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i just decided to throw together all my tau units to see howfar i would go, to my surprise, it was near 500 points, so i decided to see if it would make a viable list
Plasma Rifle, Missile Pod, Multi-Tracker
3 Stealth Suits
6 Fire Warriors
5 Fire Warriors
Devilfish Troop Carrier
And the last one, im not so sure if thats allowed, or just plain nasty at 500 points
Mind you, I wasnt counting on getting it to 500, but rather to 1000, but seeing as i havent collected anything Tau for a while now, i decided to look if it was enough for 500 ^^
Last edited by Sgtsinner; April 27th, 2009 at 11:14. Reason: edit title
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A few small mistakes
Fire Warriors are 6-12 so the 5 man needs to be upped to 6.
The shas'o comes to 112 points
A shas'el with target array would be 97
Not much fat to cut looks like it would do well in 500pts. Some might not like two vehicles in such small points but that's Tau for you.
Do you want any specific advice?
The Tyranid torpedo? Its a giant facehuger cannon. It fires an army of facehugers at the other ships. It should cause fear.
it's nice, but I have a personal bias for gun drones so i'd drop the fish for drones if I was running it. however in small battles you'd need a decoy vehicle methinks.
Ok fellows we have a difficult task, so we have to be more deadly than everyday.
Make mistakes and confuse the enemy - The Doctor
Tactics are nice but it is violence that wins the day.
You'll be hated with the HH...You'll get comments like "thats why i hate tau etc."
My only $0.02 is that you have overlooked troops for a big boom stick. Whilst its nice and will be ultra uber in a small game, you have very few troops to go take ground.
So if your in a match which requires objective or ground capturing, or a lucky missile takes out your boom stick, your in trouble. Also, do you have any idea how easy it'd be to whittle the FW down and make them run like girls?
I think that whilst the boom stick list is ok, think about another list that you can change depending on the match.
For instance, consider:
Shas'el (you DONT need a 'o in .5K points.)
Hard wired TA
Twin linked MP
3 Stealth Suits
1 x 9 FW
- Pulse Rifles
1 x 9 FW
- Pulse Carbines
Thats a nice all round list that will take on most 500 point lists and do well.
- Use the Rifles to sit and 'snipe' using their 30" range over most 24"
- Use the carbines and the fish to take objectives, or as mobile 'drive by's
- If possible use odd numbers of FW as it makes it harder to reduce to 50%
- Use the single Shasel as a mobile twin linked autocannon. Snipe light vehicles with him and always jet back
- Commander will need to be kept away from AP2 or consider re jiging for a SG. i looked at that and gave up.
-piss people off with the Stealth jobbies.
How about that?
"i pity the poor fool"