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Old 09 Jul 2004, 14:13   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Everyone, Im new to the forum.
I really like it a

lot so far. Here is my question.

I have just started Tau. Right now I have 3

Pathfinders and the Tau Battleforce.

My main oppopnent will be Necrons. All

he has so far is the Necron Battleforce and the NIGHTBRINGER.

Please will

someone help me. I want to know what I should do with my battleforce.(What weapons I

should give to my FW and Crisis Suits, I havent put any together yet.) Also any things I

should buy to give me a good chance against the Necrons. I know about the Phase Out rule

and I know that I have to avoid the NIGHTBRINGER.

Any help is appreciated.

-Aj
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Old 09 Jul 2004, 16:49   #2 (permalink)
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Tau Battleforce is a nice basic force - i

started with it! but i dont see the use of 3 pathfinders! I know youll get more an a

devilfish but first focus on fire warriors and battlesuits. You definitely need more FWs

against necrons but dont use the kroot in the battleforce! After youve got another set of

FW's get battlesuits. I HIGHLY recommend Stealth Suits but against necrons

broadsides are useful!

On weapons do NOT give FW's pulse carbines (and

dont even bother asking why - just look at the pulse carbine topic). The crisis is a

different issue - i dunno much about necrons but id probably say you want the lowest AP

and largest range poss! - Tell me more aboutt necrons and i'll be able to help ya!
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Old 10 Jul 2004, 05:58   #3 (permalink)
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Now at the actual battle, declare cheese for using the

Nightbringer in a game that isn't a special tournament.
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Old 10 Jul 2004, 14:09   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone,

I got the 3

pathfinders just to paint and see what Color Scheme I wanted. lol

Anyways, I

just wanted to know why I shouldnt use any kroot. Also what weapons should I give to my

crisis suits and Boradsides (when I get them)

One more thing, who should I

use for my HQ right now I have the commander from the battleforce.

-Aj
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Use that commander, and since you're

out to fight 3+ save necrons, kroot are useless against them.

Use Ion Cannons

on any hammerheads, and concentrate your fire warrior shooting.
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Nightbringer? who gives a bugger about

him. He's fat and slow, just avoid him and you'll be fine
 
Old 11 Jul 2004, 09:56   #7 (permalink)
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Anyways, I just wanted to know why I shouldnt use any

kroot.
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since you're out to fight 3+ save necrons, kroot are useless

against them.
CORRECTION - Kroot are useless against any army!
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Old 11 Jul 2004, 21:39   #8 (permalink)
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Against necrons you need to not kill models,

but actual units. That is the main way of maiking sure they will not be back.
To

explain some points:
Againast Necrons Pulse carbines will not be much use at all:

Pulse carbines willl cause a pinning test which can slow down a unit for a turn, But

first you must kill one of the damn things and then have them fail a leadership test,

with Ld 10, this is one chance in 9. Go for the better range of the rifle.
Kroot are

better against necrons than they are against marines, with the base necron Initiative of

2, the kroot will actually go first. thats the good news. You then have to survive the

counter attack, with a lower Toughness and little or no armour save, you are unlikely to

be around for long. If you do win, you have a low chance of outnumbring them, and since

Necrons are in big squads, forget it.
If on the other hand you are playing in a

heaily forested board, the kroot come into their own. They can then out shoot and outmove

the necrons, and oyu can hold them up for many a turn in this manner.
I think the

solution with mr nightbringer is to accuse the enemy of being a cheesy little wimp and

run away from it. It excels in close combat and will head straight for the toughest thing

you have. you can ry to kill it, but with toughness 8 and an invulnerable armour save,

it's better just to run screaming.

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i rarely play necrons, but the way i see it you

MUST kill the wraths, and you MUST stay out of combat, if you do thake Kroot take a full

squad O' 20 and a shaper and hope, the kroot have pretty good wepons and they can do

damage if lucky. the battle suits and FW's will do the damage.
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Old 23 Aug 2004, 11:13   #10 (permalink)
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You are TAU, dont forget the sheer amount of firepower you have and nightbringing is C'tan and follows the Above all else rule, so use your suits and shoot him down, b4 he attacks, as for VS necrons, tell me how do you Stop 9 Destroyers!!! they eat my FW teams alive and my Braodsides cant kill them all, plus he tends to stick a destroyer lord inbetween them, but not in them , so i cant shoot at him, but they still get there Orb of Reserection!!! so tell me do i put all my firepower into them?? any advice, i can kill everything else, but Destroyers tend to crush me!!!
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