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Can anybody report how the Black Templars have done against the new Tau?
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Old 04 May 2006, 21:44   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can anybody report how the Black Templars have done against the new Tau?

I have been researching the BT dex and I see no potential for success against the tau unless I equipt an entire squad with sniper rifles, and they are supposed to be a close combat army. There are no sniper rifles in the armory either, and no ground troups with Lascannons. What should a Marshal do when he finds himself being obliterated by the new 48 shots for a firewarrior 12 tau with the targets marked?Can anybody in the galaxy send a transmission up to the fleet ships? It would be appreciated.
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Old 04 May 2006, 22:14   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure about BT, but you could use allied DH or WH. 'Drop Troop' a few grey knights as fast attack units. Are Grey Knights considered psykers?
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Old 04 May 2006, 22:46   #3 (permalink)
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Well the grey knights are, but they are the only exception, cool beans, They are really expensive though.
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Old 05 May 2006, 00:02   #4 (permalink)
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Batrep? No. I can tell you they died quickly. He footslogged across the board to my lines. I boxed isolated elements apart with devestating firepower, and spent the last turns with my Firewarriors hiding inside devilfishies. Incidental fire is awesome!

If you are going to build an assault army, mount them well or go heavy on the assault squads. He was trying to save points, but only gave me more targets.
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Old 05 May 2006, 00:59   #5 (permalink)
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"Assimilate" a squad of Blood Claws...and then get them <6" away from the firewarriors.. >
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Old 05 May 2006, 01:04   #6 (permalink)
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as a tau player I have learned one very serious lesson about the black templar: don't leave even one model left in a squad. seriously, with their special rules they could possibly be the most close combat oriented marine army - more so than blood angels and space wolves.
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Old 05 May 2006, 01:21   #7 (permalink)
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Some battle reports of Tau vs Black Templars:

http://squaliix.tripod.com/id32.html

http://squaliix.tripod.com/id29.html
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Badly. Won everygame, they can bearly touch my tanks. You need lots of preds to take em down. And don't let the EC go near enough to get shot by railguns hehehe.

Vehicles, believe it or not, are you friend. Able to take anit vehicle weaponry et al.

Your infantry will do fine in CC, able to get there easily thanks to special move you can do, I also advise swordbrethren for cyclones to help with anti'tank.

I hate giving the enemy tips, not even sure why I am, but I have been up all night, no sleep so here goes.

Against mechTau, bugger the Dfish, you bugger the army. We need our tanks, take them and we will have a hard time to win.
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Old 06 May 2006, 10:50   #9 (permalink)
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Against Tau, marines need to get across the table quickly. so you want Drop Pods, Rhinos (don't expect them to survive, make sure they have smoke, extra armour and hug terrain to block LOS), jump packs and bikes.
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