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Old 23 Oct 2005, 21:55   #1 (permalink)
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Well, for my friend its a no brainer to take it against Tau. And I would usually agree. But I've seen many angry sentences to the extent that you guys hate Carapace... so, against Tau, would it be a good idea to take it?

I've won every game so far and i want to help him out a bit...
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Tau are easy to beat with Guard. If you use the standard list, and both armies are balanced, and playing a scenario, then the only reason Guard lose is down to the incompitence of the General.

Tau cannot outshoot Guard. Tau are most deadly at 30" or closer. Guard are most deadly at 36-48", perhaps more. Lasguns are only to be used to mop up those boor sods who weren't killed outright.
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Ok, fine, their general is playing his first ten games... would carapace armor be a cost efficiant answer to all my tau Str 5 Ap 5 - ness.
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Carparae armor halves the number of casualties I take from the small armor. My view on carp is this. Frontal, charge and anticharge have it, second line static don't. not everyone has to wear the carp.
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it's not worth it, at 2 pts a model you can buy veteran squads, which'll do much better if used correctly...
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A veteran guard is very nasty. The only guard army my Tau have faced was veteran guard and boy that was a tough fight and it ended in a draw. Its hard to mass fire on their firebase when I havent yet eliminated the forward units and with carapace armor and a little luck... well it holds me up a while and ordanance and scattering indirect fire is nasty and a bad threat for JSJ battlesuits and especially ICs, a single battle cannon can keep Firewarriors hidden in cover the whole game.
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Just take Grenadiers doctrine so you can take Stormtroopers as troops.

Edit: The 4th ed. IG update on GW Online also says that you can take stormtroopers as elites aswell.Sorry I forgot to mention that.
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Just take Grenadiers doctrine so you can take Stormtroopers as troops.
Honestly, that is the real point right there.. there is no good reason to have carapace armoured guardsmen when you can simply take a much better Stormtrooper adn still only use one doctrine up.. except that you can't use other doctrines on Stormtroopers.. :P
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Carparae armor halves the number of casualties I take from the small armor. My view on carp is this. Frontal, charge and anticharge have it, second line static don't. not everyone has to wear the carp.
yes they do, i quote from page 57 3rd paragraph of the special equipment."If these doctrines are taken each special piece of equipment must be applied to every available model..." That is why i normally dont take it, im not going to pay 20 points to have a 6 man special weps team have carapce.
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