My Replacement Army

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Vio'ra Mal'caor
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My Replacement Army

Post#1 » Aug 11 2017 12:45

Alright ATT!!!

A couple of weeks ago now, I had another brother-smashes-army incident. This time, a couple of models survived (including the pathfinders who previously survived!!!). Anyway, this time I managed to rebuild. My friends went out and bought me $750 dollars of Tau as a early birthday present, and as a replacement for my army. So I have spent the last weeks or so building my new army. This is what I hope it to be. I'm also going to post a narrative version of my first 'shakedown battle' with the army, which was against a friend who plays Astra Mil. Here is my new army, which I am calling 'The 301st Vior'la Marine Battleforce'!!!


++ Squad One (Patrol Detachment) (T'au Empire) ++

+ HQ +

Darkstrider: Markerlight, Photon grenades, Pulse carbine
. 2x MV7 Marker Drone: 2x Markerlight

+ Troops +

Breacher Team Onyx
. 4x Fire Warrior: 4x Photon grenades, 4x Pulse blaster
. Vior'la Shas'ui Mal'caor (me!!! Just kidding, shares my screen name. Maybe use for next ATT fiction???): Markerlight, Photon grenades, Pulse blaster, Pulse pistol
. 2x MV1 Gun Drone: 4x Pulse carbine

+ Fast Attack +

Pathfinder Team Delta One: MV31 Pulse Accelerator Drone
. MB3 Recon Drone: Burst cannon
. 2x MV1 Gun Drone: 4x Pulse carbine
. 2x Pathfinder: 2x Markerlight, 2x Photon grenades, 2x Pulse carbine
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight, Photon grenades, Pulse carbine
. 2x Pathfinder w/ Ion Rifle: 2x Ion rifle, 2x Photon grenades

+ Dedicated Transport +

TY7 Devilfish: Burst cannon, 2x Seeker missile
. 2 Gun Drones
. . 2x MV1 Gun Drone: 4x Pulse carbine

++ 5th Heavy Squadron (Spearhead Detachment) +1CP (T'au Empire) ++

+ HQ +

Longstrike: Railgun, 2x Seeker missile
. 2 Gun Drones
. . 2x MV1 Gun Drone: 4x Pulse carbine

+ Heavy Support +

TX7 Hammerhead Gunship (Kor'rath One): Ion cannon, 2x Seeker missile
. 2 smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system

TX7 Hammerhead Gunship (Kor'rath Two): Ion cannon, 2x Seeker missile
. 2 smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system

XV88 Broadside Battlesuits (Vindicator Squad)
. Vior'la Shas'ui O'shas': Drone controller, Seeker missile
. . Two high-yield missile pods: 2x High-yield missile pod
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system
. Vior'la Shas'ui Qpa'ti: Heavy rail rifle, Seeker missile, Velocity tracker
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system
. Vior'la Shas'vre Tor'ka: Heavy rail rifle, Seeker missile, Velocity tracker
. . Two plasma rifles: 2x Plasma rifle
. 2x MV8 Missile Drone: 2x Missile pod

+ Flyer +

Praxis One (AX39 Sun Shark): Markerlight, 2x Missile pod, 2x Seeker missile
. 2x MV17 Interceptor Drone: 2x Ion rifle

++ 251st Battlesuit Division (Vanguard Detachment) +1CP (T'au Empire) ++

+ HQ +

Shas'O Ren'sho: 4x Burst cannon

+ Elites +

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Fusion blaster, Missile pod
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Fusion blaster, Missile pod
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Fusion blaster, Missile pod
. 6x MV1 Gun Drone: 12x Pulse carbine

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits
. Crisis Shas'ui: Advanced targeting system, 2x Cyclic ion blaster
. Crisis Shas'ui: Advanced targeting system, 2x Cyclic ion blaster
. Crisis Shas'ui: Advanced targeting system, 2x Cyclic ion blaster
. 6x MV1 Gun Drone: 12x Pulse carbine

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Flamer, Plasma rifle
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Flamer, Missile pod
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Flamer, Plasma rifle
. 6x MV1 Gun Drone: 12x Pulse carbine

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

+ HQ +

Commander Shadowsun (unbuilt): 2x Fusion blaster, 2x MV52 Shield Drone, MV62 Command-link Drone

+ Elites +

XV25 Stealth Battlesuits (unbuilt): Homing beacon
. 2x MV1 Gun Drone: 4x Pulse carbine
. Stealth Shas'ui: Burst cannon, Velocity tracker
. Stealth Shas'ui w/ Fusion blaster: Fusion blaster, Target lock
. Stealth Shas'vre: Burst cannon, Target lock
. . Markerlight + Target Lock: Markerlight, Target lock

XV25 Stealth Battlesuits (unbuilt):
. Stealth Shas'ui: Burst cannon, Velocity tracker
. Stealth Shas'ui: Burst cannon, Velocity tracker
. Stealth Shas'vre: Fusion blaster, Target lock
. . Markerlight + Target Lock: Markerlight, Target lock

XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit (Half-built): Cyclic ion raker, 2x MV5 Stealth Drone, Shield generator, Target lock
. 2 fusion blasters: 2x Fusion blaster

