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Old 27 Feb 2005, 01:59   #1 (permalink)
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Forethought: I love Aun'shi. He usually makes up more than his points value in any battle. He is also definately worth every point. The pathfinders use their markerlights to mark targets for the stealthsuits.
Please help improve this list and give some advice to upgrade it to 1500 pts.

HQ
Shas'O fireknife-110
Aun'shi-105

Elites
5 stealth suits-150

Troops
12 fire warriors w/ photon grenades-132
12 fire warroirs w/ photon grenades-132

Fast Attack
8 pathfinders w/ 3 rail rifles-126
-devilfish-80

Heavy support
Hammerhead w/ rail gun, burst cannons, MT, DL-165

I mostly play against mostly marines, but sometimes eldar, dark eldar, or necrons. I know what your thinking: I dont have a lot of AP but the pathfinder stealthsuit combo is pretty lethal even against power armor.
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Old 27 Feb 2005, 05:24   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the Board, CommanderAce

You have a good start on your army, but to really see the usefulness of Aun'Shi, you will want more Firewarriors (when taking an Ethereal, it really pays to have more Tau units that take moral checks, isntead of only a few). Aun'Shi is very cool and very useful when attached to a squad of Firewarriors. His special rules can make really good tricks happen at the end of a game, with a single Firewarriors or two still at his side.

As it is, you do not have enough anti-tank weaponry for the 1,000 to 1,500 point jump. One railgun simply doesn't cut it. Also, a single Crisis suit will not save your day either. No one unit is going to do it--Tau requires a balance and team work amongst it's units to really pump.

First, I would advise you to bump your steathsuit squad up to a maximum level: ie, 6xStealths.

Next, i would pick up 2 more Crisis suits--fitted FireKnife as you have them (or Fusion Blaster / Plasma Rifle for pure marine/necron killers).

I would pick up a 3rd box of firewarriors. And lose the photon grenades. From here, I would go for a Devilfish or two as well. You need shas'ui and bonding here.

If your pathfinders work for you, go for it. be sure to give them a Shas'ui and bonding though. They do work very well with Stealths, coupled with Rail Rifles.

As for AT, pick up two Broadsides, or, pick up a 2nd Hammerhead with railgun.

Happy hunting!
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Old 27 Feb 2005, 05:38   #3 (permalink)
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He's right when he says you need more anti- tank. get a broadside team.
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Old 27 Feb 2005, 16:42   #4 (permalink)
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Well I am a number cruncher type guy and I figured out that my stealthsuit pathfinder combo will on average kill more marines than crisis suits of the same value. With 8 pathfinders 2.5 will hit with markerlights meaning 7.5 burst cannons will be BS 5. So, heres how the math works 7.5(5/6)(2/3)(1/3)+7.5(.5)(2/3)(1/3)+3(.5)(5/6) [rail rifles]=3.472 dead marines . This combo costs 276 pts not including the DF. A fireknife combo of 4 costs 300 and will generally kill 4.777778 marines. So for less points u can kill more stuff. I know that the range of the crisis is greater, but u can infiltrate the stealthsuits and free move the pathfinders, and u get more wounds and models with this combo.
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Old 28 Feb 2005, 20:55   #5 (permalink)
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its a good list but one thing i suggest u to take out the shas'o an keep the ethereal make sure to give shield drone. and i would not take the devilfish or pathfinders against space marines because the seeker missiles would be a waste against rhinos i would take cirsis instead with plasma rifles.
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if you want to keep the 'o and the stealths, maybe you'd consider dropping the pathfinders for a fireknife crisis team---not only can they devastate infantry--including marines-- but they can take on lightly armored vehicles 2. Then, if you DO drop the 'o and photon grenades, i think you should have enough to afford a small kroot squad

and if your eldar and dark eldar opponents don't have much tough infantry, you could change the config on your crisis suits(maybe replace the plasma w/a burst cannon?) and beef up the kroot squad
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Old 08 Mar 2005, 05:14   #7 (permalink)
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actually a crisis combo of 4 costs 260pts .

and to fix all the problems in this list simply drop the HQ section and get a lone 'El, drop the Grenades on the FW and either get 2 devilfishes or one fish and swap one FW squad for 20 Kroot and fill the stealths up.

realistically Aun'Shi is carp, he gets a FW sqad killed and not much else more than a normal Etheral.
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