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Old 30 Jan 2006, 06:35   #1 (permalink)
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I just recently bought a Tau army (Box Set) and Codex. I'm not a new player in 40k (I used to play Orks), but I am a new Tau player. I find the two armies to be the exact opposites. My friend plays with Chaos and he is always bragging on his army. I would like to know what to buy and add to my starter set and some helpful tips and strategies on the Tau Vs Chaos. I would at least like to make him sweat if not get some bragging rights of my own. Any advice and help would be greatly appreciated

1500 pts.
2 HQs Daemon Prince and Bloodthirster
2 Elites Chaos Terminators and Bloodletters
1 Fast Attack Raptors
2 Heavy supports Obliterators and Chaos Predator

Thanks for the help.
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 06:54   #2 (permalink)
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You need to be a bit more specific about your opponent...

Which Chaos army does he play?
At what points value do you play?
Does he use a vehical heavy list?

Because the way you deal with Khorne Beserkers is diffrent to the way you deal with Iron Warriors or Thousand Sons.

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1500 pts.
2 HQs Daemon Prince and Bloodthirster
2 Elites Chaos Terminators and Bloodletters
1 Fast Attack Raptors
2 Heavy supports Obliterators and Chaos Predator

Thanks for the help.
Troops?

I will assume CSMs...

Looks to be vehicle light so you have no need to go stop transports before they reach your lines, which shouls make life easier. So I'm thinking Stealth Teams with Burst Cannons! Vespid Stingwings might suit your purpose and will be release shortly.

Take drones with your commander and bodyguard and optimise his weapon load out for demon killin, I'm thinking Plasma Cannons and Fusion Blasters!
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 07:08   #3 (permalink)
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I think you should add a stealth team, maybe pathfinders, (but then you need to buy a devilfish) and definetly a Hammer Head to give you the winning edge against his Predator, that's if you have the money for it!

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As to what I forgot to put in:

His army is Chaos Undivided

and 2 Troops CSMs 1 Aspiring Champion

and 1 more Elite Khorne Bezerkers.

Also, if I am to add a Hammerhead... Railgun or Ion Cannon ?
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 07:25   #5 (permalink)
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Railguns are better against vehicles, were as Ion cannons, annihilate infantry

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Old 30 Jan 2006, 13:51   #6 (permalink)
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I'm back again with some new info:
My friend called this morning to say he has purchased a Defiler and a Chaos Land Raider.
We're still going to play at 1500 pts. , but he said he's changing his setup.
I do know that he loves his Bloodthirster and Obliterators though, (he never plays without them!)

please keep the tips comin'

Thanks!
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 14:20   #7 (permalink)
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Hiuh? I though that obliterators are an elite choice?

So be prepared for a rather heavy elite-centered and heavy support army. A hammerhead is a must, but I don't really know and Ionhead or a Railhead will be better for this match.

And a box set? An army deal or a battleforce?
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 16:45   #8 (permalink)
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yeah, obliterators are elites, sorry.

I bought a GW Battleforce box.

Also, would lots of Seekers be a good idea since he is obviously very heavily armoured?

brrrrr... Bloodthirster scares me.
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Old 30 Jan 2006, 16:50   #9 (permalink)
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Battleforce? That's only around 500 points dude. And you are using it for a 1500 point match? Oh well, must be a part proxy army.

Hm.....seekers aye? Sounds fine to me. But they must have a markerlight to shoot.

Bloodthister? Shoot him with a combination of markerlight and railgun goodness. But that is in theory and I only used that technique once. :P
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thanks vyper.

but as I said earlier, I'm wanting to know what to buy to add to the basics.

Our match isn't set for another 4 weeks.

I've got the time and the money to buy and paint the figs, I just need the info on the best tactics against his Chaos.

keep 'em coming. ;D
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