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    Kai's 1500 point Tau Empire list

    Hey there fellow LO'ers!

    I've just got some Pathfinder models in a second-hand army deal for a very good price and went on to modify my previous list into one that could take on all-comers, able to take any situation and mission etc.

    Enough Chit-Chat, here's the list:


    Shas’el
    w/ PR, MP, TA, HWMT
    =97

    2 XV8 ‘Crisis’ Battlesuit Team
    w/ TLMP, TA
    =106

    XV8 ‘Crisis’ Battlesuit Team
    w/ PR, MP, MT
    =62

    XV8 ‘Crisis’ Battlesuit Team
    w/ PR, MP, MT
    =62

    6 Fire Warriors
    inc. Shas’ui w/ BK
    All have PG
    =81

    6 Fire Warriors
    inc. Shas’ui w/ BK
    All have PG
    =81

    10 Kroot Carnivores
    w/ 5 hounds
    =100

    10 Kroot Carnivores
    w/ 5 hounds
    =100

    4 Pathfinders
    inc Shas’ui TL
    =63

    4 Pathfinders
    inc Shas’ui TL
    =63

    Devilfish DP
    =85

    Devilfish DP
    =85

    XV88 Broadside Battlesuit Team
    w/ ASS
    Team Leader w/ ASS, TL, SD
    =185

    Hammerhead Gunship
    RG, BC, MT, DP
    =165

    Hammerhead Gunship
    RG, BC, MT, DP
    =165

    Concerns over the Pathfinders

    The Pathfinders are my main concern here, being only 4 models strong, they won't be able to last very long even in cover, and in Annihilation Missions, they might be easy prey. I could use this to my advantage though, to bait enemy squads to draw fire into them as I'm giving the FW's their Devilfish.
    This doesn't mean that they are a terrible waste of points, far from it, since there are more pressing concerns being in the forms of the Broadsides, Hammerheads and Kroot squads, this would give them that extra little bit of survivability with the opponent's attention placed on the rest of the army.
    I'm estimating that the Pathfinders probably have a life expenctancy of hanging around until turns 2-3, as it is likely that my opponent would try to wipe them off the board once he/she knows of what I'm doing with them. By then, I reckon the Pathfinders would've done their job
    IMO minimal sized squads of PF allows their ML hits to not be wasted even though on average their 'to hit' rate is 2 ML hits a turn, which imo is plenty enough whn I can shoot at 4 different targets(for the first two turns anyway ).

    Broadsides

    The Broadsides are a bit more costly than I anticipated, but an effective squad nonetheless, being able to fire on the move and at 2 different targets with added protection from a nearby Shield Drone, I wouldn't have it any other way. Is a single Shield Drone enough to ensure the survivability of the squad?

    Fire Warriors Squad sizes

    I deliberately made the FW squads as small as possible to allow points to be spent elsewhere and to snag objective in Secure and Control missions, as well as to provide the punch needed for FoF

    All the rest simply explains themselves

    I'm also playing with the idea of using this build as a Tournament-type list, I may need to practice with the idea of using Pathfinders in general, as although I've been playing Tau for the last couple or so years, having PF's in my army certainly brings me new ideas and tactics on how I could use them effectively.

    Thoughts?



    -Kai-Itza-

    Last edited by Kai-Itza; April 30th, 2009 at 16:07.

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    Shas’el

    bla

    2 XV8 ‘Crisis’ Battlesuit Team

    bla

    XV8 ‘Crisis’ Battlesuit Team

    bla

    XV8 ‘Crisis’ Battlesuit Team

    bla

    6 Fire Warriors
    inc. Shas’ui w/ BK
    All have PG
    =81

    6 Fire Warriors
    inc. Shas’ui w/ BK
    All have PG
    =81

    ummmmmm

    10 Kroot Carnivores
    w/ 5 hounds
    =100

    great

    10 Kroot Carnivores
    w/ 5 hounds
    =100

    great

    4 Pathfinders
    inc Shas’ui TL
    =63

    great

    4 Pathfinders
    inc Shas’ui TL
    =63

    great

    Devilfish DP
    =85

    Devilfish DP
    =85

    XV88 Broadside Battlesuit Team
    w/ ASS
    Team Leader w/ ASS, TL, SD
    =185

    needs more shield drone

    Hammerhead Gunship
    RG, BC, MT, DP
    =165

    good

    Hammerhead Gunship
    RG, BC, MT, DP
    =165

    good

    Concerns over the Pathfinders
    They're fantastic. 4 models is the way to go. Also I realize the fire warriors can go inside the devilfish. Also the list is really good.
    Quote Originally Posted by rikimaru View Post
    You have the option for instance of infiltrating, outflanking, pillboxing, or anti assault.


    And that's just with the Kroot.

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