650 Point League Incoming

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Shas'Saal
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650 Point League Incoming

Post#1 » Feb 02 2018 09:27

Long time no speak! Hope everyone is as keen to see the codex as I am?

Apologies for post format as I'm having to post this in a rush.

Truth is I've been putting off playing Tau until the Codex drops :sad: but with a League coming up, (point limit of 650) I can't squeeze much out of Death guard at that point range, so am pondering about what can be achieved with Tau.

Since I last posted, I've got a few extra models. (Also tried my hand at magnetising! :D )
These are the units I can work with:
Crisis suits - 3 x triple flamers.
2 fitted with 3x BC, the other with ATS & BC. (Friends allow me to proxy BC for CIB).
2 with FB, BC & TL, 1 with BC, FB & DC.
(I also have 3 suits to be made, so can magnetise/fit differently.)

6 Stealth Suits - Ghostkeel - Riptide - Stormsurge - Ethereal - Fireblade - 20~x Firewarriors (Strike) - Missile Turret - QFB Commander. (No Pathfinders, I know :dead:)

If anyone has any ideas, it'd be greatly appreciated!

So far I'm thinking:
(T'au Empire) [39 PL, 644pts] ++

+ Heavy Support +

XV88 Broadside Battlesuits [10 PL, 191pts]: MV1 Gun Drone
. Broadside Shas'ui: 2x Smart missile system, Heavy rail rifle

+ Troops +

Strike Team [5 PL, 51pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Markerlight, Pulse rifle
. 5x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [5 PL, 51pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Markerlight, Pulse rifle
. 5x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [5 PL, 51pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Markerlight, Pulse rifle
. 5x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

+ HQ +

Cadre Fireblade [3 PL, 58pts]: Markerlight, 2x MV1 Gun Drone

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

Ethereal [4 PL, 66pts]: Honour blade, Hover Drone, 2x MV1 Gun Drone

++ Total: [39 PL, 644pts] ++
After looking down a Fish Lens, I understood why GW gave Tau 4+ BS.

40K - Tau and Death Guard
Sigmar - Sylvaneth

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SniperTau
Shas'La
Shas'La
Posts: 229

Re: 650 Point League Incoming

Post#2 » Feb 03 2018 04:17

If you want to run a broadside, shave a few points by giving it plasma instead of sms. It’ll shave off 20 points to use elsewhere. If you don’t mind taking it out, a CIB team with the ethereal dropped and all the drones gone, will fill out the list nicely I would say.

Anyway, that’s my take on this.

Tau’va,

SniperTau

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Arka0415
Shas'Vre
Shas'Vre
Posts: 3288

Re: 650 Point League Incoming

Post#3 » Feb 04 2018 08:42

I definitely agree with SniperTau. The Commander, Fireblade, and Fire Warriors are all great choices. However, the Broadside and Ethereal aren't as effective- dropping those two would open up 257 points, just enough to fit in some XV8s. What do you think?

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