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Made in gb
Huge Hierodule



UK

Ive never played tau before, only fought them.. but ive been listening to all the good (and bad) advice flying around & I thought id (try) and lend a hand by posting up what I think would actually make a competative tau list.

HQ:

Shas'el
+TL-Missle pod
+Positional relay
+Bonding knife
+HW-target lock = 93

Elites:

2x Crisis battlesuit
+Flamer
+TL-fusion gun = 98

2x Crisis battlesuit
+Flamer
+TL-fusion gun = 98

6x Stealthsuit team
+Team leader
+HW drone controller
+Marker droner
+Bonding knife = 220

Troops:

9x Fire warrior team
+Shas'ui team leader
+markerlight = 110

6x Fire warriors =60

10x Kroot Carnivore squad
+7x Kroot hound = 112

10x Kroot Carnivore squad
+7x Kroot hound = 112

Fast Attack:

8xPathfinder Team
+EMP grenades
+Devilfish transport
+Multi-tracker
+Disruption Pod
+Fleshette Discharger = 225

Heavy Support:

HammerHead Gunship
+Disruption pods
+Multi-tracker
+Gun drones
+Ion Cannon = 140

1x Broadside Battlesuit = 115
+ASS
+team leader
+HW drone controller
+2x Shield drone

1x Broadside Battlesuit = 115
+ASS
+Team leader
+HW drone controller
+2x Shield drone

= 1498

Okay - The stealth team would be more of a personal choice - but they put out a good amount of str 5 firepower & are hard to get rid of (Generally snip & replace with plasma & missile pod/fusion suits). The Shas'el commander chills with the 12man firewarrior squad (oo & now the squad can shoot at light vehicles!). He, along with the devilfish, brings in fusion suits if need be. Kroot outflank or scout as per.

I know people will naturally disagree with the Ion head but think of this - It moves 12", can fire everything (including the drones, see drone entry) and this is generally awesome. Its simply filling a different role to the Railhead.

Oh - EMP grenades, are they worth 24pts? I think so. You'll loose the ability of thier markerlights but within 12" they will outperform fusion guns on all but fast-moving vehicles; Another personal buy.

Have a read & enjoy.

Edit: Cant spell Competative it seems

This message was edited 5 times. Last update was at 2009/06/12 19:30:10


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Friend of mine just sent me this:

"The Tyranid Codex, where I learned the truth about despair, as will you. There's a reason why this codex is the worst hell on earth... Hope. Every man who has ventured here over the decades has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to competitiveness. So easy... So simple... And like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have been fired trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So, as I terrorize 40k fans, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe they can survive so that you can watch them clamouring over each other to "stay in the sun." You can watch me torture an entire fan base and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfil Kirby's destiny... We will destroy 40k and then, when it is done and 40k is ashes, then you have my permission to buy."

Heh.
 
   
Made in ca
Roarin' Runtherd





Kitchener

Hi

First all, regarding your commander, I believe (sorry, codex not on had ATM) that it is illegal to buy the same weapon system Twice - you must either twin-link or buy another system.

Why are you excited about tossing the commander in with the fire warrior to be able to shoot light vehicles? Tau are about maximizing the effectiveness of all their shooting, not throwing away str 5 shots VS Armour when their are likely better targets available. At the very least, put a target lock on the commander, so that he can seperate out his fire, while allowing the fire warriors to also do something useful.

Also, regarding the ionhead, if I recall correctly, a fast vehicle that moves between 6"-12" may fire one main weapon and defensive weapons (<ST 4), therefore you can only fire one weapon system. (it is also possilbe your statement is just not clear, because at under 6" you are correct)

Your kroot units ought to be 2 models per unit stronger (say the 24 points worth of EMP) as it moves the unit to the next break point for moral tests (5 models, not 4)

The list is interesting in other areas, and I look forward to hearing about how you do.

Cheers,
Carlos the Craven>

Sons of Shatner - Adepticon 40K Team Tournament: 2010 Champions, 2011 Best Tacticans (2nd Overall); 2012 Best Display (9th Overall); 2013 2nd Overall
Astronomi-con Toronto 2010 & 2012 Champion
Da Boyz GT 2011 2nd Overall
Nova Open 2012 Invitational: 4-1, second on Ren Man 
   
Made in us
Dangerous Outrider





Maine USA

He can move and fire the Main gun on the Ionhead because it's a skimmer. Skimmers, and move and fire their main weapon. Also I do agree, the misslepods on the HQ do need to be twin-linked or it's a no go.

Seeing that I play Tau though, I'll give ya some advice. Seeing that it's only 1500 points, I would invest more with the Hammerhead than the Broadside. The hammerhead's Sub munition shot is more than needed against infantry armies, so get atleast two of those, and throw some rail-guns on those badboys.



 
   
Made in gb
Huge Hierodule



UK

Good points.

The tau commander always had a TL-missile pod - I just didnt properly phrase it, fixed now. Very good point about the multi-tracker, missed that.

The multi-tracker allows a tau vehicle to fire as if it were a fast vehicle & the drones (otherwise burst cannons FTW) can fire aswell as any other weapon system (see the gun drone entry, under the vehicles heading).

Again, good point about the kroot & wound threshold. Im liking the EMP grenades because it gives the entire army more potential. Im sure I can skim a few points.

I personally think that the Broadsides are quite survivable. Its hard to direct that much AP2 stuff that way (I played against tau, im going with what I know) whilst trying to outgun thier armor. They can sit back from virtually all small-arms. Plus the Ionhead is cheaper.

Making the changes.

 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Friend of mine just sent me this:

"The Tyranid Codex, where I learned the truth about despair, as will you. There's a reason why this codex is the worst hell on earth... Hope. Every man who has ventured here over the decades has looked up to the light and imagined climbing to competitiveness. So easy... So simple... And like shipwrecked men turning to sea water from uncontrollable thirst, many have been fired trying. I learned here that there can be no true despair without hope. So, as I terrorize 40k fans, I will feed its people hope to poison their souls. I will let them believe they can survive so that you can watch them clamouring over each other to "stay in the sun." You can watch me torture an entire fan base and when you have truly understood the depth of your failure, we will fulfil Kirby's destiny... We will destroy 40k and then, when it is done and 40k is ashes, then you have my permission to buy."

Heh.
 
   
 
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