1500 pts…. Of TAU?!

That’s right ladies and gents, I have picked up some Tau.  I’ve always liked ’em since playing them back in 4th and regret giving them up.  A good friend of mine presented me with an offer I just couldn’t refuse and I now own a good chunk of points.

So how to play Tau in 5th ed?  Firewarrior heavy? Crisis Suit Spam? Kroot Walls? All viable builds but I prefer using my favourite model of the range – the devilfish.

1500 – L.O.S.T – Low Orbit Strike Team

Shas’ el – Missile Pod, Fusion Gun, Targeting Array, HW Multi-tracker – 89 pts

Crisis Suit – Twin-Linked Fusion Gun, Targeting Array – 52 pts

Crisis Suit – Twin-Linked Fusion Gun, Targeting Array – 52 pts

Pathfinders (4) – Warfish (Smart Missile System, Burst Cannon, Targeting Array, Multi-tracker, Disruption Pods) – 170 pts

Firewarriors (6) – Take pathfinders ride – 60 pts

Firewarriors (6) – Warfish – 180 pts

Firewarriors (6) – Warfish – 180 pts

Firewarriors (6) – Warfish – 180 pts

Hammerhead – Railgun, Smart Missile System, Multi-Tracker, Target Lock, Disruption Pods – 180 pts

Hammerhead – Railgun, Smart Missile System, Multi-Tracker, Target Lock, Disruption Pods – 180 pts

Hammerhead – Railgun, Smart Missile System, Multi-Tracker, Target Lock, Disruption Pods – 180 pts

 

What we have here is 7 AV12/13 vehicles with a permanent 4+ cover save – essentially a bitch to stop.  They can fire as if fast meaning firing everything as you come to them (7 str 5 shots at BS4) and then kite you 12″ each turn firing 1 gun(4 str 5 shots).  Hammerheads have 12″ in which to grab great vectors or move 6″ and pump out another 4 str 5 shots at a different target.  Once tanks are dealt with they’re free to start templating infantry. The 3 suits are suicide suits to hit stuff out of LoS or getting cover saves – relying on the pathfinders devilfish to guide them in.  All in all a very tight ship.

 

As we progress up to 2000 points you’ll see another crisis suit in both the elite and HQ slots, another warfish with firewarriors and 2 piranhas for some mid field engagement/lane blocking.

 

Thoughts?

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Plays X Wing! (And sometimes Warmachine...)
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