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Old 05 Oct 2008, 07:51   #1 (permalink)
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Basicaly i am starting to collect tau my first games being in a campaign, and theres a Dark Eldar friend of mine (were rivals) who always beats me. I would really really, apreciate it if anyone can give me advice for 1000pt list or tactics to use against dark eldar.
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Old 05 Oct 2008, 07:54   #2 (permalink)
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It would, of course, be useful to know what he runs.

Just off the top of my head, flipping through the Reference sheet in the back of the rule book, I can tell you that Missile pods will ruin his day.

So, one option would be bringing lots of Firestorms - Missile Pod and burst cannon. It will down his transports and weed whack his infantry.
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Old 05 Oct 2008, 08:00   #3 (permalink)
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Leave the heavy weapons at home. Missile pods will be more than enough to down their vehicles.
And, stay mobile. They're fast enough that any foot slogging troop will be slaughtered.
So, with that in mind, this could have merit against some Dark Eldar armies.. Comes to 1002

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Old 05 Oct 2008, 08:04   #4 (permalink)
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It would, of course, be useful to know what he runs.
He has one transport and one heavy (forgot the names) dark eldar warriors, kroot mercs., witches, Hama du kulei. he might get some more vehicles by the campaign though not sure.
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Old 05 Oct 2008, 08:10   #5 (permalink)
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So Wyches in a Raider, infiltrating Kroot, a core of Warriors, a heavy, and something I've never heard of.
The Heavy, is it the Vehicle 'Ravager', the Scorpion MC 'Talos' or the shooting warriors with wings 'Scourges'?
I can see that tearing firewarriors to shreds. Your best bet is to keep moving around and down the vehicles ASAP, and then the Kroot straight after if they're threatening.
Try to split your forces, so that if he assaults one portion, the other half is far enough to be safe but still offer support.

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Old 05 Oct 2008, 12:21   #6 (permalink)
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Try and take a few bait units, 5 man FW teams or kroot, when he charges they will die, leaving his men in the open for the kill.

Pulse carbine help as well. If you can pin a unit of DE you should immediatly switch all fire onto someone else until they are pinned or destroyed.
Sort of like dealing with heavy support.
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Old 05 Oct 2008, 13:52   #7 (permalink)
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What ever you do dont get into combat with your firewarriors because they will get totally destroyed, i learned that the hard way in my first battle.
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Old 05 Oct 2008, 13:55   #8 (permalink)
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Hama du kulei.
Do you mean Haemonculus (pl Heamonculi)? Which would be his HQ.
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Old 05 Oct 2008, 14:34   #9 (permalink)
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Try and take a few bait units, 5 man FW teams or kroot, when he charges they will die, leaving his men in the open for the kill.
Kroot come in squads of 10, firewarriors in squads of 6, minimum.

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Try to split your forces, so that if he assaults one portion, the other half is far enough to be safe but still offer support.
Definantly, just not so much that your forcesare isolated. Take advantage of your long ranged firepower.
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Old 05 Oct 2008, 14:43   #10 (permalink)
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Try and take a few bait units, 5 man FW teams or kroot, when he charges they will die, leaving his men in the open for the kill.
Kroot come in squads of 10, firewarriors in squads of 6, minimum.

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Try to split your forces, so that if he assaults one portion, the other half is far enough to be safe but still offer support.
Definantly, just not so much that your forcesare isolated. Take advantage of your long ranged firepower.
actually I'd advise AGAINST this tactic...
Now that you cannot consolidate into a new combat you're best keeping sacrificial units on the outside forcing him to charge those first, then use the most powerful units in your army to blast away his units after every combat.
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