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    1500pts Mech Tau (newbie to Tau)

    Hi there I'm looking to do some sort of mechanised/skimmer army and am currently stuck between either a ravenwing army or a mechanised Tau army (see below).
    From touring the Tau section and watching other gamers I've thrown the list below together.
    I'm still not to sure what sort of config for the suits or whether to drop the upgrades on the vehicles do they work?
    All advise/help on those will be a great help,
    Thanks

    H.Q
    Shas'el
    Plasma
    Missile Pods
    Multi-tracker
    (85)

    H.Q
    Shas'el
    Plasma
    Missile Pods
    Multi-tracker
    (85)

    TROOPS
    12 x Firewarriors
    Shas'ui
    Devilfish
    Decoy Launchers
    Multi-tracker
    Disruption Pods
    (230)

    TROOPS
    12 x Firewarriors
    Shas'ui
    Devilfish
    Decoy Launchers
    Multi-tracker
    Disruption Pods
    (230)

    ELITES
    6 x Stealth Suits
    (180)

    ELITES (Deepstrike?)
    1 x Crisis
    Plasma
    Fusion
    Multi-tracker
    (63)

    ELITES (Deepstrike?)
    1 x Crisis
    Plasma
    Fusion
    Multi-tracker
    (63)

    HEAVY SUPPORT
    Hammerhead
    Railgun
    Smart Missile System
    Multi-Tracker
    Decoy Launcher
    Target Lock
    Disruption Pods
    (185)

    HEAVY SUPPORT
    Hammerhead
    Railgun
    Smart Missile System
    Multi-Tracker
    Decoy Launcher
    Target Lock
    Disruption Pods
    (185)

    HEAVY SUPPORT
    Hammerhead
    Railgun
    Smart Missile System
    Multi-Tracker
    Decoy Launcher
    Target Lock
    Disruption Pods
    (185)

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    Wow, great list for your first try. They should play well just fine.

    If you need to squeeze out a few points drop the multitrackers and disruption pods from the devilfish. Same witht the smart missle systems. But those are only if you need a few more points. A single Ion Cannon on a hammerhead is rather useful as well. Kroot and Drones are also useful, try them out at some point and see if you like them.

    Again. Great list.
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    This is a very good list, for anyone.

    I agree with The badger on the usefulness of Ion Cannons, 1 should do the trick. Any unit with a Tau Jetpack can deepstrike (Crisis Suits, Stealth Suits, Gun Drone Squads). I also agree that Drones are useful. Kroot can slow a mech army down but despite the fact that Drones are 12 pts, they are good for the fact that they have jetpacks and cause pinning. I disagree on the removal of the smart missile systems. Those shots have longer range another shot and dont need line of sight (IMO well worth the pts) as long as you have a target lock. I would drop the disruption pods on the devil fish as they will be in the thick of the battle anyways running around with fire warriors.

    All in all, props for the list.
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    Thanks for the props,
    Anyways I've now decided I'm going for the Tau :w00t:
    Much more fun and varied than the Ravenwing I feel.
    I'm quite happy with the list I was going to drop the disruption pods from the two fish but I don't think theres any usefull upgrades for 10pts for the rest of the army :wacko:
    I think I'll possibly wait for the new dex (Christmas/Summer?) before I buy the whole army I'll probably start on my fire warriors this weekend just to be safe.
    Anyways keep the comments coming If the list Is great please tell me as I don't want to spend all this money to find I want to start snapping crisis weapons from their suits
    Thanks again,

    Cadian7th
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    I need to finish my army but I want to wait also. I would get the firewarriors and hammer heads as well as crisis suits, those are core essentials. I have begun the task of removing my weapons from my crisis suits that are painted because you dont always want to use the same configuration. Use Blue Tac or try (like I will) to covert for magnets. Same goes for hammer heads as you may choose to field an ion cannon or not to.
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