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Tau 1850 Points -- 1st Attempt: TAC/Competitive
« on: June 07, 2015, 03:38:01 AM »
I've been getting into Tau lately in my quest to build a new and effective Kill Team, so I put together this army list. It's been a long road of reading and researching, and it's my first attempt at making a TAC (dare I say even competitive) Tau list, but don't be afraid to be harsh on it. My only restriction is to stick to the Tau Empire codex


FORTIFICATIONS

- Aegis Defence Line

TAU H.Q.: 74

- Ethereal + 2x Marker drones = 74 *Joins Snipers

TAU TROOPS: 510
- 6x Fire Warriors (54) + Devilfish (80) = 134
- 12x Fire Warriors (108) + Devilfish (80) = 188
- 12x Fire Warriors (108) + Devilfish (80) = 188

TAU ELITES: 621
- 1x Riptide + Twin-linked fusion blaster + Ion accelerator + Early warning override + Stimulant injector = 225
- 1x Riptide + Twin-linked fusion blaster + Ion accelerator + Early warning override + Stimulant injector = 225
- 3x Crisis Shas'ui + 6x Fusion blaster + 3x Plasma rifles = 171

TAU FAST ATTACK: 105
- 1x Tetra Scout Speeder
- 1x Tetra Scout Speeder
- 1x Tetra Scout Speeder

TAU HEAVY SUPPORT: 481
- 3x Broadsides + 3x Velocity trackers + 2x Marker drones = 279
- Sky Ray + Twin-linked smart missile system + Decoy launchers = 118
- Sniper Drones + 2x Firesights = 84

1841/1850
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Re: Tau 1850 Points -- 1st Attempt: TAC/Competitive
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2015, 06:40:47 AM »
Why do you have the Aegis Defence Line, if all your Fire Warriors are in Devilfish? You can save some points if you only take 1.

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Re: Tau 1850 Points -- 1st Attempt: TAC/Competitive
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2015, 08:48:03 AM »
He seems to be trying to get a good cover save without having to jink so his firepower stays at optimum efficiency. and it gives the quadgun if it has it.

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Re: Tau 1850 Points -- 1st Attempt: TAC/Competitive
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2015, 05:56:35 AM »
He is not getting the quadgun, he can get more if he drops the Devilfish. I am new to Tau and I use the Aegis and I have no Devilfish and it works.

But I was just wondering why.

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Re: Tau 1850 Points -- 1st Attempt: TAC/Competitive
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2015, 12:36:16 PM »
I'm fairly new myself. I'm also curious.

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Re: Tau 1850 Points -- 1st Attempt: TAC/Competitive
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2015, 04:15:42 PM »
It seems the aegis defence line is for the broadside, and sniper drone units to guarantee protection.

The broadside unit. Are they with HYMP or Rail Rifles? If it rail rifles I'd consider placing it in the formation with a second unit and place a riptide in there to gain monster hunter. If you go HYMP go to missile drones at all costs.. 2 strength 7 AP4 shots for a dozen points per drone.. Win.

The riptides, why fusion. SMS suits the riptide more as you have the nova to double shot the SMS for anti infantry.

You can be so much more efficient in this list.. I can see at least 100 points you could save for more shots.
Units I'd consider...
Kroot with a hound. Outflank with acute senses. Also if you flee from combat your I5 with the hound.

Piranha with disruption pod and fusion blaster.. The gun drones it comes with can separate off also you have mobile melta and a 3+ jink save

Pathfinders with EMP grenades: all the marker light support and haywire that'll drive imperial knight players mad.

Hope this helps