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    Help! First ever Tau list - 1500

    My first ever list!! Yey! Please rip it too shreds and give some C&C! My first list based off what I wanted at first but I am a newbie so please help! I am a bit worried about lack of shield drones.... ENJOY!

    HQ
    Shas’el (Airbursting Fragmentation projector, Plasma Rifle, Shield Generator) – 110
    HQ total – 110

    ELITE
    2 Crisis Battlesuits (TL missile pods, targeting array) 106
    2 Crisis Battlesuits (TL plasma rifles, targeting array) – 130

    Elite Total – 236

    TROOPS
    12 Fire Warriors (Shas’ui + bonding knife)- 135
    12 Fire Warriors (Shas’ui + bonding knife)- 135
    12 Fire Warriors (Shas’ui + bonding knife)- 135
    15 Kroot – 105

    Troop total – 503

    FAST ATTACK
    7 Pathfinders (Shas’ui, bonding knife) – 99
    Devilfish (decoy launchers, Multi-tracker) – 95
    Devilfish (decoy launchers, Multi-tracker) – 95

    Fast Attack - 289

    HEAVY SUPPORT
    Hammerhead (railgun, Smart Missile System, Decoy Launchers, Multi-Tracker) – 175
    2 Broadsides (TL plasma rifle, Targeting Array) – 180

    Heavy Support Cost - 350

    TOTAL - 1500

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    Quote Originally Posted by dementedmonkey View Post
    My first ever list!! Yey! Please rip it too shreds and give some C&C! My first list based off what I wanted at first but I am a newbie so please help! I am a bit worried about lack of shield drones.... ENJOY!

    HQ
    Shas’el (Airbursting Fragmentation projector, Plasma Rifle, Shield Generator) – 110
    drop the shield generator, drones are less points (per invulnerable save) and don't have to take up a valuable hardpoint
    this guys needs an MT (multi-tracker), and a BK (bonding knife) if you're taking the drones.
    Loadout if fine.

    HQ total – 110

    ELITE
    2 Crisis Battlesuits (TL missile pods, targeting array) 106
    this is fine, just keep them in cover
    2 Crisis Battlesuits (TL plasma rifles, targeting array) – 130
    more suits, maybe some shield drones. Plasma is expensive and can't be got anywhere else (except on broadsides) so it needs to be protected. Burning Eyes is fine if you're not used to suits yet, otherwise i'd recommend Fireknives (plasma + pods + MT) or my favourite, Helios (plasma + melta + MT). These guys obviously require pathfinder support whereas twin-linked suits can get by without
    Elite Total – 236

    TROOPS
    12 Fire Warriors (Shas’ui + bonding knife)- 135
    12 Fire Warriors (Shas’ui + bonding knife)- 135
    12 Fire Warriors (Shas’ui + bonding knife)- 135
    15 Kroot – 105
    Less firewarriors. They aren't mobile enough without a 'fish and gunline Tau just doesn't cut it in 5th
    Less Kroot, more Hounds. Hounds >> Kroot IMO, less points for 3 I5 attacks on the charge each. I only really assault with Kroot if I can help it

    Troop total – 503

    FAST ATTACK
    7 Pathfinders (Shas’ui, bonding knife) – 99
    it wouldn't hurt to have the 8th finder in there too
    Devilfish (decoy launchers, Multi-tracker) – 95
    Devilfish (decoy launchers, Multi-tracker) – 95
    You got the MTs but not the TAs or SMS. SMS are essential IMO as they make the tank worth 1 KP instead of 2 (1 for 'fish, 1 for drones) unless you're planning on using the drones to contest late game
    Fast Attack - 289

    HEAVY SUPPORT
    Hammerhead (railgun, Smart Missile System, Decoy Launchers, Multi-Tracker) – 175
    Nope, I'd have burst cannons and a TL, less points than a SMS and you can take 1 more weapon destroyed before it's useless. Plus it gives a greater rate of fire ≤18". Having the TL lets you shell the back lines with the railgun whilst gunning down the more immediate threats
    2 Broadsides (TL plasma rifle, Targeting Array) – 180
    plasma is more of a novelty here, but can be useful against annoying assault marines/ deepstrikers. I always give them ASS (advanced stabilising systems) to give them Slow and Purposeful, this has saved their arses so many times.
    Heavy Support Cost - 350
    MOAR Heavy Support! 2 Railheads is a good move, maybe more broadsides if none of your suits have meltas
    TOTAL - 1500
    just some quick advice, hope it helps

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