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Old 02 Mar 2006, 16:05   #1 (permalink)
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Default What units combine well for you?

Hi Guyz,

I have been looking around the topics and the important information boards now for about three weeks and I cannot find a thread on the subject I am after.

I am after some advice on which units work well in combination. I have found lots that talk about the combinations used on suits but not which can work together as units.

I understand that the new codex will be out soon, and that some of the systems played now may not work as effectively, or that new combinations may be more suitable to that role now, but it will give me some insight into what to look for in combining two units together.

If you can tell me that stealth suits combine well with kroot, please let me know why; so that I understand why they work well, but more importantly play them correctly. ;D

Thanks Guyz.
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Old 02 Mar 2006, 16:11   #2 (permalink)
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wait a few weeks, there should be tons of tacticas popping up.

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Old 02 Mar 2006, 16:23   #3 (permalink)
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from what iīve seen of the new codex there arenīt any major breakthroughs. although we got some new units and a few rules clarifications the old combinations will still be the most common so much the older tactica articles still.

the new units available are quite specialized and i donīt think the core of the tau armies will change much.

the only place where i can see some real changes are in battle suits particulary in broadsides as they now can move and shoot. the new shield drones rules are also great as they will allow some real protection when compared with the old codex under 4th edition rules.

as for the markerlight combinations though the new rules make them a lot better they still suffer from the fact that they are heavy weapons and deprive our units of the much needed mobility. so until someone comes up with some real good and cheap way of using them i guess iīll stick to my guns ( numbers over wargear that is).

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I see the whole purpose of markerlight troops getting into a position where you've decided to make a kill and move them in concert with mobile Fire Warriors squads as your Hammerheads and Crisis teams do their own damage along the way

So for me, everything works well with everything else. My army list is quite balanced and I will be putting it up a bit later today.
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Old 03 Mar 2006, 02:03   #5 (permalink)
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FoF + piranha drone drop = Victory.

The devilfish goes for the standard FoF move on a squad, flanked by 2 (or 3) piranhas who also move 12".
The piranhas then release their drones, who open fire along with the fire warriors. In the assault phase, the drones can then move 6" forward and spread out to screen the fire warriors from assaults, and to force LD tests for everyone shooting at them (trust me it works!). Works best of the defilfish also dismounts its drones.

Its kinda like a 2 wave firepower attack, with lots of rifle shots for damage, and 6 twin-linked carbines for pinning and screening.

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I think there's the nasty trick of speeding your Piranhas behind an enemy unit before you Fish of Fury them and getting them to fall back through the scout vehicles and be automatically destroyed...it worked against me way back in Third Edition against the Ravenwing :-\
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Old 03 Mar 2006, 08:48   #7 (permalink)
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After having seen (bought!) the new 'Dex i can honestly say that the Tau havent put a single foot backwards in terms of versatility. The new units are way cool and i'll be putting a few of these new units to the test this weekend (via 'proxy' models of course) to see how they go.

Im sure a whole host of new possibilities will open up and we'll have stacks of new sneaky tactics for educating everyone about how the Greater Good is the one true path... *or else you eat pulse rifle fire*

... but until the new Codex is available worldwideit might be best to keep this discussion purely limited to what exists in the original Codex. I would love to come back on here on Sunday night and rave about what works and what doesnt but im sure Aunny would come smite me, and rightly so ;D I know we could discuss certain new troops in detail, but it might not be worth the negative Karma.. please read below if you havent done so

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=19026.0


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Old 03 Mar 2006, 16:23   #8 (permalink)
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In the old codex, I've found that using a squad of Pathfinders to Marker up a enemy unit for Stealth Suits was always a good combination, but apperently in the new codex it will get even sweeter! ^-^
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Apparently the new codex lets rip with the new markerlight rules for combinations.

There is also a far larger quantity of combinations that work well with the new drone rules as well.

I can't wait to get a good look so I can search for combo's galore.
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