[1000] Combined Arms Det plus Drones

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Ifrit
Shas'La
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Re: [1000] Combined Arms Det plus Drones

Post#11 » Mar 15 2017 10:57

Vespids are pretty good in the HoR format.
Sniper drones are ok (for marker lights and sniping) but they fall into the trap of there's something better.
Stealth Suits are ok (but something better is out there fun rules wouldn't recommend them outside of an OSC really)
Kroot are ok (for being cheap and bubble wrapping plus they can be good with sniper rounds but that's an upgrade where points could be spent elsewhere)
Hammerhead (without Longstrike are kind of lackluster the Riptide just does it better because of mobility).
Storm surge I couldn't tell you because I haven't used one.
Honestly the named characters are mediocre as well.
Farsight is good to pinpoint drop your units for devastating effect.
Shadowsun is hard to hit and lock down.
Honestly Ethereal or Fireblades are the best for infantry (mostly as the obligatory HQ in small point games but don't underestimate the Fireblades Volley fire ;D )

Finally the Forge world is good to have cool models (Crisis Suits) as for their flyers they are better than GWs but unfortunately not a lot of tournaments allow them :/

Oh and speaking of the flyers they are also lackluster. Maybe the Razorshark to drop plates on people and it's got the 360 degree turret so that's pretty sweet. Sun shark is kind of lame because of the possible "Gets hot" and not being able to make its bombing run.

But this is just from what I've seen. If someone has more experience please feel free to fill in or correct as needed. :biggrin:

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Re: [1000] Combined Arms Det plus Drones

Post#12 » Mar 16 2017 01:53

Exeter wrote:
Ifrit wrote:Honestly you really need both. /snip


It seems I'm perpetually doomed to be broke! :P

In all seriousness, while some are only situationally recommended, notwithstanding the Forge World models (I haven't even strayed in that direction yet) there surprisingly few in-faction units/models available to Tau that are universally regarded as "bad" or "useless". Perhaps the only one being Vespids (?).

Pretty much, yes.

I mean we can gimp our lists a LOT by combining bad weapon loadouts and mixing drones in units that shouldn't have them and not taking Markerlights but overall we have a very good codex with just the right amount of strong units to be able to compete with the real top tier lists if we max the cheese in our own list.

I even had some really close games against Tyranids just by not bringing a proper Markerlight source. Overall I think every Codex should be balanced around our Codex (except for stuff like the Riptide Wing obviously).

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