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Old 05 Feb 2005, 02:59   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hey, I have a few questions about tau

First of all, what are some good strategies for beating space wolves, witchhunters, deamon hunters and blood ravens? And also, how does this slightly modified tau army list look?

HQ

xv8 crisis battlesuit shas'el-85pt.
-fusion blaster
-plasma rifle
-multi tracker


ELITE

1 group of 1 xv8 crisis battlesuit shas'ui-65t.
-plasma rifle
-missile pod
-multi tracker

1 group of 2 xv8 crisis battlesuit shas'ui-130pt.

Battlesuit 1-65pt.
-missile pod
-plasma rifle
-multi tracker
battlesuit 2- 65pt.
-missile pod
-plasma rifle
-multi tracker
6 xv15 stealthsuit shas'ui- 180pt.

TROOPS

4 groups of 12 Bonded firewarrior shas'la-520pt.
-2 groups with devilfish apc-80pt.

1 group of kroot carnivore-136
-16 kroot warrior
HEAVY SUPPORT

2 Hammerhead gunship-330pt. (165x2)
-railgun(solid shot)
-1 with burst cannon, 1 with smart missles
-Multi tracker
-disruption pod
-decoy launcher

1 group of 2 xv88 broadside battlesuit shas'vre-240pt.
-railgun
-1 with smart missile
-1 target lock-
-all with shield generator
TOTAL-1845pt.

Mainly, I added the melta gun to the HQ for two reasons. First of all, I bought a really cool looking model online, but didn't see it came with the fusion blaster attached to it (any tips on taking it off would be great), and also with 3 wounds it could probably get to the enemies vehicles and attack with the fusion blaster. I gave the hammerhead smart missiles mainly because they can be useful in city fights and terrain infested tables. I took off one broadside for a devilfish so I can use the FoF strategy. Please rate/fix this army.
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Old 05 Feb 2005, 03:22   #2 (permalink)
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good strategies? shoot them? ;D

drop the Broadsides for 2 more Fishes, 4 kroot hounds to make the squad 20 wounds and another fireknife suit.

the FB on the commander is ok, not the best, but Ok, to remove it a bit of careful craft knife application should do the job.
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Old 05 Feb 2005, 06:29   #3 (permalink)
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also with 3 wounds it could probably get to the enemies vehicles and attack with the fusion blaster.
Keep in mind that most AP3 or better weaponry is St 8 or higher... that means that most of what is shot at your HQ will be capable of insta-killing him.
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Old 05 Feb 2005, 14:03   #4 (permalink)
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Wouldn't my army not have enough anti vehicle if I dropped all of the broadside?
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Any vehicle willing to stick it's head out against one Railgun is not going to care if there are two more stacked behind it.
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Old 05 Feb 2005, 18:32   #6 (permalink)
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Keep the Broads, they're useful!

I would suggest dropping Kroot, they wont be too useful against power armoured foes. Instead of Kroot get either- More Fire Warriors (I would suggest that..), more Crisis Suits, and make sure you upgrade your leader to Shas'O.
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Not sure about dropping the Kroot, I've had my command squad butchered by them on more than one occasion. They can be very useful epsecially in heavily forested terrain. But then the whole "Kroot are good!","No they aren't!" has been done and locked so I'll stop that there.
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Keep the Broads, they're useful!

I would suggest dropping Kroot, they wont be too useful against power armoured foes. Instead of Kroot get either- More Fire Warriors (I would suggest that..), more Crisis Suits, and make sure you upgrade your leader to Shas'O.
dont keep the broasides, they tie down what is otherwise a brilliant army, and as hunter said, 2 railguns will scare most tanks to death, more in addition to the FB commander is just overkill and wasting points.

dont drop the kroot, they are a real asset, marines dont often survive 60 attacks, and flamers arent all that common in marine armies anymore.

dont upgrade the leader either, this has been hashed out a million times and each time it comes out with the 'El beingbetter for his points and the upgrades not doing a hell of a lot other than wasting more points.
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Old 05 Feb 2005, 19:31   #9 (permalink)
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Split up the two-man crisis squad. You might as well take advantage of all of your elite slots. The only advantage of having them in a squad comes when you are trying to deep-strike them together.
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good thinking khanaris, do what he said ;D
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