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How does this 1850pt. Tau army look?
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Old 22 Feb 2005, 23:55   #1 (permalink)
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Default How does this 1850pt. Tau army look?

Once again I decided to change my army around a little, so how does it look?

HQ:

1 xv8 crisis battlesuit shas'el-85pt.
-Missile pod
-Plasma Rifle
-Multi Tracker

ELITE: (all shas'ui)

1 group of 1 xv8 crisis battlesuit-65pt.
-Plasma Rifle
-Missile Pod
-Multi Tracker

1 group of 2 xv8 crisis battlesuit- 130pt.
-Plasma Rifle
-Missile Pod
-Multi Tracker

1 group of 6 Stealth battlesuits-180pt.

TROOPS:

4 groups of 12 bonded firewarrior- 480pt.

Each group equipped with one devilfish troop apc-320pt.
-gun drones (free)

1 group of 20 kroot warrior- 140pt.

FAST ATTACK

1 group of 8 gun drones- 96pt.

HEAVY SUPPORT

1 Hammerhead Gunship-185pt.
-Railgun
-Smart Missile System
-Multi Tracker
-Decoy Launchers

1 Hammerhead Gunship-165pt.
-Railgun
-Burst Cannon
-Multi Tracker
-Decoy Launchers

TOTAL= 1846pt.

Obviously I just went for a mobile tau army this time, so please rate and fix this army.
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 00:29   #2 (permalink)
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myself I'd drop one FoF for another 20 kroot, the rest of the points combined w/ the drones should buy another HH.
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 00:40   #3 (permalink)
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Pretty solid list, though I feel you're low on the AT scene. Hammerheads can bust tanks for sure, but only two at maximum, and that's assuming they keep their guns, after glances, etc. What I'm saying is, I'd expect more suits with more missile pods for the 1850 level.

The other gripe I have, is the Firewarriors. You have bonding, but no Shas'ui. The problem is, once you're below 50% strength, where bonding comes into play, you'll be making that test on a low leadership. If you have ld8 to boot, you have more chances to not run in the first place. Leadership can be important if you plan on unloading from your Fish nearby enemies.

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Old 23 Feb 2005, 00:48   #4 (permalink)
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missile count is fine, I suggested obtaining another HH, there arent that many mech armies around in compettetice circles, so 3 HH is fine.

but I did miss the bonding, that really should be Shas'ui
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Yeah, I agree with Dizzy. There needs to be more AT. See, this is how I see it, you should always have one AT unit for evry 500pts of units. So, 500pts use one AT, for 100pts use two ATs, 1500pts three ATs etc.
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 01:18   #6 (permalink)
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Mal. was the first one to suggest more AT, but anyway, I think the level of At is fine, 2 Rails and some MP's can dal with most armies armour in 1500, I'd advocate the 3rd HH being Ion, marine matchups really need work for Tau.
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well id like to point out that pie plates do work better vs. marines than ions but as there are already two railgun toting HH's and it will save a few points ive got to go with you on this one. Also effective against other armies remeber, virtually every has some sort of nasty, difficult to kill unit with 3+ saves , incubi, wraithgaurd etc. so it would be a solid investment as with the other changes dizzy recommended in his first post on this thread. Overall a very fast, hard hitting army!
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depends on the marine army, 10 man squads all round and you want pie plates, but if they are the 6 man las plas army then you need ion as the sub wont cover enough models.

also you want ion vs crons and death company, wulfen, bezerkers, thousan sons....etc, they both have their place but 2 Rail and one ion is generally the best balance.
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Old 24 Feb 2005, 15:36   #9 (permalink)
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Ok, how does this revised mobile tau army look?

HQ:

1 xv8 crisis battlesuit shas'el-85pt.
-Missile pod
-Plasma Rifle
-Multi Tracker

ELITE: (all shas'ui)

1 group of 1 xv8 crisis battlesuit-65pt.
-Plasma Rifle
-Missile Pod
-Multi Tracker

1 group of 2 xv8 crisis battlesuit- 130pt.
-Plasma Rifle
-Missile Pod
-Multi Tracker

1 group of 6 Stealth battlesuits-180pt.

TROOPS:

3 groups of 12 bonded firewarrior- 360pt.

Each group equipped with one devilfish troop apc-240pt.
-gun drones (free)

2 group of 20 kroot warrior- 280pt.


HEAVY SUPPORT

1 Hammerhead Gunship-185pt.
-Railgun
-Smart Missile System
-Multi Tracker
-Decoy Launchers

1 Hammerhead Gunship-165pt.
-Railgun
-Burst Cannon
-Multi Tracker
-Decoy Launchers

1 Hammer Gunship-165pt.
-railgun
-Burst Cannon
-Multi Tracker
-Decoy Launcher

TOTAL= 1855pt.


Please rate and fix this new and improved army.
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Old 25 Feb 2005, 18:59   #10 (permalink)
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Also, what should I take out to add shas'ui team leaders to my firewarrior squads?
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