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Old 22 Apr 2007, 21:03   #4 (permalink)
Nuke
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Default Re: Tau v necrons. How do you kill those metallic beasties!

Well, I've got a few "key words" for taking out Necrons.

*Railguns. Broadsides can be downright mean against monoliths (oh come on! What AREN't broadsides mean against?), give them TL plasma and a multi tracker and they will also eat anything that gets within 24 inches.

*Plasma rifles. A team of Crisis suits with plasma rifles and fusion blasters will make short work of any necron unit when given a bit of supporting fire.

*Fusion Blasters. See Plasma rifles. Instakill, too.

*Ion cannons. If you can keep those pesky Gauss weapons from shooting at you, a hammerhead with an Ion cannon is great for finishing off low-strength squads, or for putting a wound or 2 on a lord.

*Sniper Drones. It's hard to argue with these guys. They can pump out enough AP3 to take out most of a necron squad, which you can then finish off with something else. Don't forget about the markerlights.

*Seeker Missiles. I would take around 2, just for finishing off any one-man squads that nothing else can shoot at, so they don't get their WBB.

*Ninja'O. A Shas'O with a Plasma Rifle, Fusion Blaster, Vectored Retro Thrusters, stimm injectors and a multi tracker (sometimes iridium armor as well, and maybe even a shield drone or two if you feel you need them.) can really put the hurt on warrior squads. Shoot, charge him in, fight a round of combat, and when it's his assault phase, simply leave the combat, rinse, and repeat. The stimms and sheer amount of wounds a Shas'O will keep him alive, along with IA if you give it to him. He gets a decent amount of attacks, so he may take down a warrior or two in CQC, but his main purpose is to tie them up in combat. Watch out for lords, though.


Just an addendum:

Stealth suits with targetting arrays aren't 1/2 bad, either. I've taken out a full strength squad of destroyers 1st turn with the help of Targetting arrays and a helpful firewarrior Shas'ui's markerlight. 18 BS5 pulse rounds isn't something to take lightly They also somehow went on to kill the lord that charged them in CQC. I honestly don't know how that happened, but it was nice...
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