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Old 14 Jan 2005, 18:31   #1 (permalink)
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Ok i was thinking of using a sacraficial Ethreal army.

5x squads of 12 bonded fire warriors.

couple stealth

some suites

1 pack of 20 kroot

drones and some pathfinders with rail rifles.

hammerhead or 2

Well basically the entire army advances but if within 30'' they stay stationary and shoot.

Now i have 2 fw and 1 kroot squad advance all intermingeled. Hit rapid fire range and blast away right b4 i charge with all my kroot and my ethreal.

Ethreal charges a seperate unit (if any) that my kroot do insuring his death.

My fw all fall back kroot eventually get overwhelmed and die off now the enemy cant get to me seeing as i'm 24'' away and i get to move and rapid fire yet again. Which i dont care who you are you cannot survive that many str 5 shots averaging
(12x6)+(12x2) = 96 str 5 shots
*note* only 3 squads are in rapid fire range the other 2 sit back about 20'' inches more.

Now the list can b countered by units that can assault 24'' calvary. some gaunts these will b a problem and this is y i will throw all my kroot at them as well as direct stealth suit rail rifle fire at them to make damn sure they dont ever hit assault.

Hammerheads fly arround and blow stuff up what more can i say.

Thinking of using ap 1-2 weps on my suites say the melta and plasma for close range devastation.

they are effective +6'' range weps seeing as you move after you shoot aswell.


Now for everyone of u die hard Tau players appauled by the death of an ethreal it was for the greater good.

This seems like a very fun list to play and i'll try it out tomarrow at a tourney and see how well it does then relpy with an update.
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Old 14 Jan 2005, 18:48   #2 (permalink)
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.... IME when an army runs from the corpse it keeps running, youre also assuming you rally here. not a stable tactic IMO and lacking in almost any form of mobility (no Rf weapons fire on the move), thus I dub this a bad Idea ;D.

all sarcasm aside it wont work IMO, the tactic is too reliant on you failing and passing tests.
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Old 14 Jan 2005, 18:55   #3 (permalink)
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It really isnt that diffacult when they are bonded.

As i would perfer it i may want to keep running after running up there with my initial blow it would b much easire to fall back rather than hit melee.
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umm, you have to fail the test first, on shas'ui LD this isnt that hard but getting the whole line to do it is unrealistic, then you have to have them all rally, also unrealistic, add to that that if you want to make use of the bonding you'll be below 50% on the regroup this weill deplete your firepower greatly.

thus, not a stable tactic as I said before
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Old 14 Jan 2005, 20:42   #5 (permalink)
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Never rely tactics on luck.
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I agree with Dizz and Butter here, but it is a very creativi idea and if you make it work I bow for you!

In V3 I used to reroll successful morale checks a lot in close combat with the Inspiring Prescense rule but since sweeping are all about initiative nowadays I can't do that either. To applay your tactics without trusting only in luck you have to have another Etheral and you are not allowed to.
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Old 15 Jan 2005, 15:44   #7 (permalink)
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In some ways, I prefer 3rd ed, but I do think it was fair for GW to focus more on some of the other aspects of the stat line. ( a la initiative) which wasn't that important in past editions.
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I agree. I even think all rules changes are for the better in 4th Ed. This time they have made a better version of the previous game instead of an almost completely new game as the swap from 2nd to 3rd Ed.
And, most important, Tau is better in 4th Ed!
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He's right. If all tactics relied on luck, you wouldn't need units, you'd just be rolling die for no reason at all.
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Old 16 Jan 2005, 02:42   #10 (permalink)
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yeah, that's why it makes me angry when people say comments like 'warhammer is based on luck', because face it. there's a fine line between warhammer and gambling.
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