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Onto the comments!
As far as why 12 kroot are better than 10, it's actually very situational and abstract. Although, Andrew was kind of close.
In Dawn of war you can deploy up to 2 troops, or infiltrate them. 12 kroot can cover 36" of board space, so 2 units can cover 72. If your enemy has not deployed and has elected a large portion (or all) of his army to come on turn 1 (or through reserves) via his own table edge, than any infantry/mosterous creatures/walkers will be destroyed upon arrival. This is nothing to base a strategy over, but if it auto kills say 15 long fangs, or dreadnaughts in a GK army, or a bunch of bikes or something it's more than worth the sacrifice of 20 kroot. Be wary of tank shocks, coming onto the table is sequential so someone could just tank shock their way on with all of their vehicles and a kroot squad breaks then they can suddenly come on in those 36". Just something to think about.
Moving on lol
Benjamin I appreciate the link! I don't really agree with a lot of what he's saying but I'm sure he's more experienced than myself so I have to respect it.
Eric that was a great game man! I agree about the gun drone issue, 2 is really helpful. But, I've often found 1 to suffice a lot of times. You can't really get by without 1, but you can without 2. The second just helps the cause but isn't necessary.
Old Shatter Hands- Coming from you it means a lot to say that I've already mastered tau. I might be good at list building, but I'm no master at them on the table. I've caught tons of mistakes and sloppy game play so far, and that's terrible when playing tau. I understand the use piranahs have in a lot of cases, but I guess it's deploying them which is my problem. I try not to make them priority targets for my opponents, but they always seem to be the first things to die lol. I must not be trying hard enough.
And lastly, Old shatter Hands and Andrew, I keep going back and forth between the broadsides and the hammerhead. It's only 1 less rail gun shot and it can be shaken, stunned, weapon destryed, or wrecked more easily. But it gives me more mobility, and a railgun that can very easily get side shots. It also gives me another place to hide my battle suits which is always nice. Against bad players it's a bullet magnet lol. And, it gives me the option of covering a short edge with vehicles, very helpful at times.
I'd like to continue this discussion so keep the comments coming!