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Old 06 Nov 2005, 19:10   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, i'm not boasting or anything but i have never been beaten using my Tau. I just want to know if making a certain list to fight a certain race is powergaming. Without going completley over the top i cant see any real way of Tau winning, i think they are MEANT to specialise.

I just need a little advice. Thanks in advance - Cobain
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Old 06 Nov 2005, 19:17   #2 (permalink)
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Ive never been beaten and i only use one list but thats just me im lucky ;D

but yes if you specialise you are considerd powergaming but if you want to have certain lists go for it.

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Old 06 Nov 2005, 19:28   #3 (permalink)
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Well, all i play agaisnt is marines chaos and necrons all power armour in effect, so my list neverchanges but is almost built to bring them down.
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I think its fair to have anti-power armor lists... just remember that tournies mean you can only have one list.

Just warn them and let them adjust their army too.
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If you've never been beaten then you have not played many skilled generals. No list is undefeatable. You just play a small group and need to challenge people outside your circle.
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He's right... just keep finding new enemies as your glorious empire streaches farther!
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Are you powergaming? The only way to tell, is to post your list. Otherwise you're probably naturally good or something.

And also, you can take the powergamer purity test: http://www.geocities.com/newpaintbrush/puritytest.html and post your results here.
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For some winning with Tau is easy but if you are having no trouble winning find better opponents. After stomping the competition at my local hobby shop I went on a search for more formidable opponents and found them. Tie, tie, defeat, tie. I was happy just to break even against them which told me I had found better enemies, slowly improving my tactics to fight them and now Im beating them. Soon it will be time to find better enemies again. Constantly striving to um... step up your game... ok that sounds horribly cliche but you get the point.

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Old 07 Nov 2005, 01:56   #9 (permalink)
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last game i played with a SM player i lost just one drone and a whole in my commander(one wound was lost), while he had 6 marines left in a 1500 point game
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Originally Posted by Cobain
Hi, i'm not boasting or anything but i have never been beaten using my Tau. I just want to know if making a certain list to fight a certain race is powergaming. Without going completley over the top i cant see any real way of Tau winning, i think they are MEANT to specialise.

I just need a little advice. Thanks in advance - Cobain
regardless of how you think tau are meant to operate, tailoring yor list to face a particular opponent is a hallmark of powergaming. I could argue how marines are "meant" to specialise when they face tau, as are guard, eldar etc. But thats pure and utter powergaming.

I have less respect for specifically tailored armies that never lose than balanced and set lists that never lose. Build a take on all comers list, and then win, or draw every game with it. then you'll be a good commander.
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