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Old 27 Jul 2009, 14:52   #1 (permalink)
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I am playing against Tau for the first time with my crons tomorrow night in a 2000 point game. I would like some advice on Target Priority versus Tau.

I have seen the guy play before, he usually runs a mechanized force with at least 2 railheads. His markerlight count changes from game to game, but I know what to target to take those out. I intend on running a Necron shuffle list. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 27 Jul 2009, 14:57   #2 (permalink)
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What list will you bring in? That might have an influence on the advice.
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Old 27 Jul 2009, 15:15   #3 (permalink)
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I play Tau, and whenever i battle my necron buddy he usually targets my Crisis suits first. TL Plasma Rifles eat through Cron armour, so target them with your Destroyers. Also, i'd be sure to keep your guys in large enough squads that one good round of rapid fire doesn't make it so you can't come back
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Old 27 Jul 2009, 15:27   #4 (permalink)
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The list actually is one I need advice on. Im thinking of running:

Lord
Res Orb
Veil of Darkness

40 Warriors

5 destroyers

10 Scarabs (possibly d-fields)

and I have 2 monoliths to throw in

Like I said, he usually plays mech style Tau, but he changes his list a lot just for fun. And thanks PNW. How often does your buddy beat you?
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Old 27 Jul 2009, 15:33   #5 (permalink)
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I usually beat him, but once he got really good roles and decimated me, mostly by following the advice i gave you
Usually the times he loses is when he tries other things
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Alrighty. Ill have to pray to the dice gods then. My roles last game were ridiculously terrible, especially my WBB rolls. But I do plan on running the Necron Shuffle tactic, where I use my maneuverability to zip around the battlefield takng pop shots all over. My biggest worry is that he swaps out the railgun on his Hammerheads to an Ion cannon. but overall I think I have it worked out, I just need help because I have never actually played Tau with crons, or really any MEQ.
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Old 27 Jul 2009, 16:07   #7 (permalink)
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Eh, i never really liked the Ion Cannon, 3 shots, 2 hits, 1 dead cron after WBB, vs a Pie Plate that'll rattle 4-5 hits if you're running a tight formation, 3 wounds, 2 dead crons. Course, thats off the head Mathhammer, so feel free to check my numbers
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I dont get a WBB from the Ion cannon. Str 7 AP 3 will tear through a unit of crons similar to a plasma rifle but better. Its 3 shots hitting on a 3, wounding on 2 with no armor saves allowed. Where as the rail gun, yes it has a pie, but that may scatter, wounds on a 3 with my saves and WBB allowed.
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I dont get a WBB from the Ion cannon. Str 7 AP 3 will tear through a unit of crons similar to a plasma rifle but better. Its 3 shots hitting on a 3, wounding on 2 with no armor saves allowed. Where as the rail gun, yes it has a pie, but that may scatter, wounds on a 3 with my saves and WBB allowed.
Why wouldn't you get your WBB?
S7 isn't instant death, and i'm not aware of the WBB rules since my friend usually carries a res orb in his phalanx, which i highly recommend you do
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Any weapon that negates or ignores my armor save also eliminates WBB. Also, I will ALWAYS run an Orb or two in my list, those little balls have saved my arse thousands of times over. I dont know if he knows hes playing me and is gearing up for that, but the GM at our club told me that I should be prepared for a 1 on 1 vs him and to come ready.
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