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Made in fr
Fresh-Faced New User





Hey guys, I would like to build a full battlesuit/drones army and make it as competitive as possible :

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [55 PL, 1,040pts] ++

T'au Empire Sept Choice: T'au Sept

+ HQ +

Commander in XV8 Crisis Battlesuit [7 PL, 154pts]: 4x Cyclic ion blaster, XV8-02 Crisis Iridium battlesuit

+ Elites +

XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [14 PL, 280pts]: 2x Smart missile system, Advanced targeting system, Heavy burst cannon, Target lock

XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [14 PL, 280pts]: 2x Smart missile system, Advanced targeting system, Heavy burst cannon, Target lock

XV25 Stealth Battlesuits [6 PL, 84pts]
. Stealth Shas'ui: Burst cannon
. Stealth Shas'ui: Burst cannon
. Stealth Shas'vre: Burst cannon

+ Heavy Support +

XV88 Broadside Battlesuits [14 PL, 242pts]
. Broadside Shas'ui: 2x High-yield missile pod, 2x Smart missile system, Advanced targeting system
. Broadside Shas'vre: 2x High-yield missile pod, 2x Smart missile system, Advanced targeting system

++ Outrider Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [21 PL, 352pts] ++

T'au Empire Sept Choice: T'au Sept

+ HQ +

Commander in XV8 Crisis Battlesuit [7 PL, 132pts]: Drone controller, 3x Missile pod, XV8-02 Crisis Iridium battlesuit
. Puretide engram neurochip

+ Fast Attack +

Tactical Drones [6 PL, 120pts]
. 12x MV7 Marker Drone

Tactical Drones [4 PL, 50pts]
. 5x MV4 Shield Drone

Tactical Drones [4 PL, 50pts]
. 5x MV4 Shield Drone

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [39 PL, 604pts] ++

T'au Empire Sept Choice: Vior'la Sept

+ HQ +

Commander in XV8 Crisis Battlesuit [7 PL, 154pts]: Academy Luminary (Vior'la Sept), 4x Cyclic ion blaster, Warlord, XV8-02 Crisis Iridium battlesuit

+ Elites +

XV25 Stealth Battlesuits [6 PL, 84pts]
. Stealth Shas'ui: Burst cannon
. Stealth Shas'ui: Burst cannon
. Stealth Shas'vre: Burst cannon

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [13 PL, 183pts]
. Crisis Shas'ui: 3x Plasma rifle, XV8-02 Crisis Iridium battlesuit
. Crisis Shas'ui: 3x Plasma rifle
. Crisis Shas'vre: 3x Plasma rifle
. 2x MV4 Shield Drone

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [13 PL, 183pts]
. Crisis Shas'ui: 3x Plasma rifle, X[user]V8-02 Crisis Iridium battlesuit
. Crisis Shas'ui: 3x Plasma rifle
. Crisis Shas'vre: 3x Plasma rifle
. 2x MV4 Shield Drone

++ Total: [115 PL, 1,996pts] ++

What do you think?

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Made in gb
Been Around the Block





This is too easy to beat.

I suggest that you use something like the one below that achieved 2nd place in the Carolina Crusade a few months ago. Word of warning though, you will get your ass spanked by Eldar flying circuses, but you'll rape a lot of other armies out there. You will struggle in objective games a bit, because most players will try to win based on objectives since it'll be hard to win in anything else against this list as very few can match the survivability and firepower of the list below.

Richard Martin - Carolina Crusade

++ Supreme Command Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [17 PL, 313pts] ++
Sept Choice: T'au Sept

+ HQ +
Cadre Fireblade [3 PL, 62pts]: Markerlight . 2x MV4 Shield Drone
Commander in XV85 Enforcer Battlesuit [7 PL, 136pts]: Advanced targeting system, 3x Cyclic ion blaster
Darkstrider [3 PL, 45pts]
Ethereal [4 PL, 70pts]: Honour blade, Hover drone

. 2x MV4 Shield Drone



++ Outrider Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [41 PL, 3CP, 632pts] ++

Sept Choice: T'au Sept

+ HQ +
Cadre Fireblade [3 PL, 62pts]: Markerlight

. 2x MV4 Shield Drone
Commander in XV85 Enforcer Battlesuit [8 PL, 156pts]: Advanced targeting system, 3x Cyclic ion blaster, Warlord
. 2x MV4 Shield Drone

+ Fast Attack +
Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 88pts]:

