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Old 09 Apr 2006, 12:21   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
I have a tau army thathas of no devilfishes,and am wondering whether the FoF tactic is overated or is very good,or if possible, there is another tactic which will have the same effect without the fishes.
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Old 09 Apr 2006, 12:36   #2 (permalink)
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FoF is a staple of Mech Tau players.
But the PBK (Pillbox Kroot) can get a Similar effect. Put kroot in forest, and rapidfire out, whislt not being fired on again.

But FoF is about striking fast, and hard. With out the devilfish, you can strike hard, but not fast.

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Thanks much,for no longer shall I be ridiculed for having no fishes
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Old 09 Apr 2006, 17:21   #4 (permalink)
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if you do atempt it i would suggest some crisis suits to come along for the enjoyment of it
 
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FoF is not really a tactic. It is just a manouver that can be performed when you have a squad of Firewarriors in a Devilfish. It is not overrated, but it should only be performed when you get a good oppertunity. It is a nice thing to unleash a torrent of fire on an isolated enemy >
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my favorite FOF move to do is to 2 DF full of fire warriors and have pathfinders mark the squad then i get 4 average hits with the MLs, 48 rapid fire shots that hit and wound on 2+ (in most cases)
 
Old 09 Apr 2006, 17:35   #7 (permalink)
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personally I like to mix it up. about half of my army is very mobile and the rest basically take a good vantage point and blow the heck out of everything that comes into sight.
but the mech tau FoF does sound like it could be interesting to try it out once or twice.
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yea its worth it, my hybrid list has 2 firewarrior squads w/ devilfish and 2 firewarrior squads on foot, giving a nice mix of tactics.
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It is good. It insures that you rapid fire for two turns. With markerlights, I can ASSURE YOU that it will kill at least 4 marines per turn... some support fire from other squads and you wiped him out in one turn.
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It's very good but remember to do it as close to the limit of rapid-fire range as possible and against the RIGHT KIND of targets. Doing a FoF against a Devastator squad with heavy bolters just might not be a very good idea. Within range of flamers is also a very bad idea. But yeah, if you use it carefully it's an awesome tactic.
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