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Old 23 Feb 2005, 03:44   #1 (permalink)
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HELP ME!

I have just started a Tau army with an ethereal, 2 body guards, 5 crisis suits, 3 stealth suits, 3 fire warrior squads, tons of drones, and a hammer head tank w/ railgun.

i am facing 3 of my friends just about every weekend 2 of them have a space marine armies, and the other has a daemon hunters army using only greynights; THEY ALL LOVE TO DEEP STRIKE! and use my lack of close combat abilities to their advantage.

what should i do?
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 03:47   #2 (permalink)
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mount your FW and have large mobs of kroot take the terrain and you shold be fine.
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 03:49   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the Board 14th Cadre!

You can start, by checking this group of helpful links to answer some of your questions: Click Here For Help!

Next, take a look Here for help regarding specific anti-marine questions.

You can also look into the Daemon Hunters forum for more help, but it's one of the less used, so if you have specific questions about Daemon Hunters, I'll be happy to help with them
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 04:00   #4 (permalink)
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kroot mobs + flamer = don't do it.
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 04:03   #5 (permalink)
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upon closer reading of your list I see that its mostly static, Bodyguards are bad look here for why.

also static armies have loads of trouble w/ DS, the armies that dont have as much are nikkenryu and Mecha, consider investigating either of them or PM me if you want some reference material, incorporating these types of list would help reduce the damage from deep striking, mecha lists are able to soak up more of the damage so consider mobilizing most of your army.

and realistically, not many compettetive marine or anything for that matter lists have more than one flamer in them :P
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 04:15   #6 (permalink)
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In my experience, if my gaming buds deepstrike, theres gonna be a heck of a lot of flamers and/or melta weapons. I just naturally assume that any deep-striker would do the same
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 04:20   #7 (permalink)
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not really, flamers are not in fashion it seems, melta however is another story, almost every DS squad has some form of melta or plasma.
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 04:25   #8 (permalink)
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heres why flamers are used a lot by the guys I know;
6 remnant squads deep strike around a few broods of termagants (about 80 or so to start)
each remnant squad has a flamer....

5 termagants live

Tell me why flamers are out of style
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 04:28   #9 (permalink)
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flamers are not quite good against the DH and SM armour save
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Old 23 Feb 2005, 04:30   #10 (permalink)
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because simply dropping in and Rfing is almost as good, and termagants are never ever seen incompettetive circles.

also flamers are just bad against rines, and MEQ is the metagame prettymuch :P
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