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Old 10 Mar 2007, 03:21   #1 (permalink)
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Default 40k Tau vs. Fantasy Wood Elves

the Tau and wood Elf's are really similar in a few or more ways like they both have a high leadership hand to hand isent there fortay and they both shoot down anything that stands in front of them so what would a game between some wood Elf's and Tau be like? ???

i mean there tactics are so similar so it would be just like a game between two Tau or Wood Elf players... wouldn't it? :-\
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Old 10 Mar 2007, 03:34   #2 (permalink)
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I think you mean:

The Tau and Wood Elves are really similar in a more than a few ways. They both have high leadership, hand-to-hand isn't their forte, and both shoot down anything in front of them. What would a game between Tau and Wood Elves be like? Their tactics are similar, So would it be like a game between two Tau or Wood Elf players?

At least that's what I think the post is trying to say, sorry for the corrections, I'm not trying to be mean.

As for an answer, I don't know enough about Wood Elves to answer.
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Old 10 Mar 2007, 03:59   #3 (permalink)
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Ha ha ha! :funny: being corrected doesent bother me but there tactics are really similer
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Old 10 Mar 2007, 04:37   #4 (permalink)
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dryads, are one of the strongest h2h units in the game that is core. You need to review the combat system before you can make that statement. Yes the wood elf can shoot accross the table, but when they get in to a fight their treekin are going to rock you.
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Old 10 Mar 2007, 05:43   #5 (permalink)
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Having played both, I can say that I have not found them play the same way. Wood Elves actually have a few units that are very good at close combat. Their BS is good, but there are armies that have much stronger ranged attacks. Wood Elves usually win by outmaneuvering their opponent and charging the right units at the right time with a lot of units at once. They can't win solely by out-shooting the enemy. There are similarities, but there are also a lot of differences. Wood Elves in Fantasy are really still a lot closer to Eldar in 40k. They are fast, have good leadership, and have a lot of specialists, but they are expensive, not very durable, and their units are generally only good at doing one or two things.
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Old 10 Mar 2007, 08:01   #6 (permalink)
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Hmmm... strange my brother plays woodies and i play darkies with fantisie and the only thing that wins it for him is his shooting ive seen him win a few games without ever going into hand to hand :huh:
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Old 10 Mar 2007, 08:43   #7 (permalink)
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Funny but interesting topic this one. I have to answer as i only play 2 warhammer armies both being Tau and Wood Elves. I can see what he's getting at though i started with the Woodies and i decided upon Tau due to the fact that i did find them similiar tacticly. It's the mech aspect i found similiar, the fact that you can dominate the movement phases in both armies.

Wood Elves are actually one of the strongest hth WFB armies out there in the fact that they can dictate where and when the combat starts. In a sense the Tau are able to dictate when are where the shooting takes place in the same way. As a previous post said the Woodies win thru evasion and picking the right fights at the right time. The Tau in that sense dictate when they allow the enemy to get to shoot at them.

Wood Elves like the Tau are the generals army. You need to make every move precise, every shot needs to go to the right place at the right time and if you can accomplish that you've won the game. Many WFB and 40K armies are clumsy, you just move forward, shoot, fight and then see what happens and then do it all over again. The Woodies like the Tau is more like playing a chess game, you need to be at least 2 if not 3 moves ahead in your thinking or your going to lose. If either army gets caught out in hth they don't want they are going to die horribly.

Both armies use a static firebase anchor and mech units that seek to flank and get behind the enemy. Both also use lots of harrassing troops to rush in close deliver damage then scoot away before they can be damaged themselves. Both use scouting and infiltration.

I think it's the tactical principals that are similiar as opposed to the troop types as such. You could probobly say that Eldar, Dark Eldar and Tau all share a similiar tactical principal and the Wood Elves being so fast and being the only WFB army that plays like a 40K army is the reason that they can be likened to these armies.


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Old 10 Mar 2007, 13:29   #8 (permalink)
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Ok, i too play both Wood Elves and Tau, though my elf army has only taken to the filed once thus far. However, the percived similarities to mech tau was one reason i was drawn to mobile, shooty WE. In practice, they are a very different army in a very different game, but they are conceptually very similar. The ability to stay hidden or mobile, which pumping out firepower at long range is similar. Kroot/dryads hinding in the woods is similar. The play style, dominating the shooting phase and dictating who hits your lines when, and what state they are in when they arrive is very familiar to players of both races. However, a longbow, even a GG Longbow, is no pulserifle, and WE have nothing comparable to a HH mounted rail gun or a JSJ plamsa rifle/missle pod. In the end, I think that a Tau or WE player will feel comfortable with the other army, but they are by no means the same, merely similar when the player chooses to operate under similar circumstances.
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Old 10 Mar 2007, 16:55   #9 (permalink)
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Wood elves aren't particularly shooty, no fantasy army relies nearly as heavily on firepower as Tau, even my empire troops cant do amazingly in shooting. In fantasy, shooting is like a side-bonus, or a small unit of archers. Wood elves have a lot of magic and mobility, they're (obviously) like eldar.
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Old 10 Mar 2007, 17:14   #10 (permalink)
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Well, I haven't played Wood Elves, in fact I haven't played much Fantasy at all (had a VC army when their last army book came out, but then I "retired" the skellies and Zombies for casualties...heh...) but as to the specific question that was asked of "who would win" well, it's a silly question. The Tau, of course, as the PRs would destroy the Elfs with little armour, the Elves wouldn't be able to get into HtH.
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