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Old 14 Aug 2005, 23:53   #1 (permalink)
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Default 2 Hammerheads in 1000: Cheesy?

Recently the folks at my local GW compared me to a player fielding a monolith in 1000 point games at my suggestion of fielding 2 hammerheads. Is that considered cheesy? I notice a lot of people mentioning double HH in 1000 mech lists, indeed the "contest winning" mech list in the army list board contains 2 HH at 1000.

What do you think? What can Tau do that is cheesy? Please note whether you are a Tau player in your post.
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Old 14 Aug 2005, 23:54   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, I am a Tau player. No, two Hammerheads is not Cheesy - a Daemon Prince eating a quarter of your army points is cheesy, but having two gunships is not.
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If tau could take s10 weapons that could move 12" a turn elsewhere, I would say yes. Unfortunately, they don't have lascannons in their normal squads, so you need anti tank where you can get it.
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How many other armies field loads of tanks and vehicles, we have ONE tank so fielding two is really not that bad.-
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I'm a Tau player and I think that to heads is cheesy in 1000 points. We may not have a lot of anti tank weaponry, but you should still take troops or crisis suits instead.
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 00:34   #6 (permalink)
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well, since most of you are Tau I will be the voice of the Guard. As a guardsmen, and a heavy tank user.. I DON'T see it as cheesy at all.. its not that wonderful of a tank.. nice weapon but nothing over the top.. no reason to limit it. Not liek those ansty Eldar Wraithlords... err... :P
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 01:05   #7 (permalink)
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Depends on the rest of your composition. 2x Railhead, burst cannons, multi-trackers, decoy launchers, target locks = 340 pts., or 34% of your army. That's a lot of heavy support for one army, but if you have 250+ more points of troops and a light HQ, I don't think it's so bad. If, however, you run 2 minimum fire warrior teams and a bunch of battlesuits, then you are getting a little out of hand.
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I am thinking of running 2 maxed out mech FW squads, 225 points each. 70 points of Kroot. Gun Drones. Crisis suits with 'El commander. And the Hammerheads.
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Old 15 Aug 2005, 01:33   #9 (permalink)
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I see no problem with it. The only non s5 weapons will be the ones on the 'el and the hammerheads. point that out to anyone who complains.
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Alright. I think the main complaint though will be two AV13 mobile vehicles. Still, it''ll be their fault for (as most people in the place do) not running enough vehicles.
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