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 Post subject: 500 point list
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:07 pm 
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My friend is a new player to tau and wants to know what is the best 500 point Army you can make out of a battle force. The battle force is all he has right now. Thanks all you

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 Post subject: Re: 500 point list
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:24 pm 
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well .... the battle force can be used as an army but not a very effective one for tau ... a good list is XV 8's XV88's/hammerheads pathfinders and squads of 6 fire warriors in devilfish ... also maybe a large kroot meat shield :lol: but actually i guess you could do a bit of damage with it but im not the best at making lists sorry

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 Post subject: Re: 500 point list
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:45 pm 
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I would do something like a kroot squad as a screen then do a 6 man firewarrior squad. A hammerhead with railgun and a crisis team and crisis commander.

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 Post subject: Re: 500 point list
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I feel his pain, soon I will posses my first Tau. 24 fire warriors, a drone and 3 battlesuits. Ive been looking through the codex trying to develop effective strategies for this force in a 500 point game. Its actually really fun once you get down to the brass tax of it.


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 Post subject: Re: 500 point list
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:59 pm 
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people don't make lists for you on this forum, that takes effort and is annoying to do.

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 Post subject: Re: 500 point list
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 2:43 pm 
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Flindo wrote:
people don't make lists for you on this forum, that takes effort and is annoying to do.


I've spent three years writing lists on this forum, so back down a bit there.

You can find 500 pt lists all through this forum though. Look around a bit and you'll find exactly what you're looking for and more.

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 Post subject: Re: 500 point list
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:38 pm 
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alright, here's a list:

12 Fire Warriors: Shas'ui w/ bonding knife-135
Devilfish: Multitracker/disruption pods-95

12 kroot-84

Shas'el: Plasma Rifle, Multitracker, Flame Thrower, Stimulent injector-89

Stealthsuits: Team leader, Fusion Blaster (Not equipped by team leader)-97

Total: 500

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 Post subject: Re: 500 point list
PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:19 pm 
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I have a feeling the list above would have a tough time chewing through a couple rhinos.

shas el missle pod targetting array black sun filter 75 points


12 kroot 84 points

6 fire warriors devilfish mtracker dpod 155 points

hammerhead ion cannon burst cannons disruption pods mtracker tlock 135 points

499

This is a solid 500 pont tau list.

1 problem a raider or a monolith and this list is a short stop.

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 Post subject: Re: 500 point list
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:41 am 
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commonsense101 wrote:
I have a feeling the list above would have a tough time chewing through a couple rhinos.

shas el missle pod targetting array black sun filter 75 points


12 kroot 84 points

6 fire warriors devilfish mtracker dpod 155 points

hammerhead ion cannon burst cannons disruption pods mtracker tlock 135 points

499

This is a solid 500 pont tau list.

1 problem a raider or a monolith and this list is a short stop.


His list isn't bad considering he is trying to use ONLY the contents of the starter box. I would suggest trying to find points to give the xv8 a missile pod instead of flamer though.

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 Post subject: Re: 500 point list
PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 4:54 am 
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As Noc said, he said IN batlleforce and there isnt a hammerhead in ours.
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would say run 2 six man firewarriors squad. stealh team and then whatever they recommend for the commander. maybe add kroot or put a 6 man squad in a smartfish?

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 Post subject: Re: 500 point list
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:01 pm 
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miniwars123 wrote:
alright, here's a list:

12 Fire Warriors: Shas'ui w/ bonding knife-135
Devilfish: Multitracker/disruption pods-95

12 kroot-84

Shas'el: Plasma Rifle, Multitracker, Flame Thrower, Stimulent injector-89

Stealthsuits: Team leader, Fusion Blaster (Not equipped by team leader)-97

Total: 500


Second. Though i would switch out the plasma rifle and flamer for a burst cannon and missile pod for some anti tank goodness.


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 Post subject: Re: 500 point list
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:12 pm 
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I'd rather drop the stim and flamer, pick up missile pod.

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 Post subject: Re: 500 point list
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:15 pm 
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Yeah, just something with longer range and id be fine.

depends on how he would play the suit...

deepstriken to wreak havoc?
accumulated with troops?

multiple possibilities that no one but he will have a definite answer to.


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 Post subject: Re: 500 point list
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:19 pm 
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no reason to deep strike suits. You want them on the field to shoot as many turns as they can.

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 Post subject: Re: 500 point list
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:31 pm 
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Corpsey wrote:
no reason to deep strike suits. You want them on the field to shoot as many turns as they can.


That's understandable.

The reason i would deepstrike is if:

1, they have a tank ( nail the living day lights out of that sorry rear armor )

2, there a long ranged army.

3, when you have a reserved unit and youve already done the damage to the other force, finish them up.


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