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So I recently came across the fact that infiltrators and scouts can outflank (shock horror at being new lol) and I was wondering, seeing as I have read all of the stickies, and especially rikimaru's stuff on the uses of pirahnas for sentinal hunting, has anyone out there used the alternate tactic of outflanking stealth suits to get a use out of the fusion blasters, as so many have decided they weren't useful.
I ask because I would like to know if anyone would reccomend it as currently I am running two pirahnas to get use out of the fusion blasters, as I believe they are the most reliable thing in the tau army to take out heavy armor (my armor penetration and damage result rolls with railguns are atrocious).
I mean for 92 points you can get 6 burst cannon shots and a melta shot right at the enemies backside on turn 2 if you choose to take the positional relay.
ANyways, I was just curious on this tactic.
It is a valid tactic and I have used it to do something similar. However, you do have a 2/3 chance of getting the unit in on the side you want with outflank and there is also the somewhat unreliable chance of getting them in on a reserve roll. You can mostly negate this by using positional relay. That is, if that is the only thing you want to bring in on that turn.
The other downside of using stealth suits is the taking up of an elite slot. I tend to use all 3 with deathrain, deathrain and torch squad. Of course that is just my personal preference.
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That would only work if the tank is right next to the board edges. Another tactic would be to use the pathfinder devilfish to deepstrike them close enough (6" or less) behind an enemy tank while keeping LoS to the devilfish, to be able to reroll your scatterdice. Slightly more risky, and you don't get an assault move, but better chance of popping tanks if you succeed (for range issues, as well as melta range issues)
I would actually recommend replacing your stealths with crisis suits every time. They'll do a better job killing armour and infantry than stealths, if only because of their range advantage. Stealths are only useful at killing infantry. Spending a minimum of 92 pts for a single BS 3 melta gun -- with almost no way to deliver it on target, no less -- is a waste of points and effort. 184 pts for two BS 3 melta guns is laughable.
ninjabackhand: point and click, again, really? even after i give you an military term "shock tactic" you still call it point and click.
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