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How does this 1500pt. tau army look?
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Old 08 Mar 2005, 22:57   #1 (permalink)
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How does this 1500pt. tau army look?

HQ:

1 tau ethereal- 50pt.


ELITE:

1 group of 3 fireknife battlesuit-195pt.

1 group of 3 fireknife battlesuit- 195pt.


TROOPS:

2 groups of 12 normal firewarrior- 260pt.
1 group of 12 bonded firewarrior-140pt.

All groups have a shas'ui commander

2 groups with a devilfish-170pt.
-both with DL

1 group of 20 kroot carnivore- 140pt.

HEAVY SUPPORT

1 hammer head gunship-170pt.
-railgun
-burst cannon
-multi tracker
-decoy launcher
-target lock

1 hammerhead gunship- 180pt.
-railgun
-smart missile system
-multi tracker
-decoy launcher
-target lock

TOTAL= 1495pt.

Please rate and fix this army.
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Old 08 Mar 2005, 23:07   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good but that FW squad without a devilfish dosent fit.

you could get rid of one of the HH or Crsis teams but I would not recomend it. You need those XV8's for marines. And you need two railguns, because if you only have 1 and it dies you have no way to stop a tank, sept for your crisis suits
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Old 08 Mar 2005, 23:07   #3 (permalink)
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Look nice, but you might consider splitting the Kroot into 2x 10 man squads. It'll decentralize the threat, so maybe a giant 20 man unit can work for you, but they'll catch the pie plates like mad and be broken and running by turn 3. LD7 blows.

I'd also suggest sticking to using them as a shooting unit since you don't have Devilfish for your firewarriors. If you assault with them, only do so if you are sure you have Initiative and an excessively superior number of attacks.

**edit**

Oh wait...I didnt' see how you listed the DF there...never mind what I said. Great list.
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Why is having 2 10 man squads of kroot better than having one big one????

Me and my freind find one big squad much better
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Old 09 Mar 2005, 00:28   #5 (permalink)
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I still say loose the static FW for more kroot, and I like big 20 man mobs as if they attract fire it isnt shooting at the expensive units :P, and they check after 5 casualties not 3 and are below 50% after 10 not 5 :P.
some reading on why you should swap the FW for kroot
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Old 09 Mar 2005, 12:00   #6 (permalink)
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yea, once I get a little more money I'll buy more kroot. and also, Aunla, what does DF mean?
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Old 09 Mar 2005, 12:13   #7 (permalink)
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DF stands for DevilFish.
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What is better

1 squad of 20

or

2 squads of 10

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I'd suggest that you drop the 1 squad of static FW's and the Ethereal and get a Shas'el for your HQ.* With the points left over I would really suggest that you get a squadron or two of gun drones, just to have another option that can deep strike/take objectives/harass enemy lines...but other than that...It's pretty sweet!

Edit: The group of 20 Kroot is better than the group of 10.
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I'd suggest that you drop the 1 squad of static FW's and the Ethereal and get a Shas'el for your HQ.* With the points left over I would really suggest that you get a squadron or two of gun drones, just to have another option that can deep strike/take objectives/harass enemy lines...but other than that...It's pretty sweet!

Edit: The group of 20 Kroot is better than the group of 10.

thats what I thought

and I really don't think gundrones would be a good idea. They're not to good you know
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