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Old 02 Nov 2007, 17:36   #1 (permalink)
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What does All this 'Mech tau' and 'kills 2 MEQ's'? It's used quite a lot, but I have no Idea what it means!
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Old 02 Nov 2007, 17:46   #2 (permalink)
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Mech Tau means a Tau army that focuses a great deal on movement, fielding a lot of battlesuits, mobile railguns (meaning lots of hammerheads), and Fire Warriors in Devilfish. It is the opposite of static Tau, which focuses more on a firing line of Fire Warriors, Sniper Teams, and Broadsides.

MEQ means "Marine Equivalent." It refers to anything with toughness 4 and a 3+ armour save.
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Old 02 Nov 2007, 17:49   #3 (permalink)
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What does All this 'Mech tau' and 'kills 2 MEQ's'?  It's used quite a lot, but I have no Idea what it means!
Mech tau is simply a Tau army in which every unit can move 12 or more inches each turn. Tanks and troops in transports will make up most of the army with a couple suits.
Commonly used abbreviations:
MEQ=Marine equivalent toughness 4 with a 3+ save
GEQ=Guard equivalent toughness 3 with a 5+ save
TEQ=Terminator equivalent toughness 4 with a 2+ save
MC=Monstrous Creature
IC=Independent character
I hope that helps a little. Hang in there it will all make sense.
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Old 02 Nov 2007, 17:56   #4 (permalink)
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Don't you mean toughness 4 on TEQ?
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Don't you mean toughness 4 on TEQ?
Good catch. I fixed it.
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Old 02 Nov 2007, 18:16   #6 (permalink)
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Mech Tau = Mechanized Tau i.e. everything is in transports. Though it's meaning has pretty much been stretched to encompass any mobile Tau force.
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Question asked and answered, but I suggest you use the search feature next time, this same question has been asked far more than once, and the same goes for most simple questions, likely most questions period.
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