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Old 01 Mar 2005, 13:56   #1 (permalink)
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Well I decided to paint up some Tau Going for the whole angular lighting with a tron flare.. looken good so far.. But I wanted to toss out my 1000 point roster I am building and get some opinions on it..

1 Ethereal (HQ)
2 Close Combat Weapons

1 Crisis Battlesuit Team (Elites)
Missile Pod; Plasma Rifle; Multi-Tracker

1 Crisis Battlesuit Team (Elites)
Missile Pod; Plasma Rifle; Multi-Tracker

11 Fire Warriors (Troops)
Pulse Rifle (x11); Bonded

1 Shas'ui
Pulse Rifle

1 Devilfish Dropship
Burst Cannon; Landing Gear
#Pair of Gun Drones

2 Gun Drones
TL Pulse Carbine
Decoy Launcher

11 Fire Warriors (Troops)
Pulse Carbine (x2); Pulse Rifle (x9)

1 Shas'ui
Pulse Rifle
Hard-wired drone controller [2]

2 Drones
TL Pulse Carbine (x2)

19 Kroot Carnivores (Troops)
Kroot Rifle

1 Kroot Shaper
Kroot Rifle

3 Kroot Hounds

8 Gun Drones (Fast Attack)
TL Pulse Carbine (x8)

1 Hammerhead Gunship (Heavy Support)
Railgun; Two Burst Cannons; Landing Gear
#Targetting Array
Multi-tracker
Decoy Launcher

Models in Army: 64


Total Army Cost: 997

What do we think? Solid? Also.. How do I set my avatar on this site?
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Old 01 Mar 2005, 14:57   #2 (permalink)
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The list is solid and very competitive. The only things I would recommend doing off the bat are:
* Drop the bonding. It's not necessarily, especially with an ethereal
* Get rid of all the carbines. Rifles are better in all cases.
* A drone controller for an 'ui is too expensive. Use the drones off the fish.
* You can consider splitting your static FW unit into two units of 6. You get the same number of shots but can divide fire as needed and it makes them more resistant to high volume fire like that laid down by devastators or assault cannons.
* Repeat after me: "I will never take a kroot shaper." Seriously, he's a huge waste of points for very little return.
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Old 01 Mar 2005, 15:03   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with Waldo. Though I'm inclined to drop the static FW/ethereal/shaper and replace with Shas'o Fire Knife and another 20 Kroot squad.

But everyone plays differently/has access to different minis.
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Old 01 Mar 2005, 16:29   #4 (permalink)
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Well I took the shaper because its a cool model and I liked the concept.

As for the static with drones.. only 2 carbines in there because well.. I like the look and I wanna pin.. shrug.. they die first if its vs fearless dudes..

I like taking models nobody uses and beating people senseless with them.. its part of the joy of the game for me..

Going to 1500..

gonna take 8 pathfinders.. fish.. 4 seekers.. 2 rail rifles..

.... and.... maybe another squad of firewarriors..
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Old 01 Mar 2005, 16:42   #5 (permalink)
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I myself think pulse carbines are ok but don't only use 2. If you are going to use them use them in groups of liek 4's so they will be more likely to pin.....yeah....
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Old 01 Mar 2005, 17:29   #6 (permalink)
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I like the pc too. Though I do have to agree with Super_Stealth here. Use them in groups of 4 maybe three.

For the pathfinder team i would take 3 rail rifles but that is just me...

I like the shaper and the concept...If you want to keep him in there and use him to bet the crap out of your opponent.

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Old 01 Mar 2005, 17:43   #7 (permalink)
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I think you're better off getting a controller and a couple of gun drones to add to the static squads rather than carbines (and yes, I'm recommending 2 units of 6 for split fire as well). Keep the ethereal, drop the shaper (use the fig, just don't use the upgrade) and lose all the bonding. You should be able to field another 6 man FW team after that.
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Old 01 Mar 2005, 17:52   #8 (permalink)
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It is far more important to max kroot squads than it is to max Fire Warrior squads, especially in smaller armies. The only bonus large FW squads get is more resistance to panic from enemy shooting.
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Old 01 Mar 2005, 17:58   #9 (permalink)
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Well I took the shaper because its a cool model and I liked the concept.

As for the static with drones.. only 2 carbines in there because well.. I like the look and I wanna pin.. shrug.. they die first if its vs fearless dudes..

I like taking models nobody uses and beating people senseless with them.. its part of the joy of the game for me..

Going to 1500..

gonna take 8 pathfinders.. fish.. 4 seekers.. 2 rail rifles..

.... and.... maybe another squad of firewarriors..
Sounds good to me. As for the shaper, just use the model and don't take a shaper. It's a cool model but the guy just sucks.

The drones are too expensive to buy as cannon fodder.
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Old 01 Mar 2005, 20:36   #10 (permalink)
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I'd drop the Static squad for more kroot as they really do perform better than static FW IMO, I can provide you with reasoned links if youre going to consider it.

but if your not then drop the drones and shaper and etheral for a Fish for the FW and an 'El in fireknife, good stuff.

either way I'd recommend that etheral go, static FW arent very good compared to mech teams (and totally unfluffy) and without them the etheral has noone to hide with, and trust me he does not want to be in the kroot squad
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