Tau Artillery List

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Tau Artillery List

Postby The cosmic serpent » Wed May 02, 2018 5:09 pm

I put together a Tau list using my tanks and stormsurges that haven’t seen a lot of play. I think this list could handle horde lists better than my riptide lists and still be able to deal well with armored lists, but i have to play test to see how it goes. I use T’au sept for the battalion so i can have access to longstrike and use Bork’an for the big guys to increase their range on the blast cannons.

I expect i will be conceding objectives in my opponents DZ but I think I have a good shot at midfield and protecting my own deployment zone.

I play mostly ITC missions and maelstrom does this list hold up to those missions well?
+++ Tau 156W T’au Batt + 2 x Borkan Stormsurge (Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition) [108 PL, 2000pts] +++

++ Super-Heavy Auxiliary Detachment (T'au Empire) [20 PL, 392pts] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

T'au Empire Sept Choice: Bork'an Sept

+ Lord of War +

KV128 Stormsurge [20 PL, 392pts]: 2x Burst cannon, Advanced targeting system, Cluster rocket system, 4x Destroyer missile, Pulse blastcannon, Shield generator, 2x Smart missile system

++ Super-Heavy Auxiliary Detachment (T'au Empire) [20 PL, 392pts] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

T'au Empire Sept Choice: Bork'an Sept

+ Lord of War +

KV128 Stormsurge [20 PL, 392pts]: 2x Burst cannon, Advanced targeting system, Cluster rocket system, 4x Destroyer missile, Pulse blastcannon, Shield generator, 2x Smart missile system

++ Battalion Detachment +5CP (T'au Empire) [68 PL, 1216pts] ++

+ No Force Org Slot +

T'au Empire Sept Choice: T'au Sept

+ HQ +

Cadre Fireblade [2 PL, 42pts]: 2. Through Unity, Devastation, Markerlight, Puretide engram neurochip, Warlord

Darkstrider [3 PL, 45pts]

Longstrike [10 PL, 212pts]: 2x Smart missile system, Ion cannon, 2x Seeker missile

+ Troops +

Strike Team [2 PL, 38pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Markerlight, Pulse rifle
. 4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [2 PL, 38pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Markerlight, Pulse rifle
. 4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [2 PL, 38pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Markerlight, Pulse rifle
. 4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [2 PL, 38pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Markerlight, Pulse rifle
. 4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [2 PL, 38pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Markerlight, Pulse rifle
. 4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [2 PL, 38pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Markerlight, Pulse rifle
. 4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

+ Fast Attack +

Kroot Hounds [2 PL, 20pts]: 5x Kroot Hound

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 72pts]: MV31 Pulse Accelerator Drone
. 4x Pathfinder: 4x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. 2x Pathfinder w/ Ion Rifle: 2x Ion rifle

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 72pts]: MV31 Pulse Accelerator Drone
. 4x Pathfinder: 4x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. 2x Pathfinder w/ Ion Rifle: 2x Ion rifle

+ Heavy Support +

TX7 Hammerhead Gunship [9 PL, 175pts]: 2x Smart missile system, Ion cannon, 2x Seeker missile

TX7 Hammerhead Gunship [9 PL, 175pts]: 2x Smart missile system, Ion cannon, 2x Seeker missile

TX7 Hammerhead Gunship [9 PL, 175pts]: 2x Smart missile system, Ion cannon, 2x Seeker missile

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Re: Tau Artillery List

Postby Sandtiger » Wed May 02, 2018 10:43 pm

Are the Fire Warriors and Kroot meant to be your shield vs deep strikers and such? Because I have concerns about deep strikers tying things up for you...
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Re: Tau Artillery List

Postby The cosmic serpent » Thu May 03, 2018 8:57 am

Sandtiger wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 10:43 pm
Are the Fire Warriors and Kroot meant to be your shield vs deep strikers and such? Because I have concerns about deep strikers tying things up for you...
The vehicles have fly and the stormsurges can walk over models to get out of combat due to titantic. So really dont ned much screen for CC. The firewarriors can be tied up in combat but will likely die first. The army is overwatching on 5+ and can greater good for other units so im not concerned about a turn 2 deepstrike close combat unit. A shooty unit deepstriking turn 2 could be more problematic but then they will be in rapid fire range. Infiltrators are more problematic but again overwhelming firepower from my deployment zone should be able to handle most infiltrating threats.

Dark strider can also allow units to fall back and still shoot.
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Re: Tau Artillery List

Postby The cosmic serpent » Thu May 03, 2018 11:03 am

List modified to be a brigade

Super-Heavy Auxiliary Detachment Bork'an Sept
LOW - KV128 Stormsurge
2x Burst cannon, Advanced targeting system, Cluster rocket system, 4x Destroyer missile, Pulse blastcannon, Shield generator, 2x Smart missile system


Super-Heavy Auxiliary Detachment Bork'an Sept
LOW - KV128 Stormsurge
2x Burst cannon, Advanced targeting system, Cluster rocket system, 4x Destroyer missile, Pulse blastcannon, Shield generator, 2x Smart missile system


Brigade Detachment +12CP T'au Sept

HQ - Cadre Fireblade
2. Through Unity, Devastation, Markerlight, Puretide engram neurochip, Warlord
HQ - Darkstrider
HQ - Longstrike 2x Smart missile system, Ion cannon, 2x Seeker missile


Troops - Strike Team **Fire Warrior Shas'ui:** Markerlight, Pulse rifle. **4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle*
Troops - Strike Team **Fire Warrior Shas'ui:** Markerlight, Pulse rifle. **4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle*
Troops - Strike Team **Fire Warrior Shas'ui:** Markerlight, Pulse rifle. **4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle*
Troops - Strike Team **Fire Warrior Shas'ui:** Markerlight, Pulse rifle. **4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle*
Troops - Strike Team **Fire Warrior Shas'ui:** Markerlight, Pulse rifle. **4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle*
Troops - Strike Team **Fire Warrior Shas'ui:** Markerlight, Pulse rifle. **4x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle*

Elite - Firesight Marksmen
Elite - Firesight Marksmen
Elite - Firesight Marksmen

Fast Attack - 6x Kroot Hound
Fast Attack - Pathfinder Team **4x Pathfinder:** 4x Markerlight **Pathfinder Shas'ui:** Markerlight
Fast Attack - Pathfinder Team **4x Pathfinder:** 4x Markerlight **Pathfinder Shas'ui:** Markerlight

Heavy - TX7 Hammerhead Gunship 2x Smart missile system, Ion cannon, 1x Seeker missile
Heavy - TX7 Hammerhead Gunship 2x Smart missile system, Ion cannon, 1x Seeker missile
Heavy - TX7 Hammerhead Gunship 2x Smart missile system, Ion cannon, 1x Seeker missile