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Tetras are a great source of mobile markerlights. Better than skyrays IMO, but it is a shame they are not tourney legal.
Using them basically means you are using mech Tau mobile tactics. FoF and hammerheads, as well as Piranhas can redeploy quickly, and having ML's that can keep up is rather nice.
1) Not Tourney Legal!
2) Because they are 'different' people fear them and end up killing them faster!
3) Red is an ugly color!
Other than that, I like them better than some of the units available. I still wouldn't play my competative army with them though.
Don't forget to eat more fish!
It is worth pointing out that Jon and I are looking at putting together Tau forces for a Campaign weekend at warhammer world in the future sometime, these mean that forgeworld stuff is legal, that the games are about fun and that army sizes will probably be 750, 1500 and 2250.
How does that revise your comments?
Everything you have been told is a lie!
either way you could distract the enemy with it for a turn or two for a laugh...
and to add insult to injury, you could place it once it's destroyed in your deployment zone or on the side of the table:yes:
I have used tetras, before marker lights got their buff they weren't really worth it, but they probably are now. Particularly as they are one of the best ways to get ML without giving up a heavy choice, or using the strage affair that is pathfinder's now.
Gotta admit - the red being an ugly colour gags were totally lost on me....
Thanks for your answer Prometheus - I think Chered is already convinced of their usefulness, but I'm thinking he may be right - especially as my 8 man pathfinder squad and devilfish is so much more expensive!