to be a pretty decent army list. The only thing that I would change MAYBE is makin it so there is a squad of 3 crisises and 1 or 2 mo stelth teams so you could have a squad of 3 and a squad of 4. Thats just me though and I am obsessive wit da stealth teams
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