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what Tau unit scares the crap out of you!?!?!
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Old 01 Jan 2007, 20:16   #1 (permalink)
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my buddy, has a CRAZY amount of IG
i told him, he needs to move on to a new army
cause 4,000 points of IG, seems like over kill to me

but anyway
not only does this guy have enough mini's to tailor a list to ANY army
but he is also tactically sound, hes a very good player...

i was just wondering, what Tau units really put the hurt on IG?
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Old 02 Jan 2007, 01:49   #2 (permalink)
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there's 2 i am scared of, but it really depends on how the guard army is planned... the tau rifles on the plain old fire warriors cut through meat and therefore cause me to duck and cover so as not to lose a whole squad from 1 good turn of shoot rolls... also, an extremely tricked out railhead is capable of threatening our tanks, avoiding our fire, and generally owning whatever part of the board it goes to. that's just based on my experiences with the tau which are few
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No Tau unit really scares the shit out of me. Yes, the railhead is a bit dangerous, but can be countered with the two best tank destroyers in the game. The Vanquisher and the Destroyer. I can also rip the heart out of their infantry with a griffon(s) and infernus shells. This added to the Hellhound, mortar fire, then massed las fire really works against Tau for me.
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Well I'm just coming from Tau to Guard (Armoured Battalion :rockon and I know the big "scary" tricks they employ, so I can work my tactics around them.
I'm slightly scared of deepstriking battlesuits with melta/missle pods, and of course railheads. But It depends who gets the first shot off really.
I Field 2 vanquishers so I should be right.
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I've played guard for quite some time. And faced Tau on several occations.
The only problem ever, was that when I played infantry-heavy games, the pulserifles took a heavy toll on my guardsmen. But I have still to lose to Tau.
Sure hammerheads look dangerous. But then again, I field a lot of Autocannons and Lascannons, so they usually go down on turn 1-2.
But, really. If you want to take out a tailored guard army, I'd go with lots of firewarriors, three heads and the rest in battlesuits.
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i'm scared of the stealthsuits and crisis suits that jump out of impassible terrain, shoot me, and then shoot back..worst part, i cannot reach them without having too many casualties..
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Old 05 Jan 2007, 13:08   #7 (permalink)
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Massed Pulse rifles seem to be the scariest. They take a huge chunk out of our infantry, and can damage up to AV11.
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Submunition railfun shot perhaps :-\
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my buddy, has a CRAZY amount of IG
i told him, he needs to move on to a new army
cause 4,000 points of IG, seems like over kill to me
Firstly I would like to point out that I could never collect 4000 points of the same army without starting another army...I would get bored far around the 2000 mark.

Next, to actually answer your question...Mass amounts of Firewarriors. It only takes 720 points to get 72 Firewarriors...and if they are all equipped with Rifles, their Rapid Fire can be extremely deadly. If they all have carbines, then you have a good chance of pinning at least one squad a turn (if you focus all your firepower on one or two squads...which is really effective in 40k (at least against Necrons and Marines))
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yeah, he is just a really good IG player, and has models for every situation...
he's now moving onto a deathwing army...

but yeah i imagine massed firewarriors would be pretty scary!
"i've got a billion guys with guns and armor!!!"
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well we are playing monday!
wish me luck!
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