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Old 09 May 2005, 04:30   #1 (permalink)
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Out of curious what do they mean by strategy rating in the Codex?

I read that the Tau strategy rating was a pretty low number, but I won't state what number it was. I am curious, is the higher the number the easier they are, harder they are, decides tactic factors?
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Old 09 May 2005, 06:45   #2 (permalink)
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Its in the rulebook, under 'Choosing a Mission'.. basically its the number of dice you roll, and then whoever gets the highest chooses the mission..
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Its in the rulebook, under 'Choosing a Mission'.. basically its the number of dice you roll, and then whoever gets the highest chooses the mission..
It's also used in the US GTs (at least this year) to determine both deployment choice and who gets to go first. In other words, the tau (and orks) got shafted and SMs got one more perk this year.... like they needed it. :
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I think they should rework some of the strategy ratings becuase the tau are more strategic than the orks... cmon now they are not that crazy. They are probably one of the MOST strategic armies out there.
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Old 09 May 2005, 11:50   #5 (permalink)
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The SRs are a joke - they typically penalize balanced armies (tau and orks happen to be two of the least PG prone armies out there) and reward armies that already have numerous advantages (necrons and SMs for example). 99% of the time I never use them - it's only at the occassional tournament (in particular the GTs) that you run into them on any regular basis.

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Its funny though, with my one die, and my buddys SM 3 dice, I somehow always win. But yeah, Tau seem to be one of the most strategic. But they justify this by saying that since they are always caught off guard on the defence, thats why its a 1 SR. Lame!
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Old 09 May 2005, 20:46   #7 (permalink)
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I was playing nids and got beaten on the strategy roll and had to play meat grinder! I just won the game.
But the only tactic he used was move stuff forward. I on the other hand used too many tactics for me to name!

Bit annoying

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well you won...playing with tactics is always more enjoyable..even if you loose i still find it more enjoyable than to have won without moving a single unit.

Good on you for it...to be honest with tau you must use some tactics against anyone or you will just get crushed in cc...its just that sort of army!

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well you won...playing with tactics is always more enjoyable..even if you loose i still find it more enjoyable than to have won without moving a single unit.

Good on you for it...to be honest with tau you must use some tactics against anyone or you will just get crushed in cc...its just that sort of army!

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well you won...playing with tactics is always more enjoyable..even if you loose i still find it more enjoyable than to have won without moving a single unit.

Good on you for it...to be honest with tau you must use some tactics against anyone or you will just get crushed in cc...its just that sort of army!

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