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Old 25 Apr 2009, 19:46   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so my current army consists of:
Battlesuit Commander V 2
Crisis Suit X 2
Stealth Suit X 6
Fire Warrior X 36
Kroot X alot
Devil Fish X 2
Gun Drone X 12
Hammer Head X 1
Broadside X 1

I prefer to play a mix of static and mechanized Tau, with my crisis splitting between anti-tank and anti-infantry while holding a strong base of 1-2 squads of firewarriors and the broadside and hammerhead, while sending one squad forward in their fishy with EMP grenades in the hopes of surprising an enemy tank with my bold moves.

Currently, i'm leaning towards either getting more suits, some pathfinders, or some hounds for my krootys, or possibly more broadsides or another hammer head.

Any suggestions?
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Old 25 Apr 2009, 19:48   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: What should i buy next? I know, best topic ever!

What are you facing opponent wise? This would help us a lot in this case.

But off the bat I wouls say:

More XV-8 and get some pathfinders: markerlight is a must now.
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Old 25 Apr 2009, 19:53   #3 (permalink)
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I would say definetely buy more XV-8s, get some Shield Drones or convert some Gun Drones for that purpose. Pathfinders with Markerlights are a must.

I would recommned getting some Kroot Hounds. Kroots can do wonders with these doggies.

And most importantly, you need more Railguns! ;D
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Old 26 Apr 2009, 06:18   #4 (permalink)
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Crisis Suits - The only time you have to many of these is when you are looking at number 20, and you don't have O'Shovah, then it's number 21 that is getting to many.

Sky Rays - Convert any to Hammerheads, and since we are on 'Heads, One is a target, two are supporting fire, three are a severe threat, and more is nasty for Apocalypse.

Broadside - 8 more, same reason as Hammerhead

Pathfinders - Marker light support for your Broadsides, Hammerheads, and whatever else your army shoots at.

Kroot Hounds - Hounds make Kroot assaults very useful.

Devilfish - Until you have 9, you probably don't have enough pre-Apoc, plus you need them for your Pathfinders.
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Old 26 Apr 2009, 11:17   #5 (permalink)
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Devilfish - Until you have 9, you probably don't have enough pre-Apoc, plus you need them for your Pathfinders.
9 devilfish!?!?!

Who could use all of them, let alone pay for them?
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Old 26 Apr 2009, 14:21   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: What should i buy next? I know, best topic ever!

I agree with Turok, 9 'fish is overkill. In a 1500 game 3-4 are sufficient especially with the new transport rule. 9 Broadisde too is way to much. a team of 3 is sufficient when you also have a hammerhead.


Crisiss suit well try to aim for a total of 6 (+your HQs) with a mix of configuration...or better yet, magnitize the weapon.
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Default Re: What should i buy next? I know, best topic ever!

He said what is effectivly a Hybrid army... My army is fine n dadny with just using a fish per Pathfinders and having them run Taxi duty for everything Else.

My suggests are gonna be akin to everyone else's...
  • Crisis Suits (another 2 or 3 will do fine)
  • Pathfinderes (if you don't want to splash out on buying them then just convert FW into them)
  • Broadsides or a Skyray (it comes with the bits for a Hammer Head after all )
[*]If you got Kroot then hounds will be a rather good investment (Or Chaos Warhounds I've heard make good substitutes)[/list]
Also 9 Devilfish would, at bare minimum cost something like 7-800 points... Thats with out SMS to so thats also 18KP AND ignoring the cost of the squad they have to be brought with. Also who fields 6 FW and 3 Pathfinders? okay 3 Pathfinders maybe but 6 Fire Warriors?
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Old 26 Apr 2009, 16:56   #8 (permalink)
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I agree with Turok, 9 'fish is overkill. In a 1500 game 3-4 are sufficient especially with the new transport rule. 9 Broadisde too is way to much. a team of 3 is sufficient when you also have a hammerhead.
My goal is to have 9 broadside in the not too distant future. I imagine armies that use all of them.

XV8 - My opinioin is that 10 is probably a good number to start out with. 15 or more is a great long term goal.

Fire Warriors - 36 is enough for now with maybe 60 being the max you might ever use.

Path Finders - Maybe a couple squads. So 8-16 total is probably enough.

Kroot - you probably want a lot more

Kroot hounds - 36 is a good number

Devilfish - 3 minimum. probably 5 idealy.

gun drone - you will always have more than you need or want.

Hammerhead - 3 skyrays. They come with all the hammerhead bits plus skyray bits.

Broadsides - 3 minimum. 6 or more if you can afford them.


Start out buying XV8's, Broadsides and hammerheads is how I would do it.



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Old 27 Apr 2009, 01:11   #9 (permalink)
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Don't get sniper drones until you got everything else :P
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Devilfish - Until you have 9, you probably don't have enough pre-Apoc, plus you need them for your Pathfinders.
9 devilfish!?!?!

Who could use all of them, let alone pay for them?
I'm thinking Apocalypse level here. And while FOC doesn't matter in Apoc, 9 is the max you can have in the FOC. I'm Just thinking of a maximum you COULD use in a fight with FOC. It also provides maximum model coverage. Of course, you magnetize properly, some of those 9 could be Sky Rays/Hammerheads.
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