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Old 22 Feb 2009, 02:48   #1 (permalink)
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A random idea. Tau with max Piranha's. If you wanted most or all could have fusion blasters. Think about it 15 Piranha's with fusion blaster , 30 gun drones with pining( thats 60 shots from the drones alone ).

The Piranha's would be around 1000 pts. Piranha's with fusion blasters are anti-tank and their drones wont kill to much but might pin the enemy. So with a 1000 pts left youed need core and HQ. For that mater you would not need as much anti-troop( I said not as much, not none) and the left over pts could be used on whatever you see suitalble.

Yes I know that skimmers are weak. But tell me what you think
would it be competative or fun or none?
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 03:12   #2 (permalink)
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Its 1 shot per drone, so 30 shots, albeit twin-linked shots.
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 05:40   #3 (permalink)
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to easy to beat imo
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 06:52   #4 (permalink)
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I'm going to step out on a limb and say I like the idea.

Pros: You're IMMUNE to most weapon's firepower. (Needing S 5 or higher to glance, so a heavy bolter at least).
Youre're INCREDIBLY fast, and with Targetting Array's, could decimate a squad of anything in a turn.
You're resilient in assault
You're immune to impairing glancing hits
People would bug out

Cons: You're 1,000 points.
You're expensive and murder my wallet.
You're not conventional
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 14:48   #5 (permalink)
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Good luck affording that.

That's about 225 for 15 vehicles that can't even capture objectives.

It may be possible, but there are very few cheesier tau lists out there.
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 14:50   #6 (permalink)
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Taking objectives would be hard. Gotta keep that in mind.
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 14:54   #7 (permalink)
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I breifly considered going for a 15 piranah list except a) it's really cheesy b) will run a whole **** load of cash c) can't capture objectives

While it could be fun to crive around with over a dozen vehicles I had to say no.
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 15:34   #8 (permalink)
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Another point to consider is that you have 15 kill points in Annihilation from the Gun Drones alone, which is a BIG handicap, considering how they're squads of 2.
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 16:06   #9 (permalink)
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Another point to consider is that you have 15 kill points in Annihilation from the Gun Drones alone, which is a BIG handicap, considering how they're squads of 2.
Would not be a problem with 15 Piranha's - Thats 3 Squadrons of 5, so the Gundrones would actually be a unit per Squadron - so just 3 Units of 10 Gundrones each.
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Old 22 Feb 2009, 21:37   #10 (permalink)
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While it seems no that great at capturing objectives, add 4 Units of 9 Fire Warriors in Devilfish with SMS and Disruption Pods and a Battlesuit commander and you have 2000 points with 19 skimmers and 1 Non-Vehicle model. (until the Devilfish get popped)
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