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hey guys, im thinking of doing a tau army~ more specifically mechanized 1200 points.
what i wanna do is take units of 12 firewarriors in transports, jump out and shoot 24 shots at str 5, hopefully aided by markerlights.
i want to do 3 of these units, i dont yet have a codex so i have no idea on the points costs. I wanna have markerlights that arent in the firewarrior squads so i dont know what the best way to go about that is (suggestions ploz)
i also wanna take a couple of hammerheads cuz i love teh railgun.
if anyone has a list or some ideas relating please post, anything at all tbh
get yourself the tau empire codex. so anywho the stealth teams can use markerlights and even have special marker drones. pathfinders also have them and the good at wiping out targets too. also if you wanna do a mech army get some XV-8 battlesuits and dont use any kroot and ethereals. dont use any vespid because there not as good as they look. if it was me do research on doing a army based on commander farsights army.
hammerhead tanks are just the shiznit and go railguns all the way baby, with all the bells and whizzes too. XV-88's maybe but i wouldnt worry too much about them because the more for slower moving armys and yours wouldnt be it. they might still work for you, but the hammerheads should do the trick. the skyray would also be another good work horse for you. the piranha would also be a good choice and is a good scouting unit.
now if you do a farsight enclave you will need a 1500+ pts force. i always tell ppl if you wanna build yourself an army do a 2000-2500pts force. this will give you a wide range of models to have and it will give you the best choices from battle to battle. the farsight enclave aslo has a cool base color and a good chance to give your tau there own touch. also take a peak at this site it has good info that will help. Welcome to Tau Online - A Website for Warhammer 40K Fans
I am an Indestructible master of War.
Seriously, do farsight.
Here's why. Free bonding knives, this can be useful as the more units you have, the more expensive it becomes.
Also, he can take 7 bodyguard. I give them all T/L flamers and a blacksun filter = 42pts each.
Before thinking WTF like most opponents do, read some of the dakkafex/tyrant threads.
a unit of 5 termies = 35 hits
= 26 wounds
2+ sv = 4 killed. Then farsights rifle. If there are any survivors follow up with a charge.
The blacksun filter serves no real porpose, it is just the cheapest item to put on the 3rd hardpoint.
However, as with all good units, there is a downside. You can not take kroot/vespid, only one tank/broadide, etc.
If you are willing to drop all this, then go for it.