Monday, August 16, 2010

Tau Chunks

Lately, I've been breaking up armies into 500 point chunks in order to lessen the preparation time on game night (more detail here). Today, we're going to look at how I divided Eric's Tau into chunks. Of all the armies I've done this with, the Tau were the most difficult for me. This is the codex with which I'm the least familiar, and there are a lot of choices Eric made as far as equipping and modeling his army that I'm not sure I understand. That said, I'm going to give it a whirl anyway! Advice is welcome!

Chunk #1 (500 points)
HQ: Commander (Airbursting Fragmentation Launcher, Cyclic Ion Blaster, Positional Relay, Stimulant Injector)
Troops: 6 Fire Warriors (Drone Controller, Gun Drones x2)
Troops: 6 Fire Warriors (Drone Controller, Gun Drones x2)
Heavy Support: 3 Broadsides (Drone Controller, Gun Drones x2)

Notes: The anti-tank is a little overkill here, I know... and the broadsides could really benefit from the upgrade that lets you shoot at different targets with models in the same unit.

Chunk #2 (491 points)
Troops: 6 Fire Warriors (Drone Controller, Gun Drone x1, Marker Drone x1)
Elite: 3 Crisis Battlesuits (Missile Pod x3, Plasma Rifle x3, Multi-Tracker x2, Target Lock x1, Drone Controller, Gun Drones x2)
Elite: 3 Crisis Battlesuits (Twin-linked Plasma Rifles, Drone Controller, Gun Drones x2)

Notes: The crisis suits are critical here, and Eric usually tries to deep strike them where they can hit rear armor with plasma rifles. It usually works for him.

Chunk #3 (503 points)
Troops: 6 Fire Warriors (Drone Controller, Gun Drones x2)
Elite: 3 Crisis Battlesuits (Twin-linked Flamers, Drone Controller, Gun Drones x2)
Heavy Support: Hammerhead (Rail Gun, Target Lock)
Heavy Support: Hammerhead (Rail Gun, Target Lock)

Notes: My favorites finally make it in...the hammerheads... I love big templates...


As I said before, suggestions are welcome and needed, especially for this particular list! Next time, we'll take a look at Blood Angel chunks!
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