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Old 19 Sep 2008, 21:36   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need Help Fight a Horde Ork Army

Ok I am fight a Ork Horde Army
The Orks have 60 boyz a boss and nobs it is about 600 pts

I am playing tau for the fisrt time my army is

XV8 Crisis Battlesuit Commander Shas'el
Burst Cannon
Air Bursting Fragment projector
Multi Tracker
83 pts

Elites
XV8 Crisis Battlesuit Commander Shas'ui
Multi-Tracker
Burst Cannon
Missle Pod
50pts

XV8 Crisis Battlesuit Commander Shas'ui
Multi-Tracker
Burst Cannon
Flamer
42pts



Stealth Team 2 Shas'ui 1 Shas'vre
100 pts

Troops
Gue'vesa team 1 Gue'vesa'ui and 5 Gue'vesa'la
1 pulse rifle
73 pts

Fire Warrior Team 5 Shas'la 1 Shas'ui
Pulse Rifles
Photon Grenades
Bonding Knife
81 pts

Fire Warrior Team 5 Shas'la 1 Shas'ui
Pulse Carbines
Photon Grenades
Bonding Knife
81 pts

Kroot Carnivore Squad 12 Kroot
84 pts

Total 600

Will this army do well the game is being played on a 4x4 board.
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Old 19 Sep 2008, 21:39   #2 (permalink)
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As long as nobody brings TEQ's or AV above 10, then this list should do fine.
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Old 19 Sep 2008, 22:50   #3 (permalink)
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heh want to see my 500pt army, it kicks D'yi

Commander 96
Shas'el
PR
FB
Flamer
HWMT

Elites
Crisis XV8 TL 77
PR
Fusion Blaster
TA
HWMT

Crisis XV8 Team150
3x Crisis XV8
BC
MP
MT

Troops
9xFW 90

9xFW 90


It owns horde armys, i have only lost to eldar with it and well it was a pretty crappy map i must say

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Old 19 Sep 2008, 23:11   #4 (permalink)
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Old 20 Sep 2008, 00:13   #5 (permalink)
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Personally I dislike using the flamer on anything but a suicide Suit setup simply because I don't want my Commander 8 inches or less away from anything that can chop him up. Burst cannons, while slightly less chance for wounds, work better at the hit and run feel that I think a Crisis Suit should be fitted for.

now as for the list noted:

Your commander is a great horde Killer, with the Burst cannon and Frag projector, However possibly taking a CIB might be benificial over the Projector.

Your elites are soft. Thats my only problem. You can play hide and seek and shoot a bunch to keep going but eventually he'll catch ya, As I've said I don't like the Flamer unless your going to field a Failsafe on that guy.

Stealth teams always rock...no issues with that choice.

Your troop selections I would rework to field more fire warriors, I'd aim for 3 8 man units with rifles, those kroot won't generally slow down orks long enough to matter, and the 30" range on Rifles will let you set in the back corner and hammer away.

The last thing I may suggest is taking a Hammerhead. it can be pricey but be impossible to kill for the orks. I would just take a railgun and the base burst cannons, plus possibly give it Flechett launchers and call it good. Should cost around 150 pts? This would give you the Submunition round plus Two burst cannons. That's alot of Death, you could kill 20+ boys a turn with this.

thats all I have
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Old 20 Sep 2008, 00:56   #6 (permalink)
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I'd say combine the suits into one unit and stick your commander in it. Give the two basic suits just a burst cannon and nothing extra. drop the bonding knives and shas'ui since at the current squad sizes the firewarriors won't survive any real fighting anyway. And get a Railhead, it'll demolish any unit he has. Also remember to always charge with the kroot against orks.
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Old 20 Sep 2008, 01:59   #7 (permalink)
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You want lots of burst cannons and lots of Fire Warriors. You don't need to waste points on Fusion Blasters or Plasma Rifles unless he packs MegaNobz, and even then if you have ENOUGH Strength 5 AP 5 weapons you'll force enough saves for him to fail. Just spray pulse fire into his face with your uber range and he will fall.
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Personally I dislike using the flamer on anything but a suicide Suit setup simply because I don't want my Commander 8 inches or less away from anything that can chop him up.
Actually, I think flamers would be sweet.

A heatwave suit (Twin-linked Flamers) can actually kill about 4-5 MEQ per turn. The trick is to not let the Heatwave be isolated and without support to take out their target.
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Old 20 Sep 2008, 20:22   #9 (permalink)
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Neat I was just going to do a mini campaign at my friends house that's 600 points.
Heres my list..

Shas El
Burst Cannon Air bursting frag Missile pod
Hard/w multi tracker
Stims


Elites
crisis suit twinlinked flamer, missile pod.

Troops

10X firewarriors -markerlight- team leader- devilfish

10X firewarriors-markerlight- team leader- devilfish

8X firewarriors-

Total 598

I just kind of stand and shoot until the hord gets too close then I zip off away in my devilfish and shoot some more.
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 00:30   #10 (permalink)
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