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Old 18 Mar 2005, 22:25   #1 (permalink)
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Default 400 pt Tau Patrol list

Just curious as to what people think of this list. I know its small, But when I think of combat patrolls, I think of a small group of elite soldiers, which is what this is. Also, it may be effective.

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1 Crisis Battlesuit Team (Elites) @ 65 Pts
Missile Pod; Plasma Rifle; Multi-Tracker

1 Crisis Battlesuit Team (Elites) @ 65 Pts
Missile Pod; Plasma Rifle; Multi-Tracker

6 Fire Warriors (Troops) @ 90 Pts
Pulse Rifle (x6); Bonded

1 Shas'ui @ [20] Pts
Pulse Rifle

6 Fire Warriors (Troops) @ 90 Pts
Pulse Rifle (x6); Bonded

1 Shas'ui @ [20] Pts
Pulse Rifle

3 Stealth Team (Elites) @ 90 Pts
Burst Cannon (x3)

Models in Army: 19


Total Army Cost: 400
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Old 19 Mar 2005, 02:08   #2 (permalink)
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only change I'd make is to have one squad of fw's instead of 2. Pretty balanced, yet evil list!
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I like the list, but I think I would condense down to a single maximum firewarrior squad with the shas'ui and drop the bonding. With the saved points, I would probably field a full squad of gundrones instead of the Stealthsuits too. XV15's are great, but in small games and small numbers, 3 burst cannons just don't do as much as a squad of Firewarriors and at least gundrones can take a few more wounds. Otherwise, I'd condense the squads, and make points available to boost the XV15's to a 4 man squad.

XV8 Shas'ui; Fireknife
XV8 Shas'ui; Fireknife
XV15 x 5
Firewarriors x 11; Shas'ui

This is 400 points on the dot and allows you good squad sizes since you're already investing heavily into suits. XV15's need as many numbers as they can, as they do not carry their weight like a Crisis can, with a single member or a small squad size of 3. 11 Firewarriors are still a very strong unit together with their Shas'ui, especially supported by 5 XV15's instead of 3, and the normal Fireknife Crisis suits. You also have a good infiltrating squad that can take a few casualties before disappearing. The suits can all harass very nicely, while the firewarriors can either move about or form a solid long range firing line, totally depends on the mission.

If you want more ideas, I'd suggest Kroot. They make excellent squads in Patrol, due to their numbers. Massed Kroot rifles can really slaughter an enemy who underestimates what volume can do, and they're so cheap for what you get.

XV8 Shas'ui; Twin-linked Missile Pod; Flamer
Firewarriors x 12; Shas'ui; Devilfish
Kroot x 19

This grants you your elite squad that is mounted, dedicated armor support and a fat squad of Kroot to infiltrate where possible (or make a free move if that is the case in some missions, instead of infiltrating). It's the same as you listed, but it's just an option to give you ideas. In Patrol, it all comes down to volume and numbers. The more you have, the better.
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My favorite list is either:

1 squad of 3 crisis suits, bonded, shas'vre

2 squads of 12 firewarriors, bonded, shas'ui, photon and EMP grenades.

That comes out to exactly 501 points.

Or:

3 squads of 1 crisis suit, 3 shas'vre

2 squads of 12 firewarriors, bonded, shas'ui

That also comes out to around 500-510 pts.

Both are good tho the second offers more survivability. The enemy has to target 3 seperate crisis teams instead of 1. Crisis suits draw ALLOT of fire and so making the enemy hound the suits lets your firewarriors unload and kill those enemies and bring them to their knees. All the while the enemy is still busy trying to kill those "blasted suits"

Ah arent distractions great?
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personally I'm not a fan of suits in CP, its supposed to be a patrol, so I like to see ery little heavy stuff, I like

FW 12
-'Ui
-Devilfish
-DL
-Seeker


PF 6
-Devilfish
-DL
-2 Seekers

or

FW 12
-'Ui
-Devilfish
-DL

17 kroot

2 hounds

Crisis
TLFB
MT

gives more the impression of a patroll, not a Main battle unit IMO.
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personally I'm not a fan of suits in CP, its supposed to be a patrol, so I like to see ery little heavy stuff, I like



FW 12
-'Ui
-Devilfish
-DL

17 kroot

2 hounds
I think that is quite a good list but there is no A-T stuff, And i don't think 1 shas'ui suit is to hard core
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sorry, I knew that list was a bit short on points :P, fixed.

one suit isnt too heavy, its just like a gurd HW trooper, but 3 or Crisis and stealths is IMO :P
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you could always throw a human suicide squad inthe mix with emp grenades for tank problems
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That wouldent be to great. The Tau dont use suicide units. If they do its gonna be the kroot. They are the cheapest after all.
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Were are the rules for Aux's i would like to see how they perform of the battle feild
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