.MV31 Pulse Accelerator Drone

. MV33 Grav-inhibitor Drone

. MB3 Recon Drone
. 2x MV4 Shield Drone
. 4x Pathfinder: 4x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 88pts]:

. MV31 Pulse Accelerator Drone

. MV33 Grav-inhibitor Drone

. MB3 Recon Drone
. 2x MV4 Shield Drone
. 4x Pathfinder: 4x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 88pts]:

. MV31 Pulse Accelerator Drone

. MV33 Grav-inhibitor Drone

. MB3 Recon Drone
. 2x MV4 Shield Drone
. 4x Pathfinder: 4x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight

Tactical Drones [4 PL, 50pts] . 5x MV4 Shield Drone
Tactical Drones [4 PL, 50pts] . 5x MV4 Shield Drone
Tactical Drones [4 PL, 50pts] . 5x MV4 Shield Drone


++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [53 PL, 1,052pts] ++

Sept Choice: T'au Sept

+ HQ +
Cadre Fireblade [3 PL, 62pts]: Markerlight

. 2x MV4 Shield Drone
Commander in XV85 Enforcer Battlesuit [8 PL, 156pts]: Advanced targeting system, 3x Cyclic ion blaster
. 2x MV4 Shield Drone

+ Elites +
XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [14 PL, 278pts]: 2x Smart missile system, Advanced targeting system, Heavy burst cannon, Velocity tracker
XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [14 PL, 278pts]: 2x Smart missile system, Advanced targeting system, Heavy burst cannon, Velocity tracker
XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [14 PL, 278pts]: 2x Smart missile system, Advanced targeting system, Heavy burst cannon, Velocity tracker

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2019/07/07 17:19:48


 
   
Made in us
Sneaky Sniper Drone




United States

I think it looks like a fun list. It won't be winning any tournaments though. Those crisis suits are going to melt fast. The vanguard detachment looks like a great base though if you wanted to go competitive. Then you could throw in pathfinders instead of marker drones, and bring infantry and what not.

I would love to play that list of yours in a casual game. But if you take it to a tournament it will get wrecked.
   
Made in fr
Fresh-Faced New User





Thanks for the advices guys, but as I said, I only want to play Battlesuits and drones.

I know it won't be super competitive, I know I have no chance against top tier lists, but it's not my point anyway ^^

I just want to try to optimize it as much as I can


Automatically Appended Next Post:
Another try, looks better than the first list:


++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [60 PL, 1,096pts] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

T'au Empire Sept Choice: T'au Sept

+ HQ +

Commander in XV85 Enforcer Battlesuit [7 PL, 136pts]: Advanced targeting system, 3x Cyclic ion blaster
. Puretide engram neurochip

+ Elites +

XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [14 PL, 280pts]: 2x Smart missile system, Advanced targeting system, Heavy burst cannon, Target lock

XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [14 PL, 280pts]: 2x Smart missile system, Advanced targeting system, Heavy burst cannon, Target lock

XV9 Hazard Support Team [9 PL, 118pts]
. 4x MV4 Shield Drone
. XV9 Hazard Battlesuit: Advanced targeting system, 2x Double-barelled burst cannon

+ Heavy Support +

XV88 Broadside Battlesuits [16 PL, 282pts]
. Broadside Shas'ui: 2x High-yield missile pod, 2x Smart missile system, Advanced targeting system
. Broadside Shas'vre: 2x High-yield missile pod, 2x Smart missile system, Advanced targeting system
. 4x MV4 Shield Drone

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [34 PL, 490pts] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

T'au Empire Sept Choice: T'au Sept

+ HQ +

Commander in XV85 Enforcer Battlesuit [7 PL, 136pts]: Advanced targeting system, 3x Cyclic ion blaster

+ Elites +

XV9 Hazard Support Team [9 PL, 118pts]
. 4x MV4 Shield Drone
. XV9 Hazard Battlesuit: Advanced targeting system, 2x Double-barelled burst cannon

XV9 Hazard Support Team [9 PL, 118pts]
. 4x MV4 Shield Drone
. XV9 Hazard Battlesuit: Advanced targeting system, 2x Double-barelled burst cannon

XV9 Hazard Support Team [9 PL, 118pts]
. 4x MV4 Shield Drone
. XV9 Hazard Battlesuit: Advanced targeting system, 2x Double-barelled burst cannon

