Drop the stim injector on the ghostkeel and give your stealth suits a drone controller - you will find the +1 BS invaluable
I also agree with the drone controller on the stealth suits, it adds a nice bonus without taking a weapons slot from whoever you have coming in on the homing beacon.
The first thing I'd do is make the following changes: Give the Commander a pair of Shield Drones, and switch the Ghostkeel's loadout to Cyclic Ion as opposed to Fusion. The list would look like this:
You are very short on numbers on the field....
.i have found that the smaller the model count, the more you're up against it this edition...that said if you are enjoying the way your list plays, focus on those elements and build on that....i like a troop gunline supported by a good 'heavy platform' followed by a decent hammer blow manta striking in to throw a cat in the pigeons....so to speak
Fet a stormsurge and your life will be the richer for it
++ Vanguard (Tau Empire)
XV104 Riptide : Advanced Targeting System , Heavy Burst Cannon , Target Lock
. Smart Missile Systems : 2x Smart Missile System
XV95 Ghostkeel : Early Warning Override , Fusion Collider , 2x MV5 Stealth Drone , Target Lock
. Fusion Blasters : 2x Fusion Blaster
+ HQ +
Commander: 3x Fusion Blaster, MV4 Shield Drone, MV4 Shield Drone , Shield Generator
Commander [: 3x Cyclic Ion Blaster , MV4 Shield Drone , MV4 Shield Drone , Shield Generator
+ Fast Attack +
Pathfinder Team : 4x Markerlight , 2x Rail Rifle
Tactical Drones : MV4 Shield Drone , MV4 Shield Drone , MV4 Shield Drone , MV4 Shield Drone , MV4 Shield Drone
+ 'Faction +
Sept Selection: T'au
++ Total: [994 Pts] ++
sabaw wrote:Yeah, the ionmander just really gives a better pinch than even the ghost suits, which is too bad.
sabaw wrote:Yup! gave him shield drones and they have worked out just wonderful for him!
What makes cyclic ion better than the fusion though? Since im purposing the keel for anti-tank duties, wouldnt the d3 fusion work wonders?
sabaw wrote:Firewarriors vs pathfinders. Both cool models, but both almost the same. Fire warriors get an additional armor point but pathfinders are more killy (with 3x special weapons). They have the same points, pathfinders get markerlights.
sabaw wrote:I guess is what im trying to say, my dilemma now is whether i should get, say, another box of pathfinders and a commander "blister" or a box of start collecting. Puts me at about the same total but totally different contents.
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