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Your style of play
View Poll Results: Which of the following best describes your strategy? (2 votes)
stand and fire 8 12.90%
loads of troops 11 17.74%
big guns (tanks, battlesuits, etc) 12 19.35%
mobility 23 37.10%
ATTACK! 6 9.68%
prayer 2 3.23%
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Old 15 Feb 2005, 04:32   #1 (permalink)
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Default Your style of play

Just out of curiousity, what sort of tactics do you use most of the time, or you are a major fan of? (tau only)

My particular strategy is a mix between a mobile strike force and a hard hitting, troop heavy firebase.
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Old 15 Feb 2005, 05:07   #2 (permalink)
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My main opponent plays Deathskull Orks so I like to load up on FW teams and Stealth teams. The main "big gun" I use would be the HH's submunition round (what better anti-mob gun is there? >) which double duties as a looted vehicle killer. Other than that, just lots of guns (to kill LOTS of Orks).
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Old 15 Feb 2005, 05:23   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Your style of play

Mobile Strike Force, three words to describe the most effective and fluffy Tau Army.
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Old 15 Feb 2005, 08:49   #4 (permalink)
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Highly mobile but with a blend of units. I typically use a small static fire line supported by infiltrating kroot (who are there largely to die for the greater good but not without inflicting casualties first) and mobile fire teams (DF mounted FWs and crisis suits). My normal list contains an ethereal, 'el, firewarriors, suits (crisis & stealth), drones, kroot, and hammerheads. Pathfinders get added at point levels >1500.
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Old 15 Feb 2005, 09:04   #5 (permalink)
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Well, I go with a mix, one part thats mobile whos work is to harass the enmies flanks and one part thats stationary so that I have an firebase for my mobile units to reform behind!
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Old 15 Feb 2005, 09:05   #6 (permalink)
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Hmm... I'd say Big Guns, Mobility and ATTACK. Never fails for me with Farsight. All the big guns are the battlesuits shooting about the board using their mobility, pummeling in shots of stray enemy units, and then they go in and attack in hand to hand removing the remenants of the unit attacked, whilst the FW's and Human Auxiliaries stay back giving covering fire. The great part about it is its never the same and is barely readable, i can use the mobility to focus on a wing or attempt to use them as a lure so my Broadsides and Hammerhead have targets, or *focus on single units and patiently pick off unit by unit whilst maneouvring to get out of the majority of fire.
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Old 15 Feb 2005, 09:10   #7 (permalink)
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i usally go for tons of fire warriors and sit there and open fire.

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Old 15 Feb 2005, 10:25   #8 (permalink)
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stand and shoot & big guns :P
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Old 15 Feb 2005, 11:33   #9 (permalink)
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three words; Big, Mobile, Guns

i only have 24 firewarriors, in my 1700 pts army, and it works like a charm
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For me, it has to be mobility and cat & mouse. I prefer loads of units that have the jetpack, to backup my three squads of firewarriors (12 each), two of which are mounted in Fish. From there, it's 9 suits with Fire Knife and two Gundrone squads with two Hammers to back it all up. I generally use my drones and suits as lures, then sudden strike them with firewarriors and the hammerheads are actually used as herders as they create the firepaths (since enemies don't really come out in the open when they're lurking). The suits stop the transport heavy armies and most light to medium vehicles and the Hammers take out those pesky 14 armour beasts. The Firewarriors do the objective work and intercept anything that gets too close. All the while, being able to shift my entire firebase 6 to 12 inches if needed each turn while maintaining that firepower.
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