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Old 19 Jan 2005, 00:49   #1 (permalink)
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In your opinion, what's the hardest/toughest/complicated Chaos army for Tau?

I'm going to say Thousand Sons and Tzeentchian armies usually obliterate Tau, yet the Word Bearers have also gave me some past troubles.
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Old 19 Jan 2005, 01:03   #2 (permalink)
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Firstly, the Word Bearers give everyone trouble.. what with thier mass amounts of mixed demons..

Secondly, in reponse to your question, I'd figure it'd either be the World Eaters.. assumign they make it to combat, the Tau are done.... or the Iron Warriors.. They might be one of the only forces that could Out-shoot the tau.
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Old 19 Jan 2005, 01:05   #3 (permalink)
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Iron Warriors or Alpha Legion (Alpha can infiltrate)
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Don't have experience with Chaos armies, I would think that melee god...Khornesh I think would give some trouble, what with all the meleeness and all.

Iron Warriors can be a pain to fire warriors, with all those heavy bolters, and they're a shooty army that out-shoots the Tau.

Plague Marines could be a toughy. With all that added toughness and bonuses we don't get the upper hand with our Pulse Rifles anymore.

Yeah, Khorne, Plague, and Iron Warriors are my votes.
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Old 19 Jan 2005, 01:17   #5 (permalink)
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oh man, forgot Iron Warriors. They dominated my Enclave at a RT last year.
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Actually Helderin Khorne seems to be one of the easier of the Chaos Legions to deal with, not saying that Tau beat them around, but since they mostly have to go for the CLOSEST unit when they berserk, you can easily lure them away from your battleline with a few decoys.

Iron Warriors are a nightmare to fight for Tau as they back all the hitting power of Space Marines up close, but they bring extra tanks and heavy artillery.

Word Bearers are disgusting for EVERYONE to fight, they have just to many demons, and their normal troops can be bolstered with the Demegogue ability that their lords get.

Also, Plague marines, Tau begin to loose their heavy firepower advantage with these guys, not to mention the fact that the Great Unclean One is a monster to fight, the ammount of damage it can take is disturbing.
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I'd say fast hitting armies such as night lords would provide the most problems as they also have pretty respectable firepower.

'Iron Warriors.. They might be one of the only forces that could Out-shoot the tau.'

Many armies can quite comfortably outshoot the tau, for raw devastating firepower i don't rate the tau at all as that is not their strength and was never intended to be.

Alpha legion would also provide problems with mass infiltrating cultists, they are very cheap and will hit your lines quickly, the downfall of cultists is that they can be delt with by most armies with a half decent combat squad, but you would need a lot of kroot in your tau force to do this. They are also backed up by the alpha legion marines themselves who are usually few in number but kitted out with grenades, infiltrate etc and can be quite dangerous, particularly when you are preoccupied with cultists.
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Old 19 Jan 2005, 13:43   #8 (permalink)
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It's interesting that everyone has a different opinion.

My vote would be for Word Bearers... daemon bomb bikers would be pretty nasty to fight since they can get up close and personal very quickly.
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To Arguleon-veq : I didn't even think about Alpha legion, but yeah they would be very dangerous to Tau, but I think one sure way to counter it is to try and set up behind only one or two pieces of terrain, take a stealth team to hide in that terrain and hope you win the infiltration roll.

Also, I think so far we have a general concenses that Word Bearers are one of the most dangerous Chaos armies against tau. Any ideas how to beat these guys?
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Nightlords? Can't they have like...all Raptors!
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