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    [1000] Mech Tau

    Here we go again.. trying to keep the straight-up Mech theme now, and leaving out the Kroot to see what I can do.... let's try it out:

    HQ

    [1] Shas'el
    +Plasma Rifle
    +Fusion Blaster
    +Targeting Array
    +Hard-Wired Multitracker
    =97 points

    Elites

    [6] Stealth Suits
    =180 points

    [1] Monat Crisis Suit
    +Twin-Linked Plasma Rifle
    +Targeting Array
    =65 points

    [1] Monat Crisis Suit
    +Twin-Linked Missile Pod
    +Targeting Array
    =53 points

    Troops

    [11] Fire Warriors
    [1] Shas'ui
    +Bonding Knife
    [1] Devilfish
    +Decoy Launchers
    =220 points

    [11] Fire Warriors
    [1] Shas'ui
    +Bonding Knife
    [1] Devilfish
    +Decoy Launchers
    =220 points

    Heavy Support

    [1] Hammerhead
    +Railgun
    +Burst Cannons (x2)
    +Multitracker
    +Decoy Launchers
    =165 points

    Total Points: 1000
    Total Models: 36

    I was trying to get a better 'Suit in instead of the T-L Plasma Rifle/Targeting Array, as it doesn't maximise the shots too well, but I was 12 points over with it, and to downgrade it to this still-effective (though less effective) version was exactly 12 points... so, I'm not certain what to do with that one.

    Suggestions?


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    Pretty good, too bad you can't stick a Target Lock on that Hammerhead.

    I would almost drop that suit and try something else, but what, I've no clue, thats the problem with only having 1000 points, its hard to keep under!

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiketehFox
    Pretty good, too bad you can't stick a Target Lock on that Hammerhead.

    I would almost drop that suit and try something else, but what, I've no clue, thats the problem with only having 1000 points, its hard to keep under!

    Mike
    I agree. I hate the limit of 1000 points, but, unfortunately, it's all I have time/money for.. I haven't even put together everything, and I've only painted a few models (looking for a good colour scheme).

    The problem with this list, IMO, is that it feels too... "generic".. it's just an average, run-of-the-mill Mech Tau list, and I don't like the way that is.

    Commander, two squads of mounted Fire Warriors, Stealth Suits, a Crisis Suit or two, and a Hammerhead = probably one of the most generic Mech lists I've seen in awhile.

    Any opinions on making it "different" while still keeping a relatively decent amount of fighting ability?

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    Thats teh other problem with 1000 points, alot of the lists are the same because there isn't much option.

    Maybe try free enough points for a Piranha or something?

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiketehFox
    Thats teh other problem with 1000 points, alot of the lists are the same because there isn't much option.

    Maybe try free enough points for a Piranha or something?

    Mike
    I had a Pirahna in the original list, until I figured out that I was wayyyy over the points limit.

    The problem with 1000 points, as you said, is that there isn't much option, and this is doubly true for Mech Tau, as the transports are a self-imposed mandatory option.. soaking up 170 points by themselves.

    Maybe I should do a non-Mech list for 1000 points, and do a Hybrid/Static instead?

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    When I do 1000 point lists I do 1 squad of FW with fish and another squad of 6 unmounted, 2 railheads, and the rest of the available points go to helios and fireknife suits.

    As for the list, the HQ looks good. You know where I stand on the TL weapons on suits, though I do like TL Missile pods, I noticed the other day my Fireknife suits were always moving at about 24-30" and never got the chance to fire the plasma rifle anyway, so you might as well maximize the 2 missile pod shots... TL plasma i still don't like XD

    Depending on how crucial the stealths are to your strategy you might consider sacrificing them for either more suit(s), another hammerhead, or a piranha... something to think about.
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    I'm finding that I hate 1000 points. <_<

    Alright, howabout this:

    HQ

    [1] Shas'el
    +Plasma Rifle
    +Fusion Blaster
    +Targeting Array
    +Hard-Wired Multitracker
    =97 points

    Elites

    [1] Monat Crisis Suit
    +Team Leader upgrade
    +Plasma Rifle
    +Fusion Blaster
    +Targeting Array
    +Hard-Wired Multitracker
    =77 points

    [1] Monat Crisis Suit
    +Twin-Linked Missile Pod
    +Targeting Array
    =53 points

    Troops

    [11] Fire Warriors
    [1] Shas'ui
    +Bonding Knife
    [1] Devilfish
    +Decoy Launchers
    =220 points

    [11] Fire Warriors
    [1] Shas'ui
    +Bonding Knife
    [1] Devilfish
    +Decoy Launchers
    =220 points

    Fast Attack

    [1] Pirahna
    +Decoy Launchers
    +Targeting Array
    +Fusion Blaster
    =75 points

    Heavy Support

    [1] Hammerhead
    +Railgun
    +Burst Cannons (x2)
    +Decoy Launchers
    +Multitracker
    +Target Lock
    =170 points

    Total Points: 912
    Total Models: 31

    This also leaves me with 88 points, which I'm considering doing a few things with:

    1) squad of 10 Kroot
    2) a second Pirahna
    3) another Crisis Suit
    4) suggestions?

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    Lose the bonding knives and get another 10 points so you've got 100 to work with, and... hmmm yeah nothing much you can do with 100 you can't with 88, nevermind that. Personally I'd get another suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Salmon Thief
    Lose the bonding knives and get another 10 points so you've got 100 to work with, and... hmmm yeah nothing much you can do with 100 you can't with 88, nevermind that. Personally I'd get another suit.
    Well, I'm hooked on Bonding Knives now.. after playing a game where that little Bonding Knife was the only reason (well, besides the guy having LD8.. go Shas'ui!) that the game ended in a draw instead of a defeat. 500 point battle, margin of victory ended up being 42 points (0-50 = draw) because my lone Shas'ui was able to regroup, giving the enemy 50% Victory Points instead of 100%... plus, it's pretty cheap. ^_^

    I'm considering either another 'Suit or another Pirahna.. but is there anything else?

    I don't have the 'dex on me currently, so I don't know what I could/couldn't include.

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    Hmm... *flips through codex*

    Another Shas'el, which would be the best option for another suit I think, for the IC status and stuff. An Ethereal, but... who wants that... a normal suit, 3 stealths, some unmounted fire warriors... drones, that could be good. Vespids, but they work best in 8-10... Sniper drone team, there's another option.

    Really I'd go with the Shas'el, drone upgrades for everything, or... Kroot suddenly sounds good.
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