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Old 22 Jun 2006, 19:37   #7 (permalink)
DireStrike
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Default Re: Tactics against Dark Eldar

Ah, well then he can never catch you. The only thing he can get into combat with is the Kroot - everything else can run away.

All you have to do is kill the fast stuff first (the Tau motto.) DE jetbikes are amazingly squishy compared to any other bike. Hit them with just about anything and they will go down. It's a shame you don't have SMS or he would be totally screwed, no way to sneak up. There are only 3 hellions, you really should be able to kill these before they get to you. If one of those units is zooming up fast, rush the vespid over and shoot/charge.

Why charge?

1) The vespid will die anyway.
2) Those units are both very small! They have very few attacks, and the vespid will shrug them off due to high toughness, and might even save some with armor. This feeble attack should not be able to get through the vespid that quickly, allowing you to...
3) Flee when you want to. On his turn, if you desire, remove the strain leader as one of the casualties. Dude, where's my Leadership? Watch the vespids run away. But oh, wait... now it's my turn. Enjoy your pulse plasma!

The vespid will serve as a valuable reactionary and speedbump unit.

The other "problem" is the transports. These things are disgustingly fast, but every single gun in the army (except the AFB...) can put them down.

Your commander - surprisingly the missile pod is not really a good item for this battle. The transports are so weak that S7 is almost unnecessary. It can be a good backup though, and if the jetbikes don't turboboost it will cut through them like cheese.
Perhaps more surprisingly, plasma would be a terrible choice for this battle. Fusion sucks as well.
Burst cannon... I don't recommend even putting these on regular crisis suits, but this is one case where it would shine.
Both special issue weapons are good, the CIB being useful against all his troops, and the AFP being awesome for crushing an entire mob of troops that has just piled out of a broken transport.

Remember, just kill the fast things and then you can dance around him like a leaf on the wind.
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