Armylist: Tau extended

Stelek came up with an interesting Tau armylist at http://yesthetruthhurts.com/2011/02/tau-phase-four-expansio/ .

I can understand what this list is trying to do. As explained in his later post (http://yesthetruthhurts.com/2011/02/tau-players-r-dumb/). Want to know? Play with me to find out!

Unfortunately, it is at 2000points. I need to streamline it down to 1750points and below is what I had come up with.

HQ
01 Shas’el (TL Missile Pod/Flamer)
01 Shas’el (TL Missile Pod/Flamer)
ELITE
03 XV8 Crisis – Deathrain (TL Missile Pod/01 Black Sun Filter, 02 Gun Drones)
03 XV8 Crisis – Deathrain (TL Missile Pod/01 Black Sun Filter, 02 Gun Drones)
03 XV8 Crisis – Deathrain (TL Missile Pod/01 Black Sun Filter, 02 Gun Drones)
TROOP
06 Firewarriors (Pulse Carbine, Devilfish: Burst Cannon/02 Gun Drones, Disruption Pod)
06 Firewarriors (Pulse Carbine, Devilfish: Burst Cannon/02 Gun Drones, Disruption Pod)
06 Firewarriors (Pulse Carbine, Devilfish: Burst Cannon/02 Gun Drones, Disruption Pod)
06 Firewarriors (Pulse Carbine, Devilfish: Burst Cannon/02 Gun Drones, Disruption Pod)
10 Kroots (Kroot Rifle)
10 Kroots (Kroot Rifle)
FAST ATTACK
01 Piranha (Fusion Blaster, Targeting Array)
01 Piranha (Fusion Blaster, Targeting Array)
01 Piranha (Fusion Blaster, Targeting Array)
HEAVY SUPPORT
01 XV88 Broadside (TL Railgun/SMS/Black Sun Filter)
01 XV88 Broadside (TL Railgun/SMS/Black Sun Filter)
01 XV88 Broadside (TL Railgun/SMS/Black Sun Filter)

1749points.

Good news is I had all the models needed to field this army list except I’m lacking 01 Piranha. Going to pick 1 box up this weekend. Look out for me. 😀

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11 thoughts on “Armylist: Tau extended

    1. Should be. Havn’t missed out since 2008! Not sure which army to use this year… hmmm…
      2008: Necrons.
      2009: Necrons.
      2010: Space Marines.
      2011: … …

  1. Awesome! I will be entering this year too. My friends from Hong Kong are coming in to play. Would be great experience! Bring Nids! Hivemind!

    Once the rulepack is out, we can start practicing man!

  2. You found the points by dropping three broadsides, which I think drops your anti tank too much (missile pods are more suppression than killing).

    I would spread the cuts across the different army elements. I would drop one fire warrior unit (-145), one piranha (-75) and either downgrading one of the crisis teams to a unit of 2 without drones (-67) or have 5 rather than 6 broadsides (-73). This will save more than the needed to get down to 1750, and I would use this to put some drones on the broadsides.

    Regards

    Rathstar

    1. Dropping the Broadsides for points indeed brings down the reliability to destroy armor. Your suggestion has merit.

      What I think is the single Broadside will still be able to tackle heavier armor much like a hammerhead can.

      By dropping 1 Devilfish & 1 Piranha will have a bigger impact to the game as you have less elements to control/block traffic/lane.

      With the downsize of Kroot as the bubble wrap unit, these blockage plays an more important role than before. Also now Kroots has higher leadership, I like!

      This is what I am thinking.

    1. Its quite simple reason really. 😀
      In the previous army list, there are like only 2-3 vehicles for the Crisis to ‘hide’ behind. Now with so many, it’s easier. And since, its Deathrain the points are lower as compare to Fireknife. Thus have the points to invest in a bigger foot print Crisis unit.
      Flamers on the HQ is easier! It’s either black sun filter or flamer as filler for the 3rd hardpoint. Need to keep it cheap cheap.

  3. But why the drones – 60 points, instead of almost one more broadsides or more upgrades on your broadsides?

    You never used to find drones on Crisis Suits useful when I tried to “promote” them to you. Is there any particular reason why you would want them in this list?

    1. The original Tau army list is really very tight on points. 3x 03 Fireknife Crisis amongst other stuff that you need to bring to the table to be an all-taker list. Some things need to go.
      I remember saying the Drones are good to have to prevent morale checks and will have them if the games we playing were of higher pointage. But we are stuck playing 1750.
      Can always take out the drones if you don’t like, just need to think how to spend the 60points somewhere.

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