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Made in ca
Focused Fire Warrior





Canada

Ive been playing a number of 1000 point lists to familiarize myself with the 8th edition rules

Last week I tried fire warrior spam, it was fun but the idea of playing 1000 point games was to be a little quicker, so moving around a ton of small models got a little tedious

I have 2 lists I'm thinking of trying, mostly for fun


1000 point riptide

Battalion

HQ
Cadre Fireblade
Ethereal

troop
5 FW
5 FW
5 FW

Elite
Riptide Heavy burst cannon SMS ATS VT
Riptide Heavy burst cannon SMS ATS TL
Riptide Heavy burst cannon SMS

The support systems are chosen because of point limit, this is exactly 1000 pts




The other list I'm considering is

Broadside 1000


HQ
Cadre Fireblade
Commander Shadowsun w/ Command link drone

troop
5 FW w/ 1ML
5 FW w/ 1ML
5 FW w/ 1ML

Heavy
3 Broadside all with HYMP SMS ATS
3 Broadside all with HYMP SMS ATS

I worry this list will lose broadsides quickly without and drones

Necrons
Tau  
   
Made in us
Water-Caste Negotiator




United States

I feel like you can't really go wrong with 3 riptides at 1000pts. That said, whoever your opponent is will likely never want to play you again.
   
Made in ca
Focused Fire Warrior





Canada

My buddy plays eldar and brings lots of nasty things as well and we are just experimenting with all our units so hopefully it isn't that devastating.


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Alternative to just cramming in 3 riptides is to go down to 2 riptides and diversify a bit..

Something like this maybe?

Battalion
Sept: TAU

HQ
Commander shadowsun w/ command drone
Cadre Fireblade

Troops
5 FW w/ 1ML
5 FW w/ 1ML
5 FW w/ 1ML

Elite
Riptide HBC SMS ATS VT
Riptide HBC SMS ATS TL


Vanguard Detachment
Sept: Sa'cea

HQ
Ethereal

Elites
Firesight Marksman
Firesight Marksman
Firesight Marksman

Fast
5 Shield Drones


Only 2 riptides... lots more markerlights and a couple shield drones

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2019/08/08 16:31:05


Necrons
Tau  
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut






You want the shield drones in the tau detachment or they won't be able to saviour protocol for the riptides. Otherwise looks good
   
Made in us
Water-Caste Negotiator




United States

That's a pretty solid list. The marker lights will be a huge help for your accuracy.

In my experience, it's difficult to bring things that can reliably take down a riptide faster than a riptide can take you down at 1000 pts. but if that's the whole point of the game. then triptide it all the way.
   
Made in ca
Focused Fire Warrior





Canada

 LynxSarnage wrote:
You want the shield drones in the tau detachment or they won't be able to saviour protocol for the riptides. Otherwise looks good


Thanks for this


Necrons
Tau  
   
Made in ca
Focused Fire Warrior





Canada

Took the 3 riptide list
Only Change was I gave them all ATS and couldn't afford any more options

It went as expected, he never wants to play a 1000pt 3 riptide list ever again...



Necrons
Tau  
   
Made in us
Water-Caste Negotiator




United States

 KonTheory wrote:
Took the 3 riptide list
Only Change was I gave them all ATS and couldn't afford any more options

It went as expected, he never wants to play a 1000pt 3 riptide list ever again...




It could be worse. He could never want to play you ever again. lol
   
Made in ca
Focused Fire Warrior





Canada

We are both testing out our different units,
Next 1000 pts will be broadsides
Then after that I'm going to take longstike and Hammerheads

He brought warwalkers and wraith lords against my riptide but his rolling was awful

He said in 1000 pts if he ever saw 3 riptides he would just walk away

Necrons
Tau  
   
 
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