Bolter&Rail wrote:I find success with a crisis-star I run:
-Commander with iridium, C&C, MSS, PEN, Stim, Vectored retro thrusters, Neuro web jammer
-4 crisis with dual missile pods, 2/ target lock
-2 gun drones
Put them in ruins cover and thats 17 wounds with 2+ cover saves and a commander hopefully tanking the wounds with a 5+ FnP. Its a hefty price tag at 563pts but many armies won't have the tools to kill it. You can often keep it away from assault armies until turn 3/4 and few armies can get around the saves and will fire at it once and realize how hard it is to kill. I run that unit because it pulls multiple razorbacks a turn if facing gladius, will put a couple HP on a knight or GMC, and has range to survive for most the game. It also is a decently effective anti-air if you need it with str7 re-rolls.
That said I have to agree MSU is often much more effective and if an army does have the right tools they might pull that 563pt unit with 1 shot (think str10 pie plate ignore cover...stormsurge).
I think a crisis star is competitive though if played conservatively. In my mind the equivalent points is 10 solo crisis which I think is much easier for many armies to pull in a quicker amount of time... and honestly not significantly better damage output depending on whats your shooting. Tau is mean to be synergized and we have the tools for it. Both strategies work in my book though and are largely dependent on opponent/mission.
Panzer wrote:Just keep in mind that they have to deploy without Shadowsun. She can join them in your first turn but since she has Infiltrate she can't get deployed together with them.
Gragagrogog wrote:But that only applies if you're deploying one unit normally and the other unit using infiltrate. If you deploy a unit with infiltrate rule normally, they're not infiltrators. It even has a different wording in the same sentence.
EDIT: Aye, you're right, looking at rulebook, they're using "infiltrators" as stand for "units with infiltrate rule" in rulebook.
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