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Okay, i'm currently using a 1200 point Tau army (im a beginner) in battles against chaos, IG, and space marines. I am geared towards a mechanised army and currently have:
3 FW squads
3 Human Auxiliary squads
1 gun drone squad (covers commander)
I have enough money to another devilfish and either a squad of pathfinders w/ railrifles or a team of stealthsuits. Which should I buy???? Or should I just get more tanks???
dude, where are your battlesuits?? they could be very helpful. they're also vital in a mechanized tau army.
in my opinion, don't use gue'vesa(human auxiliaries). they're a waste of points. kroots are better if u rly wanna have auxilaries in ur army. its better if ur troops are made entirely of firewarriors (each squad attached to a devilfish - mech tau doctrine).
also ethereals are pain-in-the-behind. if they get killed, u have to make moral checks every round. so stick with the shas'o or sha'el.
pathfinder or stealthsuits....hmnnnn...if u are really in a tight budget...i think u shld buy neither. if u wanna create a mech tau get more battlesuits and devilfish or hammerheads.
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Honestly, that is not a mechanized force. If your going mech drop the Human Aux and toss your troopers into Devilfish. Get rid of the Ethereal for Mech because it is way fragile, even for a fast and fragile game. Get a squad of Stealth Suits as they can kill Rhinos, Predators, and the occasional Dread. Pathfinders are great but they are hard to use and even harder to use effectivly. Get used to mech first then move onto Pathfinders. You can't take just a Devilfish. It is not a selectable HS slot nor is it a FA slot. You don't need a lot, or any, battle suits to beat SM players. You lack any HS. A Hammerhead is good but it will die realativly quick and if your friends are packing 2+ save creatures or heavy tanks, you can very easily be SOL. Take a squad of Stealth Suits and a squad of Tank Busting suits to fill in that need fire support. That's enough for the time being.
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i disagree with dropping the ethereal. i would drop the human auxs and instead get some more fire warriors. maybe get a kroot squad or two. Humans suck. they have let me down way to many times (N)
however, with an ethereal, as long as you keep him safe, he will be able to make your squads basically fearless. you do have to micromanage him but it makes life easier in the long run.
i definetly agree with getting some battlesuits. you need some battlesuits, they are simply amazing. Especially Broadsides :wub: for the question, i would get pathfinders. they can target an enemy squad and make it roadkill in one turn. lots of fun against SM terminators.
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Originally posted by The Imperator Numen@Feb 24 2005, 18:18
Humans suck. they have let me down way to many times[snapback]337916[/snapback]
Why do you depend on them then? If I had any models to represent Human Auxiliaries, I'd use 'em in a hartbeat. They make a great cheap scoring unit if nothing else. And they're SO cheap, that if they did anything at all the entire game, I'd consider it a victory for them. Think about it. All they have to kill is 4 marines the entire game to kill their points value! And they add so much character and have such great conversion potential...
Regarding the original question... I'd vote for Stealths.
nooo! Ethereals are rubbish! Human aux are rubbish! You want a mechanised list fro about 1000 points? Use this
fully equiped shaso, with bodyguard and three crisis suits 300pts
2 squads fw in devilfishes 400pts
Hammerhead with luvverly upgrades 200pts
Stealth suits 100pts
oh yeah kroot suck. Just blow 'em to pieces with fw.
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Strong statements like that without any supporting reasoning is a sure sign of ignorance. How bout you tell us why you feel that way, because I'm sure many here disagree with you... myself included.Originally posted by willysnow@Feb 25 2005, 09:32
nooo! Ethereals are rubbish! Human aux are rubbish!
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yep tonka your right kroot are surtenly not bad i used them many times and they never letted me down. the ethereal is nothing i can say about cause i never played with one but reroll leadership is very good. so i don't think a ethereal would suck that bad.
however i suggest to buy some xv8 suits or broadsides they are really nice