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Old 11 May 2005, 12:07   #1 (permalink)
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Hey ppl
Brother got me into 40k and have just started buying up tau models as I like the challenge they seem to present and the fact they are what they are, not some foul looking critter from the trees, a sufisticated race with deep history.
Am working out a color scheme and am not going to be doing a heap of gaming but it does intrique me. My brothers both have armies and would be nice to swat them off a board at some stage.

Any advice on tactics expecially against space marines would be appreciated to further advance Tau interests here in Australia.

Many thanks in advance and this is an excellent site and well put together so well done.

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Old 11 May 2005, 12:28   #2 (permalink)
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well, against space marines your gonna generally want to take as many AP3 weapons as possible. personally, I have found the xv8 crisis battlesuit to be the best for this role, as with the fireknife configuration (plasma rifle, missile pod, multi tracker) they can take out armored troops and light vehicles at ease, and their mobility keeps them out of enemy fire, especially with their 6" assault phase movement. also, if you take pathfinders, equip them with railrifles, as they rip right through space marines. also, hammerheads are good at taking out things like terminators, but make sure they take out enemy armor first.
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Old 11 May 2005, 13:21   #3 (permalink)
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Greetings.
WASSUP?
I am Magnus the Red and this is my obnoxious companion THE NURGLE DUCK...
GOT LEPROSY? *chuckle*
I play SMurfs (Space Marines) all the time and Fireknife is pretty much the best thing, except maybe for Fusion Blaster/Plasma Rifle combo.
See ya round, dude! Happy posting!
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Old 11 May 2005, 13:51   #4 (permalink)
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Hmmm, if it's Eldar I can help, Chaos I can help, Guard, I can help but Tau... Don't bother asking me... But welcome anyways. Hope you find the Tau tactica an interesting and informing read... (PS you can find the Tau Tactica in the Tau board and it should be pinned up near the top of the boards)

If you have any specific questions, such as whats the best thing to take out Land Raiders etc, don't hesitate to open up a new topic and ask your question(s).
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Old 11 May 2005, 13:56   #5 (permalink)
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The best thing to take out rolling tombs - sorry, Land Riders - is railguns.
DUH.
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Old 11 May 2005, 14:06   #6 (permalink)
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I was just giving him an example question... And not to sound contracending or anything, but he isn't as up on the ins and outs of the game just yet (that comes with time ).
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All right *backs off*
Yeah... I know all the rules but I still never win with my Tau...
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Back off more, or I'll get out mister chain-axe... Ooops sorry for the intimidation, you can come closer, just not too close otherwise I may attack you for not wearing red and gold power armour...
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welcome to tau online watch out for flying rat pepole ohh c**p here comes one now

Edit by Farseer Tyross: I didn't want to do a 5 word post, so here what I was going to say: And watch out for me!


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Old 11 May 2005, 15:09   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks ppl for that.
I see there are many pros and cons for broadsides but against hammerheads they tend to come out cheaper and just as effective.
I will keep researching all this and keep learning.. Not a lot of people seem to have success with Tau !
Any reason ?

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