++ Outrider Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [24 PL, 406pts] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

T'au Empire Sept Choice: T'au Sept

+ HQ +

Commander in XV85 Enforcer Battlesuit [8 PL, 146pts]: Drone controller, 3x Missile pod, Warlord
. 2x MV4 Shield Drone

+ Fast Attack +

Tactical Drones [6 PL, 100pts]
. 10x MV7 Marker Drone

Tactical Drones [6 PL, 100pts]
. 10x MV7 Marker Drone

Tactical Drones [4 PL, 60pts]
. 6x MV4 Shield Drone

++ Total: [118 PL, 1,992pts] ++

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/07/07 18:55:11


 
   
Made in gb
Been Around the Block





Your list is now illegal as you have 4 hazard suit units.

I'd use those points to give your final commander CIBs instead of missile pods and to just grab more shield drone squads from your guys. As you can create a very large anti-deep strike denial zone and have so many shield drone units that your enemy will be hard pressed to kill them all within the first 2 turns once you do that.

I'd also keep each shield drone squad no larger than 4 units, so as to maximise the number of units they have to chew through before damaging your battlesuits.
   
Made in fr
Fresh-Faced New User





Ups yeah it's illegal...
About the commander, as he will stay behind near the marker drones, I prefer him to have a longer range weapon, like the missile pods.

New try :


++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [49 PL, 905pts] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

T'au Empire Sept Choice: T'au Sept

+ HQ +

Commander in XV8 Crisis Battlesuit [7 PL, 142pts]: Advanced targeting system, 3x Cyclic ion blaster, XV8-02 Crisis Iridium battlesuit
. Puretide engram neurochip

+ Elites +

XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [14 PL, 280pts]: 2x Smart missile system, Advanced targeting system, Heavy burst cannon, Target lock

XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [14 PL, 280pts]: 2x Smart missile system, Advanced targeting system, Heavy burst cannon, Target lock

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [14 PL, 203pts]
. Crisis Shas'ui: 3x Plasma rifle, XV8-02 Crisis Iridium battlesuit
. Crisis Shas'ui: 3x Plasma rifle
. Crisis Shas'vre: 3x Plasma rifle
. 4x MV4 Shield Drone

++ Outrider Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [21 PL, 362pts] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

T'au Empire Sept Choice: T'au Sept

+ HQ +

Commander in XV8 Crisis Battlesuit [7 PL, 122pts]: Drone controller, 3x Missile pod

+ Fast Attack +

Tactical Drones [6 PL, 100pts]
. 10x MV7 Marker Drone

Tactical Drones [6 PL, 100pts]
. 10x MV7 Marker Drone

Tactical Drones [2 PL, 40pts]
. 4x MV4 Shield Drone

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [49 PL, 730pts] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

T'au Empire Sept Choice: Vior'la Sept

+ HQ +

Commander in XV8 Crisis Battlesuit [7 PL, 142pts]: Academy Luminary (Vior'la Sept), Advanced targeting system, 3x Cyclic ion blaster, Warlord, XV8-02 Crisis Iridium battlesuit

+ Elites +

XV9 Hazard Support Team [14 PL, 196pts]
. 4x MV4 Shield Drone
. XV9 Hazard Battlesuit: Advanced targeting system, 2x Double-barelled burst cannon
. XV9 Hazard Battlesuit: Advanced targeting system, 2x Double-barelled burst cannon

XV9 Hazard Support Team [14 PL, 196pts]
. 4x MV4 Shield Drone
. XV9 Hazard Battlesuit: Advanced targeting system, 2x Double-barelled burst cannon
. XV9 Hazard Battlesuit: Advanced targeting system, 2x Double-barelled burst cannon

XV9 Hazard Support Team [14 PL, 196pts]
. 4x MV4 Shield Drone
. XV9 Hazard Battlesuit: Advanced targeting system, 2x Double-barelled burst cannon
. XV9 Hazard Battlesuit: Advanced targeting system, 2x Double-barelled burst cannon

++ Total: [119 PL, 1,997pts] ++

No broadsides here but the XV9 Vior'la detachment can deliver 96 S5 AP -1 shots. Vior'la warlord Commander gives me +1 CP as well.
Got 20 marker drones and 20 shield drones.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2019/07/08 05:04:38


 
   
Made in us
Sneaky Sniper Drone




United States

This list looks a lot better. I think it's about as competitive as you can make it given your restrictions.
   
 
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