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Old 12 Jan 2008, 06:29   #1 (permalink)
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hey, im thinking of starting tau and i would like to know what you think the best tactics for tau are?


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Old 12 Jan 2008, 06:42   #2 (permalink)
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There are three main schools of thought for Tau.

Static, which refers to an army composed mainly of Fire Warriors, Broadsides and other low mobility but high firepower units.
Mech, or Mechanised, which is an army with as many battlesuits, transports and tanks as possible.
Hybrid is a mix of the two above styles.

There are more in depth topics in the stickies that cover units and variations on specific playstyles/tactics.

At the moment Mech Tau is considered the best, however the metagame (localised playstyle/list composition) is changing towards anti-mech armies, so Static or Mobile Infantry (a very specialised form of Hybrid) could become the better optioin.
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 06:45   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the very informative post, it sounds like im going to create an army list around the hybrid idea.
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 07:26   #4 (permalink)
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 10:06   #5 (permalink)
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hey, im thinking of starting tau and i would like to know what you think the best tactics for tau are?


my site, which you can also answer my question at:

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Concerning your main question: There are three main schoolos of thought: Static, Hybrid and Mech.
Static seems to be (if I can be the judge of this) quite dead right now, although I`ve seen a list (from El Magnifico) which consisted of nine Broadsides a while ago...
Mech was a long time "the" way to play Tau, and I adhered it a long time, as well, with a strict rule: If it can`t move 12" a turn, it doesn`t belong into my army.

Since then, I`ve included Kroot and Broadsides into my army, so I guess I`m playing Hybrid now, myself.

Just check the stickies, you`ll find loads of useful links to all of these playstyles, as well as general to-dos and not-to-dos.

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hey thanks for the info bone, and im sorry I didn't realize that you are not supposed to put your site up.
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Old 12 Jan 2008, 10:15   #7 (permalink)
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I fixed the link Bonesaw.

@Kain94: BossBonesaw is right, reading the rules doesn't take much time, and it will save your behind from smites, warnings and other bad things.
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