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Mech, Hybrid, or Static?
View Poll Results: What type of Tau do you play?
Mech Tau 16 40.00%
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 18:55   #1 (permalink)
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Default Mech, Hybrid, or Static?

Hey everyone,
I was just wondering how many poeple play each army of Tau, and why?
Personally, i play mech, but am thinking about taking some sniper drones cause they're so cool.
Also, what do you like about the army you play?
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 19:51   #2 (permalink)
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I personally think the categories are just great way to immediately get an idea of the focus of tactics of an army. It is however in no way written in stone.

I think you can take Sniper Drones and still have a mech list. Many other support this too. By adding a static unit your army doesn't automatically change from mech to hybrid.

Anyways, as of now I play a hybrid list with a big mech portion. I'm slowly working towards complete mechanization (if I wish to do so). Hybrid armies are great and pretty fun. You have a lot of leverage and adaptability while still having a ton of static firepower and support. You play cat and mouse with the mech portions, and support them with the static. It works great.
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 20:35   #3 (permalink)
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My army is about as Mech as you can get. As said the styles are very good ways of narrowing down the many different builds of armies and styles of play for easier reference and to help new players find what they want.
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 23:59   #4 (permalink)
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I think hybrid would work best, because of the ability to use it in any situation, although if you like mech or static, and practice with it, it can become just as good.
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Old 07 Jun 2006, 00:06   #5 (permalink)
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I play mech, but its cuz i play in large 4*6 boards in small boards it's best to have static, it's my feel, cuz you don't get the advantage of moving to much, and the devilfishes points are better spent somewhere else

And what exokan said
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Old 07 Jun 2006, 00:09   #6 (permalink)
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well simply saying, Mech lets me harras whatever i want to...and therefore i like them the most.
 
Old 07 Jun 2006, 00:10   #7 (permalink)
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i see where you guys are going with mech, but i beilieve that some firepower behind you is always a sound descion, although my armieswill/do fluctuate between them all.
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Old 07 Jun 2006, 00:12   #8 (permalink)
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I usually play a pure mech list, or hybrid with a few Kroot. The next time I play I am taking as pure of a Static list as I possibly can, though, just for a change of pace.
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Old 07 Jun 2006, 00:23   #9 (permalink)
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Nice idea, ithink ill accompany you, and then afterwards, do the same with a mech list, just to try somthing new.
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Old 07 Jun 2006, 13:22   #10 (permalink)
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Static Tau.

Usually the only fish I will put on the table is for the pathfinders. I usually took a railhead for extra points and to fill out my list. I was previously limited to two heavys in my army list. I just dont like the idea of my vehicle going down in one shot with an entire squad inside. If the dont dismount on the first turn I feel like they are losing a whole turn of shooting. To me I believe that is less dead enemy units.

However, I am quickly becomming a fan of the Skyray. So at the most I would have three vehicles on the table, 1 fish, 1 railhead, 1 skyray.
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