Aspiring Commander wrote:My general plan was to leave the strike team and path finders wrapped around my fireblade and PAC and stick them in cover near an objective. The pathfinders have so many drones just to boost the PAC survivability.
Once there, the rail rifles can focus on anti elite fire, and the 36' pulse rifles can start to pepper troops. Once a few enemies move into their 24' standard rifle range, the plan is to move the fire warriors with fireblade and PAC towards them into 18' range, and then volley fire them.!
Aspiring Commander wrote:The hammerhead is there to pop tanks and transports, also to draw fire. Favoured the rail cannon for its potential anti troop use.
Aspiring Commander wrote:Crisis suits to deploy behind advancing enemies and hopefully eliminate characters or deep sitting squads (I'm aware that they aren't armed very well but I got glue happy and I'm currently looking up ways to safely remove the weapons without snapping arms)
Aspiring Commander wrote:Anywhere to tweak, other than specialising suits? Still fresh to 8th edition and Tau so all advice welcome!
Anyway, your XV8s can still be improved, even with that non-ideal loadout. We can add Drones to the squad, which will improve its durability. Also, ATS is a system, so we can replace that with a gun, assuming you didn't "model" ATS somehow. Do the ATS suits just have two guns each
If you have any other units in your collection, if you could post what you have that would really help us out!
Unmodified Loadout List:
HQ - Cadre Fireblade w/ Markerlight (42)
HQ - Longstrike w/ Railgun, 2x SMS, 2x Seeker Missiles (225)
Troops - 10x Fire Warriors (80)
Elites - 3x XV8s w/ 2x BC, 2x ATS, 1x MP, 1x PR, 1x FB, 1x SG; 6x Gun Drones (274)
Fast Attack - 9x Pathfinders w/ 6x Markerlights, 3x Rail Rifles (129)
Total: 750 - Command Points: 3 (1 Patrol Detachment)
Aspiring Commander wrote:Yeah I haven't put anything on the models to represent the ATS, so it's not too mismodelled. Some of the mismatched weapons I'm going to try and pry off with a modelling knife, and invest in some magnets and a hand drill
Aspiring Commander wrote:If you have any other units in your collection, if you could post what you have that would really help us out!
I've got a start collecting box, and I've added the fireblade and the hammerhead- so I've got another six drones which are still customisable, and a hover ethereal. My next investments are going to be another start collecting box so I can bolster my fire warrior line, and get the extra sprues for crisis suits. (one who will proxy as my commander; that's the following purchase.)
Aspiring Commander wrote:I really like this list, and this is probably what I'm going to trial next. Maybe the PAC is something I'll try out in a higher point battle, where range will become more of a factor.
Aspiring Commander wrote:Once I've got the appropriate parts and magnets, I'll do something similar to your suit modified list- fusion blaster suits seem to be the rage for anti- tank in tau. That is, until i replace them with 4xFB commander
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