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New to tau (got codex yesterday) and threw together this little list

Hq:

Shas'el w/ plamsa rifle, missle pod, multitracker 85
body guard w/ plasma rifle, missle pod, multitracker 75

Troops

10 man fire warrior team, bonded 110
10 man fire warrior team, bonded 110

Elites:
4 man stealth squad, team leader w/ drone contoller, 2 sheild drones 157
4 man stealth squad, team leader w/ drone contoller, 2 sheild drones 157

Heavy:
Broadside w/ multi tracker 75
Broadside w/ multi tracker 75
Hammerhead w/ion cannon, smart missles, multitracker, distuption pod 155

total: 999 pts

So, is this a good list? did i make mistakes? everything legal? consider it cheesy? someone (i know the odds are slim) like it?
Any comments appreciated, thank you
 

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Make the HQ a Shas'O, much better, make the shield drones on the stealth suits gun drones and maybe even make 1 squad of 6, and I'd take a crisis team of 3.

Looks good tho, but you really need crisis suits!
 

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Also, just to give u ideas, a Shas'o and Shas'el can take 3 weapons, for example, Fusion Blaster, Missle Pod, and Plasma Rilfe, then u can hardwire and multitracker,and a drone controller
 

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More crisis, and the shas'o is a must. Other than that its nice.
 

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I did remmeber the body guard and the fact that this is a 1000 point list so jut the shas'o upgrade got enough crisis.
 

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Stealth Suits are a huge waste of points. 160 points for 4 Stealth Suits? That's way too much! More Fire Warriors would be better. And more shield drones for the HQ would be very useful.
 

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Zviper nailed it.

Upgrade shas'el to shas'o

Switch shield drones on stealth to gun drones.

Probably don't need disruption pod on hammerhead for 100 point list and small/regular tables.

Stealth definitely do not suck. They really pour out the shots, have a good armor save, are harder to see/hit past an average of 22-24", and they can move-shoot-move. Opponents hate them.

Consider dropping bodyguard and making 1-2 unit crisis team.

Shas'o MP/PR/MT 110
10 FWs bonded 110
10 FWs bonded 110
HH w/ Ion/MT/SMS 150
Broadside w/ MT 75
Broadside w/ MT 75
6 stealth bonded 190
2 Crisis MT/PR/MP/HWDC/2 gun drones 157
Total 977

With the 23 points you could add 2 more fire warriors or the drones controller and 2 gun drones to the stealth team. This is one version of a very successful list. Your really was pretty close. That's it for my suggestions. Good luck. For bigger lists I add a squad of gun drones, as well as other units as desired.

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Originally posted by TauofWar@Nov 13 2003, 16:44
Stealth definitely do not suck. They really pour out the shots, have a good armor save, are harder to see/hit past an average of 22-24", and they can move-shoot-move. Opponents hate them.
Agreed, Stealth Suits are good, but in limited roles. In a 1000 point game, 300 points worth is probably too much though. More versitile units like Fire Warriors and Crisis Squads are more ideal for a 1000 pt. game.
 

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I know many guys who use them in any point game. not sure the reference to 300 points. A full squad of 6 bonded costs 190 points. A matter of taste for some I guess.

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thanks for the great feedback guys! i was thinking of having the stealth suits orginized like that, in two smaller groups, as to have more mobility. In a cleanse, i have two units to claim quarter with, and on other missions they can be used for taking objectives, or just for funneling enemy where i want. So by cutting it to one 6 man, does this sacrifice too much mobility? if i cut it down to a six man squad i can afford to add remove the body guard and make it into a two man crisis team for the commander to join.
oh, i agree with everyone, the shas'o is a needed upgrade, and i'll drop the diruption pod from the hammerhead.
but my thinking on shield drones over gun drones was the lascannon. with a gun drone, i lose a man from the squad for 25% fall back or 50% for taking cornors, but with a shield drone that invunerable save looks very appealing on that str 9 ap 2 shot, much better chance of not taking any casualty.
any thoughts on the stealth or drones?
 
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