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Old 11 Jan 2006, 21:06   #1 (permalink)
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I really need some advice on tactics againist marines. Normally it is about 400 point armies and i have
-12 fire warriors
-1 Aun'shi for HQ
-4 stealth battlesuits
Please give advice on tactics or future purchases.

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Old 11 Jan 2006, 21:24   #2 (permalink)
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Get some crisis suits ASAP, basic plasma rifle/missile pod/multi tracker to start, all purpose team, able to penetrate even space marine armour with high S to pot shot rhinos and speeders etc.

Concentrate your firepower, dont divide it! Keep on the move, they close in, you'll probably end up dead.
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Old 11 Jan 2006, 21:24   #3 (permalink)
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Old 11 Jan 2006, 21:36   #4 (permalink)
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You need to mobilize. I would start by buying the batle force and a 'fish. As soon as you are done with that, but a HH.
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Aun'Shi is a bad idea at your tiny points value. Use him as a cool-looking 50 pointer.
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Old 11 Jan 2006, 22:47   #6 (permalink)
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To start out, I'd use O'Shovah. He is good in close combat and is excellent in small point games where not much can kill him. When you're starting out, use him as he is good in CC. Once you learn hit and run tactics, trade him off for a Shas'O or Shas'el.
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Old 11 Jan 2006, 23:00   #7 (permalink)
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Your main goal right now should be to buy some crisis suits. Then a Devilfish to mount your firewarriors in and use a FoF tactic.

Here is a thread about killing marines and what to use.
http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=16356.0
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Old 11 Jan 2006, 23:55   #8 (permalink)
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I say drop the Eathral because in low point games he's just a waist. Get a Shas'O as your leader and give him plasma rifle/missile pod/shileld gen and i guarentee you'll never loose. also get a hammerhead they are the most beautiful things in the world! (i've never lost to a space marine army EVER!)
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Old 11 Jan 2006, 23:59   #9 (permalink)
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A Shas'O and a Hammerhead in a 400 point game?! Yee gawds, man, you must play with the cheesiest crew on the planet!

In games this small, going overpointy can be fatal - I'd recomend getting a single Crisis and using it as a Shas'El with either TL Plasma or Plasma/Fusion - not a big expenditure, but lethal against Marines.

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is this a good 500 pt? i played it on a nid force, i won ezily, idk how it would do on marines

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shas'el, burst cannon, plasma rifle, multi tracker (81)

TROOP
7man fire warior team, devil fish, targeting array, multi tracker, decoy launcher (180 pts)
7man fire warior team, devil fish, targeting array, multi tracker, decoy launcher (180 pts)

HEAVY SUPPORT
broad side battle suit, target lock (75 pts)

total 4694

idk how itll work on marines, but this worked rly well for me fighting a small nid force. maybe changeing the crisis suit?switching some guys around, or loosing the fish? idk it might work well now but i dout it.
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