++ Battalion Detachment +3CP (T'au Empire) ++

+ HQ +

Cadre Fireblade: Markerlight, Photon grenades, Pulse rifle
. 2x MV1 Gun Drone: 4x Pulse carbine

Ethereal: Honour blade, Hover Drone, 2x MV4 Shield Drone

+ Troops +

Strike Team Nexus One
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Markerlight, Photon grenades, Pulse carbine, Pulse pistol
. 2x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Carbine: 2x Photon grenades, 2x Pulse carbine
. 7x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle: 7x Photon grenades, 7x Pulse rifle

Strike Team Nexus Two
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Markerlight, Photon grenades, Pulse carbine, Pulse pistol
. 2x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Carbine: 2x Photon grenades, 2x Pulse carbine
. 7x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle: 7x Photon grenades, 7x Pulse rifle

Strike Team Nexus Three
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Markerlight, Photon grenades, Pulse carbine, Pulse pistol
. 2x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Carbine: 2x Photon grenades, 2x Pulse carbine
. 7x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle: 7x Photon grenades, 7x Pulse rifle

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Arka0415
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Re: My Replacement Army

Post#2 » Aug 11 2017 10:18

Vio'ra Mal'caor wrote:A couple of weeks ago now, I had another brother-smashes-army incident. This time, a couple of models survived (including the pathfinders who previously survived!!!). Anyway, this time I managed to rebuild. My friends went out and bought me $750 dollars of Tau as a early birthday present, and as a replacement for my army. So I have spent the last weeks or so building my new army.

Wow, I hope at least some of your models are okay! Children (I assume your brother is young?) can be more dangerous than Titans in our world, so definitely something to watch out for! Pulse Rifles also not very effective against them, the Earth Caste will need to look into that.

Anyway, let's talk about your list! First, three things- your list has a shocking 36 kill points, Darkstrider isn't allowed to take Drones, and I'm not entirely sure how many points this all is but I'm going to assume 3000 or maybe more?

As a first order of business, let's give every XV8 and Commander a competitive loadout, give every Hammerhead some Smart Missile Systems, and get rid of every Drone unit smaller than 4 models- we can't just be giving away first blood!

I'll type out your list in a clearer format:

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HQ - Darkstrider (45)
HQ - Longstrike w/ Railgun, 2x SMS, 2x Seeker Missiles (225)
HQ - Commander w/ 4x Fusion Blasters; 2x Shield Drones (176)
HQ - Cadre Fireblade w/ Markerlight (42)
HQ - Ethereal on Hover Drone (50)
Troops - 5x Breacher Team Fire Warriors (40)
Troops - 10x Strike Team Fire Warriors (80)
Troops - 10x Strike Team Fire Warriors (80)
Troops - 10x Strike Team Fire Warriors (80)
Dedicated Transport - Devilfish w/ Burst Cannon, 2x Seeker Missiles; 2x Gun Drones (137)
Elites - 3x XV8s w/ 6x Fusion Blasters, 3x Flamers; 6x Gun Drones (323)
Elites - 3x XV8s w/ 6x Cyclic Ion Blasters, 3x ATS; 6x Gun Drones (306)
Elites - 3x XV8s w/ 9x Flamers; 6x Gun Drones (255)
Elites - 3x Stealthsuits w/ Homing Beacon (110)
Elites - 3x Stealthsuits w/ Homing Beacon (110)
Elites - Ghostkeel w/ Cyclic Ion Raker, 2x Burst Cannons, ATS, Target Lock; 2x Stealth Drones (191)
Fast Attack - 5x Pathfinders 2/ 2x Ion Rifles (48)
Heavy Support - Hammerhead w/ Ion Cannon, 2x SMS, 2x Seeker Missiles (222)
Heavy Support - Hammerhead w/ Ion Cannon, 2x SMS, 2x Seeker Missiles (222)
Heavy Support - 3x Broadside Battlesuits w/ 6x HYMP, 6x SMS, 3x Seeker Missiles, 3x Velocity Tracker (642)
Flyer - Sun Shark Bomber w/ 2x Missile Pods, 2x Seeker Missiles; 2x Interceptor Drones (191)

Total: 3575 - Command Points: 9 (1 Battalion Detachment, 2 Vanguard Detachments, 1 Spearhead Detachment)

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So, this is an absolutely colossal army! Do you normally play 3500-point games and higher? Or are you trying to make a competitive 2000-point list using some of these units?

