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Old 24 Oct 2007, 20:13   #1 (permalink)
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You may think I am mad, but follow me for a bit.

Aun'va and Shadowsun seem to go together well. They both boost leadership, and in the fluff, Aun'va is shadowsun's mentor. Now, I've been wondering for a long time what the point of Aun'va is, and I believe I have figured it out.

Mix shadowsun, Aun'va, 72 fire warriors, and anything else you want.

Get Aun'va killed, while advancing towards the enemy as fast as possible.

When Aun'va dies, everybody tests on shadowsun's Ld of 10.

Everyone passes Ld check (hopefully), and then we charge across the board with 72 furious charging fire warriors, and some stealth suits and whatnot. ;D

I know I want to try it. Do you? 8)

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Old 24 Oct 2007, 20:24   #2 (permalink)
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Nope, still not worth it...

With ShadowSun being the lynchpin to that army, all it takes is her either getting popped or failing the leadership test herself...

Personally I would rather just take a lot of regular crisis, including my 1+ needed commander.
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Old 24 Oct 2007, 21:27   #3 (permalink)
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Would be cool to try out

want to see the look at my opponent when all my firewarriors charge into close combat
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Old 24 Oct 2007, 22:30   #4 (permalink)
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Depends on what army...

Anything close combat oriented and it'll be a smile.

Anything shooty and it'll be a smile.

And you're completely hosed if its an all vehicle mounted army.
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Old 24 Oct 2007, 23:15   #5 (permalink)
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And you're completely hosed if its an all vehicle mounted army.
I beg to differ. EMP grenades for the win!

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Old 25 Oct 2007, 00:43   #6 (permalink)
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Sorry mate beat you too this one over a year ago.

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=29640.0

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Old 25 Oct 2007, 00:47   #7 (permalink)
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Not worth it IMO. A viable idea, but in the end Tau are more valuable shooting rather then assaulting. And getting both HQ's is close to a 400pt investment. All that just to waste more then half of those pts killing off one of your HQ's just to make your army a little better in HTH (only when they charge) meh, not the best idea IMO, though maybe something to fall back on.
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Old 25 Oct 2007, 01:01   #8 (permalink)
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And you're completely hosed if its an all vehicle mounted army.
I beg to differ. EMP grenades for the win!

Cheers!
With those you would have to get into hth, which won't happen against most fully mounted vehicle armies. And the few that you would be able to get into close combat with are the ones you don't want to get into close combat with (marines, chaos, dark eldar, assault based eldar...)

And god help you if you go up against an Armored Company player. You'd get lucky to blow up one of his tanks with all the shells lobbing at you.

I should be more helpful though. I just don't see a wave of furious assault based tau fire warriors being that good... Except against another tau player thats playing static gunline... Even then you have to make it across to his line which with the number of guns pointed at you is going to be hard at the very least.

If you do try this tactic, make sure to take as many vehicles as you can, whether its some skyrays or some hammerheads. Maybe some piranhas armed with fusion blasters to try to take out enemy vehicles.
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Old 25 Oct 2007, 01:37   #9 (permalink)
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no... just no... thats like a rabbit trying to kill a wolf on steroids it doesn't happen.
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Sorry mate beat you too this one over a year ago.

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=29640.0

I just read your post and I can't believe it worked! I'd love to see this in person.
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