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I'm a regular fantasy player looking at getting in to 40k and really am liking the looks of the Tau. Heres a list I've put together, all feedback is much appreciated.
Plasma Rifle, Fusion Blaster, Cyclic Ion Blaster, Hardwire Multi-Tracker, Stimulant Injector
Bodyguard Battlesuits 82 each = 164
Dual Lined Plasma Rifle, Missile Pod, Hardwire Multi Tracker
Fire Warriors, 9 with Shas'ui, All Pulse Rifle, Photon Grenades 109
Fire Warriors, 8 with Shas'ui, All Pulse Rifle 90
Couple questions, 1) With multi trackers do you have to shoot both weapons at the same target, and 2) Are pulse carbines worth taking? Maybe 1 or two in each unit to prevent enemies from getting close?
Though I may be a beginner as well, I can see some flaws. Your headquarters unit takes up three fifths of your army. Make it cheaper. An 'El with a targeting array has the same ballistic skill as an 'O but with lower cost. Regular XV8s are cheaper than bodyguards, You could probably get three of them in.
For the Firewarrior squads, I would much rather take bonding knives on both squads rather than having grenades on one.
1)Yes, except for Shadowsun.
2)Not really. Rapid firing is usually more scary than the off-chance of a successful pin.
i to am a begginer but aswell i can see some ways to help you get a better 500pt army
IMHO i wouldnt take a Shas'o in a 500pt i would take shas'el with targeting array.
shas'el targeting array,twin linked plasma rifle, flamer and multi tracker
I also would definetly not take bodyguards in 500pts i would take:
2 xv8 battlesuits- 1 with plasma rifle, missile pod, targeting array target lock and the other with plasma rifle missile pod, multi tracker and a burst cannon.
For the fire warriors i wouldnt bother with squads below 9 but with what i have done you have around 255pts left over so i would buy:
12 Fire warriors- all pulse rifles
12 fire warriors- shas'ui all pulse rifles
and thats a good 500pt force for beginners and will be fun to play.
oh and p.s if you use this list keep firewarriors behind cover shoot main threats in range and the closest things to you and with the XV8'S just jump around and cause mayhem.
i am meant to put soething clever and cool in this box, But do you know what i really cant think of anything at all. LOL <-----sums me up very well
I played today with a fairly balnced force which pretty much owned the IG,
Shas'o Burst Cannon and flamer + multi tracker
1 Bodyguard with same as above
2* 6 man unit of fire warriors, two pulse carbines in each, good against hordes!
1 hammerhead with railgun and missile launchers
i came up with the following the other day.
Shas'El with plasma rifle, missile pod, targetting array and hard wired multi tracker - 97 pts
2 shas'ui + Shas'vre w/ markerlight - 110 pts
6man fw squad + devil fish with multi tracker, seeker missile and disruption pod. - 165 pts
5fw + shas'ui with marker light 80 pts
4 gd squad 48 pts.
marker lights are mainly to bring the seeker missile into play. and the gun drones are to provide cover for the comander + the independant char rule means he can't be targetted if there within 6 inches.
Last edited by splinkter; January 23rd, 2010 at 19:20.