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Old 25 Feb 2005, 19:16   #1 (permalink)
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Hi again, I have decided to curb my tau spending spree and collect only 1000 points for now rather than the 1500 point list i posted a few days ago. So here goes!

HQ

Shas'el with plasma rifle, missile launcher, multi tracker

Elites

6 man stealth team with team leader, HW drone controller and 2 drones

Troops

10 man fire warrior squad with shasui, devilfish transport (with targeting array)

10 man fire warrior squad with shasui, devilfish transport (with targeting array)

Fast Attack

4 gun drones

Heavy support

hammer head with railgun, 2x burst cannons, multi tracker, decoy launcher, target lock

broadside with smart missile, multi tracker

I am trying to keep my army list as balanced as possible because i face a broad range of oponents at my game club.

I know that some people will advise to increase the squads to 12 but i dont have enough models for that and i'm not going to splash out 15 quid for 4 men! I am also not very sure about having the gun drones... i was thinking about including another crisis suit because i dont think i have enough. Thanks in advance for any advice you all give!* O0
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Old 25 Feb 2005, 20:37   #2 (permalink)
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Well, if that's all you have and you're not buying more, drop the targeting arrays from the fish and lose the gundrone squad. You don't even have crisis suits out there to say you don't have enough. The shas'el is it.

I would personally not go for that massively expensive stealthsuit team in this kind of list. You're lacking everything else, and have dumped most of your points on this squad. They have to be close to the enemy and they only are spotted half the time, if you're good at keeping the distance with hopping between the 16~24 ranges, but that's still not enough. The troops should be more. Or at least get Kroot. Something in there would help out a lot.

Your heavy support is more than enough though.

Lose the big pack of stealths, gundrone squad, and targeting array upgrades to buy yourself a few crisis suits and either more firewarriors or a pack of Kroot. You need bodies out there.
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Old 26 Feb 2005, 19:36   #3 (permalink)
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drop the TA n the fishes for DL, BS4 means squat whenyou move 12" and cant fire it, the MT keeps it alive longer, the boxcomes with 12, so how did you loose 4 FW? :P

the gundrones are wortless as when theytake a hit they will be Ld4, bad. also drop the TL on the HH or get it SMissiles, the BC wont be in range that often.

other than that you might want to work some plasma in there as you'll do fine vs guard, but Tau do fine vs guard anyway, its the marines that give trouble.
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Old 26 Feb 2005, 19:41   #4 (permalink)
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well i really do want to reccomend more fire warriors to you! Think of it more as a long term investment? I mean are you still going to expand to 1500points in the future? If so then its worth doing, also to get a more balanceda rmy i ahve to agree with the previous posters, crisis over stealths at this level. Maybe both but i would find that hard to fit in if you want a decent amount of stealths too that would be hard.
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it boils down to

Pulse rifle > Guard
Plasma > Marines

you have the first but not the second, and the secnd id the more important one, so plasma over stealh is a good bet IMO.
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Old 27 Feb 2005, 07:28   #6 (permalink)
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Ok guys, first of all i have to say thanks for all the advice, i've been trying to take it onboard and here's the changes i have made
1) dropped one stealth suit member, lost the team leader and drones
2) increased both fire warrior squads up to 12, made them bonded, removed the targeting array from the devilfish and replaced it with a multi tracker
3) removed the drones and added a second crisis suit

so here is the list in all its inexperienced glory!!

hq

shas'el with plasma rifle, missile pod and multi tracker

elite

5 man stealth suit team

1 crisis battlesuit with plasma rifle, missile pod and multi tracker

troops

12 man fire warrior squad with shas'ui, bonded, devilfish with multitracker

12 man fire warrior squad with shas'ui, bonded, devilfish with multitracker

heavy support

1 broadside with railgun, smart missile system, multi tracker

1 hammerhead with railgun, 2 burst cannons, multi tracker, target lock

Thats it! 1000 points exactly! A lot of people say i should have some kroot in the army, but its my preference to build up a solid, mobile fire base in the first 1000 points and when i expand to 1500 i will include a large kroot mob then. For now i will just be using evasionary tactics. Is there any more advice people have for me? I have my first game as a Tau commander next week... just have to paint 2 devilfish, 8 more fire warriors..... ;D

Thanks again for your advice guys!
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