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Alright. My friend drafted this list (his first list, and first army so I would assume that there is something wrong with the list), and since I play SM, I do not know what to comment on it, so I'll leave it to you to give constructive criticism.
edit/List in my next post below.
Last edited by Fideru; July 27th, 2006 at 17:41.
I guess i will try my hand at giving some advice.
A lot of people are very nervous about taking Ethereals in tau armies. They are always targetted first, and when they die (which they will, these days it seems like almost everyhting on the board always dies) you stand a fair chance that a big section of your army will decide that they no longer desire to be in this battle, and will take off.
If you do want to take an ethereal, then 2 ccw's arent perhaps the best choice either. Give him an honor gouard to keep him alive longer, and rethink his weaponry.
Personally i would leave him in the box.
A good charecter for a beginner, the way he has been outfitted is not too bad either. If you want to save points, a Shas'el is almost equivalent in every way that actually counts for tau, but is a good site cheaper.
I take it that the crisis suit is supposed to be a body guard as you included it in the HQ section. If it is, it would be much more efficient as a Monat crisis suit in the elites section. Giving your Shas'o a bodyguard removes his Independant Charecter status, which is a really hany thing to have. Actually makes him more resilient, and harder to take down that having a bodyguard does......an odd concept i know, but its true.
I would move your Crisis to an Elite slot, and i would also give him a slight change of weaponry.
Fusion Blaster, Plasma Rifle and HWMT.
This will make him more powerful against those heavier infantry and vehicles.
If you can, i would take 6 stealth suits, they are a MUCH more powerful unit and justify their points quite nicely. Stealths are your freinds.
I would probably lose the photon grenades on your firewarriors. I dont know that youwill get that much use out of them, and the points would be better off spent elsewhere (like those extra three stealth warriors).
I also dont use a shaper in my kroot squads. This may be a little controversial, but i think that whilst kroot are some of my favourite units to play with, you should keep them cheep cheep cheep. The shaper won't be called upon as often as you would like, 12 kroot, as is, are fine in my books.
If you like shield drones, then this unit is perfect for a fast attack choice.
With your broadside, i would tool him up a little differently as well.
Instead of giving him a secondary weapon system, i would take sheild drones for this guy. He will be targetted early and a lot. Shield drones give him the added survivability you might require. Then you can concentrate on using your big rail rifles on their tanks and watch the carnage ensue.
Alright, i hope i helped a bit, just my thoughts, so feel free to ignore them.
EDIT: he beat me to it
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Any help is appreciated, thank you.Originally Posted by aussiedave
I'll re-edit the list.
(and about the stealths, he spent the little bit he had left from his pay-check, so I don't think he could get them anytime soon, but I'll let him know about it)
=Cyclic Ion Blaster
3 XV15 Stealth Suits
1 XV8 Crisis
=Hard Wired Multi-tracker
12 Firewarriors with a DevilFish
8 Gun Drones
1 XV88 Broadside
=Plasma Rifles/Smart Missle (Can switch out due to magnets)
=Hard-Wired Drone Controller
1000/1010* Points (Addition wrong?)
*-If broadside has twin-linked plasma rifle
Hey I like it,
I completely understand what you mean about having limited money and models and all the rest. I guess i was just making suggestions based on what i thought would work well.
The army is still a little on the light side in terms of BIG GUNS, but i think it will work pretty nicely. Later on if you can get your hands on a hammerhead, you might find that you want the extra firepower to deal out a bit more long range death dealing.
Enjoy playing with them, they should be fun!