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Lol, stupid autocorrect. Cityfight

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Might I suggest a fireblade for the fire warrior squads and a hammerhead with sub munition rounds. Those hammerheads always do a number on my Lemans.

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Might I suggest a fireblade for the fire warrior squads and a hammerhead with sub munition rounds. Those hammerheads always do a number on my Lemans.
Ok, i'll add it to the list. How do the fireblades work? Are they HQ choices that can attach to the fire warriors?

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Haha! Ok, that makes more sense. Once i finish up the Fire Warriors i'll make a few bases and see which style is the most popular. Urban rubble was probably the way i was leaning anyway.
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Might I suggest a fireblade for the fire warrior squads and a hammerhead with sub munition rounds. Those hammerheads always do a number on my Lemans.
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Cadre Fireblade - [Pulse Rifle, Photon Grenades, Markerlight]

Cadre Fireblade - [Pulse Rifle, Photon Grenades, Markerlight]


Elite
(XV8 Crisis Suits seem pretty standard in any list and having them decked out in missile pods seems cool)

XV8 Crisis Team - [3x Crisis Shas'ui w/3x Missile Pod each, 6x Shield Drone]


Troops
(It seems all good lists have at least two Fire Warrior teams so i'll start with that. Load out is completely up for discussion)

Fire Warrior Squad - [11x Fire Warriors w/photon grenade, 1x Shas'ui w/Marker Light and Target Lock, 2x Shield Drone]

Fire Warrior Squad - [11x Fire Warriors w/photon grenade, 1x Shas'ui w/Marker Light and Target Lock, 2x Shield Drone]





Fast Attack
(Not too sure about fast attack but i've heard good things about pathfinders so i'll throw them in for the hell of it and take them out later if points are needed)

Pathfinder Squad - [8x Pathfinder w/photon grenades, 1x Pathfinder w/Rail Rifle, 1x Pathfinder Shas'ui, 1x Grav-inhibitor Drone, 2x Shield Drone]





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Hammerhead Gunship - [Railgun with Submunitions, 2x Gun Drones]




Ok, with suggestions this list is now up to 987 points. Do i need 2 Fireblades? Also, does the hammerhead seem excessive for 1000pt army? What should my load outs look like on my various units? For instance, does the war gear on the Fire Warriors make sense? I'm not playing tournaments but i still want to be efficient with my selections. I'm not sure if I've got redundancies happening or not.

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Well since the new Astra Militarum Codex came out my buddy who plays Tau has gone against me 3 times in 1000 point games (to keep them relatively quick) he got the snot kicked out of him the first game because he couldnt pen the 2 Lemans that I brought as an hq choice. The next two games he brought a hammerhead and those Pathfinders and it ended up being a pretty fair and fun fight.
And you probably only need 1 of those fireblades. Drop 1 and a couple gun drones to put in some of those nifty stealth suit and you now have an ace in the hole with fusion blasters

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Well since the new Astra Militarum Codex came out my buddy who plays Tau has gone against me 3 times in 1000 point games (to keep them relatively quick) he got the snot kicked out of him the first game because he couldnt pen the 2 Lemans that I brought as an hq choice. The next two games he brought a hammerhead and those Pathfinders and it ended up being a pretty fair and fun fight.
And you probably only need 1 of those fireblades. Drop 1 and a couple gun drones to put in some of those nifty stealth suit and you now have an ace in the hole with fusion blasters

Ok, that's some good info. I'll make those changes. Any Tau players out there want to weigh in on this? Particularly war gear on these units?
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Cadre Fireblade - [Pulse Rifle, Photon Grenades, Markerlight]



Elite
(XV8 Crisis Suits seem pretty standard in any list and having them decked out in missile pods seems cool)

XV8 Crisis Team - [3x Crisis Shas'ui w/3x Missile Pod each, 2x Shield Drone]

XV104 Riptide - [Heavy Burst Cannon, Twin Linked Smart Missiles, Target Lock]

Troops
(It seems all good lists have at least two Fire Warrior teams so i'll start with that. Load out is completely up for discussion)

Fire Warrior Squad-[11x Fire Warriors w/photon grenade, 1x Shas'ui w/Marker Light and Target Lock, 2x Shield Drone]

Fire Warrior Squad-[11x Fire Warriors w/photon grenade, 1x Shas'ui w/Marker Light and Target Lock, 2x Shield Drone]




Fast Attack
(Not too sure about fast attack but i've heard good things about pathfinders so i'll throw them in for the hell of it and take them out later if points are needed)

Pathfinder Squad - [10x Pathfinder w/photon grenades, 1x Grav-inhibitor Drone,]





Heavy Support

Hammerhead Gunship - [Railgun with Submunitions, 2x Gun Drones]



1000 pts

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Off from work tonight, going to have some dinner and then a night of painting. Hopefully I can get half of this fire warrior squad done tonight. I'll post pics of the results later.
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I would try and shoehorn a riptide in over the stealth suits. I really like stealth suits but the riptide is just great both in terms of the model and performance.


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I would try and shoehorn a riptide in over the stealth suits. I really like stealth suits but the riptide is just great both in terms of the model and performance.
Ok, I do like the riptide a lot. Plus it would act as a very nice centerpiece to the army. What would be good load out?
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