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i was recently on the gw website and on the tau page wen i came acrosss a section saying about humans who had bin stranded wen the damocles crusade pulled out. i was just wondering if anybody has fought wit them as they are cheaper than tau in points, have a better weapon skill and can purchase tau weponary as well. so wat do i do?
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Disadvantage - they ARE guardsmen with pulse rifles as special weapons.
They are basically IG troopers, same stats, but with an additional minor disadvantage factor when fighting Imperial troops (who hate traitors).
They are organised as Tau (12 man teams, no special / heavy weapons), but two men may buy Tau pulse rifles or carbines. The entire team may buy Tau EMP anti-tank grenades too, which makes them interesting as a cheap way to booby-trap tanks.
They are a useful cheap meat sheild, and often overlooked or underestimated by the enemy.
Heres a link to a photo of my own Gue'vesa
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You can beef 'em up with EMP grenades for a nasty surprises to an opponent who likes to tank shock. But a Tau army already have much other weapons to deal with tanks...
Would still perfer railguns, most tanks that need killing are either rhinos (who need to be killed at range, not in CC cause then the BA inside come out and stomp you) or russies (who require 4-5 turns of walking at them). Good for fluffy armies however, although putting pulse rifles on guardsmen may look a little silly (makes the lasguns look like the pocket lights that they are). pulse carbines may look a little better, but that could just be because i'm addicted to the pathfinder models.
You can also equip one of them with a markerlight, then use them as meatshield for your broadsides. The markerlight is usefull if you need the broadsides to hit.
Aye, the markerlight is useful, and they are a cheap filler if you cant put in a real squad of FW. However, while I used to do exactly what you described and meatshield my Broadsides, that tactic is now obsolete as most armies could opt to shoot over them with little trouble.
My own Gue'vesa used to be Cadians. A simple way of making those puny lasguns work better is to cut of the photon grenade launcher off of the pulse carbines and stick them to the lasguns. They may not be able to be used, but they look cool!
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But do they cost less or work better than Kroot?
kroot point for point are better than gue'vesa, the kroot got a better gun and better CC abilities. Kroot have a worse save but hey not like a 5+ is considered a "good" thing nor do gue'vesa cost much less than kroot. As it stands now gue'vesa are just a fluff unit, they are in the middle of firewarriors and kroot, jack of all trades and master of none kind of deal. Can add alot of flavor to your army though, had a few in my army at one time but they just got shot up by the bolters and never really did much but boy were they fun(ny).