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I've recently been taking a look at the various Tau army lists that you guys have posted, and i can't help but notice that the Vespid doen't seem to be enjoying much favour at the moment. Now i may be getting this completly wrong but is there a major reason that they arn't used so much nowadays ??
I mean would a pair of good sized units not work for example???
They probably don't see much use because of their fragility,their short range guns and their pretty high point cost.I mean if you want an effective squad you are spending about 180 points.All those things put together make the vespids a 'point sink' unit which can very easily be killed and is unlikely to make up its point cost in kills or survive the battle.
If used in combination with other tau units they may become decent but again this is only agaisnt certain armies,thus vespids are pretty much a waste of points in any take all comers list and even if you tailor your list agaisnt say meqs.they are just decent(if that)
Imo their point cost needs to be lowered to say...12 per vespid? or they should be made more effective
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Vespids could be good... If they were cheaper, hit on 3 and didn't die to bolters.
"I did my first model at the age of 7"
Wow. When I first read that I misinterpreted it. Bad.
how about 2 full squads of 11, backed up by FW & Battle suits?
Also mentioning FW's there seemed to be a period of people using lots of small 6-7 man squads (at least in my area) but now all the lists i see have full 12 man squads. Do smaller 1's not work ?
Min-Maxing doesn't work so hot when you have no heavy/special weapon options in the squad.Also mentioning FW's there seemed to be a period of people using lots of small 6-7 man squads (at least in my area) but now all the lists i see have full 12 man squads. Do smaller 1's not work ?
As for the vespids, I use them pretty frequently. Compared to alot of the other options in the list, an 11 man Vespid squad is a pretty good deal for the points, but if you're not running too many markerlights they won't be as useful. Two markerlight hits makes them devastating.
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which started off with a(nother) very good unit tactica by Riki, and then sort of developed in a typically random fashion - but it's certainly worth the read and consideration nonetheless.
Notwithstanding the above, I still feel Vespid have no real place in a Tau Army (they certainly don't in mine).
(Uncompromising) ~ Ravenscraig ~