So I have started a Tau army and a lot of people on dakka have suggested that I would be better off spending points on kroot instead of getting more fire warriors.
Now although this is no doubt good advice to a noob Tau player, I personally don't see the logic in spending points on units which aren't going to do much. Now the common thread is to use them as a meat shield for the heavy support units, but disruption pods will give the cover save at range.
So the big question is why spend over 100 points on a CC unit which will not get into CC and just act as sand bags for the bigger weapons.
Having had a look at the stat line for kroot I personally believe that if they are engaged in close combat by a dedicated assault unit they are going to get wiped out by superior troops.
They also have no armour as standard but can be upgraded to a 6+ save, this seems a little pointless as most weapons are at least AP6 which begs the question why bother. These guys are going to be shot to pieces in one good volley of bolter fire.
So in summary why spend points on
- a CC unit which will die in CC without doing much damage
- a unit with little or no armour to protect it from incoming fire
- a CC unit which cannot take a transport to get it into the fight intact
Please somebody enlighten me as to why these guys are worth the points and effort.