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I got the tau battleforce, all i need to finish building is the kroot (41/2 out of 12 built so far) and i have some vespids to paint but thats it atm
Don't really know what to get next, they're just for a bit of fluff, don't know if i should get more battlesuits, firewarriors, or get a hammerhead? i just don't know! they're all good choices! :
I'd get some more battle suits and a hammerhead if your balance allows it, how many points are you aiming for?
What I've been hearing with orks. But instead of more boyz, it's more suits.
so more suits? awesome cheers guys as a side note, what should i give them? preferably, i know plasma rifles are generally a must have but what about the other weapon? missle pod or fusion blaster is my choice generally but what about you guys?
Fusion Blasters are nice but I generally only put them on my Piranha, which i use as a sacrificial/distraction unit. The problem with Fusion Blasters is their range is so short, its very difficult not to get assaulted after you get close enough to actually use them. You definately dont want your Crisis Suits to get into combat.... ever. The greater the distance between you and your enemy, the better.
I know most people prefer XV8s, but I love stealth suits, XV15s in particular. I mean, they're just so damn awesome and actually surprisingly fearsome when kept behind some kroot with hounds. That brings me to another point - hounds. A point cheaper for so much more in combat is worth it. My favourite combo is 6 XV15s all with burst cannons behind a wall of 17 kroot with 6 hounds. So immense.
Also, I would stick to a max of 2 hammerheads, fill the other slot with broadsides for taking down armoured squads or AV14 things more reliably. It just allows you to take a lot of more accurate railguns, give them target locks and you have a tank killing machine. But hammerheads have more versatility in also being able to fire a blast template instead.
As for battlesuits, I am a baker. I cut cookies. I stick to the fireknife in most games. Occasionaly I might take a firesurge or some helios', but not very often. The thing with tau is that each FOC slot is best suited to taking out the opposing player's same slot. A hammerhead deals with land raiders perfectly. Land speeders? Fusion blaster piranha. Guardsmen? Rapid fire fire warriors. Chaos lord? Enter shas'O. Therefore elites hould be able to deal with heavily armoured units like terminators, something which a fireknife setup does perfectly. It also works against light tanks and monsterous creatures, and has enough shots to work a bit against hordes too. Just a bit of all round versatility in a generally tailored list.
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