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Old 16 Sep 2008, 20:42   #1 (permalink)
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Default MEQ, TEQ and Space Wolves

Hi all! I'm new to Tau and have played a number of games against Space Marines and specifically Space Wolves. They are giving me huge headaches at the 1000pt and 1500pt levels.

I currently run with at the 1500 level:
Shas'el & 2 Shield Drones Cyclic Ion Blaster, Airbursting Fragmentation Projector
2x Crisis Suit Missile Pod, Plasma Rifle, Multi-tracker
6x Stealth Suit
6x Stealth Suit
Railhead
Sky Ray

Not cutting it. What would you all suggest? I don't own any Piranhas but do have a Sniper Drone Team, 6 Crisis, 2 Broadside, and 18 Stealth Suits.
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Old 16 Sep 2008, 22:45   #2 (permalink)
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Um...do you have any troops?
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Old 16 Sep 2008, 22:48   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm...

Well you can try adding more crisis suits and going the route of TL Plasma rifles. Seems cheap and effective.

I love Sniper Drone teams. AP 3 weapons are also good for softening up the opposition (especially MEQ).

I'm also a fan of the XV88's...But only use them if there's armor/ super tough units on the board.
The Railhead might be worth it if he's taking a lot of scouts. Then it can be good anti-tank and scout.
A Ion head might do you better though.


I also want to know where your mandatory Troops are. I don't see the Two of them...
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 00:26   #4 (permalink)
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Um...do you have any troops?
QFT...

Also, crisis suits with plasma rifles instead of those stealth teams.
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 00:28   #5 (permalink)
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Um...do you have any troops?
QFT...

Also, crisis suits with plasma rifles instead of those stealth teams.
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I already said all of that.
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 00:30   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Slave to the Bell.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saracen
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Originally Posted by Wild
Um...do you have any troops?
QFT...

Also, crisis suits with plasma rifles instead of those stealth teams.
-_-

I already said all of that.
I don't pay attention to you:P

(I know, just reinforcing it, because I've noticed a lot of people around here having trouble with the whole 'use plasma' thing.)
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 00:40   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Saracen
Quote:
Originally Posted by Slave to the Bell.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Saracen
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wild
Um...do you have any troops?
QFT...

Also, crisis suits with plasma rifles instead of those stealth teams.
-_-

I already said all of that.
I don't pay attention to you:P

(I know, just reinforcing it, because I've noticed a lot of people around here having trouble with the whole 'use plasma' thing.)
:P

I will admit I don't use the TL plasma suits. I usually don't like fielding the number of suits that would be need to eliminate a squad. Mainly because I don't have that many suits.

I'm a big fan of Helios but those are expensive (points wise), plus only useful for HQ's and team leaders (for the extra BS to make it worthwhile you need a TA and HWMT).
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 00:57   #8 (permalink)
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Troops?? Um yeah Tl plasma suits and mounted fire warriors work well to anihalate isolated squads. Oh yeah drop the sky ray, I see no marker lights to actually need it, buy a ionhead instead to kill marines along with a sniper drone team.
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 01:14   #9 (permalink)
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Yes, I have troops, I must have deleted them by accident or something weird. I run with 3-4 Fire Warrior squads of either 8/10/12 models. No Kroot, planning on a squad of them in the future.

So, would something like this be more competitive?

Shas'el & 2 Shield Drones Cyclic Ion Blaster, Airbursting Fragmentation Projector
Shas'el & 2 Shield Drones TL Missile Pod
2x Crisis Suit TL Plasma Rifle, Fusion Blaster
2x Crisis Suit TL Fusion Blaster, Flamer
6x Stealth Suit
4:8x Fire Warrior Team Bonded
6x Gun Drone Squadron
Sniper Drone Team
2:Broadside Suit & Shield Drone
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 01:18   #10 (permalink)
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Yes, I have troops, I must have deleted them by accident or something weird. I run with 3-4 Fire Warrior squads of either 8/10/12 models. No Kroot, planning on a squad of them in the future.

So, would something like this be more competitive?

Shas'el & 2 Shield Drones Cyclic Ion Blaster, Airbursting Fragmentation Projector
Shas'el & 2 Shield Drones TL Missile Pod
2x Crisis Suit TL Plasma Rifle, Fusion Blaster
2x Crisis Suit TL Fusion Blaster, Flamer
6x Stealth Suit
4:8x Fire Warrior Team Bonded
6x Gun Drone Squadron
Sniper Drone Team
2:Broadside Suit & Shield Drone
Umm, I suppose it's better than the last.
That second HQ seems unnecessary though.
Don't TL weapons and get a third without being able to use them all.


To better help shapre the list, what does your opponent(s) usually run?
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