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Old 27 Jan 2005, 22:43   #1 (permalink)
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Default I need some advice on this 1500pt. tau army

Ok, thanks everyone for helping me with my 1850pt. tau army list.* Now I need some help on my 1500pt. list, so here it is:

HQ

xv8 crisis battlesuit shas'el-85pt.
* * * -plasma rifle
* * * -missile pod
* * * -multi tracker

ELITE (all shas'ui)

2 groups of 1 xv8 crisis battlesuit-130pt.
* * * *-plasma rifle
* * * *-missile pod
* * * *-multi tracker

6 xv15 stealth battlesuit-180pt.

TROOPS

3 groups of 12 normal firewarrior shas'la-360pt.

1 group equipped with devilfish apc-80pt.

1 group of 16 kroot warrior-112pt.

HEAVY SUPPORT

2 Hammerhead Gunship-330pt.
* * * *-railgun
* * * *-burst cannon
* * * *-multi tracker
* * * *-Disruption Pod

1 group of 3 xv88 broadside battlesuit-225pt.
* * * *-railgun
* * * *-smart missile
* * * *-2 target lock
* * * *-1 multi tracker

TOTAL-1498pt.

Please rate and fix this army.
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Old 27 Jan 2005, 22:48   #2 (permalink)
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Lacks balance. Use gun drones for a fast attack choice. And there's no such thing as a shas'ui HQ. Just shas'el and shas'o. It's great besides that. 8/10
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Old 27 Jan 2005, 22:59   #3 (permalink)
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Well, how much does balance affect the score of an army in a tournament?
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Old 27 Jan 2005, 23:06   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: I need some advice on this 1500pt. tau army

1. give one of the HH a Ion canon, releasing 10pts!
2. remove a XV88 for another 75pts!
3. for the 85pts(87 as U only spent 1498), get either:

a. 7 drones for 84pts
b. XV8 fireknife and 3 Kroots for 86pts
c. Remove the kroot squad you have, and for that 199pts get 28 new kroots divided in two 14 man squads!

And some tournaments have comp. where you get +/- in total score for having a well balanced or cheesy army.
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Old 27 Jan 2005, 23:16   #5 (permalink)
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Based on those choices above, I'd say, If your a Kroot fan and could use more, get the extra Kroot, otherwise go for XV8 Fireknife and a couple more Kroot.

Don't take the Gun Drones in a squad as its a bit of waste of pts. IMO, considering the fact they cost 2 more points than a FW, and aren't even as adequately rounded. but against low LD armies, 16 LD tests is can break an army. ;D
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Old 28 Jan 2005, 01:32   #6 (permalink)
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Two things, first of all, is three railguns enough anti vehicle for a 1500pt. game? and also, I would replace a railgun with an ion cannon, but I need the railgun for my other list, and also that would free up 20pts. So is there a way to switch off between ion cannon and railgun?
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Old 28 Jan 2005, 01:36   #7 (permalink)
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Two things, first of all, is three railguns enough anti vehicle for a 1500pt. game?* and also, I would replace a railgun with an ion cannon, but I need the railgun for my other list, and also that would free up 20pts.* So is there a way to switch off between ion cannon and railgun?
yes. it's called not gluing it on in the first place or cutting one off if you already glued it on.
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Old 28 Jan 2005, 02:01   #8 (permalink)
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Wouldn't ripping the railgun off make it unusable? and also, how many vehicles/heavy models do most 1500pt. armies have?
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Old 28 Jan 2005, 02:36   #9 (permalink)
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Depends with what army. On average, I'd say 3-5 is about average.
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Wouldn't ripping the railgun off make it unusable? and also, how many vehicles/heavy models do most 1500pt. armies have?
...or you could have a railgun on a tank and tell your opponent "I'm using this as an Ion Cannon."
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