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Old 22 Mar 2005, 14:59   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best and Worst Army for Tau to fight

I'd have to say the best army the Tau to fight are the DE and the Worst Would be the Nids.
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Old 22 Mar 2005, 15:10   #2 (permalink)
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Discussions recently tend to favor the Necrons as the toughest for us to beat. I would have to pick one of the specialist Marine armies as the easiest (I don't have much experience fighting Dark Eldar). Daemonhunters with an emphasis on Grey Knights, perhaps. Tau are excellent against anything with a low model count, aside from necrons.
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Old 22 Mar 2005, 15:17   #3 (permalink)
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That is really hard to say, it really depend on the army composition. For example i really beat down Tyranids really easily, but Necrons and some chaos marines (and even some normal marines) can be a problem. But it really depend on what composition do you prefer.
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For me, I would have to say for the Easiest fights for Tau (depending on the setup of course, but I play a hyrbrid of Mobility and Static support for versaility) are:
  • Easier Fights:
  • Grey Knight Daemonhunters
    • Too low in the numbers, just as easy to kill as a normal marine, and no long range weaponry that worries a good Commander.
  • Orks
    • What can I say other than our guns rip everything they have apart, short of the massive trukk forcefield Ork army.
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Harder Fights:[*]Necrons (large Necron model count, no Monolith)
  • Huge warrior armies are just too difficult to lay down for the count, ever tried to kill 60 Necron models? Doesn't happen.
[*]Massive, fast Tyranid armies with dual flying Tyrants
  • Fast flying combat armies that have huge creatures that are too hard to kill for standard weapons? Check! We simply don't have enough guns to take them all...
[*]Guard or Marines with a lot of heavy ordinance firepower and indirect fire
  • Ordinance is the end all of anything not in a vehicle--and they're at risk too! Ordinance disrupts suits, it tears up infantry and keeps your vehicles glanced too long.
[*]Altaioc Eldar
  • Ranger disruption disrupts the harmony of Tau; they seperate our units too easily and make it easy pickings to take us out one by one or pinn us down.
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Why don't you like Alaitoc Eldar?
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Old 22 Mar 2005, 16:14   #6 (permalink)
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Alaitoc Edlar, when equiped correctly can really mess up a Tau army with their ranger disruption charts. If they can mess up the organization of a Tau army, they can pick it to pieces bit by bit, and when Tau don't stick together they fall apart easliy. So they're one of those specilized Eldar armies that give problems generally (though Eldar in general is a good opponent, but not too hard or too easy)
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Old 22 Mar 2005, 16:24   #7 (permalink)
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Yesterday I played vs. the Deamonhunter army that you say is eaisiest. I back you 100%. In the first round of shooting I took out his HQ's Bodygaurd with a HH Sub and Missile Poded the crap out of his Grey Knights (5 Greys 3 dead at end of phase). He shot at me and killed... Nothing, just a wound on a Crisis that had a Arm and Leg sticking out of cover. In the next round I FOFed his SM squad and HHed his HQ. He fell soon after.
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Pure Grey Knights suffer from over-specializtion and are very slow. Unmounted, small expensive squads with no real benefits other than a really weak ability of Shrouding (it's too weak for it's purpose as it's worse than nightfighting rules). Tau can rip them to ribbons with half the number of points on their side of the field.

Inquisitorial mixed Grey Knights on the other hand, can be a headache if you know what to do with them
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Old 22 Mar 2005, 16:45   #9 (permalink)
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Please note that I am not bashing the Daemonhunters in any way. I think they are a fantastic army. It is just that their strengths don't line up very well with the Tau weaknesses, whereas the Tau strengths line up very well with theirs.
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Old 22 Mar 2005, 16:52   #10 (permalink)
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Hmmm...Best and Worst army to fight against, eh?
Best
  • Tyranids
  • Orks

Worst
  • Necrons
  • Majority of Eldar Variations
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