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Old 05 Mar 2005, 12:31   #1 (permalink)
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Default I need some help

I'm kind of low on money right now, so is there any way to make a good tau army out of the following models?

1 tau ethereal
7 crisis battlesuits
7 stealth battlesuits
48 firewarrior
26 kroot carnivore
2 devilfish
7 pathfinder
2 broadside battlesuit
2 hammerhead gunship

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Old 05 Mar 2005, 12:44   #2 (permalink)
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You're joking right? You've got enough for about 2000 pts there and virtually every tau unit covered.
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Old 05 Mar 2005, 15:00   #3 (permalink)
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he's right: Use a Crisi as a commander, with some bodygaurds, then build up some elites from the remaining 4 crisis (2 teams of 2, or a three-mantau team and a monat, the stealth team in the spare slot, 4 squads of Fire Warriors, feild some units of kroot, mount a FW squad and pathfinders in the fishes, have a 2-man broadside team, and have the 2 hammerheads act as you like. Build your firebase up with the broadsides, have the tanks in good spots for whatever they're rigged to do, and have the etheral gaurded by a squad of FW's.

This ought to hiold its own against anything really. it will however be a fairly static force feilded as a whole so tactics can be rather limited. Use the finders as spotters for the big guns, have the FW's in the devilfish as a fire brigade to deploy quickly elsewhere, firebase of three FW squads, etc...

Divided up, you can implement a few tactics. in a 1000pt game, the 2 devilfishes might be able to let you use the 'Fish of Fury' tactic much beloved of many a user here. As a selective force, what you have to choose from will eb flexible and allow a large variety of potential lists.

Now you just need to decide WHICH way to make a good Tau army!
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Old 05 Mar 2005, 15:06   #4 (permalink)
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ok, how does this tau army look?

HQ:

1 tau ethereal- 50pt.

1 xv8n crisis battlesuit shas'el- 85pt.
* *-plasma rifle
* *-missile pod
* *-multi tracker

ELITE:

1 group of 3 fireknife battlesuit-195pt.

1 group of 2 fireknife battlesuit- 130pt.

1 group of 6 stealth battlesuit-180pt.

TROOPS:

2 groups of 12 bonded firewarrior- 260pt.
1 group of 12 normal (not bounded) firewarrior-120pt.

2 bonded groups with a devilfish-160pt.

1 group of 20 kroot carnivore- 140pt.

HEAVY SUPPORT

1 hammer head gunship-165pt.
* *-railgun
* *-burst cannon
* *-multi tracker
* *-disruption pod

1 hammerhead gunship- 185pt.
* *-railgun
* *-smart missile system
* *-multi tracker
* *-disruption pod

1 group of 2 broadside battlesuit-180pt.
* -railguns
* -smart missile system
* -sheild generator

TOTAL= 1850pt.

Please rate and fix this army
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Old 05 Mar 2005, 20:52   #5 (permalink)
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looks decent, but drop bonding on the fish squads for Shas'ui, makes it easier to pass that morale, and you never want to fail w/ FoF (well, almot never)

when you can afford, look into getting another box of kroot and another HH.

also, have a read of this MechTau
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Old 05 Mar 2005, 23:47   #6 (permalink)
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well, wouldn't the ethereal kind of make up for the lack of shas'ui? I would just get shas'ui but I already made all of the firewarriors none shas'ui, and as mentioned before I don't really have any spare money.
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Old 06 Mar 2005, 02:44   #7 (permalink)
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i'm not sure but i don't think that there IS a specific shas'ui fw model...u could just paint a model different or do a little conversion work to show the added rank
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Old 06 Mar 2005, 03:15   #8 (permalink)
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so you don't have to have the guy without a helmet as shas'ui? Ok, I'm changing the two bonded groups into 2 normal groups with a shas'ui leader.
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Old 06 Mar 2005, 04:05   #9 (permalink)
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Killaelite132:

The "tau" head is the shas'ui from the box, but if you don't want a toad-face, you can simply put a different colour hemet on him, or give him some kind of regalia (or a bonding knife, etc). Even a simple colour change for his shoulder pads and a few stripes on his helmet or something do perfectly fine.

As for the models you have, you have it all. I think all is fine, except as it has already been mentioned, taking your shas'ui upgrades instead of bonding. You actually do not need bonding when you have ethereals as much. Be sure to take a look into the statistic thread on moral passing, as it covers the Ethereals benifits and bonding, etc. Shas'ui and an Ethereal is perfect, bonding is good, but maybe overkill. But otherwise, your list looks fine to me.
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Old 06 Mar 2005, 04:20   #10 (permalink)
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The SM system HHead is 175 pts. Looks like you got plenty AT, I would drop the rail gun and have an Ion cannon. Drop the smart missle system, and the bonding and you got 80 spare points. Use that to get another fireknife and Shas'ui upgrades to the FOFs (you can take out a kroot if they wont let you go 5 pts over). Aslo, you may want to give one broadside a target lock, but you don't have to.
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