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Old 23 Nov 2006, 02:04   #1 (permalink)
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Just out of curiosity, what do Imperial Guard players usually use in a list when they know they have to face Tau? More specifically Mechanized Tau? What units do you use to deal with a Tau threat? My friend plays Imperial Guard and I would like to know what pops to mind when you know you gotta face Tau?

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I would think close combat. like an Airborne Company that drops in troops. Meltaguns and Flamers. that way the Tau would be SoL.

or just put every guardsmen in a chimera and drive them up close and personal.
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Take big guns. And loads of infantry, cross fingers and hope for the best.

Run from the commissar that comes for your failure.

against mech tau? keep my tanks out of LOS with that damned hammerhead!
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carapace armour, drop troops or mechanized, heavy bolters, perhaps a demolisher or two (could be used for either scaring your opponent into shooting it/them or to kill lost of tau or both), keep the leadership going, commissars, banners whatever it takes.
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Drop Troops.
Plain and simple.
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Thats what I said! bwahaha!
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Heavy Bolters. They scare the shiz out of my fire warriors.
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Infiltrate huge amounts of Heavy Weapon firing troops into as good of positions as possible and hope for the best
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Just out of curiosity, what do Imperial Guard players usually use in a list when they know they have to face Tau? More specifically Mechanized Tau? What units do you use to deal with a Tau threat? My friend plays Imperial Guard and I would like to know what pops to mind when you know you gotta face Tau?

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Bear in mind that I don&#39;t "gear" my lists... I bring a standard force and I play. Simple as.

With that in mind, here is my summary of how I beat the Tar out of Tau:

OUT-SHOOT THEM!

The Tau are sissies when it comes to gunfights. They dare not get within range of a SIGAFH Guard army, for fear of being wiped off the map. The Leman Russ can beat the tar out of everything on the field, and our Heavy Weapons will slag anything else.

The golden rule is simple; don&#39;t shoot any vehicles where infantry or crisis suits are available.
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Any of you that have ever pulvarized a mech Tau player (that is at least fairly competient) place your "geared" list here. C&#39;mon, give us a reason to fear your Emperor! &gt;
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