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Favorite Tau Unit!
View Poll Results: Whats your favorite Tau unit?
Shas'el 1 1.45%
Shas'el 0 0%
Ethereal 1 1.45%
Stealth Suits 20 28.99%
Crisis Suits 12 17.39%
Fire Warriors 10 14.49%
Kroot Carnivores 1 1.45%
Devilfish 2 2.90%
Gun Drones 2 2.90%
Path Finders 3 4.35%
Hammerhead 11 15.94%
Krootox 2 2.90%
Broadside Suits 4 5.80%
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Old 02 Apr 2005, 05:29   #1 (permalink)
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Just wondering what your favorite unit was in the Tau army.

Mine are the stealth suits due to the stealth rule, where enemies have to roll 2d6x3 to shoot me. So this means guys more than 36" will never shoot me. Not to mention, they have jetpacks and move quick. They have good anti-infantry weapons, and they are good at taking and holding objectives in missions. Plus they can infiltrate or deepstrike!
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Just wondering what your favorite unit was in the Tau army.

Mine are the stealth suits due to the stealth rule, where enemies have to roll 2d6x3 to shoot me. So this means guys more than 36" will never shoot me. Not to mention, they have jetpacks and move quick. They have good anti-infantry weapons, and they are good at taking and holding objectives in missions. Plus they can infiltrate or deepstrike!
Easily stealth suits. They are by far, the very best unit tau can field. The have evasion, durability, decent weapons (in volume), can actually defend themselves in close combat, raw efficiency, relatively cheap prices, can provide an "invisible" moving screen for IC hq's toting around nasty close range weapons... the list goes on and on.

I'm a huge stealth fan, and ever since I played 18 + 2 drones each squad last week i'm going to try to use them almost exclusively as my elite choices. If I need Crisis suits ill just cheese out an extra elite slot at the expense of an EL with those fruity bodyguards.

So yeah, definately those little guys.

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Old 02 Apr 2005, 05:43   #3 (permalink)
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Just wondering what your favorite unit was in the Tau army.

Mine are the stealth suits due to the stealth rule, where enemies have to roll 2d6x3 to shoot me. So this means guys more than 36" will never shoot me. Not to mention, they have jetpacks and move quick. They have good anti-infantry weapons, and they are good at taking and holding objectives in missions. Plus they can infiltrate or deepstrike!
Also, i'd like to add that the average roll on two d6's is 7, so they usually spot 21 inches. The key to using stealth well is being able to eye a point past that, between 22~24 inches (24 is the max to jump back in 6, fire 18, then jump back out)

But, the intangible aspect of their sighting rule is doubt you will instill in them. I've had more than a few turns pass by when opponents will not target them despite decent odds to see them due to the fact that if they fail the roll their attack is negated and they cannot afford that. So be very aggresive with them, intelligent at the same time but don't feel the need to always hop around at 24 inches away from the front line... although it will greatly increase their survivability for a few turns.

Ps: strength 5 isn't anything to sneeze at especially in that volume. With those shots you have a pretty good chance of glancing something like a rhino. Good strategy if a marine player thinks he is slick popping smoke and trying to avoid rail gun fire. Let the pellets fly! I just mention this because you seem to think they are only anti infantry. I'd say they are anti power armor too if just for the volume of fire.
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Old 02 Apr 2005, 12:05   #4 (permalink)
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I accidently voted for firewarrior, but if I could change my vote I'd have to go with the crisis suit. They are IMO one of the most versatile units in the game. They are fast, they can weild a huge array of powerful anti-infantry and light vehicle weapons, and can do all this while keeping themselves alive with a 3+ save, 2 wounds and the 6' assualt phase movement.
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All hail to the almighty Crisis suits!

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stealth suits all the way!! they have the best rule out of any choice of the game. they are rock solid and a mainstay in my army.

btw... why are shas'o and 'el choices? they are still crisis suits.
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and you forgot kroot
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Old 02 Apr 2005, 16:44   #8 (permalink)
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As good as the stealths and crisis are the Fire warriors get my vote they are the backbone of a tau army, they are some of (if not the) best normal troops in the game, and there guns combined with cheap cost and good armor is a god send
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I accidently voted for firewarrior, but if I could change my vote I'd have to go with the crisis suit.*
you can change your vote.

el and o are crisis.

No the kroot are on there as kroot carnivores.
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Human Auxiliaries! Because they aren't in the poll!
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