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Well, I have been cotemplating for awhile what army I wanted to get next (I currently play necrons) when I began to realise that I want an Ultra mobile Army.
I actually bought a Tau army when they first came out, but ended up selling them in order to gt my 'crons. I was having the hardest time winning with them because I was playing a "static" army with the exception of my suits.
Now that I have read about the Mech Tau force, i realise that the tau are once again calling me back into the fold.
To start out I will be buying the following (as soon as i get the money :hmm: )
2 devilfish transports
and 2 hammerheads.
Basically my question has two parts. The first is do you tau commanders usually take all railgun hammerheads, or do you get ion cannons on them? Because I am trying to build an RTT list. So I want to make a list that i wont have to change in order to take on different opponents. I was thinking that maybe one of each or both as railguns.
The second part is in regard to suit configurations. I have read all about the "Helios", and the "Fireknife" set ups and I was wondering if there were any others that are used frequently?
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Railgun is MUCH metter 'gainst Nids, Imperial guards etc. because of the AP 4 Blast.
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For your first question, it all depends on the majority of the players armies. If the majority is marines and necrons, then use one of each.
For your second question, a configuration used often is 'sunforge'. What it is is a crisis with twin-linked fusions and a shield generator. Their sole purpose is to deep-strike and take out as many tanks as possible before getting killed. Another common configuration is like the sunforge, but more firepower. You could make it a leader configuration with a fusion, missile pods, HW multi-tracker, and a shield generator, or the cheaper configuration without the shield generator.
Hope that helps.
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Deathrain: TL Missile Pod + Target Lock/Flamer (I like these so much they're the only suits I have with weapons glued on)
Burning Eye: TL Plasma Rifle + Target Lock/Shield Generator
Here's a link to some configs:
If you buy 4 hammerheads instead of 2 and 2 devilfish, you can make 2 of the hammerheads devilfish, and you get 2 extra swopable turrets plus swopable back up weopons, put the burst cannon/sensor for the devilfish non-glued in and you can change it at will.
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Well, you also spend $10 or so.Originally posted by Wings of Doom@Feb 2 2005, 11:31
If you buy 4 hammerheads instead of 2 and 2 devilfish, you can make 2 of the hammerheads devilfish, and you get 2 extra swopable turrets plus swopable back up weopons, put the burst cannon/sensor for the devilfish non-glued in and you can change it at will.[snapback]319201[/snapback]
Which if you ask me is totaly worth it.
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I reccomend using the railgun on the hammerhead!
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I take one of each, and find it quite useful. The Str. 7 of the Ion Cannon is still enough to take out some tanks (Basically everything except Monolith and Raider variants, and Russ front armor). And if you need it, it can take out 2-3 infantry per turn.
On the other 'Head, you have the Railgun. It can take out the high armor value/need to destroy armor, the Terminator Chaplain/Librarian, or use the Submunitions to kill some troops.
Either one is good, but one of each is better. (I also include a unit of 2 B'sides in my 2000 point army. These are often the killers of the heavier tanks)
 I have read some of the various names for Crisis suits, and found that 2 of my suits have no "config name". These are my Burst Cannon/Missile Pod/Multi-Tracker suit and T-L Burst Cannon/Multi-Tracker suit. Thus I now will give these suits names. The second shall be deemed the "Hellfire" suit (named so by a Tyrinid player I often slaughter with 3 of these suits. However, I do not really have a name for the first suit. Suggestions are welcome.
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