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Old 20 Dec 2005, 08:17   #1 (permalink)
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who will win? The tau or the necrons?
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...huh

How are we comparing this? Game stats? Fluff? Tech? What are we to judge by?

As a Tau player I have encountered few necron armies and those I did see were utterly unimpressive. So Im a bit biased in that regard.

As for if the Necrons and Tau actually fought in a straight up war with the necrons fully awake fluff wise? Well the Tau would be gonners, but given the fluff so would anyone else apparently....

In game terms well it all depends on the general but the necrons can have a lot more leway and more opportunity for the Tau player to mess up. The Tau advantages hit the necrons strong points. We are good in shooting, they are good at taking shooting, we stink in close combat, well so do they in my experience. The exact opposite of the Grey Knights.
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well, despite being a Tau player myself it would be the necrons, in game terms they have an advantage and it is harder for Tau players to win, what with the WBB rolls and all, Fluff wise if you look in te actual rulebook it says "with each passing year their fleet grows in size,soon their goal to eradicate all life will be a reality" Or something along those lines, In other words the necrons will win,also the star gods devour stars and planets so that also counts in their favour


so in conclusion the necrons will win

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How does thir fleet grow in size? There are no more Necrontyr to become necrons, and not all of them can be repaired(ex: Hit with a meltagun and vaporised). I see more Pariahs, but if there aren't enough Necrons then they will vanish. The only real threat and death of the universe is Tyranids. Everything else looks deadly, but Tyranids are just terrifying. :/
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The reason why i posted this forum is because in my country, one of the top three warhammer 40k player is a Tau player. He's very good. He always won the majority of his match in a tournament in my country and he desolated the whole necron army in the semi-finals.. But also at the same tournie, one of the best tau player is beaten to annialation by a necron armies within 3 turns. so, actually, which army is stronger? Tau or necron?
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The reason why i posted this forum is because in my country, one of the top three warhammer 40k player is a Tau player. He's very good. He always won the majority of his match in a tournament in my country and he desolated the whole necron army in the semi-finals.. But also at the same tournie, one of the best tau player is beaten to annialation by a necron armies within 3 turns. so, actually, which army is stronger? Tau or necron?
i suppose the best answer that can be given to you is that it "depends" on a number of factors.... which units are used, what strategies and tactics are in effect, what the terrain is like, what playing rules are in effect, and of course how well do people roll the dice.
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The reason why i posted this forum is because in my country, one of the top three warhammer 40k player is a Tau player. He's very good. He always won the majority of his match in a tournament in my country and he desolated the whole necron army in the semi-finals.. But also at the same tournie, one of the best tau player is beaten to annialation by a necron armies within 3 turns. so, actually, which army is stronger? Tau or necron?
i suppose the best answer that can be given to you is that it "depends" on a number of factors.... which units are used, what strategies and tactics are in effect, what the terrain is like, what playing rules are in effect, and of course how well do people roll the dice.
True ,true. But which one is better off via the codex? ???
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True ,true. But which one is better off via the codex? ???
Ideally, neither. At any point level, any 40K army should be able to beat any other 40K army of the same number of points. (That's the theory, anyway. There is some 'rock-paper-scissors' going on as well.) That's the whole point of 'balance'. If you're trying to pick the 'Uber-Codex', you're on a fools-errand. Instead, find an army that matches your own personal play-style. That way, win or loose, you'll enjoy the game itself.
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Hm. I'd say Tau are more flexible, have better strengths, have sensible lists, and rock at anti-tank.

Necrons... have good armor. Very good armor. But really, a race with really good armor?
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Against each other Necrons are better than Tau in terms of the game. It's just the way it is. The Tau list has a hard time against Necrons.

On average against all opponents, It is no doubt equal.

Fluffwise, the Necrons would beat the Tau easily. At the moment they wouldn't, not to say they couldn't. But the only really large scale Necron engagement so far was in the latest Black Crusade and that was only to destroy the last of the Talismans of Vaul. I'd imagine if a Necron fleet that size hit Tau space, the Tau would have an aweful time trying to repel them, especially when you consider 4 [IIRC] Cron ships ran the Sol blockade and actually landed 1 ship on Mars.
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