So this weekend sees the first SGI Charity Tournament that will be held at a park, outside. Craziness but I can see the benefits. First off, it will be cooler. Being in a room with 40 or so other gamers can really pump up the heat and stuffiness which I am never a fan of. Second, I can take my shirt off and work on my tan while playing 40k.
Just kidding that would be wierd.
I'm hoping my list is sound. It's highly mobile and packs a punch but I am lacking any leadership support which is a concern. Tau are prehaps the only 40k army that has problems with morale. I've thought about swapping my 2 broadsides for Shadowsun, but that leaves a hole in the long-range anti-vehicle weaponry in my arsenal. The other option is swapping my piranhas out for Shadowsun, but then I lose the abilty to contest objectives on Turn 5. That said, piranhas can't tank shock so that may not be the best role for them anyway.
An ethereal is out of the question. I've got the limited edition ethereal but he isn't painted and, quite simply, he sucks in game terms.
Some players may laugh at my concern over leadership but when you play like I do, hugging table edges and keeping a distance, it can become a problem. I've bonded most of my units but that doesn't prevent them from failing the initial morale check.
The only real option I think I have is play style. If I can deny the enemy kills by staying out of range, hugging cover or vehicles, and keeping the majority of my infantry in transports, I should be ok. But no plan survives contact with the enemy.
What about the other Tau players out there? Am I fretting over small change or is this something that you guys try to deal with as well? What do you do to minimize morale checks or prevent failure? Even battlesuits are only Ld 8.