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Well, I have decided to start playing Mech tau, and i had a couple of questions.
First of all I was wondering how many squads of fire warriors in devilfishes are usually taken in a 1500 pt army, because i made a list that had 3 squads, 2 tanks, and some battlesuits, and i didnt really have points for anything else.
I really like the idea of pathfinders guiding some seeker missiles. I was wondering if they are a good unit to take. Because I was thinking of taking 2 squads of fire warriors and a squad of pathfinders instead of 3 squads of fire warriors.
I also noticed that in a lot of lists, people only take 2 or 3 battlesuits (including the commander) and then a squad of stealthsuits. I would have thought that people would take more of them since they are so awesome.
I have my list posted for anyone who wants to critique it
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In my 1500pt mech army I only have two FW teams, and 5 Crisis (including commander). I'd like to have more FW but they're pretty expensive with a kitted out DF, and so far this list has worked well. As for pathfinders I can't help you as I've never used them, firstly they're quite expensive to buy and secondly I hear in games of 1500pt and less they're too expensive to play. I'll swoop on over and take a lppk at your army list.
Yes well I've found with my mech tau army that 2 devilfsh with 8 fw is enough. And I find that 3 crisis is enough. You need stealth suits just to kill more models. I'm finding that my crisis rarely shoot at models, and generally go for tanks. I'm finding that pathfinders with rail rifles and seekers are really hard to use, but I'm sure once I learn how to use them they're effective.
Pathfinders are good, but require practise. I would never get them without railrifles, but I wouldn't get target locks.
I sometimes, sometimes, keep a squad of FW in a devil fish for drive-bys. Overall, I'm not fond of it, I prefer to put my FW on hills or better in buildings with clear fire lanes.
I use one Firewarrior Team in 1500 points. I use 2 at 1850, but that's really only because I don't have enough Kroot to fill out the points. I much prefer Kroot to mounted Firewarriors. I've come to realize that in many (but not all) Mech playstyles, Kroot are the Kore of a Mech Tau army.
Why havent anyone considered the Hammerhead in my 1850 list for the GT I have incoporated three hammerheads, 4 teams of 12 firewarriors, with tooled devilfishes, and 6 crisis suits including commander. My question is, is it a good choice to have what I have.
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I don't really understand what you're saying. However that list doesn't seem all that bad, in my 1850 list (when I get around to purchasing the models) I have 3 hammerheads and 3 teams of 8 fire warriors in devilfishes, plus a team of 8 pathfinders in a devilfish. And 3 crisis including commander, and 6 stealths. And an ethereal and 8 gun drones.