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Old 10 Mar 2005, 21:43   #1 (permalink)
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iv decided to see what tau are like as i really like their background. Ive made this 500 point list, what do you think of it? i figured that i would basically hold a firing line with the fw, backed up by the shas el and the kroot, with the drones either attacking weak units or staying in reserve behind the main line to help any areas where the enemy breaks through.

heres the list.

Commander Shas 'el: plasma rifle, tl burst cannon 81 pts

12 Fire warriors: 120 pts

12 Fire warriors: 120 pts

15 Kroot: 105 pts

6 gun drones: 72 pts

its also designed to be a cheap and easy force to get, hence the number of troops

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Old 10 Mar 2005, 21:46   #2 (permalink)
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looks pretty good...a fish would be nice but i don't think you'll have room for it
however, to give your army some muscle vs. tuffer stuff, i'd xchange ur 'el's burst cannon for a missle pod and maybe drop a kroot (or maybe whoever you're playing with will let u go 2 pts over 1000 )

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Old 10 Mar 2005, 21:59   #3 (permalink)
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I don't think that you need to tl the burst cannon...i would add a missle pod to the 'el and multi-tracker...hope that this helps!
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Old 11 Mar 2005, 00:35   #4 (permalink)
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firstly, if its below 750pts play combat patrol :P, armies get unbalanced is small 500pt games.

so I have some sample Cp's for you.

no.1
FWX12
-Shas'Ui
-Devilfish
-DL

17 Kroot

2 hounds

no.2
FWX12
-Shas'Ui
-Devilfish
-DL
-1 Seeker

6XPathfinders
-Devilfish
-2 Seekers

personally I like the second one as it has no trouble with armour, the first one has a bit of a crutch as it has to FoF the back armour to kill a tank (not that you get many) which is why the second one is so evil, 2 skimmers w/ the most armour allowed in CP in one patrol >
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Old 11 Mar 2005, 00:58   #5 (permalink)
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iv decided to see what tau are like as* i really like their background. Ive made this 500 point list, what do you think of it? i figured that i would basically hold a firing line with the fw, backed up by the shas el and the kroot, with the drones either attacking weak units or staying in reserve behind the main line to help any areas where the enemy breaks through.

heres the list.

Commander Shas 'el: plasma rifle, tl burst cannon 81 pts

12 Fire warriors: 120 pts

12 Fire warriors: 120 pts

15 Kroot: 105 pts

6 gun drones: 72 pts

its also designed to be a cheap and easy force to get, hence the number of troops






Is that really all of the forece you have?
Or do you have some that are unpainted?

Do you have a devilfish?

Force* I would suggest

12 firewarriors with devilfish, shasui upgrade...........210 pts

3 fireknife crisis suits..............195 pts

total: 405

that way you basically replace the pointless pathfinders with 3 crisis suits which can take down tanks and infantry better than the Pathfinders

Pathfindes in a 500 pt. game arent very effective. The crisis suits will beof MUCH better use
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Old 11 Mar 2005, 02:47   #6 (permalink)
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but the problem is, that way you get 3 models that drop to plas easily, all be it they'll probably be more effective its not as fluffy, effective against other tanks, or as resilient (gotta love uber tanks when noone else has them ).

personally I'm loving the PF for the fluff and the sheer ability to nuke anything hard with the seekers.
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but w/3 seekers, u can only do so much...
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Old 11 Mar 2005, 03:13   #8 (permalink)
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they can remove that pesky chimera that is going to hurt, drop the evil las or HB razorback assured on turn one and get rid of any necron uber nasties right quick.

good enough for me
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but w/3 seekers, u can only do so much...
it only takes one seeker + a decent roll to blow up a small tank
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I doubt in a 500 pt game the oppenent will have many if ANY tanks or plasmas.

And you ONLY have 3 Seeker missles, so your taking a risk if they get deystroyed or miss their target

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