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Old 08 May 2005, 18:47   #1 (permalink)
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which would be better to have?
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Old 08 May 2005, 18:53   #2 (permalink)
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Stealth suits.

Pathfinders can be very, very dangerous, but a Tau army cannot go without at least 1: 18shot per turn, jet pack, stealthy, infirtratin' unit of goodies. The only risk is the low toughness, and the fact that you have to be adept at guessing distance, or you'll be assaulted in a terrible way(by .1" shortage of distance)

Pathfinders I find are great(with rail rifles), but not more than one unit, and not as the "power fist" of your army.

Take both, but stealths come first.

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Old 08 May 2005, 20:26   #3 (permalink)
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Stealth suits, properly used, are the best unit in the tau list. I would take stealths over a crisis team anyday. Pathfinders don't really become useful until larger point games (say around 1500 pts) b/c of their prohibitive cost. PFs plus stealths (the PFs mark lighting for the stealths) becomes a really deadly combination.
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always take Stealths first if you dont have a squad, Pathfinders are an Augmentative Squad, theyre pretty cr*p if theres nothing to Augment ;D
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It totally depends on the use in mind. If you're looking to increase firepower and harassment, then Stealthsuits are the answer. There's really no wrong reason to take Stealthsuits as they are just one of the best all-round Tau units you can buy.

Pathfinders need more of a goal in mind to be used well. Stealthsuits can fight virtually anyone and have a use somewhere. Pathfinders on the other hand either enhance other squads, or can be given their own offensive power. If you want a squad that can eliminate half a Devistator squad first turn, or a squad to bust a couple Destroyers right away on the first turn, then Pathfinders can really give you the ability to do just that.

Overall though - Stealthsuits are just so good, that between the two, there's no doubt in my mind that the XV15 is the best choice if you have to choose between the two.
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Old 09 May 2005, 14:18   #6 (permalink)
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Whats the optimal amount of stealth suits you'd reccomend? 3, 4, 5, 6? For about a 1000 point game or so.
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Try to, and this goes for every squad, max out your squads. They more you have the harder it is to go down to 50%. I personally like Pathfinders better because of the Rail Rifle.
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Whats the optimal amount of stealth suits you'd reccomend? 3, 4, 5, 6?* For about a 1000 point game or so.
I would simply go for 6. 18 shots, and jumpjets. Virtually uncatchable, especially in lower pts games due to the lack of fire and fast attackers 8)
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I dont really play small point games so I never use Stealths. If I do play a small game I will take the Stealths over the PF any day.
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