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In everyone's opinion, what are the best Tau units for each section and why?
Shas'el with NO body guard, cheaper then Shas'o and can be upgraded to be just as good.
Fire Warriors, i have never really used kroot.
Crisis, i have never used stealth lol
Path finders, benefit the entire army
Hammerhead with railgun, better then broadside cause they are mobile.
With stabilizers broadsides are mobile as well just not nearly as mobile.
Ghost's of Terra
HQ: Farsight if only he wasnt a renegade.
Elite: Crisis suits by far
Fast attack: Pathfinders
Troops: Fire warriors
Heavy support: railheads
These are my personal favorites. I like hammerheads too much to play farsight but he is cool model and has amazing stats. I know every choice has its value these are just mine for each section. I have tried out every option for tau units minus sniper drones. and human aux.
My upcoming blog in the works:
Ya so, nobody likes kroot lol...
I think that for fast attack, piranahs can be really good when used right. here is a scenario
there is a squad of 8 termies in a LR crusader, thats like 700 points in guys. i send in like, 250-300 points in piranahs, surround the LR, the termies no can not get out cause i am blocking the exits, so i blow it up, and now the enemy has lost half his army in one turn!!!
I agree with the use of piranahs, sometimes. But the best unit, if taken out of context, would really be the Hammerhead with a railgun and misc. upgrades!
-lurking in the shadows of LO.
Officially diagnosed by TekoreMelkhior, Necrarch Lord
Kroot in conjunction with Vespid in wooded cover. Very interesting combination and rather successful too, as long as the woods areas are of a decent size.
(I shall now go and take cover)
"Tau Commandment #226: Participants who use Velocity Trackers in the Tau Clay Pigeon Tournament will be disqualified"
This is a little theory-hammer since, to be honest, I'm not very experienced with the list, but just on sight, I think the Tau list is one of the most balanced. With a few exceptions, most units fit neatly into a role and do it fairly well..
Hammerhead vs. Broadside = Depends entirely on the rest of your army and what your priorities are.
A lot of the time you can't really take them out of context, because context decides the nature of the game.
HQ: The Sun'O and the Ninja' O.
Elite: both elites are great, can't leave home without one of each.
Troop: Kroot are awesome.
Fast: Tetras and Piranhas make sweet sweet love tougher.
Heavy: RH, Bass, and IC's are all very viable.
No one unit is the pownzore in a Tau army, but some would argue FK's and RH's. They are great, but they make an extremely boring army such as Iron Warriors (point and shoot). Tau work best in a balance, that’s my two cents.
My favorite would be the Crisis Suit, though. I'm a sucker for mechs and the munch MEQs like no other! TL Plasmagun makes and a Targeting Array --> 3 men squad. Those guys are the 195 points of DOOM!