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Global Tau NDC proposed changes

 Post subject: Global Tau NDC proposed changes
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:56 am 
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Mark has kindly put together a battle report for a game where I tested some of the proposed (NDC) changes for Tau.

Epic 4K: World eaters vs Vior'la Tau

The fact that the World Eaters were so Close Combat focused against some big Tau skimmers made it a very poor match up for them. An ideal one for The Greater Good of the Tau.

The reduced price on upgrades for Crisis Suit Cadres made the larger more resilient formations almost cost effective. The addition of an AT6+ stat on the Plasma Rifle gave the Crisis Suits an extra boost to slightly re-focus them away from AP heavy specialists in the Tau List crowded with AP specialists. I also used them in conjunction with the Mantas as battle taxis which is the only survivable way I've managed in the past - that is in a list with their strongest synergy. Two of the four cadres got wiped out, and a third was down to one Shas'el Suit but they did at least do some damage and even managed some close Assault resolutions. [EDIT - they lost the assaults, but it was close!]

The Manta with split rail cannons, two of MW3+, TK(3D) made them an effective ranged shooting platform. The fact that the dice rolled well and those guns always hit added to their decisive contribution. Having two nice DC6 close combat war engines, without shields, to shoot at was rather the perfect target rich environment. With no tools in the World Eaters arsenal to damage them they were completely ignored during the battle so their vulnerability was never tested.

I failed to remember that there is a three upgrade limit on the Fire Warrior Cadre so it is only just possible with the Tau Third Phase list to get a ground formation bigger than the Manta in terms of points. If the Manta is at 575 points and you forego the great Ethereal upgrade. This makes the Mantas inherent vulnerabilities still very much an issue if the enemy has any tools to damage them.
6 FWs, 3 Devilfish [base 225], 4 FW, 2 Devilfish [+125], 3 Broadside [+150], Skyray [+100], total 600 points.
I would like to see the Tau upgrades go to an optional Four, as is the case with the various Vior'la draft lists currently under development.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:59 am 

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Thanks alot! This is a great help!


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 10:00 pm 
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Thanks for your report! Great read!

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