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Old 25 Apr 2008, 23:49   #1 (permalink)
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i am trying to make a farsight army but i need ideas and good tactis . i never used this army but it has been my goal to get it so far i have 12 crisis suits 9 stealth suits 3 full units of fire warriors and 3 tanks with sky ray parts and 2 railgun parts and 1 ion cannon a full unit of bradsides 2 phrinans and farsight commander and 1 normal commander and a butt load of gun drones and shield.
this is all i have but i dont know what i need to do to make a good farsight army please help ???
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Old 26 Apr 2008, 01:47   #2 (permalink)
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Well, the real point of a Farsight army is battlesuits. If you don't want a lot of battlesuits, then you shouldn't really play a Farsight army. But I'm sure you already know that. THEREFORE, You should start with Farsight and a basic retinue. Figure him and another two battlesuits. I would not recommend stealthsuits to a farsight army, as they take away valuable elites slots which you need for more crisis suits. There is a limit on hammerheads/skyrays, and with one of each it sounds like you have an extra tank leftover that I would make a devilfish.

Honestly, what you have currently sounds like a VERY good base for a farsight army. Build your current guys, play some games, and figure out what you need to complete your army and make it better. That's the best advice I could give you right now.
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Old 26 Apr 2008, 21:57   #3 (permalink)
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suits are emphasized due in part to lack of heavy support options.

in return, farsight readily deploys his xv8s to fill in the gaps.
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Old 28 Apr 2008, 12:57   #4 (permalink)
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Just a quick FYI: I swear that Farsight, due to:

1. His emphasis on Crisis battlesuits over everything else
2. His Suit's codex color being Red
3. His ostracision within the Tau

...is the most AWESOME reference I've ever seen to my favorite villain of all time: Char Aznable from Mobile Suit Gundam. The Wiki article explains it all. Will Shadowsun prove to be Farsight's White Devil nemesis?

All that said and done, I started my WH40K journey because of the Tau's battlesuits resembling mecha from the anime I watch. And then, I discovered Farsight. Hell if I've never played a real WH game before; I'm starting with this guy!

Knowing Char/Farsight, I'd stock this force at all slots with Crisis, meaning 12 on the table with him in reserve, then Deep Striking his 8 strong squad where they are needed (possibly behind tanks), bringing the total count to 19!

Of course, returning to reality, that awfully fragile and melee force winning is probably a fanboy fantasy. At least for a nub like me.

Like TauLife, I'd probably try for 19 Crisis, 2 FWs squads geared for FoF, a Railhead, Pathfinders, WarFishes for everyone, Seeker-mounted Piranha, and a couple of GDrones on reserve. JSJ is going to have be mastered, cos the nightmare of hiding 19 walkers in 1 forest is -worthy. Chances are this is only viable at 2k points, but then you'd be clashing with the likes of Abbadon. :P

Big talk for a neophyte. >< I'll give it a shot in the Army Lists. What do you guys think?
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Old 28 Apr 2008, 19:50   #5 (permalink)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djfL4DS155I

for me :-[
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Old 28 Apr 2008, 19:55   #6 (permalink)
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Is there an English version?
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Old 28 Apr 2008, 23:55   #7 (permalink)
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Same series. Char would be that masked guy with a Red mecha.

I must say, the Fishes and HHs do resemble Musai battleships in the anime... 8)

See that leading guy in the clip? That's whom I'm comparing Shadowsun to, but unlike Farsight, other than being clad in white, she shares little else with Amuro Ray. Maybe except if Aun is considered to have given her a "Bright Slap Equivalent" when she lost her sister, as mentioned in the Codex. :P
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