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Old 07 Feb 2005, 15:41   #1 (permalink)
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Default My first Tau list 1000pts

Hi all,

I'm pretty new to the forums so I thought I'd start with a quick list I made up using the models I currently own (not a lot). So here it is, its quite suit heavy but I like it, yet to try it out against anyone but should do so soon:

TOTAL - 1007pts

HQ -85pts

Shas'el - 85pts
plasma rifle, missle pod, multi tracker

TROOPS -220pts

10x firewarriors (bonded) - 110pts
10x firewarriors (Bonded) - 110pts

ELITES -452pts

6x stealth suits - 190pts
bonded

6x Stealth Suits - 190pts
Bonded

3x crisis suits - 172pts
2x twin plasma/ target lock, twin fusion/ flamer

HEAVY -150pts

Broadside suit - 75pts
twin railgun, twin smart missle, Multi-tracker

Broadside suit - 75pts
twin railgun, twin smart missle, Multi-tracker

Thats the whole kit and kaboodle. Tell me what you think, the tactics are pretty basic, jump about and shoot while fire warriors stay in cover firing and defending broadsides.


Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Old 07 Feb 2005, 16:13   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the Forums CrazedMonkey
Pretty sweet list! Lots of models=hard to kill. The only problem I see with your list is that It is very mobile, but your fire warriors are not... I would say drop one squad of Stealth Suits and add in two Devilfishes and fill up about 170 points by putting on riggings onto it (multi-tracker and decoy launcher makes it 95 each, 190 for both!)
Just as a personal grudge, I would remove the other squad of Stealthsuits (I'm not a fan, so you don't have to listen to this last comment, although really consider the first!!) and in its place I would drop in a Hammerhead, and then take the points and put them towards your crisis suits, as your configuration is good, spend the extra 20 points or so and make them all fireknife like your commander...that would wrap things up!
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Old 07 Feb 2005, 16:39   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with Shasel_aunat, too much elites, don't try to be cheesy with the tau. tau elites work by using lots of cover, too many elites and there isn't enough cover. if there isn't enough cover the siuts start dropping to massed infantry fire. Cheesy tau dies quick. pest choice for tau at 1000 is atleast two maxed out squads, prefferably in devilfishes to use FOF, and probbly a third to act as a line for the broardsides, but either way less elites, probably only one stealth and re-arrange the crisis, you hav etwo broardsides, your not going to need fusion or target locks as a squad generally fires at the same target.
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Old 07 Feb 2005, 16:55   #4 (permalink)
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The 12 Stealth suits might provide some interesting tactical opportunities, but they aren't going to have much support if the rest of your army is static. Assuming you infiltrate with both stealth units and deep-strike the crisis, I can see how this might be more effective than the standard static list. The enemy will focus on them and your Fire Warriors may never get charged. It probably isn't the best use for the points, though, and a Hammerhead can be very useful in just about any situation.
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Old 07 Feb 2005, 22:11   #5 (permalink)
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HQ -85pts

Shas'el - 85pts
plasma rifle, missle pod, multi tracker
Perfect! couldnt have done better myself, and you wrote fireknife out too ;D

TROOPS -220pts

10x firewarriors (bonded) - 110pts
10x firewarriors (Bonded) - 110pts
eeew, the whole army moves bar the FW, 'Fish up!

ELITES -452pts

6x stealth suits - 190pts
bonded
and they bite the dust to give the FW fishes and leave 20 pts over

6x Stealth Suits - 190pts
Bonded

3x crisis suits - 172pts
2x twin plasma/ target lock, twin fusion/ flamer
why not just take fireknife? FB on BS3 even TLBS3 is a bad Idea, just go for fireknife

HEAVY -150pts

Broadside suit - 75pts
twin railgun, twin smart missle, Multi-tracker

Broadside suit - 75pts
twin railgun, twin smart missle, Multi-tracker

well the army is getting mobile so swapping these for a HH is the way to go with the extra points from the stealths.

that way we eliminate tactical weaknesses brought on by the fragmented force you had.
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