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    Heres my first attempt at creating a WH40K army list so here goes, i need some advice from more experienced players;

    [HQ]
    Commander Shas'o - 135pts
    Independant Character. XV8 Crisis Suit,
    MissilePod; Plasma Rifle; Shield Generators.
    Hard-Wired Multi-Tracker [10pts]

    Ethereal - 82pts
    Independant Character, Inspiring Presence,
    Price of Failure, 2 Close Combat Weapons.
    Hard-Wired Drone-Controller [2pts]
    ^Drones [30pts]
    Jetpack; Shield Generator (x2)

    Total - 217pts

    [Troops]
    16 FireWarriors - 120pts
    16 FireWarriors - 120pts
    16 FireWarriors - 120pts

    Total - 360pts

    [Fast Attack]
    8 Gun Drones - 96pts

    Total - 96pts

    [Elites]
    Broadside Battlesuit Team - 260pts
    Broadside Battle Suit #1; Target Lockers [75pts]
    Broadside Battle Suit #2; Target Lockers [75pts]
    Shas'vre; Drone Controller [110pts]
    ^ Drones [30pts]
    Jetpack; Shield Generator (x2)

    6 Stealth Team; Bonded - 190pts

    Crisis Battlesuit Team - 232pts
    Crisis Battlesuit Team #1; Missle Pod; Plasma Rifle, Multi-Tracker [65pts]
    Crisis Battlesuit Team #2; Missle Pod; Plasma Rifle, Multi-Tracker [65pts]
    Team Leader; Missle Pod; Plasma Rifle, Multi-Tracker; [92pts]
    Hard-Wired Drone-Controller [2pts]
    ^Drones [20pts]
    Jetpack; TL Pulse Carbine (x2)

    Total - 682pts

    [Heavy Support]
    Hammerhead Gunship; Ion Cannon; Two Burst Cannons - 145pts
    Decoy Launcher, Multi-tracker [15pts]

    Total - 145pts

    Army Total;
    Models - 65
    Points - 1500


    Any suggestions wiould be brilliant... i plan on putting the Ethereal in with the Broadside unit.


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    Ok........... some kroot, some bodyguards for the Shas'o, 1 more Crisis battlesuit team, drop some warriors, u dont need that many... I rather have a Hammerhead with a railgun rather than an ion cannon since it is the only ordanance template weapon u have in the tau army.

    Broadsides are counted as Heavy Support choice rather than Elites, keep that in mind.

    Pretty good 1st list for the Tau, i have to congratulate u on using gun drones, pinning is always overlooked for some reason..

    Good luck

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    Hmmm interesting thank you for the reply, i must of been sleeping to miss the Heavy Support thing. I dont want any kroot really and theres no room for another Crisis team but when i expand the army .. or get repeatadly beaten.. or get a sudden influx of cash... i will consider it :lol:

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    Any more suggestions? :huh:

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    Originally posted by Kais@Oct 20 2003, 16:34
    Ethereal - 82pts
    Independant Character, Inspiring Presence,
    Price of Failure, 2 Close Combat Weapons.
    Hard-Wired Drone-Controller [2pts]
    ^Drones [30pts]
    Jetpack; Shield Generator (x2)

    16 FireWarriors - 120pts
    16 FireWarriors - 120pts
    16 FireWarriors - 120pts

    8 Gun Drones - 96pts

    Broadside Battlesuit Team - 260pts
    Broadside Battle Suit #1; Target Lockers [75pts]
    Broadside Battle Suit #2; Target Lockers [75pts]
    Shas'vre; Drone Controller [110pts]
    ^ Drones [30pts]
    Jetpack; Shield Generator (x2)

    6 Stealth Team; Bonded - 190pts

    Crisis Battlesuit Team - 232pts
    Crisis Battlesuit Team #1; Missle Pod; Plasma Rifle, Multi-Tracker [65pts]
    Crisis Battlesuit Team #2; Missle Pod; Plasma Rifle, Multi-Tracker [65pts]
    Team Leader; Missle Pod; Plasma Rifle, Multi-Tracker; [92pts]
    Hard-Wired Drone-Controller [2pts]
    ^Drones [20pts]
    Jetpack; TL Pulse Carbine (x2)

    Hammerhead Gunship; Ion Cannon; Two Burst Cannons - 145pts
    Decoy Launcher, Multi-tracker [15pts]
    Elite/Heavy comments have already been made, so I'll just jump right in:

    From the top, I would not buy drones for the ethereal. Remember, you loose Independant Characer Status when you take drones, and thus be shot at. Better to keep him independant and within 6 inches of a the broadside squad...

