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Old 27 Feb 2008, 00:23   #1 (permalink)
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wow..... i used to always beat my older brothers tyranids up and down the field ;D but now im finding myself getting owned ever since a friend of mine decided to play them :sadnshocked: i need a way to counter geanstealers, if you have a tip please share, and any other tips regarding tyranids are also welcome. thank you :funny:
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Old 27 Feb 2008, 00:39   #2 (permalink)
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As previously mentioned, assault cannons > Genestealers.
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Old 27 Feb 2008, 00:51   #3 (permalink)
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attack from seven different directions with enough of an effect to hurt the swarm.

the disadvantage of a synapse is, is that you cant attack everywhere at once, unless the synapse is of course spread out along a nice wide area.

However, despite that, you will ultimately force a splitting of a tyranid swarm that is easier to handle in bits.

but if your boring, get big guns like the whirlwind, or vindicator and fry every bug under the sun.

Tau rail gun submunitions have helped me more ways then one, just work on your accuracy if your playing marines.
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Old 27 Feb 2008, 07:24   #4 (permalink)
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Bolters will destroy them quickly as will whirlwind or Land Raider Crusader.
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Old 27 Feb 2008, 07:52   #5 (permalink)
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If you`re having problems with Stealers wait till they come with a Nidzilla horde....

But, yeah, as a marine, a couple of Heavy Bolters (since most of them will have extended Carapace), a Whirlwind, Assault Cannons and regular small arms should do the trick. Just stay away from CC!

Maybe you should give us a short list of stuff you have....
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Old 29 Feb 2008, 00:45   #6 (permalink)
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whao, a tau player told me to work on my accuracy, thats one of the funniest things ive heard in a while, have you compared the ballistice skill for a marine vs. a fire warrior lately?
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Old 29 Feb 2008, 03:13   #7 (permalink)
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railgun submunitions don't scatter, as a opposed to most of your weapons that do.

now go and die under your plasma allergy, loyalist (chaotic) scum (conflictive hippocracy here)
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Old 29 Feb 2008, 07:25   #8 (permalink)
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whao, a tau player told me to work on my accuracy, thats one of the funniest things ive heard in a while, have you compared the ballistice skill for a marine vs. a fire warrior lately?
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railgun submunitions don't scatter, as a opposed to most of your weapons that do.

now go and die under your plasma allergy, loyalist (chaotic) scum (conflictive hippocracy here)
Guys, I`ve got an idea - let`s totally NOT turn this thread into a flame-fest, shall we?

Just a quick addendum regarding the accuracy of Tau: While "normal" Firewarriors seem to be lacking, there ARE Markerlights; furthermore, my Elites NEVER leave home without BS4 TL weaponry - that`s about the maximum of accuracy you can realistically achieve. So, on average, Tau accuracy is about the same as Marine accuracy.

Back on topic: Have you had a game against Nids in the meantime? How did it go?

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Old 29 Feb 2008, 13:54   #9 (permalink)
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When it comes to killing geanstealers the Railgun and it's submissions work great when I play my Tau. When I field my Marines I use Assult Cannons and rapid fire the heck out of my bolters before they charge.

My reason for Rapid firing with the marines is because the geanstealers have a higher initiative at (6). So my Idea is to get them down to 2 or 3 before they hit the lines. That way, you will have a good chance of coming out of CC alive and still have a decent squad size left.
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i never meant that last comment as an insult. no hard feelings?
and thanks for the advice guys, i will definatley add more assault cannons to my army, maybe even a crusader
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