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Old 01 May 2007, 17:35   #1 (permalink)
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im having trouble beating my friends list he has 1 hammer head a sky ray and 1 devil fish he also has a broad side and 9 crises with 3 squads of 12 fire warroirs with lots of kroot i think around 20 to 30 with 20+ gun drones and 11 stealth suits, a piranah, and path finders. it seems i can never beat him he always bests me at every turn and im playing khorn or at least starting to i could use any advice i can get please
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Old 01 May 2007, 18:25   #2 (permalink)
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Please post your army list up, it'll be useful for us to help you.
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Old 01 May 2007, 18:59   #3 (permalink)
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can't help you, unless we know what you have.
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Old 01 May 2007, 20:13   #4 (permalink)
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Yeh, post your list then we can give you possible mods and strats that could help you spank his tiny blue-boy-Tau ass.

Personally I find that Tau have an excellent edge on armies like Khorne as their freaking giant-butt guns severly hamper any ability to close with them. I have seen this countered by simply using the city fight rules, using the 'Combat Engineers' stratagem (I can't elaborate on that due to the forum rules), and loading your Beserkers with Frag Gs and MTC (Move Through Cover). That way you are basically assured a good roll on your DT roll and you can negate cover and any 'Fortified' buildings he's hiding in. But, if the Tau player has any brains besides what it takes him to line up his crosshairs, he probably smack you in the head for offering the idea of city fight rules and say: "Who the hell do you think I am?? Some kind of brainless dumbass?!?!" Then just cough politely and tell the truth: "Yes." > THEN, be ready to run for your life or for him to throw his hammerhead at you. ;D

Besides that, load on a Defiler or two that can indirect and blast away... Hopefully that will be enough to pin him down so you can get closer without as many casualties. Taking Chaos Marine Bikers with MOK and Turbo-boostering up close could help too.
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Old 01 May 2007, 21:14   #5 (permalink)
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i guess im in the minority here when i say that ive had alot of sucess with khorne against tau.....and some problems when ive played tau against khorne (but thats because i used to be stupid)......one thing that is almost a must is a two flanking attack supported by a firebase of predators......make sure you use the cover to your advantage....this is a World Eaters army i used against a tau player and he ended up giving up middle of turn 4......it was a take and hold mission, he had a railhead, ionhead, one mounted squad of fire warriros and 2 other squads of fire warriors, in addition he had 3 crisis one man crisis squads and his comander (shas'el)....

i had a pretty pumped up daemon prince, 3 squads of 8 khorne berserkers (with the obligitory powerfisted ACs) a squad of 8 bloodletters, and 2 preds, one las, and one auto cannon with heavy bolters.....

i put my preds somewhere where they could cover the whole battle field and put my bersekers in a line in one corner of the field and my daemon prince in the other corner.......then he has a choice......he can stay and try and take on the berserkers and wait for the prince to hit him.....or he can move into the prince and wait for the berserkers......he was sorta smart and moved into the prince but the berserkers are fast enough (with talismans) that they can force him into a corner then just when he thinks he has a chance.....boom hes got a squad of bloodletters right next to him (either from the prince to give him some support or from the berserkers as they pass the objective for a scoring unit on the objective)......it worked for me and im not that experienced try it out and tell me if it worked out for you.....
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Old 02 May 2007, 00:46   #6 (permalink)
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can't help you, unless we know what you have.
As of now my friend wolf bane doesn't own any chaos models he just needs to know what to buy/equip btw i'm his opponent
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Old 02 May 2007, 06:48   #7 (permalink)
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Old 04 May 2007, 12:10   #8 (permalink)
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a biker [to mod into a lord]

about 2 or 3 boxes of bezerkers.

maybe a defiler [scratch that, get a defiler, no hesitation]

a dread [the plastic SMurf one to mod]

dunno, what does anyone else suggest?
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Old 04 May 2007, 13:37   #9 (permalink)
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2 preds equiped with turret autocannon and sponson las (the best long Range AT you can get with Khorne), some blootletters to unleash upon his weakling CC army, and as mentioned in some other posts lots of berserkers also let us know if its Worldeaters or normal Khorne, if its normal khorne; you can take unmarked troops with specialised weapons to compensate for lack of range weapons and infiltrate.
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Old 04 May 2007, 13:57   #10 (permalink)
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Some good ideas there . Get us a list of stuff he's thinking of taking and we'll try our best to help out
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