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    [500] Tau

    Tau Army List

    HQ-
    Shas'o
    Plasma Rifle (2) (Linked)
    Missile Pod
    Hard-Wired Multi-Tracker
    Hard-Wired Target Lock
    Hard-Wired Drone Controller
    Gun Drone (2)

    152 Points

    Elite-
    XV8 Battlesuit
    Shas'vre:
    Plasma Rifle (2) (Linked)
    Target Lock
    Hard-Wired Multi-Tracker
    79 Points

    Troops-
    Fire Warrior Team (2)
    Shas'la (5):
    Pulse Rifle (4)
    Pulse Carbine (1)
    Photon Grenades (5)

    Shas'ui:
    Pulse Carbine (1)
    Photon Grenades: 1

    Bonded
    172 Points

    Fast Attack-
    Gun Drone Squadron
    Gun Drone (8)

    96 Points

    499 Points Total

    I decided to design this army using only the models that came with the Tau Battleforce pack. Basically I deploy my troops according to the terrain, placing the gun drone squad infront of my commander. I then attach my commander to the gun drone squad. This relys on the fact that Tau codex states that when firing at a mixed squad containing gun drones, hits must be allocated to the drones first. This creates a nice force as the commander is well guarded (need to kill 10 4+ Sv models) and can keep up with the drones. It still might be in the works; I'm thinking about throwing in some burst cannons or fusion blasters.

    I'm new to Warhammer so any advice is well welcomed.

    EDIT: DON'T POST INDIVIDUAL POINTS COSTS - COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT - Hard Aun

    Last edited by Hard A**; July 21st, 2005 at 10:23.

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    Hey, welcome.

    Gun drones aren't hit first. Tau have a FAQ update, check the stickies in the Tau forum to find out all about tau.

    This might answer a few beginner questions: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ad.php?t=41169 (Tau Faq)

    This contains the official tau FAQ article, as well as other articles that will help you improve, which is one reason why people come to forums like these: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ad.php?t=30399 (Index Of Tau Articles)

    I don't see anything really wrong with your list. Just remove the points for equipment, because you aren't allowed to post them. Only the points for the cost of the unit. It is also easier to read if you write how many fire warriors are in each unit, and then write that you've upgraded one to a shas'ui.

    You don't actually need the target lock on your commander and the multitracker on your crisis at all, but it doesn't really matter. As a beginner, all you need to do is get a few games under your belt, and learn the rules of the game. Then you can start thinking about posting lists and getting advice.

    Anyway, I hope you get the battleforce and enjoy tau.
    Last edited by onlainari; July 21st, 2005 at 07:28.
    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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    Why does the Shas'o have a Twinlinked Plasma Rifle? He already only misses on a 1. Twin Linked means you can reroll misses, not you get twice the shots.

    For your shas'vre:
    Get rid of the target lock and replace it with another weapon. Since he's only one model he can't target anything other then what the squad (him) is sghooting at. Plus, if you do that you'll get a use out of that Hard Wired Multi Traquer.

    One more thing. Do you have one or two squads of Firewarriors bewcause I only see one. You need either have two or one and a squad of kroot.
    Last edited by Soviet_Tau_Commander; July 21st, 2005 at 15:27.
    There once was a Lord named Vlad,
    Who's fighting skillz really were mad.
    He killed and he maimed,
    He spilled blood in Khorne's name.
    And the fact that he's legal makes me glad
    (special thanks to Uriel Zarium for the last line/touching it up)

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    Thanks for the help, now see the updated Tau...dang. In order to clarify: The Fire Warrior Team has a (2) next to it in order to denote two units. As all armies need at least 2 troops, this is what I was meaning. With the twin-linked plasmas I kept thinking you could treat them like seperate weapons. One question: Say a battlesuit does have 2 plasmas, but can they not be twin linked? This would cost 32 points (2 plasmas at 16) instead of the 24 and wouldn't this allow them to be fired at seperate targets? Or am I just bein noobish again?

    Thanks again for the help!

    Revised List

    Tau Army List

    HQ-
    Shas'o
    Fusion Blaster
    Burst Cannon
    Missile Pod
    Hard-Wired Multi-Tracker
    Hard-Wired Target Lock
    Hard-Wired Drone Controller
    Gun Drone (2)

    152 Points

    Elite-
    XV8 Battlesuit Shas'vre
    Plasma Rifle (2) (Linked)
    Missile Pod
    Hard-Wired Multi-Tracker
    79 Points

    Troops-
    2 teams of 6 fire warriors, each team has an upgraded Shas'ui. 2 models from each team (A Shas'la and the Shas'ui) have pulse carbines. Both teams have photon grenades and are bonded.

    172 Points

    Fast Attack-
    Gun Drone Squadron
    Gun Drone (8)

    96 Points
    Last edited by PeekItUp; July 22nd, 2005 at 07:52.

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    That's unfortunately not answered in the FAQ celestial and raiden did. I'll get toastee to add it in. Sorry, you cannot have two plasma rifles.
    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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    I'm affraid that under no circumstances can you have two of any gun. They'll be twinlinked.
    There once was a Lord named Vlad,
    Who's fighting skillz really were mad.
    He killed and he maimed,
    He spilled blood in Khorne's name.
    And the fact that he's legal makes me glad
    (special thanks to Uriel Zarium for the last line/touching it up)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soviet_Tau_Commander
    I'm affraid that under no circumstances can you have two of any gun. They'll be twinlinked.
    Yep.

    As much as it would make sense, they won't let you do it. Sigh.

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