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Vio'ra Mal'caor
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Re: My Replacement Army

Post#3 » Aug 11 2017 10:07

My group has stopped using points. we now use PL, an this is a 190 PL army.
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Re: My Replacement Army

Post#4 » Aug 11 2017 10:32

I suggest a locking storage case, I made mine out of layers of foam cut to fit my models, glued to cardboard, inside a large locking tool box. I suggest this because me and my friends have a limited income and I have many young siblings.
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Vio'ra Mal'caor
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Re: My Replacement Army

Post#5 » Aug 11 2017 10:49

Good Idea MN!!! To correct everyone, my brother was younger when my 5th army (which wasn't nearly as big as the one I stated building during 7th) was destroyed. He's 13 now, and this time he accidentally bumped the table which the were on, which caused several heavy boxes to fall on top, squashing them. At least most of it was salavagable, but I lost most of my troops and at least $350 of Crisis Suit. In Australian Dollars
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Re: My Replacement Army

Post#6 » Aug 12 2017 12:54

Do you have pictures of all of them in one place? Are you doing the Vior'la white scheme like on the box or something different?
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Re: My Replacement Army

Post#7 » Aug 12 2017 05:32

Vio'ra Mal'caor wrote:My group has stopped using points. we now use PL, an this is a 190 PL army.


Okay! Are you looking to build a list?

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Vio'ra Mal'caor
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Re: My Replacement Army

Post#8 » Aug 12 2017 05:54

My models are painted black, with Vior'la sept highlights. I'm imitating the previous paintjob that I had, except with changed sept colours (I previously had sa'cea sept)
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Vio'ra Mal'caor
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Re: My Replacement Army

Post#9 » Aug 12 2017 05:55

Arka0415 wrote:
Vio'ra Mal'caor wrote:My group has stopped using points. we now use PL, an this is a 190 PL army.


Okay! Are you looking to build a list?

that WAS the list. 190 PL.
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Re: My Replacement Army

Post#10 » Aug 12 2017 08:27

Vio'ra Mal'caor wrote:
Arka0415 wrote:
Vio'ra Mal'caor wrote:My group has stopped using points. we now use PL, an this is a 190 PL army.


Okay! Are you looking to build a list?

that WAS the list. 190 PL.


Wow! You must play some pretty huge games! Fun stuff.

If the games are competitive, I'd check out the list I wrote earlier. Or, actually, consider this list- the most bang for your buck if you'r playing PL:

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HQ - Darkstrider (3 PL)
HQ - Longstrike w/ Railgun, 2x SMS, 2x Seeker Missiles (11 PL)
HQ - Commander w/ 4x Fusion Blasters; 2x Shield Drones (7 PL)
HQ - Cadre Fireblade w/ Markerlight (2 PL)
HQ - Ethereal on Hover Drone (2 PL)
Troops - 10x Breacher Team Fire Warriors (5 PL)
Troops - 10x Strike Team Fire Warriors w/ 10x Pulse Rifles, 1x Markerlight, 1x Support Turret w/ Missile Pod (6 PL)
Troops - 10x Strike Team Fire Warriors w/ 10x Pulse Rifles, 1x Markerlight, 1x Support Turret w/ Missile Pod (6 PL)
Troops - 10x Strike Team Fire Warriors w/ 10x Pulse Rifles, 1x Markerlight, 1x Support Turret w/ Missile Pod (6 PL)
Dedicated Transport - Devilfish w/ Burst Cannon, 2x SMS, 2x Seeker Missiles (7 PL)
Elites - 3x XV8s w/ 9x Fusion Blasters; 6x Gun Drones (14 PL)
Elites - 3x XV8s w/ 9x Cyclic Ion Blasters; 6x Gun Drones (14 PL)
Elites - 3x XV8s w/ 9x Missile Pods; 6x Gun Drones (14 PL)
Elites - 3x Stealthsuits w/ 3x Burst Cannons, 3x ATS, 1x Markerlight & Target Lock, 1x Homing Beacon; 2x Shield Drones (7 PL)
Elites - 3x Stealthsuits w/ 3x Burst Cannons, 3x ATS, 1x Markerlight & Target Lock, 1x Homing Beacon; 2x Shield Drones (7 PL)
Elites - Ghostkeel w/ Fusion Collider, 2x Fusion Blasters, Shield Generator, Target Lock; 2x Stealth Drones (10 PL)
Fast Attack - 10x Pathfinders w/ 3x Rail Rifles; 2x Shield Drones, 1x Recon Drone, 1x Pulse Accelerator Drone, 1x Grav-Inhibitor Drone (8 PL)
Heavy Support - Hammerhead w/ Railgun, 2x SMS, 2x Seeker Missiles (10 PL)
Heavy Support - Hammerhead w/ Railgun, 2x SMS, 2x Seeker Missiles (10 PL)
Heavy Support - 3x Broadsides w/ 4x HYMP, 1x Heavy Rail Rifle, 6x SMS, 3x Seeker Missiles, 1x Drone Controller, 1x Shield Generator, 1x Velocity Tracker (on the Broadside w/ Heavy Rail Rifle); 6x Missile Drones (30 PL)
Flyer - Sun Shark Bomber w/ 2x Missile Pods, 2x Seeker Missiles; 2x Interceptor Drones (9 PL)

Total: 188 PL - Command Ponts: 9 (1 Battalion Detachment, 2 Vanguard Detachments, 1 Spearhead Detachment)

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What do you think?

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Vio'ra Mal'caor
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Re: My Replacement Army

Post#11 » Aug 13 2017 12:43

Nice Arka. However, we mainly play for fun. I just finished painting shadowun. I painted her in the Vior'la sept colours, as if he was 'taking on' the colours of another sept to lead them. I kept her armour white though.
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