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Drakshaa
Shas'Saal
Posts: 27

1000 pts casual

Post#1 » Apr 20 2017 03:26

Hello again everyone.

This is a list I've developed to play outside my kitchen and in the local game store. Still casual though and usually going to play against my friends Necrons. Apart from that the local meta is very marine heavy. This list uses all my models except for 10 firewarriors and an ethereal.

I'm just looking for obvious things I've missed. I might be a bit heavy on cyclic ion but I've had really good experiences with them so far.

The fusion blaster unit is meant to join shadowsun and infiltrate/deepstrike to deal with a vehicle and then 3D6 jet away from danger.

++ Formation Detachment (Tau Empire: Codex (2015)) [224pts] ++

+ Formation +

Drone-Net VX1-0 [224pts]
. Drones: 4x MV7 Marker Drone
. Drones: 4x MV7 Marker Drone
. Drones: 4x MV7 Marker Drone
. Drones: 4x MV7 Marker Drone

++ Combined Arms Detachment (Tau Empire: Codex (2015)) [772pts] ++

+ Uncategorised +

Farsight Enclaves

+ HQ +

Commander Shadowsun [135pts]

+ Troops +

Strike Team [120pts]: Bonding Knife Ritual
. DS8 Tactical Support Turret: Missile Pod
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse Rifle
. 9x Fire Warrior with Pulse Rifle

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [116pts]: Bonding Knife Ritual
. Crisis Shas'ui: Missile Pod, Twin-linked Missile Pod
. Crisis Shas'ui: Missile Pod, Twin-linked Missile Pod

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [116pts]: Bonding Knife Ritual
. Crisis Shas'ui: Cyclic Ion Blaster, Twin-linked Fusion Blaster
. Crisis Shas'ui: Cyclic Ion Blaster, Twin-linked Fusion Blaster

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [116pts]: Bonding Knife Ritual
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Cyclic Ion Blaster, Early Warning Override
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Cyclic Ion Blaster, Early Warning Override

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [116pts]: Bonding Knife Ritual
. Crisis Shas'ui: Missile Pod, Twin-linked Missile Pod
. Crisis Shas'ui: Missile Pod, Twin-linked Missile Pod

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [53pts]: Bonding Knife Ritual
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Cyclic Ion Blaster

++ Total: [996pts] ++

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Watcher on the wall
Shas'Saal
Posts: 89

Re: 1000 pts casual

Post#2 » Apr 21 2017 01:22

You're maybe going a little heavy on S7 weapons as opposed to other types of weapons, and you'll struggle if people are bringing too much AV14, byt apart from that it looks good.

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Panzer
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Re: 1000 pts casual

Post#3 » Apr 21 2017 01:33

Watcher on the wall wrote:You're maybe going a little heavy on S7 weapons as opposed to other types of weapons, and you'll struggle if people are bringing too much AV14, byt apart from that it looks good.

Unless you face Astra Militarum you shouldn't expect too much AV14 at 1000p. The occasional Landraider would make up 25% or more of the opponents points and can get ignored more often than not. ^^

Drakshaa
Shas'Saal
Posts: 27

Re: 1000 pts casual

Post#4 » Apr 21 2017 09:17

My only real out for AV 14 is to glance it to death. Cyclic ions can serve as additional glance sources in a pinch. Otherwise it's only the surprise fusions and running away.

I also haven't played against a deep striking army yet and so don't know the ideal mix of early warning overrides. I've got plenty of makerlights to boost accuracy on any arriving units but ideally I would have the EWO on the missile suits for greater coverage range. Don't know if it's worth giving up some twin linking though.

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Panzer
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Re: 1000 pts casual

Post#5 » Apr 21 2017 10:35

Drakshaa wrote:My only real out for AV 14 is to glance it to death. Cyclic ions can serve as additional glance sources in a pinch.

