Okay for starters, before anyone gets all salty, I am a brand new Tau player/collector/painter figuring i can try my hand at bettering the Greater Good. Some background on me as a player:
I am very much an aggressive player, having played Eldar for the better part of 3 editions (about 5-6 years) I have developed a hyper aggressive play style with them, using deep strike, infiltrate, and fast mobility shenanigans to out maneuver and destroy my opponents.
Now, I understand that Tau is 100% against the assault, as well as getting to close to the enemy (save for the fusion gun shots
) I was going for a similar build type with them, one that focused on really dictating the battle and forcing my opponent to react to how my warhost moves. After searching on the interweb's I found a few lists and some battle reports featuring what is called the Farsight Bomb and i instantly fell in love. The list below has my first take on " the bomb" as well as my first take on how it should be supported.
2 with dual fusion guns and target locks
2 with dual plasma
1 with dual plasma, vectored retro thrusters, and the Tailsman
They have 7marker drones with them
Earth caste, Ion gun, Plasma, Early warning override, and Stim
2 with dual plasma
1 with dual plasma and drone controller
they have 6 gun drones
3 with dual fusion and target locks
1 Broadside with bonding knife, HYMP, SMS, and a seeker missle
Allies: Tau Empire
Multi spec suit
and Iridium armour
2 x 6 fire warrior squads with rifles in fish that have seeker missles and disruption pods
Comes to 1847 points
What do you guys think of the list so far fellow tau players?
How can i trim down the list and add more dakka?
My over all plan is to only buy what is needed for an effective 1850 tourny list paint it very well and limit my expenses so i dont blow the back end out of my wallet and I focus on a good play style before expanding!
Tear that list apart, LET ME HAVE IT!