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Old 30 Mar 2009, 13:15   #1 (permalink)
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Default I want to blow up tanks....

Ok, so there is probably a thread with this somewhere already, sorry in advance.

I've never played a match before, so please explain all things in 'nooby' terms.

I want a 'monat' crisis that is good for killing tanks, effectivley a tank-hunter.
Whats the best configuration for this?

I look forward to finding out!!

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Old 30 Mar 2009, 13:18   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: I want to blow up tanks....

Heavy tanks - TL Fusion Blaster, Deep Strike
Light Tanks - TL Missile Pod
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Old 30 Mar 2009, 14:54   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: I want to blow up tanks....

A couple other ocnfiguration for tank are:

Helios - Fusion blaster + plasma rifle + targetting array + team leader + Hard wired multitracker (also good vs marines and termies
All tanks - Fusion blaster + missile pod + targetting array + team leader + Hard wired multitracker.
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 01:56   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: I want to blow up tanks....

there is only one gun that is a pure anti tank gun, FB. use it TL if u must
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 02:09   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: I want to blow up tanks....

Yes, I know, the configuration has already been said, but I do run mine a bit differently. I run it as my Shas'o, giving him more options and tougher to kill. He's laid out, like so...
Shas'o: 184 Points
-Fusion blaster
-Missile pod
-Shield generator
-Iridium armour
-Stimulant injectors
-Hard-wired Multi-tracker
-Hard-wired Drone controller with 2 Shield Drones
This set up makes him near impossible to kill (Save for 3 successful Lascannon shots). A 2+/4+/FNP makes him feared to almost every unit. And though his movement in the Assault phase may be reduced, the longer range of the Missile pod allows him to target weaker armour farther away. (He works amazing Deep Striking, by the way.) I've used him as my Shas'o in all but a hand-full of games and have had wonderful results.
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 04:53   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: I want to blow up tanks....

I never leave engaging enemy armor to my Crisis Teams unless all other options have been eliminated. Basically because you need to get SO close to make the kill with any certainty(12" for FB, 6" for Melta rule).

Missile Pods are good for shaking up vehicles from a distance but the only true 'anti-tank' weapon for the XV-8 is the Fusion Blaster, and Tau just aren't ready for what comes OUT of the tank once it explodes.

You want the most point-efficient tankhunting battlesuit out there? The XV-88.
For the low price of 100 points, you can get an XV88 Team Leader with a Targeting Array and a hardwired drone controller with a Shield Drone. It's accurate so you can use your valuable markerlights helping out the Crisis Teams, and its resilient with the 2+ save and Shield Drone. And for so cheap, you improve your tank hunting from 12" to 72", and get the most powerful single shot weapon in the game. This is my favorite Monat.
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 05:58   #7 (permalink)
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Careful now with that Iridium armour. It could slow you down especially when you are tank hunting.

Like people have already said, TL fusion blaster via deepstrike is a good anti-tank but I am surprise that you havent mentioned the all mighty hammerhead or broadside with the best anti-tank weapon in the game. Do you not want a railgun in your army? Are you themeing it that way? ???

If you dont want a railgun you could always go piranhas with fusion blaster.

In fifth edition I think the best way to tank out tanks is now in assault but as tau we have a problem; our best thing to attack the rear of a tank is a crisis suit, a butt load of kroot or a krootox IF you manage to get it that far across the table. So shooting a tank down is the next best thing for us.
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 06:16   #8 (permalink)
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We also still have our Stealth Suits for attacking the rear of tanks, but they'll do as good of a job as a regular Marine.
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 15:47   #9 (permalink)
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Outflanking stealth suits with meltas are pretty good - especially if you use markerlights to boost their BS.
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Old 31 Mar 2009, 18:53   #10 (permalink)
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are these guys going to be your primary tank hunters? or are they helping out some other more potent primary tank hunters?
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