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Old 14 Feb 2005, 23:17   #1 (permalink)
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Heya All,
I got this nifty little 500pt Tau Army that I built. I think its alround pretty solid.

Here Goes.


Shas'el Fusion Blaster, Missile pod, Plasma rifle, HW multi tracker 102pts

10 kroot Mercs 70pts

11 FW 110pts

1 Hammer Head Ion Cannon, 2 burst cannons, Decoy Luancher, Multi tracker 145pts

1 Broadside battlesuit 75pts


Total : 502 pts.

I thought it ran really well when I played it. Give me some feedback

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Old 14 Feb 2005, 23:30   #2 (permalink)
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Shas'el Fusion Blaster, Missile pod, Plasma rifle, HW multi tracker 102pts

costs too much for this game

10 kroot Mercs 70pts

10 kroot need to be 20 ;D

11 FW 110pts

needs bonding or 'ui

1 Hammer Head Ion Cannon, 2 burst cannons, Decoy Luancher, Multi tracker 145pts

fine

1 Broadside battlesuit 75pts

gonna have to go to get some points


go for

Shas'El
FB,MP,MT
81pts
good AT support as the side had to go.

Troops
12 FW
Shas' ui

20 Kroot
140pts
now there up to 20 they are much much better

Heavy Support
Hammer Head
Ion, BC, Decoy Luancher, Multi tracker
145pts

496pts

use the 5pts for a TL on the HH? but thats much better, every unit is more effective and stronger as the points arent so spread out.
good stuff
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Old 15 Feb 2005, 00:23   #3 (permalink)
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Not enough FW for my taste, but then I'm on the extreme side of shooty. I don't even know if I'll have a single Kroot unit in my army.
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Old 15 Feb 2005, 00:30   #4 (permalink)
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there is a fine amount of FW, kroot are very very good and only lack a small amount of the Firepower of a FW squad and have indeed more firepower than a 10 man marine squad.

and shooty doesnt mean FW neciccarily, it often means less FW and more tanks and crisis.
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Old 15 Feb 2005, 00:34   #5 (permalink)
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* * * * * * I got this nifty little 500pt Tau Army that I built. I think its alround pretty solid.

Here Goes.


Shas'el* Fusion Blaster, Missile pod, Plasma rifle, HW multi tracker* * 102pts

10 kroot Mercs* * *70pts

11 FW* * * * * * * * 110pts

1 Hammer Head* *Ion Cannon, 2 burst cannons, Decoy Luancher, Multi tracker* 145pts

1 Broadside battlesuit* * 75pts


Total : 502 pts.

I thought it ran really well when I played it. Give me some feedback

Aun_Me.
You should maby take out the Broadside because *by giving yourself too much heavy support you will lessen your firepower I know because i did that once and i was slaughtered because i had little firepower and it might be good to cut that kroot squad in half and use those extra pts along with the taken out broadside to get FWs. It might also be good if we knew what army your playing if your playing space marines or necrons, keep the kroot. If their orcs or tyranids use two squads of FWs and aim for firepower based units.When fighting Imperial guard use a mixture of both fire power and kroot cause *if Kroot *get close enough to them the guard will die easily ( if there are enough of them).
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Old 15 Feb 2005, 00:44   #6 (permalink)
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as I said, drop the Side to up the kroot squad, that makes the overall firepower and flexibility go up while te 'El maintains tank killing power.
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Old 15 Feb 2005, 00:44   #7 (permalink)
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dizzy made a good list. *My only advice for dizzy's list would be a railgun instead of an ion cannon, and go plasma/missile (fireknife) on the commander, and drop a few kroot. *Or, just swap the kroot for fire warriors of lesser value.

So like this;

Shas'el
PR, MP, MT

12 fire warriors, shas'ui
12 fire warriors, no shas'ui

HH with railgun, burst cannons, multi and decoy

That's 500 exactly right there

OR, instead of the squad with no shas'ui, bring 17 kroot. (which makes your total 499)

I took an army almost exactly like this one (with the fw's) in a tourney and owned; undefeated for 4 games in a row and no losses. *Except that my hh had target lock and no shas'ui(s).
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I personally don't see a use for a Hammerhead in a 500 point list. This is the perfect place for Battle Suits to appear and is far more atuned to the point level. Hammerheads are massive firepower tanks, not scouting tanks.

I would try some suits in that low of points. Armour can be too powerful in such a small game, but it can also be a huge loss of points should an opponent hit you with a single missile launcher and get lucky, or take out the main battery weapon. Two smaller suits double your firepower and double your chances of keeping that fire every turn, instead of exposing your heart to the enemy.

HQ: Shas'El; Plasma Rifle; Missile Pod; Multi-tracker; Hardwired Black Sun Filter
Elite: Shas'Ui; Plasma Rifle; Missile Pod; Multi-tracker
Elite: Shas'Ui; Plasma Rifle; Missile Pod; Multi-tracker
Troop: Firewarriors x 12; Shas'ui; Bonded
Troop: Kroot Carnivores x 20

More oriented for missions of course, but A Devilfish would definately help mobility for taking objectives.
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Old 15 Feb 2005, 01:04   #9 (permalink)
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I can see your points but the Commander has the FB so he can pick up the AT slack, the HH has Ion still as most opposing armies are marines, so its a ood bet to fry their principal squad faster and the BC can be put to maximum effect, plus it helps not to sink too much into one tank in this small a game. the kroot IMO are very valuable as they bulk up the numbers and help to alleviate casualties while gving you a combat squad and infiltartors which in such a small game are very valuable.

and as to malveaux points, plasma is very prevalent so battlesuit are vunerable here, and who said this is a scouting patrol, that would be combat patrol, this is a minor skirmish, and its quite hard to down a HH in this small a game (one missile launcher rarely does it) the HH has very thick armour and doesnt go down easy, the HH can hold a quarter (if I'm not mistaken) and the kroot can infiltrate onto objectives easily.
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It's a killer list. Guys have trouble taking out a hh with lascannons, let alone missile launchers or auto-cannons.
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