Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

Help me defeat my Tau!
Closed Thread
Old 04 Nov 2005, 05:47   #1 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,409
Default Help me defeat my Tau!

Alright, so I've got a decent sized Tau army put together now, 1500 pts in the config I want, but I want to refine my tactics and organization. So I want to try an experiment with you all. I'm going to play a 1000 pt. game on my 3'x5' table with your help.

I figure this will take about 8 weeks, but should be interesting.

It will be Tau vs Armoured Company. The Tau will take thier turn every Saturday. The AC will take thier turn every Wednesday. Both posts will be edited to reflect the new turns.

I will be playing long-ways down the table. The table will consist of a large river, 1' across, down the middle of the table. The river will be very difficult terrain to cross. This means that infantry will move 1d6" across it and jump pack/vehicles will have 2d6 rolled, and if any 1s result, they will fall victim to the river. We will have two ways to safely cross the river, a covered bridge that can fit a tank comfortably, and a small dam that infantry can cross.

There will be a forest that's about 12" in diameter, a road down the length of the table (deployment zone to deployment zone) and a few Tau buildings.

Now I need a list! 1000 pts, I have the following units to use:
2 Vanquishers w/Lascannon, no sponsons
2 MBTs, Lascannon hull, HB sponsons
1 Conqueror, Lascannon hull, Flamer Sponsons
1 Executioner w/ Lascannon, no sponsons
21 Guardsmen, 1 w/flamer, 1 w/Grenade Launcher, 2 Heavy Bolter teams, 2 Chimeras
6 Stormtroopers, Chimera
1 Sentinel w/ Heavy Flamer
1 Sentinel w/ Autocannon
1 Sentinel w/ Multi-Laser

All upgrades, besides the weapons mentioned, are not limited.

If you don't have it, the AC list is here

To keep this area relatively clean, please PM your suggested list to me. Next Saturday (the 12th) I will post my 3 favourites and then we will vote on them (through PM again)!
orion549 is offline  
Old 05 Nov 2005, 05:42   #2 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 1,240
Default Re: Help me defeat my Tau!

A tau list taylored to beat AC is just a retarded match up.

He max out on Broadsides and Hammerheads, and you get beat down like a bad dog.


I love my AC, its a fun army to play with, but when your oppenet taylors his army to fight it your garenteed to lose.
Avor is offline  
Old 05 Nov 2005, 21:12   #3 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,409
Default Re: Help me defeat my Tau!

It's not tho. Anyways, I've gotten no interest from the Tau board or here, so I'm abandoning the idea. My Tau army actually only has 2 rail rifles in it, and 6 Seekers and a Fusion Blaster. That's all the anti-tank I have. That's why I wanted to pit the two against eachother, but it's not a go, so oh well. I'll just do it myself, then post the battle reports and see what suggestions I get.

Basically it was gonna be a battle between the Tau board and the IG board.

Maybe if I just build the list and start from set-up that might work...I might try this again in a month or so, let me think to how to structure it better.
orion549 is offline  
Old 05 Nov 2005, 22:33   #4 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 8,194
Send a message via AIM to Vash113 Send a message via Yahoo to Vash113
Default Re: Help me defeat my Tau!

Quote:
Originally Posted by orion549
It's not tho. Anyways, I've gotten no interest from the Tau board or here, so I'm abandoning the idea. My Tau army actually only has 2 rail rifles in it, and 6 Seekers and a Fusion Blaster. That's all the anti-tank I have. That's why I wanted to pit the two against eachother, but it's not a go, so oh well. I'll just do it myself, then post the battle reports and see what suggestions I get.

Basically it was gonna be a battle between the Tau board and the IG board.

Maybe if I just build the list and start from set-up that might work...I might try this again in a month or so, let me think to how to structure it better.
Its a good idea and Ive considered doing it sometimes but I can never help myself from playing favorites. Good luck with your test, sory people werent interested.
__________________



Vash113 is offline  
Old 06 Nov 2005, 03:53   #5 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,432
Send a message via AIM to MechTau
Default Re: Help me defeat my Tau!

Just know that a Tau army usually has a Rail head, Ion head, and a Broadside (or Two) (or Three)
__________________
Watch me rebuild my army! - Now with pics of my new scheme!

Open invitation to all: Send me a pm, and I'll be have a look at your army list.
[url=http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=11198.0]Crisis Suit Theory, Army Composition, and why Fireknives suck - You've got to read this classic by T0nka
MechTau is offline  
Old 07 Nov 2005, 15:04   #6 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 1,409
Default Re: Help me defeat my Tau!

Mine doesn't. I'm trying something different.
orion549 is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Defeat the above poster! Jesterofthecourt Enclave Games 2 24 Dec 2009 19:32
Tau: how to defeat them with use of distractions. shas ek denekai eart Tau 15 09 Sep 2008 03:18
How do i defeat Tau Abaddon the despoiler Forces of Chaos 6 08 Sep 2007 01:44
How to defeat chaos Gorloth the Great Orks 10 06 Jun 2006 12:44
how to defeat tau... azr9 Craftworld Eldar 20 01 Mar 2006 05:41