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what I have so far
« on: March 14, 2015, 01:33:26 AM »
Tau commander
2 gun drones

Fire warrior team 12 man and 2 gun drones

Fire warrior team 12 man and 2 gun drones

XV8 crisis team 3 man 6 drones

stealth team 6 man /burst cannons

pathfinder team 10 man 3 drones

1 piranhas

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Re: what I have so far
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2015, 08:24:21 AM »
Add Riptides. =)

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2015, 12:55:50 PM »
AlmostMercury thank you for replying it means alot to get feedback.
 Yea a riptide would be nice, and part of the plan I have for this force. I also want 3 broadsides, an etheral, and a sniper drone team (6 sniper drones 2 marksman). Would be nice to get a devilfish and a hammerhead.

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Re: what I have so far
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2015, 07:16:43 PM »
Personally, I'd avoid the hammerhead and devilfish. Riptide is good, missile sides are good, sniper drones are interesting. Haven't ever had experience again them.
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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2015, 07:22:51 PM »
ShadowcatX thank you for replying and the advice!

 Well the hammerhead would have longstrike so should be useful. I hope..... The devilfish was to move troops around faster.  I have been looking for sniper drone teams on ebay but no luck here yet.

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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2015, 08:40:49 AM »
Tau is an army I'm just getting into, so what I understand is... limited.

From what I've read and seen, I agree with Shadowcat. But I also want to say I've read a great deal of positive reviews of Sniper Drones, from both the perspective of controller and opponent. I don't think I've ever seen anyone say they are outright bad (at least not with good reason), it's just that people are either indifferent or can't fit them into their lists.

Also, to add to his critique of the Devilfish. If I remember, Shadow doesn't feel Fire Warriors are well placed right now, so that makes the Devilfish a less than ideal upgrade. However, if you're running Fire Warriors anyway, it is probably worth it.

But get Riptides, Broadsides, and Sniper Drones first.

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« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2015, 09:29:17 PM »
AlmostMercury thank you for relying and the great advice.
 Yes I have seen the sniper drone team do very well in battle reports. I will likely buy the sniper drone team next, then the broadsides, then the riptide, the riptide is last since it will cost so much. I am also building up my tyranid army at this time, so my funds are split between them.
 I also value and respect ShadowcatX's advice.

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« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2015, 08:39:47 AM »
Oh, take his advice over mine. Like I said, I'm new to this army.

Ask me about Tyranids instead. =)

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« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2015, 01:22:21 PM »
I respect your view as well, hope I did not offend you.

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« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2015, 07:25:17 PM »
Not at all.

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« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2015, 01:45:11 PM »
Don't give me too much credit, either. Everything I say is just my opinion based on my observations on what works best.
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« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2015, 06:27:46 PM »
ShadowcatX I value your advise and am grateful you have been kind enough to share it with us all.

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Re: what I have so far
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2015, 11:54:28 AM »
Highly recommend max sniper drone unit with 1 marksman, Ethereal, and commander with Control node, Sensor suite, Nuero chip. If you don't have any sniper drones you can easily make you're own out of gun drones and pulse rifles and carbines. 
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