    BOND YOUR FIREWARRIORS! IMHO, it's the best 10 points per squad in the army, especially with an ethereal so you can re-roll break tests.

    IMO, Gun Drones just break too easily and are BS 2. Better to buy another 10 man squad of Firewarriors, bond them, and give half of them pulse carbines. Not quite as mobile, but they'll last longer with the ethereal re-rolls and the bonding.

    I wouldn't upgrade the third broadside to Shas'vre. For 10 points, you get +1 WS and +1 I. Whoopee! If your broadsides are in H2H and not firing missiles or railguns, you've got problems. I would also bond them. Alternatively, you can have your ethereal (who will be hanging around in the back) join the broadsides in a pinch and make them fearless.

    I love stealth teams. They're a portable firewarrior squad.

    That's an expensive crisis team with the shield drones, but you do have the "classic" Tau loadout with the MP/Plasma combo. I would bond them, or split them into squads of two.

    I would consider spending the five points and getting the disruption pod for the hammerhead. I tend to get more mileage out of it than the decoy launcher.

    Regards,

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    drop the etheral and use the points at add some bodyguard to the sahs o'

    drop the gun drones and use those points to add a shas ui' and markerlights to them. railguns hitting on 2+...cant beat that
    <insert witty remark here>

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    I plan on joining the Ethereal with the Broadside unit because of this i thought i might aswell get as many drones as possible for the unit to survive longer.

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, looks like ill have to shuffle the list around a bit now... and buy some more figs. <grumbles>

    I didnt bond everything because i bought the Ethereal and didnt buy bodyguard because i wanted the Shas&#39;o to remain a independant character and untargetable :lol:

    anyway... im gonna go back and shuffle some things around .. might be back in awhile with a re-organised list, thanxs for all the replys.

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    Revised Tau Army List - 1500pts;

    [HQ]
    Commander Shas&#39;o - 135pts
    Independant Character. XV8 Crisis Suit;
    MissilePod; Plasma Rifle; Shield Generators.
    Hard-Wired Multi-Tracker [10pts]

    Ethereal - 82pts
    Inspiring Presence; Price of Failure;
    2 Close Combat Weapons.
    Hard-Wired Drone-Controller [2pts]
    ^Drones [30pts]
    Jetpack; Shield Generator (x2)
    (Attached to Broadside Battlesuit team)

    Total - 217pts

    [Troops]
    12 Fire Warriors - 130pts
    bonded [10pts]
    12 Fire Warriors - 130pts
    bonded [10pts]
    12 Fire Warriors - 130pts
    bonded [10pts]

    Total - 360pts

    [Fast Attack]
    5 Gun Drones - 60pts

    Total - 60pts

    [Elites]
    6 Stealth Team - 190pts
    bonded [10pts]

    Crisis Battlesuit Team - 242pts
    bonded [10pts]
    Crisis Battlesuit Team #1; Missle Pod; Plasma Rifle, Multi-Tracker [65pts]
    Crisis Battlesuit Team #2; Missle Pod; Plasma Rifle, Multi-Tracker [65pts]
    Team Leader; Missle Pod; Plasma Rifle, Multi-Tracker; [92pts]
    Hard-Wired Drone-Controller [2pts]
    ^Drones [30pts]
    Jetpack; Shield Generator (x2)

    Total - 432pts

    [Heavy Support]
    Broadside Battlesuit Team - 250pts
    Broadside Battle Suit #1; Target Lockers [75pts]
    Broadside Battle Suit #2; Target Lockers [75pts]
    Team Leader; Drone Controller [102pts]
    ^ Drones [30pts]
    Jetpack; Shield Generator (x2)

    Hammerhead Gunship;
    Ion Cannon; Two Burst Cannons - 145pts
    Decoy Launcher, Multi-tracker [15pts]

    Total - 395pts

    Army Total;
    Models - 62
    Points - 1494

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    dood screw bonded on yur fire wariiros, markerlights, markerlights&#33;&#33;&#33;

    the etheral is a waste of point sif u put him wiht the broadsides. they are in the back and the etheral is hth. just drop him and get some body guard for the shas o&#39;. he will be ten times more effective if u give him guards. plus if u want him safe, give all the bodyguards shiled drones

    gun drones are really worthless. they arent good. waste of points.
    <insert witty remark here>

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    I just got them because it was the pretty much the only thing i had points left over for, and im keeping the Ethereal at the back with the Broadsides so they can reroll all morale tests and the broadsides will be even better protected with the extra 2 shield drones.

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