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Just looking for thoughts on this list in the current meta of chaos soup 60+ plaugebearers, Knights and imperium soups.

My thought would be that I have plenty of motal wound output per movement phase to deal with hordes or those pesky plaugebearers. And I will have tons of heavy firepower to deal with knights with very reliable firepower 2s rerolling 1s with most stuff.
As well as lots of 30" LOS firepower.

The list is as follows with a Battalion/ Airwing/ Spearhead

Battlion Se'cea Sept

HQ
x2 Fireblade

Troops
x2 5 Firewarriors w/ markerlight
x1 5 Firewarriors

Elites
x3 Marksman

Spearhead T'au Sept

HQ
Shadow Sun
Longstrike w/ ion cannon, SMS x2 SM

Heavysupport
x3 Hammerhead w/ Ion cannon, SMS x2 SM

x3 Skyray w/ SMS

Airwing T'au Sept
x3 Sunshark Bomber w/ 1 Missile Pod
   
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I like the Sunshark bombers but I think you need to factor in the chance of them getting blocked or being unable to bomb the unit you want. Without their bombs I think you will struggle against hordes.

The tanks are a little bit of a glass cannon. If you go second and they kill Longstrike I don't think you will do well against Knights and other things. I like Skyrays but I don't know about taking 3, I'd recommend dropping a Skyray and just bringing more Firewarriors to change that Spearhead into a Battalion.
   
Made in au
Ork-Hunting Inquisitorial Xenokiller




You want to make shots, tanks atm are crap compared to suites (suites can use drones to pass off wounds). Drones and Broadsides (all missiles on broadsides), all the points put into tanks put into broad missile sides and shield drones/marker drones (add in an ethereal for drone Ld if take bigger units). Still have an air wing but more survivable ground. The air wing could be used better in points. However, just change all tanks to Broadsides and drones, would be way more survivable and do more damage in long run (and comon the Broadsides look way cooler ).

After update still awesome advice, army is not the best as is...

This message was edited 6 times. Last update was at 2019/08/10 14:42:45


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Made in ca
Been Around the Block




 THE_LIST_MASTER wrote:
I like the Sunshark bombers but I think you need to factor in the chance of them getting blocked or being unable to bomb the unit you want. Without their bombs I think you will struggle against hordes.

The tanks are a little bit of a glass cannon. If you go second and they kill Longstrike I don't think you will do well against Knights and other things. I like Skyrays but I don't know about taking 3, I'd recommend dropping a Skyray and just bringing more Firewarriors to change that Spearhead into a Battalion.


I'm not too worried about being move blocked because in the current meta a lot of people like to run 6-7 fliers and they seem to do quite well... granted eldar fliers can pivot twice. And Longstrike can be positioned to take minimal damage and I have taken Longstrike and 3 hammer heads against a 3 knight list before and have taken a commanding lead early on even going second taking the skyrays in that list probably would have ended in a 2 turn win for me.


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Spectral Ceramite wrote:
You want to make shots, tanks atm are crap compared to suites (suites can use drones to pass off wounds). Drones and Broadsides (all missiles on broadsides), all the points put into tanks put into broad missile sides and shield drones/marker drones (add in an ethereal for drone Ld if take bigger units). Still have an air wing but more survivable ground. The air wing could be used better in points. However, just change all tanks to Broadsides and drones, would be way more survivable and do more damage in long run (and comon the Broadsides look way cooler ).

After update still awesome advice, army is not the best as is...



Both lists in my opinion have their benefits. The tanks can be super mobile and can have a 2+ BS rerolling 1s very easily and I was trying to stay away from suits list because that is what everyone is running now a days... Tanks can do very well in the current meta in my opinion but, yes it isn't quite as survivable as trying to get rid of 20 shield drones.

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