Saturday, May 15, 2010

Opie-Wans "Tau-riffic" Tau

Sup kiddies; the infamous Opiewan at your service, drinking all the wine and hitting on the bridesmaids.

So y'all have gotten a look at 25mm's shiny new Skynet wana-bees, as well as heard how he plans on keep us Gaussing (ug... I apologize for that one). So I figured I would follow suit, show off some of my works in progress (their all works in progress, more on that later), and expound on how the good will be greater.

HQ: XV8 Shas'el w/ Plasma Rifle, Missile Pod, Targeting array, HW Multi Tracker, (97 points)
-Running a pretty standard Fireknife here, and as a Monat as well (mostly because I don't have any more XV8's) That said he can toss a couple of high power shots from decent range, threatening light vehicles and small groups of heavy infantry. Might toss a Shield drone on him, as he is vulnerable to high Str weapons

Troops 1: Firewarriors: 5 Shas'la w/ Pulse Rifles, 1 Shas'ui w/ Pulse Rifle & Bonding Knife (75 points)
-These guys have 1 job and 1 job only, get me an objective. They probably wont get out of the Devilfish the whole game.

Troops 2: Kroot Carnivores: 9 Kroot, 1 Shaper, 2 Kroot Hounds (103 points)
-Again, flanking objective grabbers. As much as I would love to infiltrate 'em in some woods and see what bounces off with a +2 cover save... we don't have any woods. Gotta do something about that.

Elite 1: Stealth Team: 2 XV25 Shas'ui w/ Targeting arrays, 1 XV25 Sha'ui Team Leader w/ Targeting Array, HW Drone Controller, Markerlight, 1 Markerlight Drone (173 points)
-I love markerlights. You have a +3 cover save? Oh, thats nice. This squad will be getting another marker drone as soon as it gets here in the mail.

Fast Attack 1: Pathfinder Team: 4 Shas'la w/ Pulse carbines (whoopde$#!+), Markerlight (48 points)
-Did I mention I love markerlights? Only problem is my opponents seem to not like them. generally these poor 'la end up poorly deployed. and running around in circles while being shot to bits. Live and learn. Well... I live. They die horribly. Oh, and lets not forget they come with...
Dedicated Transport (which they will never use): Devilfish w/ Disruption Pod (85 Points)
-Hopefully this will be full of firewarriors, then staying the #3!! away from the Necrons, crashing (probably) into an objective come turn 5.

Fast Attack 2: Piranha: Fusion Blaster, 2 Seeker missiles, Disruption Pod (90 Points)
-I fully expect this to burn and die in a torrent of Gauss blasts. As an open topped skimmer, glances can destroy me. But I just painted it, I love the model, so +^&% it, it's going in the list.

Heavy Support 1: XV88 Shas'ui Team Leader w/ twin Linked Plasma Rifles, Advanced Stabilization System, HW Multi-tracker, HW Drone Controller, Shield Drone (115 points)
-Past few times I have used this unit it was without the ASS (too easy to make a joke here), as a result, like the Pathfinders he spends the game angling for a shot, and never actually shooting. So my Broadside went out and got himself some... wait for it... Advanced Stabilization System. Hopefully he will keep it covered. Or it will get shot off. Which would be a pain in the... ok, I will stop now.

Heavy Support 2: Hammerhead Gunship w/ Rail Gun, Smart Missile System, Disruption Pod,Target Lock, Multi-tracker, Targeting Array (180 points)

Army Total:966

So I still have some points to play with, which will probably be a Shield drone for the Shas'el, perhaps a few more vehical upgrades. I know this list is not optimized for taking on Necrons (tho it kicks Grey knights shiny, over priced backsides) and those 3 squads of Warriors are gonna give me fits, but it's what I have, so on the table it goes.

As for painting I tend to have a dozen projects going at once, all in various stages of completion, which is why only about half my Firewarriors and Kroot are done-ish, my Hammerhead still needs some lovein, and my Broadside has patches of greenstuff all over him.

But hey. Least I stick to one army.


The 25mm Warrior said...

Wow man, just wow.

These have got to be the finest work you have ever done. I'm jealous you can pull of soft colors with the amount of depth and sharpness that you do.

Hey don't hate. Remember who's the only one to ever have two armies painted?

I'll give you a hint...

IT'S ME!!!

jubiex said...

Cool :) looking good bro. I am also looking forward to killing each and every one of them hehe. Man i need to start painting.

Kenny said...

absolutely FANTASTIC Tau!