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Offline xv15.

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My Tau Army, I need some tips on what to get next?
« on: August 15, 2002, 05:52:18 PM »
In the league I belong to (all of you who are coming to Games Day this weekend drop by the gaming clubs section) we have these massive 3000-4000 point battles alot, so most of the time we end up using our entire armies. We have a 3,500 point battle coming up, and this list is around 3,200 points. What should I get next?

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Shas'o With plasma rifle, missile pod, and multi tracker (Hard wired drone controller and 2 shield drones, Hard wired target lock)

Ethereal with hardwired drone controller and 2 gun drones

Elites

Stealth Team (6), bonded, team leader with hard wired drone controller and 2 gun drones

Crisis Team (3), bonded, plasma rifles, missile pods and multi trackers, team leader with the same and hardwired drone controller with 2 gun drones

Crisis Team (3), bonded, plasma rifles, missile pods and multi trackers, team leader with the same and hardwired drone controller with 2 gun drones

Troops

Fire warriors (12), photon grenades, bonded, shas'ui team leaderwith hard wired target lock and marker light, 3 with pulse carbines

Fire Warriors (12), photon grenades, bonded, shas'ui team leader with hard wired drone controller and 2 gun drones, 3 with pulse carbines

Fire Warriors (12), photon and EMP grenades, bonded, shas'ui team leader, 3 with pulse carbines, devilfish apc (multi tracker, targetting array, 4 seeker missiles, decoy launchers, 2 gun drones)

14 kroot and kroot shaper (6+ upgrade)
14 kroot and kroot shaper (6+ upgrade)

10 auxilaries, with gue'vesa'ui team leader, 2 with pulse rifles, EMP grenades

10 auxilaries, with gue'vesa'ui team leader, 2 with pulse rifles, EMP grenades

Fast Attack

Pathfinders (8), bonded, EMP and Photon Grenades, team leader with hard wired drone controller and 2 gun drones, markerlights, devilfish apc (multi tracker, targetting array, decoy launchers, 2 gun drones, and 4 seeker missiles)

Gun drones (8)

Heavy Support

Hammerhead (1) Railgun, 2 burst cannons, multi tracker, decoy launchers, targetting array, 4 seeker missiles, and a target lock.

Hammerhead (1) Railgun, SMS, Multi tracker, decoy launchers, targetting array, 4 seeker missiles, and a target lock.

Broadside Battlesuit team (3), 2 with tl railguns, SMS and target locks, team leader with tl plasma rifles and tl railguns and a multi tracker, also with a hard wired drone controller and 2 gun drones, bonded.

We ignore things like the 7 troops choices i have. I don't know what to get, perhaps, a krootox herd? Help me out please.

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Re:My Tau Army, I need some tips on what to get next?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2002, 10:25:54 AM »
ya  you can do this with your Kroot, make one of them a 10 man squad and get 3 Krootox and have them support the firewarriors, and krootguns arent that bad. have your other kroot which will now have 18 kroot from the 4 barrowed from the otehr squad, get a pack of hounds, this will still give them the ability to infiltrate, and each hound gets 2 attacks, and it only cost 6 points!  And you said that your gruop disregards the force organization chart, so you can get like 18 hounds and make them 2 squads but be on the same kroot squad, as long as you dont have more hounds than kroot, your good to go, with what ive told you to get this comes out to be 258 points.

and another good move to pull is,  put your krootox squad in between your fire warriors, and if an enemy squad can accually get through and be in danger of Assaulting you, you can charge with your Krootox squad, the enemy will probably be pretty chewed up from all fire being poured into them, and Krootox are decent in HtH, and with some backup by the kroot, plus the fact of geting extra attacks for charging, you will be able to handle your problem.
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Re:My Tau Army, I need some tips on what to get next?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2002, 04:42:07 PM »
I think Kroot Hounds are good (equal initiative to marines which is very nice in combat) Maybe more Kroot in general. Max squads probably wouldn't be a bad idea in an army that big.

Possibly two more devilfish APCs for your other 2 fire warrior teams

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Re:My Tau Army, I need some tips on what to get next?
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2002, 08:45:14 PM »
You need to get a Crisis suit team.  These guys can really help and can also do alot of damage.  I can't exactly tell you how to arm him because they can take on any opponent based on what you take.  What armies do you mostly face?

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Re:My Tau Army, I need some tips on what to get next?
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2002, 03:08:51 AM »
I would say more Fire Warrors. Thay rock, and have the best weapon in the game(for a basic trooper). Also, having a 12 man squad put out 24 S:5 shots at 15" is deadly. Also, Stealth teams are deadly, if you can get them in range,I have lots alot to them(when not playing Tau) and have seen them do ALOT of damage. Also, you place them in front of your units, and thay have to shoot them, and with there rule it works really well.

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Re:My Tau Army, I need some tips on what to get next?
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2002, 03:22:30 AM »
Stealth teams don't block line of sight, so you can't screen things with them, therefore they never need to be shot at instead of another unit.

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Re:My Tau Army, I need some tips on what to get next?
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2002, 03:29:16 AM »
Can i ask where it says that Stealth teams do not block LOS, becuse i can not find it anywhere.

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Re:My Tau Army, I need some tips on what to get next?
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2002, 09:45:55 AM »
I have read the tau codex through and through, i cannot find where it says that they do not block LOS.

I added on a few more things

shaso w/ missile pod, plasma rifle, shield generator, HW multi tracker, HW target lock, and HW drone controller with 2 gun drones

Bodyguard (2) plasma rifles, missile pods, and shield generators, hard wired multi trackers

crisis team (3) burst cannon, plasma rifles, and multi trackers, bonded, team leader with HW drone controller and 2 gun drones

Stealth team (6) bonded. team leader with HW drone controller and 1 gun drone
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Re:My Tau Army, I need some tips on what to get next?
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2002, 10:24:47 AM »
I found it!!

AT this address:

http://www.games-workshop.com/40kuniverse/warhammer40k/Chapter_Approved/assets/qa/codexTauQAver1.pdf

The Q&A file states that (3rd question from the bottom of the 1st page) stealth teams cannot block LOS
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