Looking for a good pairing for tau

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MNGamer
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Looking for a good pairing for tau

Post#1 » Sep 28 2017 11:43

I will be in a 1,000 pt apiece team tournament, I need to find a partner. My area has at least a few of each army, what would be a good pairing with my tau? I was thinking of pairing with a melee heavy army, possibly space marines or chaos. My list is as follows:
+++ Twin Terrors (Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition) [58 PL, 1000pts] +++

++ Battalion Detachment +3CP (T'au Empire) [58 PL, 1000pts] ++

+ HQ +

Cadre Fireblade [2 PL, 42pts]: Markerlight, Photon grenades, Pulse rifle

Commander [7 PL, 169pts]: Drone controller, 3x Missile pod
. 2x MV4 Shield Drone: 2x Shield generator

Longstrike [11 PL, 215pts]: 2x Smart missile system, Railgun

+ Troops +

Strike Team [5 PL, 56pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Photon grenades, Pulse rifle
. 6x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle: 6x Photon grenades, 6x Pulse rifle

Strike Team [5 PL, 56pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Photon grenades, Pulse rifle
. 6x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle: 6x Photon grenades, 6x Pulse rifle

Strike Team [5 PL, 48pts]
. 6x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle: 6x Photon grenades, 6x Pulse rifle

+ Elites +

XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit [10 PL, 181pts]: 2x Burst cannon, Advanced targeting system, Cyclic ion raker, 2x MV5 Stealth Drone, Target lock

+ Fast Attack +

Pathfinder Team [7 PL, 145pts]: MV31 Pulse Accelerator Drone
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight, 6x Photon grenades, 6x Pulse carbine
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight, Photon grenades, Pulse carbine
. 3x Pathfinder w/ Rail Rifle: 3x Photon grenades, 3x Rail rifle

Tactical Drones [4 PL, 48pts]
. 6x MV1 Gun Drone: 12x Pulse carbine

Tactical Drones [2 PL, 40pts]
. 4x MV7 Marker Drone: 4x Markerlight

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Re: Looking for a good pairing for tau

Post#2 » Sep 29 2017 08:07

MNGamer wrote:I will be in a 1,000 pt apiece team tournament, I need to find a partner. My area has at least a few of each army, what would be a good pairing with my tau? I was thinking of pairing with a melee heavy army, possibly space marines or chaos.


I play doubles with Chaos quite a bit, but the problem with doubling up with a melee heavy army is that you can't shoot into close combat, so your teammate either has to outright kill the unit, or move out of combat and potentially suffer another round of overwatch if you fail to destroy the unit.

I like pairing up with Eldar or Space Wolves personally, but that's just my $0.02 on it!
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Re: Looking for a good pairing for tau

Post#3 » Sep 29 2017 08:44

I'm wondering about Astra militarum. Both shooty armies but with different niches. Combine our superior frontline troops and specialised elites with their superior tanks and big guns.

Would also be fluffy since gue'vesa are a thing.

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Re: Looking for a good pairing for tau

Post#4 » Oct 02 2017 07:17

Adeptus Mechanicus, Ultramarines, White Scars, Chaos (Khorne), and Astra Militarum would be great picks. Get a flexible, durable ally who can compliment your shooting style, or a close-combat ally with such obliterating attack power that you don't need to risk the can't-shoot-into-combat problem.

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Re: Looking for a good pairing for tau

Post#5 » Oct 03 2017 07:14

What about another Tau army so you can benefit form eachothers ML also?
I also got a team tournament coming up where you also designate 1 Warlord from your team, if that complicates (or makes it easier) things.

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