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Which Army is Tau best at defeating?
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Space Marines (specify chapter) 2 5.00%
Chaos (again be specific) 1 2.50%
Daemon Hunters 2 5.00%
Witchunters 0 0%
Tyranids 7 17.50%
Necrons 3 7.50%
Eldar (and which craftworld) 7 17.50%
Imperial Guard 6 15.00%
Orks 10 25.00%
Dark Eldar 2 5.00%
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Old 06 Feb 2005, 08:59   #1 (permalink)
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Default Which Army is Tau best at defeating?

Title sums this up prefectly, whcih army do you find you beat the easiest? For me it has to be eldar, we just outnumber most craftworld eldar (im talking biel tan, alitoch, iyaden and saim han here), pulse weaponry negates gaurdians saves, vypers armour isnt tough enough and basically i always find tau to have a distinct edge over them more often than not.
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Any eldar except Alaitoc. Their cover saves really gives a standard Tau army without that many markerlights a tough fight. Not to speak of the dreadful disruption table!
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To Aun Dolf - strange you say alitoch because my friend has changed form alitoch to biel tan eldar especailly to try and beat me. I dunno if his armyu was typical alitoch one but it seemed to be packed with rangers and pathfinders to me. The disruption talbe always meant my broadsides started in reserve but to be honest i found that because rangers and pathfindetrs cost so much per model my FW's could stay static and out gun them from range, that left all my other big weapons to take out both wraithlords, the avatar, falcon and wave serpent... :P
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Maybe my Alaitoc opponent is too good, not the army. He would never put my broadsides in reserve though - he use to take away my fire warriors and stealth suits. He always manages to get a 3+ cover save and that is really something. He then has two infiltrating units of scorpions to take care of what is not in reserve.
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hmm, yes our oppoennts do play in very different styles, my opponent insists on playing with virtually no cover and has a sheer brute fire power army led by two wraithlords, at least he did but when he played me he realised the way to beat tau inst to challenge them to a firefight ;D
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I've rolled over most (if not all) Smurf armies i've faced.

And yeah, eldar just don't have it to match Tau in a firefight.
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Crap! I thought it was which army defeats Tau the best! Well, Necrons are Taus toughest foes, but I would say Orks are easiest for Tau.
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lol, i was wondering why necrons had two votes already ;D myself ive never played orks before but massed fire warriors would seem to me to be a major problme for them instantly....speed freaks may take a little more stopping, but even then pulse weaponry is strong enough to destroy their transports....a nicely customized anti ork army ( many FW's, stealths, crisis with MP's) would absolutly own it though ;D
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I agree.

In my experience Tau can easily defeat regular Orks (this correlates with the fluff as well).

The high strength of the Tau's basic weapon counters the Ork strength of havinga high basic toughness.

The Orks also have few fast units that can catch a mobile Tau army. Those Ork units that are fast are often very lightly armoured (such as truks) which most tau weapons can deal with.

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Tyranids. Any victory over the Tyranids by tau is extremely one-sided, mowing down the bugs beofre they get into combat, the short ranged firepower of the bugs being outclassed by the long range guns of the Tau. If they're gonna win, they're gonna win good.

On the other hand, any Tau loss to the bugs is similarly one-sided, the Guant's getting into combat on turn two after incessant 1's for shooting, and just ripping through the enemy.
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