I have been playing tau for well... lets just say I pre-ordered them before they were a real faction in 40k whatever edition that was. Anyway fast forward to today and the new and much improved tau and a group of guys just starting playing 40k. So we are mostly playing tiny 1k games, very tiny as my normal small game is 2.5k with 3.5k being average. Not used to playing this small brings up interesting list building challenges I am not used to. While I mostly play rule of cool and bring models because I like them over actual effectiveness (XV9s full squad) even bringing bare minimum presents a challenge to me without all my toys. So I wrote up a list last night and am trying not to make the most competitive list I can while still being fun and showcasing the odd toys Tau have at their disposal. So I picked my favorite two formations and they took up almost the entire 1k with no frills.
Piranha- fusion, seeker missle
Stealth teams x3(x2)
Commander- two CIBs
Deathrain Team- XV-84 with SMS and TLMP, 2 suits with MP and a flamer(might upgrade to TLMP)
Broadside- plasma and HYMP
Opponents seen so far are necrons and blood angles(intentional) relative new person and total new person. Now I know I wont be winning any competitive games with this, but am I gimping myself too much? Staying within the lines, what should I change if anything?