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Ghostly Daemon
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2000pts Tournament Prep

Post#1 » Jan 17 2018 07:05

So, in a month I will be entering my first tournament!

The full rules are available here but the important things are:

- 2000 points
- At least one detachment must contain 1000 points
- WSIWYG and fully painted

So, with that in mind, I began building my list (already got a lot of painting to do so the less I have to do, the better!)

++ Battalion Detachment +3CP (T'au Empire) [75 PL, 1504pts] ++

+ Fast Attack +

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 64pts]
. 7x Pathfinder: 7x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight, Pulse pistol

+ HQ +

Cadre Fireblade [2 PL, 42pts]: Markerlight

Commander [7 PL, 163pts]: 3x Fusion blaster, 2x MV4 Shield Drone, Shield generator

Commander in XV86 Coldstar Battlesuit [7 PL, 150pts]: Advanced targeting system, High-output burst cannon, Missile pod, Shield generator

+ Troops +

Strike Team [3 PL, 40pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse pistol, Pulse rifle
. 4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [3 PL, 40pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse pistol, Pulse rifle
. 4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [3 PL, 40pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse pistol, Pulse rifle
. 4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

+ Flyer +

Tiger Shark AX-1-0 [30 PL, 629pts]: 2x Cyclic ion blaster, 2x Heavy rail cannon, 2x Missile pod, 6x Seeker missile

+ Elites +

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [14 PL, 336pts]: 6x MV1 Gun Drone
. Crisis Shas'ui: 3x Cyclic ion blaster
. Crisis Shas'ui: 3x Cyclic ion blaster
. Crisis Shas'vre: 3x Cyclic ion blaster

++ Super-Heavy Auxiliary Detachment (T'au Empire) [22 PL, 489pts] ++

+ Lord of War +

KV128 Stormsurge [22 PL, 489pts]: 2x Flamer, Advanced targeting system, Cluster rocket system, 4x Destroyer missile, Pulse driver cannon, Shield generator, 2x Smart missile system, Stimulant injector

++ Total: [97 PL, 1993pts] ++

Points I need to make:

- Tiger Shark has CIBs glued on, so can't use them as Burst Cannons
- I only own 2 CIBs (magnetised), so I will have to somehow gain another 7 and paint them

Available models:

Spoiler!
- Riptide (unpainted, Ion Accelerator glued)
- Stormsurge (being painted, Pulse Driver Cannon built)
- 1 x Hammerhead (unpainted)
- 1 x Devilfish (unpainted)
- 1 x SkyRay (painted)
- 1 x SunShark (painted)
- 1 x Piranha (half painted)
- 2 x Remora Drones (half painted)
- 1 x Tiger Shark AX-1-0 (unpainted, CIBS)
- 8 x Pathfinders, 1 x Rail Rifle, 1 x Ion Rifle (painted)
- 8 x Pathfinders, 1 x Rail Rifle, 1 x Ion Rifle (unpainted)
- 15 x Fire Warriors with Rifles (painted)
- 5 x Fire Warriors with Carbines (painted)
- 10 x Breachers (painted)
- 1 x Ethereal (painted)
- 1 x Cadre Fireblade (painted)
- 3 x Crisis Suits (painted, magnetised)
- 1 x Hazard Suit (painted, Phased Ion Guns)
- 1 x Broadside (HRR, Plasma Rifle, half painted)
- 1 x Commander (painted, magnetised)
- 1 x Coldstar Commander (painted)
- 1 x Ghostkeel (unpainted, magnetised)
- 3 x Stealth Suit (2BC, 1FB, painted)
- 10 x Gun Drones (painted)
- 2 x Shield Drones (painted)
- 4 x Marker Drones (painted)
- 1 x Grav Drone (painted)
- 1 x Pulse Accel Drone (painted)
- 1 x Recon Drone (half painted)
- 1 x Tidewall Droneport (unpainted)
- 1 x Tidewall Shieldline with Defense Platform (unpainted)


Stuff to Build:
- 3 x Crisis Suit
- 10 x Fire Warriors / Breachers
- Pathfinder Drones
- Ethereal

Any commentary would be amazingly helpful - I have no idea what to expect (other than I believe I'm going to get pasted :P )
:fear: :fear: :fear: :fear: :fear: :evil:

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Lostroninsoul
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Re: 2000pts Tournament Prep

Post#2 » Jan 17 2018 10:33

I like stim injectors on the storm surge but in my 2k list I am trying them out as velocity trackers. This is to help against hard to hit enemies like altioc eldar.

Consider giving the crisis team a drone c ontroller and 6 marker drones. With the markerlight stratagem you should average 5.333 markerlights. You will be able to use the stormsurges 4 destroyer missles and the tiger sharks 6 seeker missles more effectively, aiding in removing hard to kill targets like terminators or things with high invulnerable saves (like magus the red).

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Re: 2000pts Tournament Prep

Post#3 » Jan 17 2018 10:42

Lostroninsoul wrote:I like stim injectors on the storm surge but in my 2k list I am trying them out as velocity trackers. This is to help against hard to hit enemies like altioc eldar.

Consider giving the crisis team a drone c ontroller and 6 marker drones. With the markerlight stratagem you should average 5.333 markerlights. You will be able to use the stormsurges 4 destroyer missles and the tiger sharks 6 seeker missles more effectively, aiding in removing hard to kill targets like terminators or things with high invulnerable saves (like magus the red).


I think that makes a good point about Altioc spam, I can imagine there'll be some of that going on!

As for the Marker drones, I already have a unit of 8 pathfinders in there so I'm not sure I need another unit of 6 drones, but I'm definitely willing to test it out!
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Lostroninsoul
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Re: 2000pts Tournament Prep

Post#4 » Jan 17 2018 12:21

I only like the marker drone team on the crisis suits because they help you capitalize on your large range for your mortal wound missiles and protects the mortal wound spam from being wiped out prematurely

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