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Tau Playtesting
zellakDate: Sunday, 22-Sep-2013, 6:52 PM | Message # 1
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Thanks to Craig and Philson today for the first Tau playtest game. biggrin

It highlighted a number of things wrong with the Tau lists i have created.

1 ) The Tau need Mechanics.....big time.

2 ) Pathfinders should have grenade launchers, not AT missiles.

3 ) Pathfinders should have Rail Rifles / Ion guns as AT guns. ???

4 ) The Tau Hammerhead Railgun does 4 points of damage, so its literally a hit or a miss ! wacko

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BanksiDate: Sunday, 22-Sep-2013, 7:12 PM | Message # 2
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1 ) The Tau need Mechanics.....big time.


Not wanting to say to much but what is the Tau's weakness gonna be?

Thinking of other factions/races, they all have something missing, nobody ticks every box.


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zellakDate: Sunday, 22-Sep-2013, 8:40 PM | Message # 3
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Pathfinder

move 14cm
morale 6
armour 4
melee defence 1

Pulse Carbine / Accuracy 2 / ROF 1/1.....PenDam 7/1

Underslung Grenade Launcher / Accuracy 3 / ROF 1/0 .....AoE 3.....PenDam 4/1

Rail Rifle / Accuracy 7 / ROF 1/1...PenDam 14/1

Markerlight: The section leader can use this to guide an off table missile to target. Acc 3+ / RoF 1/0 / Pen Dam 13/2. (+25 AP)

Standard squad (6 pathfinders) 300 AP ....1 special weapon, 0 to 2 specialist, 1 officer (Shas' ui).

Specialists : Medic, Combat Engineer, ECM specialist, shield-drone controller.

Shield drone controller : add a shield drone to the unit, use it to absorb casualties.

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what is the Tau's weakness gonna be?


No combat knives, so no melee attack.

Low combat defence, so easier to be hit in melee.

Low morale.

Small units ( 6 man units with no option of Max-size units. ) except Kroot.

No troops with "Detection" ability.

No Type 3 AFV (yet)

And every army has mechanics, or at least the ability to self-repair.
If the Tau could have fixed some of the AFV damage, then it would have been a much closer game today.

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How to bring Tau mechanics into the game....

Tau Earth caste normally would fulfil this role....or maybe drones ?

A Tech-drone unit ?

3 Drones with the Mechanic skill, something like the ONi Med-Tech ?

Type 2 infantry (an elite choice), armour 5, no weapons, move 18cm, G-pack, no officer, support unit.

How many points....75 AP ?
Message edited by zellak - Tuesday, 24-Sep-2013, 7:48 PM

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CheDate: Tuesday, 24-Sep-2013, 8:57 PM | Message # 4
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How to bring Tau mechanics into the game....

Why not just give them "mechanic" specialists? Or is that not in keeping with your vision for the Tau? I am speaking as one who knows nothing of WH40K so apologise if I sound naive wacko

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zellakDate: Tuesday, 24-Sep-2013, 9:11 PM | Message # 5
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Why not just give them "mechanic" specialists?


That would be easier, i agree.

But according to the fluff, they are split into 5 castes.

Fire = warrior ......note fire-warriors. tongue

Air = Fliers / pilots.

Earth = technicians and workers.

Water = Diplomats

Ethereals = Leaders.

So its really just a nod to the fluff.

You might also like to know that the Tau are Nocturnal vegetarians.

No real killer instinct, so crap in a brawl, but the fire warriors love to shoot stuff up. cool

As you say....might be easier just to give them mechanics ?????????????????

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CheDate: Thursday, 26-Sep-2013, 4:30 PM | Message # 6
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So its really just a nod to the fluff.

Nothing wrong with creating a background wink

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