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Old 13 Apr 2005, 18:51   #1 (permalink)
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I was watching this small battle of Tau vs Orks. The Tau guy took 6 squads of 6 Fire warriors and went crazy everywhere. Anyone else see this kind of tactic? Oh, and he won.
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Old 13 Apr 2005, 18:53   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on the point level and what the terrain was like, but I can see that being decent at very low army sizes. 6 units of 6 FWs is a minimum of 360pts - perfect for a Combat Patrol type game.
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Old 13 Apr 2005, 19:36   #3 (permalink)
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That's found more often in static Firewarrior armies, perfably half-and-half rifles and carbines...the tactic does work, but it is farily tricky...I tried it once and failed horribly! Oh well...back to the Fishes!
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Default Re: New tactic?

What is better

1 squadof 12

or 2 squads of 6?

I like the larger squads but how is small squads better?
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Old 13 Apr 2005, 20:00   #5 (permalink)
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I have no idea but he liked the idea.
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Old 13 Apr 2005, 20:38   #6 (permalink)
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What is better

1 squadof 12

or 2 squads of 6?

I like the larger squads but how is small squads better?
Totally depends on how you play! 2 Squads of 6 is good for smaller static armies due to the fact that they can move around more and aren't consider too big of a threat. 1 Squad of 12 is good for stuff like FoF and big static armies...
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Old 13 Apr 2005, 21:19   #7 (permalink)
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What is better

1 squadof 12

or 2 squads of 6?

I like the larger squads but how is small squads better?
1 squad can only be in one spot on he table, while 2 squads make for 2 targets and to spots on the table. Of course, smaller squads are more likely to break...
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Old 13 Apr 2005, 21:28   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: New tactic?

It is terribly inefficient to put a Shas'ui in a 6-man squad, so an Ethereal may be a good investment if you plan to field a lot of them.
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Old 13 Apr 2005, 21:35   #9 (permalink)
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There was nothing said of a Shas'ui...but yes, it wouldn't serve a purpose...good point Khanaris!
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Old 13 Apr 2005, 21:39   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: New tactic?

even if you take an etheral its test at 2 and 50% at 3 , instead of 3 and 6. target saturation plays a factor here also but I generally like to err on the side of caution and go for big squads, then again I also advocate being smart and getting a Fish for even mor protection
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