2000 pts Infantry vs Armour

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2000 pts Infantry vs Armour

Post#1 » Jul 12 2017 03:26

I have 2 lists I'm playing with in my mind and I'm having a hard time deciding between the two. One of which is arguably going to be more effective against horde based armies, the other more effective against more elite armies.

I will list them both here and hopefully we can have a discussion about the pros/cons of each. Neither is specifically aimed at Tournament play, just casual games with my friends so I really could pick either list depending on my opponent.

List 1 - Infantry Killers


++ Super-Heavy Auxiliary Detachment (T'au Empire) ++

+ Lord of War +

KV128 Stormsurge: 2x Airbursting fragmentation projector, Advanced targeting system, Cluster rocket system, 4x Destroyer missile, Pulse driver cannon, Shield generator, 2x Smart missile system, Stimulant injector

[color=#FF0000]++ Battalion Detachment +3CP (T'au Empire) ++[/color]

+ HQ +

Cadre Fireblade: Markerlight, 2x MV1 Gun Drone

Ethereal: Honour blade, Hover Drone, 2x MV1 Gun Drone

+ Troops +

Strike Team: 2x MV1 Gun Drone
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team: 2x MV1 Gun Drone
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team: 2x MV1 Gun Drone
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

+ Fast Attack +

Pathfinder Team
. 5x Pathfinder: 5x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. 2x Pathfinder w/ Rail Rifle: 2x Rail rifle

Pathfinder Team
. 5x Pathfinder: 5x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. 2x Pathfinder w/ Rail Rifle: 2x Rail rifle

Pathfinder Team
. 5x Pathfinder: 5x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. 2x Pathfinder w/ Rail Rifle: 2x Rail rifle

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) ++

+ HQ +

Commander: 4x Fusion blaster, 2x MV1 Gun Drone

Commander in XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit: Drone controller, High-output burst cannon, Missile pod, Shield generator

+ Elites +

XV25 Stealth Battlesuits
. 2x Stealth Shas'ui w/o support system: 2x Burst cannon
. Stealth Shas'vre: Burst cannon

XV25 Stealth Battlesuits
. 2x Stealth Shas'ui w/o support system: 2x Burst cannon
. Stealth Shas'vre: Burst cannon

XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit: 2x Fusion blaster, Fusion collider, 2x MV5 Stealth Drone, Shield generator, Target lock

++ Total: [104 PL, 2000pts] ++

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List 2 - Elite Hunters


++ Outrider Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) ++

+ HQ +

Commander in XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit: Advanced targeting system, High-output burst cannon, Missile pod, Shield generator

+ Fast Attack +

Pathfinder Team
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. 3x Pathfinder w/ Rail Rifle: 3x Rail rifle

Pathfinder Team
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. 3x Pathfinder w/ Rail Rifle: 3x Rail rifle

Pathfinder Team
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) ++

+ HQ +

Commander: 4x Fusion blaster, 2x MV1 Gun Drone

+ Elites +

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits: 6x MV1 Gun Drone
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Cyclic ion blaster, Drone controller
. Crisis Shas'ui: 3x Cyclic ion blaster
. Crisis Shas'vre: 3x Cyclic ion blaster

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits
. Crisis Shas'ui: 3x Cyclic ion blaster
. Crisis Shas'ui: 3x Cyclic ion blaster
. Crisis Shas'vre: 3x Cyclic ion blaster

XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit: 2x Fusion blaster, Fusion collider, 2x MV5 Stealth Drone, Shield generator, Target lock

++ Super-Heavy Auxiliary Detachment (T'au Empire) ++

+ Lord of War +

KV128 Stormsurge: 2x Airbursting fragmentation projector, Advanced targeting system, Cluster rocket system, 4x Destroyer missile, Pulse driver cannon, Shield generator, 2x Smart missile system, Stimulant injector

++ Total: [89 PL, 1998pts] ++

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There are both lists, the main difference being Firewarriors vs. Crisis Suits.
I haven't played my Tau much since they are mostly unpainted, so this is all theorycrafting with now tabletop experience to back up any of the decisions.

My concern with both lists are they feel one dimensional, either good against hordes or elites but not both. I've tried tweaking both lists to try and find a middle ground but I find I end being really only so-so against both which sounds like a recipe for disaster. I'm open to any suggestions and tweaks you could come up with.

Aside from the models listed in the two lists I do have a single hammer head, a riptide, two Devilfish, about 20 breachers and 4 Pirhannas. I have some kroot still on sprue as well.

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