Tau 1850 Tournament List

By tristanmitchell

 
I ended up switching to Tau at the last minute for the tournament last Saturday, even though my Grey Knight list was pretty polished – I’ve played Grey Knights the last two tournaments and I just really like playing Tau… They’re a very challenging, tactical army, which is very fun for me! Here’s the Tau list I ran on Saturday’s Tournament:
 

HQ (325pts)

Commander (130pts)

  • Bonding Knife (5pts), Hard-Wired Blacksun Filter (3pts), Hard-Wired Multi-Tracker (5pts), Hard-Wired Target Lock (5pts), Missile Pod (12pts), Plasma Rifle (20pts), Positional Relay (15pts), Shas’el (50pts), Hard-Wired Drone Controller (0pts), Shield Drone (15pts)

XV8 ‘Crisis’ Battlesuit Bodyguard Team (195pts)

  • Shas’Vre (35pts), Hard-Wired Blacksun Filter (3pts), Hard-Wired Multi-Tracker (5pts), Missile Pod (12pts), Plasma Rifle (20pts), Targetting Array (10pts), Hard-Wired Drone Controller (10pts), Gun Drone (10ptsShas’Vre (35pts), Hard-Wired Blacksun Filter (3pts), Hard-Wired Multi-Tracker (5pts)
  • Hard-Wired Target Lock (5pts), Missile Pod (12pts), Plasma Rifle (20pts), Targetting Array (10pts), Hard-Wired Drone Controller (10pts), Gun Drone (10pts))

 

Elites (518pts)

Stealth Team (230pts)

  • 5x Burst Cannon, 5x Targetting Array (10pts)
  • Team Leader (5pts), Bonding Knife (5pts), Hard-Wired Drone Controller (20pts), 2x Gun Drone (20pts)

XV8 ‘Crisis’ Battlesuit Team (144pts)

  • Shas’ui (25pts), Missile Pod (12pts), Missile Pod Twin-Linked (6pts), Targetting Array (10pts), Team Leader (5pts), Hard-Wired Blacksun Filter (3pts), Hard-Wired Target Lock (5pts), Hard-Wired Drone Controller (25pts) ,Gun Drone (10pts), Shield Drone (15pts)
  • Shas’ui (25pts), Missile Pod (12pts), Missile Pod Twin-Linked (6pts), Targetting Array (10pts)

XV8 ‘Crisis’ Battlesuit Team (144pts)

  • Shas’ui (25pts), Missile Pod (12pts), Missile Pod Twin-Linked (6pts), Targetting Array (10pts), Team Leader (5pts), Hard-Wired Blacksun Filter (3pts), Hard-Wired Target Lock (5pts), Hard-Wired Drone Controller (25pts) ,Gun Drone (10pts), Shield Drone (15pts)\
  • Shas’ui (25pts), Missile Pod (12pts), Missile Pod Twin-Linked (6pts), Targetting Array (10pts)

 

Troops (465pts)

Fire Warrior Team (120pts)

  • 12x Pulse Rifle, 12x Shas’la (120pts)

Fire Warrior Team (205pts)

  • 12x Pulse Rifle, 12x Shas’la (120pts)
  • Devilfish (85pts), Disruption Pod (5pts), Gun Drones

Kroot Carnivore Squad (70pts)

  • 10x Kroot (70pts)

Kroot Carnivore Squad (70pts)

  • 10x Kroot (70pts)

 

Fast Attack (157pts)

Pathfinder Team (157pts)

  • 6x Pathfinders (72pts)
  • Devilfish (85pts), Disruption Pod (5pts), Gun Drones

 

Heavy Support (384pts)

XV88 Broadside Battlesuit Team (128pts)

  • Shas’Ui , Advanced Stabilisation System (10pts), Twin-Linked Plasma Rifle (10pts), Team Leader (5pts), Hard-Wired Blacksun Filter (3pts), Hard-Wired Multi-Tracker (5pts), Hard-Wired Drone Controller (0pts), Gun Drone (10pts), Shield Drone (15pts)

XV88 Broadside Battlesuit Team (128pts)

  • Shas’Ui , Advanced Stabilisation System (10pts), Twin-Linked Plasma Rifle (10pts), Team Leader (5pts), Hard-Wired Blacksun Filter (3pts), Hard-Wired Multi-Tracker (5pts), Hard-Wired Drone Controller (0pts), Gun Drone (10pts), Shield Drone (15pts)

XV88 Broadside Battlesuit Team (128pts)

  • Shas’Ui , Advanced Stabilisation System (10pts), Twin-Linked Plasma Rifle (10pts), Team Leader (5pts), Hard-Wired Blacksun Filter (3pts), Hard-Wired Multi-Tracker (5pts), Hard-Wired Drone Controller (0pts), Gun Drone (10pts), Shield Drone (15pts)

 
The general strategy I planned was to deploy my Crisis Suits, Broadsides and Pathfinders but leave the rest in reserve, then trickle in the Stealth Team and single Fire Warrior squad on foot (to embark on the Pathfinder’s Devilfish immediately) using the Commander’s Position Relay so they’d show up on a 2+ but prevent everything else from coming in. Then on turn 4, I’d opt to not use the Relay to open the Tau flood gates and bring in the Kroot squads and last Fire Warrior squad all at once to deliver a crippling and hopefully fatal attack! Hopefully the suits on the board will be able to take out any key vehicles and transports, whilst staying alive (yay drones!) so that when my Fire Warriors and Kroot show up there are vulnerable targets to obliterate without fear of melee retaliation.

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