New lists! So i've been playing around with my default Tau army list, and poking around the internet. At 1500 points, I want something which can pound the other army into dust, and advance rather than walking back. Its an unusual concept, and will surely throw off any player who plays Tau which run away and hug the edge of the map.
Crisis suits of the Fireknife variety are incredibly expensive, clocking in at 62 points. Especially at lower points, those are points that are easily needed elsewhere. However, as the only source of ap2 non-railgun weaponry usually there is no other choice. But what if there was? And what if it was cheaper? Additionally, what if you could virtually guarantee that every crisis suit wounds what it shoots at? I am suggesting, of course, deathrain suits, paying the points to tack plasma rifles onto broadsides, and running 3x2 of said weapon-bearers-of-doom.
By putting the plasma on broadsides, and arming them with multi-trackers, we can create a solid core which can touch anyone and unleash a blistering array of firepower. Additionally, the saved points from the suits can be put into Kroot Hounds, and blacksun filters. This will result, I think, in an army which is better tourament balanced, and will give me an edge against many armies. Here you go, what do you think?
Shas'el: x2mp, bsf, flamer
3x2 Crisis: x2mp, bsf
2x1 piranha: fusion, ta, dp
3x2 broads: plasma, mt leader/bsf,tl,x1sd