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Old 06 May 2008, 17:43   #1 (permalink)
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As the title says, which enemy is easiest to beat with Tau. Which enemy is most fun to play against? Oh, and which enemy kicks our asses the most?
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Old 06 May 2008, 19:16   #2 (permalink)
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First one, I think orks, we can completely meat their vehicles, and we can generally shoot them down before they get to us.
Second one, I think the Imperial Guard, they can have all sorts of tactics, which makes it fun to counter them.
Third one, I think Tyranids, they're scary in close combat, and can usually get there really quickly...
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Old 06 May 2008, 19:23   #3 (permalink)
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Ditto.

Orks are a joke, they are so ridiculously easy for me to trash that I actually don't enjoy Ork games anymore (that's probably just because my local players aren't too great). As for most fun, I like playing IG since neither Tau nor IG have many close combat units. Tactics and good shooting become more important, something valuable to Tau. No worrying about having units get stuck in. Tyranids are generally a pain, with so many fast units only one really needs to hit your line before the game starts spiraling downhill.
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Old 06 May 2008, 20:11   #4 (permalink)
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Ditto.

Orks are a joke, they are so ridiculously easy for me to trash that I actually don't enjoy Ork games anymore (that's probably just because my local players aren't too great). As for most fun, I like playing IG since neither Tau nor IG have many close combat units. Tactics and good shooting become more important, something valuable to Tau. No worrying about having units get stuck in. Tyranids are generally a pain, with so many fast units only one really needs to hit your line before the game starts spiraling downhill.
If they were smart they would take 20-30 'ard boys (4+ save) and lots of Nob bikers toting big choppas. if they try to out shoot you with lootas or Flash gits they are skrewed. WAAGH!ing early would help as well. they need to close fast or die fast...
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Old 06 May 2008, 20:27   #5 (permalink)
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I dislike space marines as until recently it was the only army any of my opponents used
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Old 06 May 2008, 20:36   #6 (permalink)
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as far as a good match Id say orkies. As far as who is the most diametricly opposed Id say CC Nids
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Old 06 May 2008, 22:53   #7 (permalink)
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Orks are hilarious! But I haven't played an Ork player since the new codex came out but I think I can still handle them.

As for the hardest to beat I'd have to say Tyranids. Its probably a kind of unique situation but the nid player at my store is undefeated.... for six months hes been coming to weekend games.

So I've never beaten a nid army... yet. But I've beaten lots of Orks and more marine armies than I can count.
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Old 06 May 2008, 22:58   #8 (permalink)
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I Think we can own chaos pretty easy ( last battle was 1000 points I lost 80 points and took out 750 ;D) I think IG is the most fun to play, and I think Eldar and Dark Eldar (they can do FoF but in CC :)
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As for the hardest to beat I'd have to say Tyranids. Its probably a kind of unique situation but the nid player at my store is undefeated.... for six months hes been coming to weekend games.

So I've never beaten a nid army... yet.
You really think the nids are harder then the Necrons? I am 4-1-1 against the nids (2-0 against nids in Apocalypse I'm 4-0 for appocalypse so far ;D). The one I lost was a total fluke, he got super lucky and I didn't make any good throws :P. I know three players who play necrons and the youngest is my brother (the other 2 have played since the begining) I mean I consider it a good game when I tie with the Necrons. Nids are a laugh for me I've had two games with out losing a single unit. I just outmaneuver them. I guess it would be a pain if you were a static army. But, my mech do perfectily fine against these giant bugs. Undead robot zombies scare me more then bugs....
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Old 07 May 2008, 00:04   #10 (permalink)
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this will probably end up as ppl telling there own personal victory/loss stories... so i should join in ;D

i have played nids 2 times (at 400pt) and have won both... now the guy dosnt want me using proxie suits... :'(

i have a guy that plays necron at my club but havnt had a good game agenst him

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