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Old 15 Nov 2005, 21:32   #1 (permalink)
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Contrary to popular belief, i have seen that a rain of fire upon grey knights is not all it takes to defeat them. Add your opinons on this, as i know you all are so very voracious ;D
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ion cannons. killing a 25 point model on a 2+ with a weapon that gets three shots is unbelievable. combine that with some suit totting suits to deal with raiders and termies and your set. greyknights are almost twice as expensive as a SMurf but die jsut as easy from shooting, its a great advantage to tau.
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I personally have no trouble with Grey Knights as anyone who has read my battle reports can see. Grey Knights are slow, few in number and lack the firepower needed to really threaten our tanks.

I dont know of any popular belief of GK being hard. I find it much more difficult when masses of Witchunters come roaring at me with a squad of GK termies in a landraider centering the line. GK in conjunction with other things can be nasty but I find fighting pure witchunters or any other army to be generally a bit more difficult than the old grey knights.
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the one thing that i have been able to really own tau is when they
a.) use too many kroot (my super-stupid friend with 40 kroot every battle)
b.) when they group everything closely and i can drop-pod into them with my termies
c.) tons of crisis suits and not many heavies like broadsides or hammerheads

but if a tau player really does it right, i think it would be near impossible to defeat them
ya, so grey knights are underpowered... >
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Grey Knights chew through chaos forces like nothing else but concerning other none daemonic armies... well, they have problems. That is what the IG, sisters and assasines are for.

Lots of kroot, too many crisis suits, minimal heavies, tight grouping, these are all things that can really put the hurt on a Tau army against such cc oriented units as Grey Knights.
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*cough*Seekers*cough*

Ion Cannon can put some serious hurt into them too... esp. when guided by a Markerlight.
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another cool tactic is to spread out fw's with a 2 inch coherency, so that whenever the GK's charge thy get maybe 1-2 of the unit at a time, and the unit can fall back and regroup (talissera), and heck enough of their shots can eventually pierce thru GK armor saves...
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the one thing that i have been able to really own tau is when they
a.) use too many kroot (my super-stupid friend with 40 kroot every battle)
b.) when they group everything closely and i can drop-pod into them with my termies
c.) tons of crisis suits and not many heavies like broadsides or hammerheads

but if a tau player really does it right, i think it would be near impossible to defeat them
ya, so grey knights are underpowered... >
(a) stick kroot in cover and they're sorted. and dont underestimate kroot in combat with regular GKs. after a round softening them up with their guns, my kroot charged the remains of the squad and tore them apart. still, that was just because everyone was like "charge 'em. charge 'em! id have preferred to save VPs by letting my kroot stay 7" in a wood and whack the GKs with my ion cannon and rails. still, i had the game by turn4.
(b) you wont find that many pure static forces out there any more. and this tactic is worthless against any half decently mechanised force.
(c) crisis suits can put a lot of hurt into them, but in general ANY tau army with a lot of crisis suits is a poorly designed one, if you ask me.
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