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A good overall 1500 pts army?
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 20:39   #1 (permalink)
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Default A good overall 1500 pts army?

I think i got a good overall army but im wondering if someone got any especially good 1500 pts army.
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 20:41   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: A good overall 1500 pts army?

If you would post up your 1500 army it would be more helpful... :P
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 20:59   #3 (permalink)
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what i got for the moment is:

36 Firewarriors
12 Kroot
3 Crisis
6 Stealth
15 Drones
1 Broadside
1 Hammerhead

I get this to 1500 and im going to buy 2 DF
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 21:04   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: A good overall 1500 pts army?

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That's a very subjective question. It totally depends on the person, the army and their opponents as well as the mission. For some, a mechanized 1500 point Tau army will be the absolute only choice. For others, they may feel their Hybrid list does far better (because they play in tournaments and fight all armies in general). Then again, some may be absolute about their static list as well, simply for volume.

I feel there is no best 1500 point list out there. I think the best 1500 list you can have is one that you yourself can use best with your style and against your opponents. Afterall, if you're fighting hordes of Orks and Tyranid and not a lot of marines, your list will probably be quite different from a lot of the ones that will be suggested here soon. And if you fight marines and chaos most often, then it still may be different, but at least similar.

No doubt you will soon see the list of 3 or 4 fireknife crisis suits, mounted firewarriors, maxed out kroot squad and two hammerhead lists popping up in no time. But keep in mind that it doesn't always have to be for you.

I personally take a lot of suits and less armor a lot of times, and my army is still very mobile and it works very well for me. It affords me less casualty a lot of times. But I play a lot of power armor as well as some other slow armies. If I were facing Tyranid or Orks, I would probably load up on the vehicles more since armor is far more effective against them.

Post your list, and explain to us how you use it, who your opponents are. This will help us work with what models you have, so there's less reason to suggest buying tons of models that you will not want to dish out the cash for. Knowing how to use what you have is far more valuable than a generic list that is recommended in order to make your 1500 point list into your best 1500 point list for you.

Edit:

After seeing the models you have, you should have no problems making a very versitile and solid 1500 point list.
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Old 18 Mar 2005, 21:07   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: A good overall 1500 pts army?

I don't think you have enough heavy support as you only have 2 rail guns but what are your Crisis armed with as they could make a big difference depending on how they are armed
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Old 19 Mar 2005, 19:02   #6 (permalink)
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OK, i play mostly against my friend who got Chaos spacemarines (wordbearers), Tyranids and Necrons.
his Chaos army is around 2000 pts and the same with the Necrons. His Tyranid is 500 pts. i almost never wins against his Chaos and i havent plaid against his Necrons and Tyranids yet because he just bought them.
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Old 19 Mar 2005, 19:31   #7 (permalink)
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SM army's are allways going to be hard to beat, but i found (wile playing against a Khorne player today) i was able to run rings around him instead of staying static as i normaly (thanks to how much everyone on the forums says tau are a fast army) and by Turn 4 it looked like i had won but the eathreal died and 1/2 my army ran awy and i lost, Rubish!
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Old 19 Mar 2005, 20:56   #8 (permalink)
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36 Firewarriors
12 Kroot
3 Crisis
6 Stealth
15 Drones
1 Broadside
1 Hammerhead

I get this to 1500 and im going to buy 2 DF

you really dont have the kit for a good 1500pter IMO, if you want to go 1000pts then you'd have the kit IMO.
like so:

Shas'El
fireknife
85pts

Crisis 2
fireknife
130pts

Stealths 4
130pts

FW 12
-'Ui
-Devilfish
-DL
215pts

FW 12
-'Ui
-Devilfish
-DL
215pts

10 Kroot
70pts

HH
-Rail
-BC
-MT
-DL
165pts

1000

thats good, but it'd be better if dropping the stealths and some sundry stuff (maybe the kroot) for another Railhead was an option :P, regardless, going up to 1500 would lessen the effectiveness of the army IMO
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Old 19 Mar 2005, 21:14   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks, and i dont know if i should get a 4th crisis or a devilfish next. i can get the crisis next week but the devilfish will take longer to get. :'(
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I think the fish would be a better investment as you all ready have 3 Crisis and the fish will add more mobility to your force
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