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Old 28 Jun 2007, 09:23   #1 (permalink)
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My friend and I played (I just started and actually don't have any fire warriors) and I could not for the life of me hit his Termies with my Kroot. I killed one of them with my hammerhead. that's all How can I atack them
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 09:25   #2 (permalink)
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Since you're playing Tau, you may well struggle.

The main hurdle is that 2+ Save. Off the top of my head, I can only think of three guns that negate that; Railguns (solid slug), Fusion Blasters and Plasma Rifles.

So, either bring plenty of those weapons and shoot it out, or just use weight of fire. Force him to take enough armour saves, and he'll go down.

Do not engage in assault!
Terminators are close-combat specialists. They will chew through Kroot like me through popcorn chicken. Keep back, and shoot them down.
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 11:46   #3 (permalink)
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As wargamer said, use either shots that can negate the saves, or just throw in enough shots that they fail it. Use both to make sure.

Markerlights are very helpful if you want to make them feel the pain.

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Old 28 Jun 2007, 12:05   #4 (permalink)
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yrah ive discovered that marines really dislike missile pods... >
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 14:38   #5 (permalink)
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Normal marines do. But Terminators aren't too phased by them
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 15:10   #6 (permalink)
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Do not engage in assault!
Terminators are close-combat specialists. They will chew through Kroot like me through popcorn chicken. Keep back, and shoot them down.
It's not so much that termies are close combat specialists, because they are not unless they are assault termies. It's more so that tau are awful at close combat and should never be in assault period no matter who they fight.
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 15:20   #7 (permalink)
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Do not engage in assault!
Terminators are close-combat specialists. They will chew through Kroot like me through popcorn chicken. Keep back, and shoot them down.
It's not so much that termies are close combat specialists, because they are not unless they are assault termies. It's more so that tau are awful at close combat and should never be in assault period no matter who they fight.
I'd disagree. Terminators are great all rounders. Powerful and deadly shooting attacks, hard as nails and in combat they'll annihilate you unless you're a combat specialist. They have 2 power fist attacks each per turn, when they DON'T charge. That's pretty hard core. Unless you have rending or power weapons you can't get through that armour in combat so they'll stick around for a good long while.
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 16:09   #8 (permalink)
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With a WS of 4 adn S4*2 with the power fist which gives them S8 and two atatcks they will kill almost any Tau unit in CC with out oo much trouble.

With enough kroot a termi might fail his armor save eventually but dont bet to heavily on it.

Shoot them down with Plasma Rifles and Fusion Blasters.

A Stealth team with fusion blasters can easily be positioned to kill a tea of termie if they dont deepstrike
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Old 28 Jun 2007, 16:50   #9 (permalink)
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With a WS of 4 adn S4*2 with the power fist which gives them S8 and two atatcks they will kill almost any Tau unit in CC with out oo much trouble.

With enough kroot a termi might fail his armor save eventually but dont bet to heavily on it.

Shoot them down with Plasma Rifles and Fusion Blasters.

A Stealth team with fusion blasters can easily be positioned to kill a tea of termie if they dont deepstrike
You know, I really hate commiting my Termies to close combat. All those power fist attacks are great but striking last puts me off. Perhaps I should be less afraid to launch them into the fray? I dunno, every man and his dog has got a power weapon these days...I'd rather they stood at a safe distance with their backs to the Prometheus and poured ammunition into anyone that so much as looked at them funny; that's what assault cannons are for. ^-^
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Yes so much trumps Terminators in Assault I am also not one for going into combat with them. Instead I like to walk steadily backwards pouring fire into the approaching enemy till by the time they reach me they might tangle one squad in combat before my counter charge tooled Command Squad steps in to finish them off. That's how my Imperial Fists operate and that army has 24 Terminators in it.

As for Terminators a Shas'el with Targeting Array or a Shas'O with Fusion Blaster and Plasma Rifle are perfect for dealing with Terminators and Characters.

On the other hand if you just started and don't even have Firewarriors you shouldn't be fighting Terminators in the first place. Which just as a note Firewarriors are required, you must have at least one squad as they are 1+ in the army list.
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