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Farsight + 6 bodyguards, 6 plasma, 5 missile pods, 1 fusion, 12 shield drones, 2 target locks.
XV8 - Missile Pods (twin linked), blacksun filter
5 Stealth Suits
2 Broadsides - ASS
Hammerhead - Railgun, Multi-tracker, etc.
Variations of this army did awful well last edition. I participated in a small local tournament over the weekend, and came... second last. I think a bit of that had to do with the extremely small amount of terrain- doing the Tau Shuffle became pointless on most of the boards, given that my opponent could see me from wherever on the board my units were placed. Not getting the first turn therefore meant that I'd lose several units (usually the hammerhead) before I even got to roll a single dice.
Anyway- what kind of changes would you guys suggest? I prefer to run a themed army so would like to shy away from Kroot and Vespid, although I think dropping that huge cheese HQ might be a good place to start...
Drag queen of LO... HAETRS GONNA HAET!
Savlar (6k), Executioners (full company!), Farsight (500 points), Warriors of Chaos (6k), Dark Elves Cult Of Pleasure (4k), Nomads/Caledonians/ISS (infinity), Clan Wolf (BT)
I think poor performance may have been due to the HQ bomb, its expensive (extremenly so in your case), not that powerful for its points and fairly easy to kill. Your list lacks adequate anti infantry, 18 firewarriors aren't going to put a major dent in any unit, let alone multiple units. On paper you have MEQ's covered, but remeber in 5thed the most effective MEQ is not AP 1,2,or 3, as there are just so many cover saves around. I'll get around to posting additions, but if your set on taking farsight and his points sink, well there's not a lot i can do except say lower the squad count to no more than 2.
PS Farsight isn't very good, expensive, mediocre shooting/CC. You've correctly named him in your thread title.
I was going to make a 1500/1850 list heavy on crisis suits and using Farsight.
O’Shava, Commander Farsight
Shas’vre Bodyguard x7 (399)
Twin-linked Burst Cannons x7
Targeting Arrays x7
Hard-wired drone controllers x4
[Shield drones x4]
Cyclic ion blaster
Shas’vre Bodyguard x2 (126)
Twin-linked missile pods x2
Targeting arrays x2
Shas’ui Crisis Team x3 (159) x3
Twin-linked missile pods x3
Targeting arrays x3
Fire Warriors x11 (110 ) x2
Broadsides x3 
[ ] = add for 1850 list.
Last edited by Xaiff101; October 2nd, 2008 at 22:09.
lose the points value for o'shovah and all of the upgrades, GW copywrite says we can't.