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How do you beat a Mech Tau army?
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Old 10 Mar 2005, 22:35   #1 (permalink)
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Default How do you beat a Mech Tau army?

I am asking this question because I'll have (am building) a mech/hybrid Tau army and would like to know ways to break it for two reasons: 1. So I can avoid them 2. so my friends have a chance at beating me.

as anti-greater good as it is, I'd like to know how to break a Mech Tau army with the following races:

1. SMs (more specifically, Space Wolves)
2. DE
3. 'Crons

Can't belive I'm asking for how to beat my army... VV_xV

Army List:
Shas'el [TL Plasma Rifle, Missile Pod, HW Multitracker] (98)
Shas'el [TL Missile Pod, Plasma Rifle, HW Multitracker] (97)
6 Stealth Suits (180)
12 Firewarriors in Devilfish [Multitracker, Decoy] (215)
12 Firewarriors in Devilfish [Multitracker, Decoy] (215)
10 Kroot (70)
10 Kroot (70)
6 Firewarriors (60)
6 Firewarriors (60)
Railhead [SMS, Target Lock, Multitracker, Decoy] (180)
Railhead [SMS, Target Lock, Multitracker, Decoy] (180)
Broadside Battlesuit [Multitracker] (75)
Total: 1500
Seekers: 0
Tanks: 4
Scoring Units: 10

I DO NOT WANT ARMYLIST CRITIQUES! JUST HOW TO BEAT IT LIKE A DRUM!
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Old 11 Mar 2005, 00:43   #2 (permalink)
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I've given you my critique on that army already, it has majour weaknesses which you should Iron out (mostly just wasted and badly invested points)

to beat mech:

SW: they have a real hard time as they cant have the good ol' las plas in good faith, good ideas are : longfangs, you'll need some, wolfscouts (the bane of my existence :P) with AT weapons, thats about where it ends as all the SW Pfists hit on 6's vs skimmers so its not such a good deal anymore :P.

DE: the 10 man 2 DL squad, end, thats what wins for DE, its cheeze, but much of what comes out of that codex is either cheeze or bad :P.that and the 3 DL ravager (although this is largely dogmeat vs tau as its a light skimmer ;D

Crons: they really dont have to do anything special, theyre already hard to beat, but loading up on warriors and taking one monolith is a good idea.

and that is the critiques from the master (bear in mind I know very little about SW, just that wolf scouts = pain in the @$$ )
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Old 11 Mar 2005, 01:20   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry I know nothing about Space wolves

Dark Eldar are fast ehough to catch our Fw, even in devilfishes

Another problem is the warp portal which alows them to bring out their CC units when they get close enough


Necrons basically have no strategy whatsoever. They are just hard to stop and kill.

Although Wraiths will catch your FW's in the devilfish and then kill them
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Old 11 Mar 2005, 02:11   #4 (permalink)
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If you make your army into pure mech, all they have to do is take a bunch of anti-tank weapons (preferably mobile ones). DE don't even need to bother with that since they can easily chase you down and lance you from the rear, then jump on you with assault specialists. Although necrons are tough, they actually might have the hardest time due to the fact that they need to stay together to be strong (if any units get ahead of the main force, they will risk losing their WBB roll). Unfortunately for you, pretty much all their guns can take down your DF (and since they can only glance anyway with normal gauss guns, extra moving doesn't really help much) and HHs. All he has to do is advance as a "metal wall" and box you in. As soon as you get near him, he can rapid fire you with gauss guns...not fun.
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Old 11 Mar 2005, 02:20   #5 (permalink)
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Read the Mech Bible, Dizz can give you the link.
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My Bible

I'd disagree that DE are good vs mechTau, half the guns in the army cut through raiders like tissue paper, hell the pulse rifle does it admirably.

in proper mech, where they deploy the WWP or where they run the raiders doesnt matter, FW in fishes dont get assaulted, and if they get near the battlesuits then the battlesuits arent shooting well enough

necrons have it easiest, they take a lith and stick together, lots of warriors = hard time for any Tau.
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yeah, but they're also cheap...
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what do you mean? necrons are cheeze? it all depends on the army going against it, we just have a mard time as we dont get plasma upgrades :P
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i still say that WWB roles stink of cheeze...especially since they have awesome armour, good guns, and a lot of other wargear junk... i dunno...

but what's really fun 2 do is 2 ally w/a sm player who packs a librarian and whoosh! Sucked into the warp. HA!
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f course WBB is a bit stilton its a 4+ ward save on top of 3+, but crons are 18pts base, cant have trasports and no upgrades, I'd say its balaced, we just cant exploit the weaknesses as well as say SMurfs can
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