Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

Configuration for deep-striking Monat tank-hunter
Reply
Old 08 Apr 2009, 23:33   #1 (permalink)
Kroot Warrior
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Northern Maryland
Posts: 26
Default Configuration for deep-striking Monat tank-hunter

I want to include a single deepstriking Crisis suit to blast enemy armor (I often play against tank-heavy SM and IG lists), but I am unsure of a good configuration.

I had considered a "team leader" suit with a plasma rifle, a fusion blaster, targeting array, and a hardwired mulitracker, but this came out to something like 77 points (I don't have my scratch sheet or codex in front of me), which seems a bit too expensive for a suit that's going to get off only a few shots at best before inevitably getting put down.

Any ideas on a solid build? Thanks in advance for all suggestions!
Bluecinder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Apr 2009, 23:43   #2 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 109
Default Re: Configuration for deep-striking Monat tank-hunter

Twin fusion is great if you have the re-rollable scatter dice from a pathfinder devilfish.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by juraigamer
Oh man, I can see it now. With three airbursters in the same group, I'll say before I pick a target "Who ordered Domino's!"
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tyndmyr
Things I miss: Sane Anubis.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Griffin Archer
"So, what you're saying is that you need someone dumber . . . You may have come to the right place." -Col. Jack O'Neil
DemiGod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 Apr 2009, 23:54   #3 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,958
Default Re: Configuration for deep-striking Monat tank-hunter

The best choices would be twin fusion and TA or fusion, missile pod, TA, hwMT. The twin fusion has the best chance of killing a vehicle, but only at proper range. Outside of that 6 inches, the missile pods will be better. If you definitely have the pathfinder marker beacon available and you're going after a land raider that does NOT have weak armor in the back, then go for the twin fusion. If you are less confident in your deep striking range, then go for the missile pod and fusion combo. If you can get a back or side shot the missile pod will give you a chance of doing the job at a safer range. I would also suggest a markerlight shot for support (a single one, probably, not a whole pathfinder team) as you will only get one shot!
knightperson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 Apr 2009, 00:12   #4 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 740
Default Re: Configuration for deep-striking Monat tank-hunter

In my opinion, instead of a monat, take two suits with the following setup.
missile pod + fusion cannon + multi tracker

Even better, take a couple broadsides for anti-tank.
__________________
ROFL:ROFL:LOL:ROFL:ROFL
|
L /---------
LOL=== []\
L \ \
\_________\
| |
-------------/
leatherback is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 Apr 2009, 02:23   #5 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 146
Default Re: Configuration for deep-striking Monat tank-hunter

I personally use TL fusion blaster and shield generator. Why only have one puddle of heavily armored vehicle when you can have a whole lake?! ;D
__________________
What good is pure Strategy without a good story behind it?
Gorin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 Apr 2009, 02:31   #6 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: US - Minnesota
Posts: 111
Default Re: Configuration for deep-striking Monat tank-hunter

I would probably go fusion + missile for versatility or TL fusion. I can't really recommend this tactic though because suits are a lot of points to lay down for an inconsistent suicide unit.
__________________
It's not what you know,
It's what other people think you know.
Just hope you don't get quizzed on it.
Ironclaws is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 Apr 2009, 04:31   #7 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Sweden
Posts: 267
Send a message via ICQ to LtCariad
Default Re: Configuration for deep-striking Monat tank-hunter

I've used two variants myself. Either a Shas'El with TL Fusion, MP and HW MT, or two regular suits with TL Fusion and MP. It has to do whether I have elite slots left or not. If I am to deepstrike to take out a tank, I want to make real sure I get it on the first try. MP is there in case they scatter too far.
LtCariad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 Apr 2009, 05:18   #8 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 990
Default Re: Configuration for deep-striking Monat tank-hunter

Twin-Fusion with MP and HW Multitracker is as good a dedicated armour hunter gets for a crisis. Moderately priced, too, at 60.

More often though I just sidetrack a Helios for the job, but I'm starting to think the cover saves make plasma just too expensive to bother with these days...
Nova is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 Apr 2009, 16:33   #9 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Deployed to Afghanistan
Posts: 414
Send a message via AIM to TipTop1987 Send a message via Yahoo to TipTop1987
Default Re: Configuration for deep-striking Monat tank-hunter

I have a favorite set up that I've mentioned many times before on this subject: Any suit that is able to take Hard-Wired (And maybe Special Issue) gear, armed with a Fusion blaster, Missile pod, Shield generator, Hard-wired Multi-tracker, Hard-wired Drone controller with two Shield Drones (Maybe a Marker Drone if you take anything less than an 'El for this). It can run pretty expensive, especially if you take the higher ranks (Taking Iridium armour and/or Stimulant injectors on them), but it survives well enough to either draw lots of fire power, saving your other units or to melt more tanks/TEQ.
__________________
"Our suits make us look bad-ass, and you know it!"
-XV-15, Dawn of War: Winter Assault mod

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ashley Qualls when she saw the back packs for the Space Marine models for the first time
"There are little skulls on the back of them. That is so cute!"
(\_/) This is bunny.
(0.o) please copy and paste this into your sig and
'(__)' help him achieve world domination.
TipTop1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10 Apr 2009, 09:37   #10 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 2,920
Default Re: Configuration for deep-striking Monat tank-hunter

I'm with Nova. My suicide suit is a TLFB, MP, HWMT. I like the MP just in case I scatter outside the magic 6", and having two more shots to penetrate rear armor is worth it. Then after you blow up the target you can reach out and touch other targets if nothing else is close. Last game he blew up a soul grinder then took pot shots at a daemon prince until the game ended.
scoutfox is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deep striking justinl General 40K 13 10 Mar 2008 12:55
Can JSJ be used after Deep-Striking? zarlus Tau 4 09 Jun 2006 13:12
Can Deep-Striking Crisis Suits replace the Railhead as anti-tank? Go Guard Or Go Home Tau 57 26 May 2006 23:50
Deep Striking....ugh The Ethereal Tau 12 05 Sep 2005 15:45
deep striking ? frankthetank Tau 1 06 Jun 2005 22:48