Ok, so I've got my 1000 point Cadre pretty much sorted now (well painted at least) so now I need to build up to 1500 points in preparation for the Mayhem Tournament and the next stage of our "Tale of Four Gamers" league (Click the link to see a description by Bradimus Prime of where the idea for the league originated). So with that in mind I've been trawling several sources online, not least of which is Old Shatter Hand's fine Blog The Tau Of War which I HIGHLY recommend to any Tau Player, to try and get to a point where I have a pretty balanced 1500 point list.
So my first attempt with my newfound knowledge and the learning I have taken away from Vapnartak and getting regular beatings at the hands of Bradimus Prime amongst others (remember kids, losing is just an oportunity to learn how to win...unless you suck...like me lol!!!) comes out at 1475 points and is as follows:
Commander Shas'el (Airbursting Fragmentation Projector, Plasma Rifle, Hard Wired Drone Controller, Hard Wired Multi Tracker, Hard Wired Target Lock, Target Array)
2 x Shield Drones
2 x Fire Knife Config Bodyguards (Missile Pod, Plasma Rifle, Targeting Array)
3 x 6 man Fire Warrior teams with Devilfish (Burst Cannon, Disruption Pod, Multi Tracker)
1 x 3 man Crisis Battlesuit Team in Deathtrain Config (Twin Linked Missile Pod, Flamer)
1 x 3 man Stealth Marker Team (2 x Stealthsuits and 1 x Team Leader with Bonding Knife, Hard Wired Drone Controller, Hard Wired Target Lock, Markerlight, Burst Cannon and 2 x Marker Drones)
Hammerhead Gunship with Rail Gun, Burst Cannons, Disruption Pods, Multi Tracker
1 x 2 man Broadside Team - Team Leader (Advanced Stabilisation System, Bonding Knife, Hard Wired Drone Controller, Hard Wired Multi Tracker and Smart Missile System) Broadside Suit (Advanced Stabilisation System, and Smart Missile System) and 2 x Shield Drones
So, thoughts, suggestions, and outright scorn is all appreciated people!