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Old 11 Jan 2005, 02:45   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried a heavy weapons tau army? ???
what i mean is like a few broadsides, a hammerhead or two, and a crap load of crisis suits...
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Old 11 Jan 2005, 04:05   #2 (permalink)
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the HHs and broadsides are fine but i've found that when i've played with lots of crisis suits they dont work very well, they get swarmed, plus they would be pretty expencive, i usually field speacialised crisis teams. but thats just my opinion. :P
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well specialized crisis team do work very well.... in my opinion... i should know... :P
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Old 11 Jan 2005, 04:17   #4 (permalink)
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i wonder how alot of specialised suits would go...
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the general rule is that Crisis teams are too small to make up an army by themselves, they get easily swamped as the army suffers from "low model count" Crisis are the specialised teams of the Tau, they bring the heavy weapons, however you also need infantry as the crisis generally dont perform well enough when asked to do their normal job (cracking the opponents "tough nuts") and cutting down the infantry, thus we need Infantry to balance out the equation.
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Tau actually have very few heavy weapons in their army, just 4, three of those in heavy support, no troops options so tau can never really field a true 'heavy weapons army, and it may sound odd but tau don't have the strongest fire power, impereal and eldar armies can have far more, the tau excel in their felxiblity (crisis suits) and mobility of their firepower (fishes, suits etc.), oh eyh and the fact that fire warriors are awsome! ;D
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Its not one unit what makes the Tau army what it is, The Eldar are Faster and The Guard have more guns, we however posess the unparalleled number of mobile guns, everything bar BS can move and they also pack firepower. that is why we do so well, as we have the ability to destroy the enemy's fast tanks (HH) and then rule the battle through correct and lethal application of firepower, we don't blaze like guard but we always get the Headshot when we do it right ;D
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Every army can move around shooting mobily, just like Tau...

But, an army with a lot of Crisis Suits (15) would be around terrible. Even smaller amount of anything than a FoF army. Even GK's would outnumber you... well maybe GKs would.
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true best way is balance it dont overload on heavy weapons. mobility is key with tau for they do not do so hot in CC so you have to keep them in range of your guns but out of range of theres.
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