No not really. You can only barely glance AV13 with S7. Unless of course you meant to overload your every Ion weapon in your list lol

Drakshaa
Shas'Saal
Posts: 27

Re: 1000 pts casual

Post#6 » Apr 21 2017 10:54

Panzer wrote:
Drakshaa wrote:My only real out for AV 14 is to glance it to death. Cyclic ions can serve as additional glance sources in a pinch.

No not really. You can only barely glance AV13 with S7. Unless of course you meant to overload your every Ion weapon in your list lol

Yep! I'm not saying it's good but there's a chance right !?

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Panzer
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Re: 1000 pts casual

Post#7 » Apr 21 2017 11:16

Drakshaa wrote:
Panzer wrote:
Drakshaa wrote:My only real out for AV 14 is to glance it to death. Cyclic ions can serve as additional glance sources in a pinch.

No not really. You can only barely glance AV13 with S7. Unless of course you meant to overload your every Ion weapon in your list lol

Yep! I'm not saying it's good but there's a chance right !?

Your chances are better trying to hit it's side or rear armor with multiple shots than having a single shot at its front armor. :D
And as said, a Landraider can usually get ignored. Just kill everything else he brings (not much).

Drakshaa
Shas'Saal
Posts: 27

Re: 1000 pts casual

Post#8 » Apr 21 2017 11:20

Yeah, i was thinking if i had unavoidable AV14. Sides and rear are definite the target. It's got the shadowsun to get them out of awkward places they might need to get in to reach that weak spot.

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Panzer
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Re: 1000 pts casual

Post#9 » Apr 21 2017 11:29

I think your main concern should be Leman Russ lists if it comes to AV14. Especially the S8 AP2 Cover ignoring one could ruin your day real quick.

Drakshaa
Shas'Saal
Posts: 27

Re: 1000 pts casual

Post#10 » May 01 2017 02:15

I'm going up against a space marine list tomorrow and am wondering how to tweak my list. Got this going so far:

++ Formation Detachment (Tau Empire: Codex (2015)) [224pts] ++

+ Formation +

Drone-Net VX1-0 [224pts]
. Drones: 4x MV7 Marker Drone
. Drones: 4x MV7 Marker Drone
. Drones: 4x MV7 Marker Drone
. Drones: 4x MV7 Marker Drone

++ Combined Arms Detachment (Tau Empire: Codex (2015)) [769pts] ++

+ Uncategorised +

Farsight Enclaves

+ HQ +

Commander [145pts]
. XV8 Commander Crisis Suit: Cyclic Ion Blaster, Twin-linked Fusion Blaster, XV8-02 Crisis 'Iridium' Battlesuit

Ethereal [50pts]

+ Troops +

Strike Team [110pts]: Bonding Knife Ritual, 10x Fire Warrior with Pulse Rifle
. DS8 Tactical Support Turret: Missile Pod

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [116pts]: Bonding Knife Ritual
. Crisis Shas'ui: Missile Pod, Twin-linked Missile Pod
. Crisis Shas'ui: Missile Pod, Twin-linked Missile Pod

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [116pts]: Bonding Knife Ritual
. Crisis Shas'ui: Cyclic Ion Blaster, Twin-linked Fusion Blaster
. Crisis Shas'ui: Cyclic Ion Blaster, Twin-linked Fusion Blaster

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [58pts]: Bonding Knife Ritual
. Crisis Shas'ui: Plasma Rifle, Twin-linked Plasma Rifle

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [116pts]: Bonding Knife Ritual
. Crisis Shas'ui: Missile Pod, Twin-linked Missile Pod
. Crisis Shas'ui: Missile Pod, Twin-linked Missile Pod

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [58pts]: Bonding Knife Ritual
. Crisis Shas'ui: Plasma Rifle, Twin-linked Plasma Rifle

++ Total: [993pts] ++

Am worried about drop pods but don't know where to put in EWO. Fusion sides and commander are for deep strike to deal with vehicle threats.

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Shas'Saal
Posts: 89

Re: 1000 pts casual

Post#11 » May 02 2017 11:31

Aim for a little bit more plasma.
EWOs on everything you can, probably at the expense of twin-linking some XV-8 weapons.

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