Hello everyone! I've been mostly playing the 250 points HoR Killteam games and now i finally feel ready to move into the actual wargame. This is my first list for a 1000 points. I wanted to get a hunter contingent + cadre list to learn the ropes of the army, while avoiding the especially cheesy models like a riptides and ghostkeels. I wanna keep my friends as friends until i move on to the tournaments with bigger point pools. Apart from the miniatures I have in the list I also have an etheral, and a cadre fireblade and 5 pathfinders with their recon drone. Also I'm proxying a hammerhead with a devilfish and 5 firewarriors with the rest of the pathfinder box =)
My first enemy will be a buddy with black templars but I want to keep my first list universally useful at first.
Tau Hunter Contingent
Core - Hunter Cadre
Commander with Drone Controller, 2x Missile Pods and a Target Lock. His mission will be joining the auxiliary drones and providing markerlight support throughout. Also he might be running up to units in order to give them Ambushes and faints.
3 teams of 2 XV8 Crisis Battlesuits
2x Fusion Blaster to deep strike and melt those vehicles.
2x Plasma Rifle to deep strike marines and the like.
2x Cyclic Ion Blaster to deep strike troops and light vehicles.
TX4 Piranha with disruption pods and fusion blasters, whose purpose I'm not entirely sure about. I'm either gonna turbo boost using the ambushes and faints hoping to melt those transports on first turn or instead I'm gonna use it to get the objectives as fast as possible.
2 teams of 4 pathfinders for markerlighting duties.
TX7 Hammerhead Gunship with Railgun with Submunitions, Twin-linked Smart Missile System and a Disruption Pod.
The plan here is to plop it in cover and destroy anything that gets in it's sights. Preferably heavy vehicles.
XV88 Broadside Battlesuit with Twin-linked High-Yield Missile Pod, Twin-linked Smart Missile and Early Warning Override. Most likely standing in the same ruin as the hammerhead to provide the necessary support when those doppods are inevitably gonna come.
3x 5-man squads of fire warriors with pulse rifles.
Drone Network with 4x MV7 Marker Drone
So this is it. I'm here for criticism and suggestions =)