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Old 25 May 2007, 04:51   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, and good [insert time of day]

Recently I've been thinking about my Farsight army (all I need now is Farsight! :P). While talking to a friend of mine who is just starting to play 40k (Tau, specifically) I told him I was bringing my Farsight army to bare soon. Then he began to question me about how exactly I'd go about with only 1 Hammerhead, and many other limitations.

So all during Algebra, when I was writing up my Army Lists I was thinking about what he said. I came to the conclusion that I personally like the restrictions to the list, as it makes the player make more careful choices with the units he can take, and then has to craft the list together even more-so carefully to be effective with it. And I'm the rare person who doesn't want to go Crisis Suit whoring :P

So, in conclusion, what do you guys think about the limitations placed on a Farsight army? Do they make him useless or do they make him a more challenging but fun army?
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Old 25 May 2007, 05:42   #2 (permalink)
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More challenging, but still lots of fun.
Free bonding is awesome on occasion.

I'd still never use FSE though, I like my mutant chickens and alien hornets too much. :P
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Old 25 May 2007, 06:55   #3 (permalink)
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Been rolling with Farsight since original Tau release and am quite pleased with the army. Your restrictions, over time will make you a better General, since you have to play more cautiously. Also, alot of people fear the Crisis Suit Bodyguard. Give it a try, I have a great time with the army.
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Old 25 May 2007, 08:02   #4 (permalink)
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With only one hammerhead, broadsides make it into an army much easier. You also get to try out the new Heavys like the Skyray.
Only one troop choice has been the biggest restriction to me in my time with the renegade Shas'o.
It does make you rely on crisis suits though, i have 6 of them in my 1500 point list and 9 in my 3000.

With all the restrictions you need to play much more tactically, where every loss hurts more simply because you dont have a backup.

Farsight is a more challenging but fun army
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Old 25 May 2007, 08:35   #5 (permalink)
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so a farsight army has more crisis suits in 'm ? Looks kinda fun!!
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Old 25 May 2007, 08:47   #6 (permalink)
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I roll with 11 in a 2k point army. Even have 3 Suits for his Bodyguard with Burst Cannons/Flamers/Shield Gens.
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