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If you had to choose one ally for your army. Who would you fight with?
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Old 06 Nov 2007, 03:15   #1 (permalink)
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If you had to choose one ally army to fight with you in 40k or in appocolyps level brawls.

On my tables I have a large Tau army of about 3000 pts of ungeared units.
3800+ if you add in all wargear and a few seeker missles.

Im at a crossroads, I like to add Imp guards or Eldar warhosts.
Both armies offer interesting possiblities to a Tau ground army.
I like the armoured fists from Imp guard with a large infantry support. Hunter cadres bring on strong high mobile firepower to where its needed while Imps shell and fortify or advance to take and hold ground.

Eldar offer enhancenets to the Taus mobile punch with depending on the type of Eldar, exellent ground melee that can win in a fist fight and still offer the speed and mobility that surpases the young ones.
Shinning spears army working the same side of the board as piranha team with a hammerhead or 3.

The unit combos are fantastic.
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Old 06 Nov 2007, 04:12   #2 (permalink)
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I've been itching to build a Kroot Merc. army, and now I have a reason, just have to finish my Tau first :-[. Truth be told though, I'll probably build my Eldar army before I start any Kroot Merc. projects (started 40k with Eldar ). And it's not that unfluffy to see the two working on the same side.
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Old 06 Nov 2007, 04:50   #3 (permalink)
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I'd go with Eldar. We have excellent long-ranged weaponry, and they have excellent short-ranged/melee capabilities, and both are mobile. Tau carries the anti-tank/anti-heavy Infantry, and the Eldar carry the anti-horde fire power.
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Old 06 Nov 2007, 04:52   #4 (permalink)
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I was thinking of eldar as well, their speed jives well with us Tau players. A static tau army with a lot of pinning to keep the heat on until the harlies/banshees/scorpions close in. Combining Fish of Fury attacks with a close combat squad hopping out of a wave serpent the turn before (or some shining spears). Or just be super cheesy and go purist Mech Tau with straight Mech Eldar. 2 Fire Prisms, 1 Falcon, and 3 Hammerheads, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy >.
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Old 06 Nov 2007, 10:17   #5 (permalink)
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Imperial Guard for sure, let the Tau shoot everything, while the Guard run in and take objectives.

Also, for fluff reasons, my army will be 50/50 Tau, Imperial Guard.
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Old 06 Nov 2007, 10:50   #6 (permalink)
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i would use imperial guard because you can use them as meatshields while your longer range tau deal out damage, plus imperial vehicles are no joke... get a few basilisks as support and a load of guardsmen...
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Old 06 Nov 2007, 11:55   #7 (permalink)
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Well I would personally say go for Imperial Guard, but I'm seriously biais towards the Gue'vesa. but IG gives you a greater 'masse' in your army so more target to shoot at instead of your Tau, and they are slightly better in close combat expecially if you add a flamer or two in with your troops. Also, despite the fact I'm not using them, Basilisk can be really useful to thin down your opponent.

On the other hand I did play a cooperative match with an Eldar ally (ok they were a Dark Eldars Wyche cult with raiders, a squad of warrior with Dark lances and a couple ravagers) and my tau against 2 Space marines chapters. We complemented each other quite well. My Shas'la sat pretty and shot, my pathfinder 'fish allowed for my stealthsuit to deep strike perfectly behind enemy line, my broadside took care of the vehicule, and the Dark eldar did their thing doing some hit and runs against the enemy.

We lost but it was a great game nonetheless.
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Old 06 Nov 2007, 14:38   #8 (permalink)
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i dunno i find this a hard one i like both eldar and guard,guard cause of the awesome vehicles like baneblades and such and eldar for there hand too hand combat units and fire prisms:P
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Old 06 Nov 2007, 15:09   #9 (permalink)
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i'd probably go with eldar too, both armies put together would be pretty fast on the table, and most eldar anren't that bad at assault either and shooting wise there pretty good too
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Old 06 Nov 2007, 15:23   #10 (permalink)
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I would go with Imperial Guard, mostly for aesthetic reasons. I really like the way the two armies look together, especially with the standard T'au and Cadian color schemes.
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