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Something I just thought about that made me worry about my Tau Army…
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 18:11   #1 (permalink)
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Default Something I just thought about that made me worry about my Tau Army…

I previously played (and sometime still do play) a Nurgle chaos army (Death Guard), and I loved the new Tau Models and one of the new sets with the new models fell into my lap so I didn’t mind dropping the cash to pick it up, and then I picked up a battalion so altogether I haven’t figured out how many points of Tau I have but I know I have a TON of stuff to put together if anyone knows how many points is in the NEW Tau box set with the new stealth suits and a Battalion box with the new models please let me know… BUT ANYWAY….

The thing that made me worry is this, when facing an enemy and creating a list I always thing “Hmm what would I hate to see on the board against me”? I was messing around with Army builder last night and it hit me “OMG if a good CC army gets to me, they would totally bend me over the dresser”! I am JUST NOT learning about the Tau, ive never played against a Tau player and I was wondering if this is an unnecessary worry?

I know they (the Tau) must be a good army or else the community wouldn’t be so big, but how do you keep a good CC army off you? (example Death Guard, Black Templar, etc)

Also how do the Tau do when playing Eldar, and Dark Eldar? Can they outgun them?
Im excited about playing Tau but I don’t know much about them, and tactics for them yet…

Thanks in advance

Cross….
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 18:14   #2 (permalink)
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There are plenty of posts about how to handle CC armies, as well as specific armies. The importanat things are to pick targets carefully, overlap fire, and stay mobile.
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 18:26   #3 (permalink)
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UGH!! im Very sorry korik1... I committed the cardinal sin of online forums... I got an idea in my head and didn't search first... my fault. :'(
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 19:46   #4 (permalink)
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“OMG if a good CC army gets to me, they would totally bend me over the dresser”! I am JUST NOT learning about the Tau, ive never played against a Tau player and I was wondering if this is an unnecessary worry?
That is completely inaccurate...

If a bad CC army gets you in assault you're bent over, dude. We're Tau, we play in two of the three phases of the game, and we're the master of one, and second best in the other.

Let me inspire you with some Tau mottos:
"It is my god-given right to wound on 3s or better versus anything."

"I really don't care what kind of close combat weapons you're using."

"Oh my god, I won a close combat!" (smile really big after this one)

"That's 20 shots hitting on 4s from my Fire Warriors, wounding on 3s."

"You can't move under my skimmers. Not even in the assault phase."

"You hit my Hammerhead on 6s in assault."

"You can only glance..."

"Re-roll that 5 on the glancing table please."

"Weapon Destroyed - I'll remove the railgun" (you never have to ask)

"I don't need Line of Sight for the SMS"

"I'm going to use that markerlight token for +1 BS to my Fire Warriors. They hit on 3s. I need more dice..."

"Kroot get +1 cover save in woods or jungle..."

"The sniper drones have stealth; roll 2d6x3 please... You can't see them. Are you done shooting?"

"Wait, I have to do my assault phase jet moves..."
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Old 07 Apr 2006, 23:42   #5 (permalink)
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"pinning test please.....ok and another......and another one with a -3 modfier this time....ok one more please........and another.......almost done..........last one, there......oh wait one more........and another!.....oh all your units are pinned already? hmm...."

"Ok that would be 11 armour saves please...."

"Broadsides will shoot at your dreadnought with 2 markerlights, hitting on 2+ with reroll and penetrating on a 2+...."

"We're using escalation? You go on ahead and set up your army, then ill come onto the table as i feel like it and steal the objective with my entire army in the last turn"

"Deepstrike scatter huh... let me just re-roll that quickly..."

"6 markerlight hits on your deamon prince, wow! Hey, guess what? I have 6 seeker missiles left!
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Its called Mech. Use units that move over 6" per turn. Shoot the other team's stuff that can.

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Old 08 Apr 2006, 02:11   #7 (permalink)
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"pinning test please.....ok and another......and another one with a -3 modfier this time....ok one more please........and another.......almost done..........last one, there......oh wait one more........and another!.....oh all your units are pinned already? hmm...."

"Ok that would be 11 armour saves please...."

"Broadsides will shoot at your dreadnought with 2 markerlights, hitting on 2+ with reroll and penetrating on a 2+...."

"We're using escalation? You go on ahead and set up your army, then ill come onto the table as i feel like it and steal the objective with my entire army in the last turn"

"Deepstrike scatter huh... let me just re-roll that quickly..."

"6 markerlight hits on your deamon prince, wow! Hey, guess what? I have 6 seeker missiles left!
he he i like those ones

any ways i must say that close combat isnt a really large worry when you think about it because if your playing static then you should have enough firepower to completely smash anything trying to get into close combat and in mech they should rarely be able to catch you.
 
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hmmm after reading this i feel MUCH better.... ;D
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Old 08 Apr 2006, 06:31   #9 (permalink)
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Also, when it comes right down to it, Tau aren't that bad in close combat. The table is non-linear. Assault specialists are going to hit you a 3+ whether you have WS 3 or WS 1. You are going to have the same "to-hit" rolls as a normal human most of the time. Your initiative is low, but it is also so low that high-initiative armies are wasting a lot of points on overkill.

The point of all this is that close-combat is something you should avoid, but it is not the end of the world if it happens. Just keep some Kroot handy to cover your line, and focus on what you are good at.
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Overlap fire and prioritize targets. Anything assaulty should be target #1, anything that can hurt your tanks should be #2. Try to stay out of range of shooty units until that's done.

Oh, and the best thing to say in a game: "Oh, darn, those last 3 Assault Marines are 7 inches away, guess they can't assault those Firewarriors. All 12 are gonna rapid fire after that Pathfinder squad uses thier markerlights...13's your lucky number! Make 13 armour saves."

Or now: "My Vespids are gonna move up in line with those FWs now."
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