1k Casual Tanky List

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szeszej
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1k Casual Tanky List

Post#1 » Oct 13 2017 02:46

Following the great discussion and advice at viewtopic.php?f=52&t=26645 I've decided to post my initial idea for a very tanky list for 1k pts:


++ Patrol Detachment (T'au Empire) [54 PL, 999pts] ++

+ HQ +

Commander [7 PL, 176pts]: 4x Fusion blaster, 2x MV4 Shield Drone

Longstrike [11 PL, 201pts]: 2x MV1 Gun Drone, Railgun, 2x Seeker missile

+ Troops +

Strike Team [5 PL, 67pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Markerlight, Pulse pistol, Pulse rifle
. 7x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [5 PL, 67pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Markerlight, Pulse pistol, Pulse rifle
. 7x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

+ Fast Attack +

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 92pts]
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. 3x Pathfinder w/ Ion Rifle: 3x Ion rifle

+ Heavy Support +

TX7 Hammerhead Gunship [10 PL, 198pts]: 2x MV1 Gun Drone, Ion cannon, 2x Seeker missile

TX7 Hammerhead Gunship [10 PL, 198pts]: 2x MV1 Gun Drone, Ion cannon, 2x Seeker missile

++ Total: [54 PL, 999pts] ++

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Both HQs on anti-tank duty. The Ion weapons to finish off what is left or simply shoot elites since I expect to find more of these than tanks. I'm not convinced about using SMS on my hammerheads - it's true I have 9 markerlights but all of them are on squishy units so I'm afraid I'll lose them too quckly. On the other hand if my oppononents concentrate on other units than tanks, I should be fine ;). The list is probably quite week against very spammy armies since I don't have that much dakka.

I would appreciate any feedback you can give

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Lostroninsoul
Shas'Saal
Posts: 178

Re: 1k Casual Tanky List

Post#2 » Oct 13 2017 09:39

Here's some heresy for you,if possible you can replace a commander with a 3rd hammerhead and run a spearhead dettachment. It's a casual list so it makes the list more themed for a tanky feel. The ion pathfinders at that point maybe not as needed so regular path finders are considerable.

Another idea that isn't conventional. Giving the commander flamers. This idea is bad about 99% of the time. The only reason I am suggesting it here is because your list lacks anti infantry, so swarm lists are bound to give you trouble. If you can obtain 4 cyclic ion blasters (even if proxied) then it would be a anti infantry wargear without giving up that 2+ bs skill.

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Lostroninsoul
Shas'Saal
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Re: 1k Casual Tanky List

Post#3 » Oct 13 2017 01:27

++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [56 PL, 1000pts] ++

+ HQ +

Cadre Fireblade [2 PL, 42pts]: Markerlight

Commander [7 PL, 158pts]: Advanced targeting system, 3x Cyclic ion blaster, 2x MV7 Marker Drone

Longstrike [11 PL, 201pts]: 2x MV1 Gun Drone, Railgun, 2x Seeker missile

+ Fast Attack +

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 56pts]
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight

+ Heavy Support +

TX7 Hammerhead Gunship [10 PL, 181pts]: 2x MV1 Gun Drone, Railgun, 2x Seeker missile

TX7 Hammerhead Gunship [10 PL, 181pts]: 2x MV1 Gun Drone, Railgun, 2x Seeker missile

TX7 Hammerhead Gunship [10 PL, 181pts]: 2x MV1 Gun Drone, Railgun, 2x Seeker missile

++ Total: [56 PL, 1000pts] ++

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Is something I was thinking

The cadre is in there to help your tanks embarked drones go from 4 shots a drone to 6 shots in <9" range. So each tank has 12. Shots. Potentially to help fight swarms.

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Arka0415
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Shas'Ui
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Re: 1k Casual Tanky List

Post#4 » Oct 13 2017 11:17

Looks like a fun list! I'd recommend SMS on Longstrike (+1 to wound and no penalty to movement!) but the Gun Drones are solid choices on the other Hammerheads in a 1000-point game- you'll need to be very aggressive with those tanks. You're correct that this army will suffer though against swarm lists. Consider a Forgeworld Fire Support Hammerhead with two Heavy Burst Cannons for a fun, if unconventional, unit idea. Anyway, as it is I like the list a lot, though I'd reduce the number of Pathfinders and Ion Rifles (you already have two Ion Cannons!) to fit in the SMS and maybe a couple more Fire Warriors. Here's a slightly-modified list idea:

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HQ - Commander w/ 4x Fusion Blasters; 2x Shield Drones (176)
HQ - Longstrike w/ Railgun, 2x SMS, 2x Seeker Missiles (225)
Troops - 8x Fire Warriors (64)
Troops - 6x Fire Warriors w/ Markerlight (51)
Troops - 6x Fire Warriors w/ Markerlight (51)
Fast Attack - 7x Pathfinders w/ 7x Markerlights (48)
Heavy Support - Hammerhead w/ Ion Cannon; 2x Gun Drones (188)
Heavy Support - Hammerhead w/ Ion Cannon; 2x Gun Drones (188)

Total: 999 - Command Points: 6 (1 Battalion Detachment)

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That look interesting? You get more Fire Warriors, more Command Points, and more powerful anti-infantry shooting off Longstrike. The Fire Warrior squads aren't totally "symetrical" but the turn 1 Markerlight salvo would look like this:

1. 5 Pathfinders shoot at the Hammerheads' target (very good chance for 2 hits)
2. 2 Pathfinders shoot at the Fire Warriors' target (good chance for 1 hit)
3. If either group got fewer than the desired number of hits, use the Fire Warrior Shas'ui Markerlight to make up for it.

What do you think?

szeszej
Shas
Posts: 37

Re: 1k Casual Tanky List

Post#5 » Oct 17 2017 09:21

Thanks for the comments, I'll try to test the lists in practice as soon as my Hammerheads arrive :)

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Lostroninsoul
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Re: 1k Casual Tanky List

Post#6 » Oct 18 2017 10:58

Lucky. I'm jealous. I have 0 hammerheads

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