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Why can't I win aganist the Tau
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Old 09 Dec 2005, 18:05   #1 (permalink)
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I play Warhammer 40k quite alot, but every time I play my friend uses his Tau and shoot's down my best guys before i'm in range. I find myself having a hard time using cover as well to get into range. any help here?
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Old 09 Dec 2005, 18:13   #2 (permalink)
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I play Tau so I may be able to help you there. First, you should use Assault Marines. They can minimize the abilities of mech Tau and can catch static Tau pretty easily. Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Crisis Suits should go first. Then mop up the fire warriors and Kroot.
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Old 09 Dec 2005, 19:28   #3 (permalink)
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Try getting faster soldiers, like Black Behemoth said. Assualt mariens may help, but don't give them too fancy equipment (plasma pistol, power Sword) (?) as they may get shot up before they get to use it.
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Old 09 Dec 2005, 20:44   #4 (permalink)
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Just get a couple of lasconnons and soot his tanks.
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Old 09 Dec 2005, 21:17   #5 (permalink)
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Assault marines are the best choice. Take a large unit of 8 - 10 so that at least some of them make it. Bikes are good too. Their high toughness is good at negating pulse weapons and turno boost will make sure that you get there fast. I don't recommend rhinos or razorbacks though because even fire warriors can hurt them. In fact everything in the army can hurt them except for Kroot (unless they have krootox).
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Old 09 Dec 2005, 21:30   #6 (permalink)
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It depends. If he's a stand-and-shoot type, assault will bowl him over. But if he's a Mecha-Tau player, you'll have to be more careful.

Dakka Speeders are wonderful for gunning down isolated squads, and assuming you can flank, you could even take on tanks in a pinch.

Perhaps one of the more fun units in the army is the Librarian on Bike w/ Artificer Armor. Does anyone here deny the appeal of a re-rollable 2+ Invulnerable save? Get into melee with a Crisis or Stealth Squad quickly (it will be easy enough, seeing as many tend to deploy near you), and earn your points back quickly. Just don't forget to take Frag Grenades along with you...Tau tend to enjoy hugging cover.

For heavy support, either Whirlwinds or Devestators will be nice for causing pain. Take care to hide the Whirlwind(s) and they'll make their points back by shredding Tau lines, while Lascannon Devestators will ruin the day for tanks and Hammerheads...just don't forget to pelt the Hammerheads with plenty of weak shots if they have Gun drones. Also, with 4th ed, max out the squad size as to keep your firepower safe.

Terminators are entirely up to you...I never was fond of them (too pricey for their use), but feel free if you feel you can justify their massive cost (points AND money-wise)
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2+ Inv. save? How? sounds a bit powergamish...

Anyway, fast, cheaper squads. Mech Tau are a pain; just get Assualt Marines to go after these, but be careful. Their Plasma Guns and Missile POds will be a big pain. For Hammerheads, take Lascannons. A Land Raider here helps; there may be cheaper ways to get lascannons, but the Land Raider will be able to take Railgun shots.
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Wait...you can have a 2+ invulnerable save? Please tell me if it is true, it costs 500 points.
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Old 10 Dec 2005, 01:04   #9 (permalink)
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When you say bikes do you mean regular bikes, or attack bikes?
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Wait...you can have a 2+ invulnerable save? Please tell me if it is true, it costs 500 points.
I don't it is. This sounds either
a)cheating/ misunderstanding of rules
b)Powergaming-probably exploiting rules to get a 2+ inv. save. I'm going to try and see if this is possible.
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