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This is the first 1000 point list i came up with to be against my friend with his Tau battlesuit list.
Troops : 10x tactical squad
Rhino with stormbolter
10x tactical squad
Razorback with TL lascannon
5x Scouts with combat knives
1 with missile launcher
Heavy support : Predator destructor
What changes should I make, and what else should I get?
Thanks in advance for suggestions!
First of all you've got 2 squads there without their complement of free weapons - add at least a flamer to each squad, and an ML to the squad in the Rhino.
Secondly, a RB with lascannon is a massive target. You'd be better off dropping it and getting extra armour on there.
Tau excel at blowing up vehicles, especially ones with such shoddy side armour as space marine ones, so I wouldn't expect those vindicators or predator to last long. If you know you're playing tau, go for things that can get into combat quickly, for instance a scout squad with powerfist & land speeder storm arriving in a tau backfield can cause no end of trouble, especially as you'll be instakilling battlesuits with the fists. Don't ever try and outshoot tau!
If you really want to keep more or less what you have up there, bear in mind that you're going to have to make good use of cover, other than the predator, you only have two weapons with a range greater than 24" (four if you're taking freebies on the tacticals, as you should be).
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I agree with the scouts in the storm. Tau are terrible at combat and will buckle like a belt if hit with anything, scouts included.
Add your free weapons in your Tac. Squads.
Use a librarian instead of a chaplain if you are not fielding an assault unit.
Look to get some plasma. This will burn through his suits. He will have plasma pointed at you more than likely. If he doesn't, I don't know what he is thinking as a Tau player.
If he has railguns in his army that predator isn't long for the world. A thunderfire cannon is quite a bit cheaper will evaporate any Kroot he has on the board and can give you a nice 3+ save from bolster defenses against that Tau torrent of fire.
ok, how about:
8 Assault Marines
Land Speeder Storm
Combat knives, shotgun, ML
troop heavy vs. tau works better than tank heavy always no exceptions. id go with devastators instead of tanks.
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