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Old 07 May 2005, 16:53   #1 (permalink)
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im just starting out with a tau army and was wondering what some good strategies are for them?

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Old 07 May 2005, 17:34   #2 (permalink)
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All around the TO website there are some great stratagies...go to the main webpage Here and surf around in the menu bars...also be sure to check out the Tau Mecha Bible if you are a Mechanized freak like I am! ;D

I'm pretty sure that Mace or Rjay will point you in the right direction soon...lol ^-^
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on page 37 of the tau codex there aere some strads on that worked for me quote for the drone lover here (A'u'nat ?? yea i know him the guy who runs all my drones remember??)
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Old 07 May 2005, 18:00   #4 (permalink)
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Check around the forum. Plenty tactics floating around.

(it would help though if you gave us your army list, and we could tell you how best to use it) after all, no point me or Dizzy telling you mech-tau tactics if you're not taking a single tank!
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Old 07 May 2005, 18:16   #5 (permalink)
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im just starting out with a tau army and was wondering what some good stradegys are for them?
There are many reasonable strategies spread throughout the Tau board as well as on the main page, but these are in no way telling you exactly how to play as they detail certain tactics which you could use in your game plan. But this is dependent on what units you have or intend to have, and how you think you might like to play. Anyway it may be worth having a look through some of these:

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[tr][td]Tau Tactica[/td][td]What are the pro's and con's of the Tau? Specifically each unit and piece of equipment[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Know your enemy[/td][td]a few specific Hints and tips on going up against different armies..[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]FoF (Fish of Fury)[/td][td]Using a squad (or two) in devilfishes* to pretty much wipe out enemy squads completely[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]The path to Tau'va[/td][td]Mobile Tau is better than stand-and-shoot Tau[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]The path to Tau'va - Unit by Unit[/td][td]A rundown of all the Tau units[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Mobile Tau Firepower[/td][td]A Simple Guide to Mobile Tau Firepower[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tau Tactics[/td][td]"We're not a one-trick horse y'know..." Tactics used by various members of TO[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Split Deployment[/td][td]Anyone do this?[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Decoy Tactics[/td][td]Using Decoy's etc to put the enemy where you want them etc or leave them stranded[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tactic: Stand And Shoot[/td][td]Discussion of this tactic[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tactic: Ethereal + Broadsides[/td][td]'Hard' Unit, ethereal combined with broadsides..[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Close combat[/td][td]All Your questions here[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tau Vs Speed Freaks[/td][td]Tactics Against Speed Freaks[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tau Vs Tyranids[/td][td]Some help with regards to CC with Tyranids[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tau Vs Tyranids[/td][td]More Help with Nids[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tau Vs Necrons[/td][td]Help on what to use etc[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tau Vs DE/IG[/td][td]What do the Tau Fear When it comes to these two armies?[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tau Vs Space Marines[/td][td]Why won't they die? heres how :P[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tau Vs Chaos[/td][td]What to do against Chaos[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tau Vs IG[/td][td](In Cityfight)[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tau Vs IG[/td][td]Specifically, the Basilisk[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tau Vs Eldar[/td][td]Unit by Unit guide on what and how to take things out.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Sacrificial units -[/td][td]and Split Deployments.[/td][/tr]
[tr][td]Tau Vs Witch hunters[/td][td]How to beat those 'girls in thick armour'[/td][/tr]
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Well there you have many tactics threads along with tactics against specific armies, which may be of use if many of your opponents play the same army. Enjoy your reading...
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I'll just stress Again Reading the Bible (link in aunats post or either of our sig's) its a great introduction to Tau and some advanced Wargaming concepts, it really does help
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Old 08 May 2005, 04:23   #7 (permalink)
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well i have not bought any guys yet, i just have alittle over $250 dollars to spend on units and i havent decided on what to get yet. i play with my friends and we normally play around a 700-1000 point game. any suggestions on what to buy? i was thinking about getting the battleforce. i have other money to buy the paint and other supplies that are nice to have. i will also have more money over time so suggestions on what to get afterwards would be helpful too.
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Old 08 May 2005, 04:30   #8 (permalink)
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I would definitely recommend starting with the Battleforce. It gives you a good core army to start with and there is a slight discount on all of the models in it. I would then supplement it with some armor, either a Devilfish or a Hammerhead, depending on your tastes.
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Old 08 May 2005, 04:47   #9 (permalink)
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o and i normally am up against tyranids, orks, chaos space marines, space marines, and sometimes eldar. well if there are any suggestions for what to buy please give me some ideas.
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Buy the battleforce, a HH, a Devilfish and maybe some stealths if you feel like it, that'll put you in a good position to play at least 750pts games.
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