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Old 10 Jan 2006, 21:21   #1 (permalink)
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Yesterday i versed my friend in a Orks VS Tau battle. I was ripping the orks apart at long range when out of nowhere came two KILLA KAN'S, and one ork DREDNOUGHT!!!!! they choped my fire warriors into little bits, and left nothing but my stealths, HH, and Crisis Suits left. Luckily the Killa Kan's failed the visability test so they couldn't wipe out the stealth.

Can you guys give me some tips on destroying Killa Kan's and Drednoughts ???
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Old 10 Jan 2006, 21:34   #2 (permalink)
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Shoot. A lot.

Sorry, it's meant to be mildly humorous but it's true. With a Tau army you have one of two things you can do, you can run like hell or you can shoot faster. It's kinda like, "How do you kill something that's already dead?" You shoot it again.

I'd assume Railguns and similar weaponry would be best. Just pack up your FW and haul with them and then just bring the heavy weaponry to bear on the big targets.
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Old 10 Jan 2006, 21:35   #3 (permalink)
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Um... shoot them?

Actually I don't know what special abilities those things have. How did they come from "out of nowhere"? They shouldn't be able to catch you in combat unless they are fast, or you make a mistake in judging distance.

Missile pods are great for that sort of vehicle. Ion cannons too.
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Old 10 Jan 2006, 21:44   #4 (permalink)
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They were behind cover at the time, and i didn't see them as a problem, (i was using my firepower against the Ork Boyz and Stormboyz)
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Old 10 Jan 2006, 21:49   #5 (permalink)
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Use that hammerhead for something besides shooting cannon fodder.
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Old 10 Jan 2006, 22:43   #6 (permalink)
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If you had stealths near the dread, move them behind it during your movement phase. Then, you have blow it up quite easily. Also, you have to choice of sheer overkill with a long magnet that shoots metal. ;D
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Old 10 Jan 2006, 22:54   #7 (permalink)
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If you just have one hammerhead keep it with a railgun as those submunitions against orks are sheer murder. Im not sure what the armor is on ork cans and dreads but missil pods and broadsides would likely be a good way to go, a helios shas'O can be a nice fall back plan if this happens again backed up by some missil pods and perhaps a solid slug from the railgun and you should be pretty good.

For orks Id arm deathrain suits with a secondary burst cannon and keep a helios suite (preferably a shas'O) around for any mega armored nobs or nasty looted tanks that get in your way.
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Old 11 Jan 2006, 00:12   #8 (permalink)
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They were behind cover at the time, and i didn't see them as a problem, (i was using my firepower against the Ork Boyz and Stormboyz)
well, the firepower you use against Dreads and Kanz would probably be different to the stuff you use against Boyz- Missile Pods and Plasma would be good against the former, and Pulse Rifles/ Burst Cannons against the latter.

Here's a tip though- if a model is mounted on a monster base and has freakin' great claws or a massive sword or axe, DO NOT LET IT GET TO YOUR FIREWARRIORS.
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Old 11 Jan 2006, 01:57   #10 (permalink)
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You guys are right, i shouldv'e used my hammerhead's railgun at the killa kan's before they got to my FW but i was really worried because the Storm Boyz were advancing so quickly towards my FW.
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