2000 L.O.S.T – Low Orbit Strike Team

 

2000 Pts – Tau Empire Roster

HQ: Commander Shas’el (3#, 127 pts)
(Cyclic Ion Blaster; Hard-wired Drone Controller; Hard-wired Multi-tracker; Hard-wired Target Lock; Missile Pod; Targeting Array)
2 Shield Drone

Gunship Suit – Pumps out 7 shots each turn at BS5.  Can split his fire off to engage light armour at range.  Also adds 2 wounds to the crisis suit unit.

HQ: Commander Shas’el (3#, 112 pts)
(Hard-wired Drone Controller; Hard-wired Target Lock; Airbursting Fragment Projector; Missile Pod; Multi-Tracker; Acute Senses; Deep Strike; Relentless)
2 Shield Drone

Another Gunship Suit – pumps out 2 shots plus a large blast that ignores cover and LoS.  Can also split fire to engage light armour at range.  Also adds 2 wounds to the crisis suit unit.

Elite: Crisis Battlesuit (5#, 168 pts)
1 Crisis Battlesuit, 188 pts (Burst Cannon; Bonding Knife; Hard-wired Multi-tracker; Missile Pod; Targeting Array; Team Leader)
1 Crisis Battlesuit (Twin Linked Missile Pod; Multi-Tracker)
1 Crisis Battlesuit (Burst Cannon; Missile Pod; Multi-Tracker)

Anti-Infantry at 18″ or can help pop light armour at range (So thats 3 light armour targets a turn I can pick off).  The HQs + this unit pump out 21 shots and a large blast plate.  Pretty darn good.

Elite: Stealthsuits (7#, 167 pts)
1 Stealthsuit (Burst Cannon)
1 Stealthsuit (Burst Cannon)
1 Team Leader (Drone Controller [2x Marker Drone]; Bonding Knife; Hard-wired Target Lock; Markerlight; Fusion Blaster)

Stealth Marker Team – Enough said.

Troops: Fire Warrior (7#, 180 pts)
6 Fire Warrior, 180 pts (Pulse Rifle x5; Pulse Carbine x1)
1 Devilfish (Burst Cannon; Disruption Pod; Multi-Tracker; Targeting Array; Smart Missile System)

4 scoring units with warfishes

Troops: Fire Warrior (7#, 180 pts)
6 Fire Warrior, 180 pts (Pulse Rifle x5; Pulse Carbine x1)
1 Devilfish (Burst Cannon; Disruption Pod; Multi-Tracker; Targeting Array; Smart Missile System)

Troops: Fire Warrior (7#, 180 pts)
6 Fire Warrior, 180 pts (Pulse Rifle x5; Pulse Carbine x1)
1 Devilfish (Burst Cannon; Disruption Pod; Multi-Tracker; Targeting Array; Smart Missile System)

Troops: Fire Warrior (7#, 180 pts)
6 Fire Warrior, 180 pts (Pulse Rifle x5; Pulse Carbine x1)
1 Devilfish (Burst Cannon; Disruption Pod; Multi-Tracker; Targeting Array; Smart Missile System)

Troops: Fire Warrior (7#, 180 pts)
6 Fire Warrior, 180 pts (Pulse Rifle x5; Pulse Carbine x1)
1 Devilfish (Burst Cannon; Disruption Pod; Multi-Tracker; Targeting Array; Smart Missile System)

Heavy Support: Hammerhead Gunship (1#, 180 pts)
(Railgun; Landing Gear; Targeting Array; Smart Missile System; Disruption Pod; Multi-Tracker; Target Lock)

Heavy support, can split off the smart missiles to help with infantry or support sub munition rounds.

Heavy Support: Hammerhead Gunship (1#, 180 pts)
(Railgun; Landing Gear; Targeting Array; Smart Missile System; Disruption Pod; Multi-Tracker; Target Lock)

Heavy Support: Hammerhead Gunship (1#, 180 pts)
(Railgun; Landing Gear; Targeting Array; Smart Missile System; Disruption Pod; Multi-Tracker; Target Lock)

Fast Attack: Piranha Light Skimmer (3#, 75 pts)
(Unit Type: Vehicle (Disruption Pod x1; Targeting Array x1; Fusion Blaster x1)
2 Gun Drones

Piranhas run distraction/speed bumping.  Packing meltas to help engage armour before getting to my lines.

Fast Attack: Piranha Light Skimmer (3#, 75 pts)
(Unit Type: Vehicle (Disruption Pod x1; Targeting Array x1; Fusion Blaster x1)
2 Gun Drones
Composition Report:
HQ:2
Elite: 2
Troops: 4
Fast: 1
Heavy: 3

Total Roster Cost: 1998

I dunno who said Tau were dead but this list looks just mean.  I’m sure there’s points to be cut and fat to be trimmed but I’m still very impressed.  Thoughts?

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2 Responses to 2000 L.O.S.T – Low Orbit Strike Team

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