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Old 07 Jun 2005, 06:11   #1 (permalink)
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Default Regional Manager of GW Western Canada dismissed FoF as "abusing game mechanics"

I had a recent talk with the GW regional Manager at West Edmonton Mall, and we were talking about Tau. When I told him about one good strategy in which you would transport your guys within twelve inches of your opponent and rapid fire, but using the transport, drones, and one inch spacing rule so the opponent could not assault next turn... well...

He said that he wouldn't want to play anyone who abused game mechanics like that.

What do you guys think? (btw he does play a Tau army so its not like he's only clinging to the bosom of SMurfs)
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Old 07 Jun 2005, 06:55   #2 (permalink)
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I had a recent talk with the GW regional Manager at West Edmonton Mall, and we were talking about Tau. When I told him about one good strategy in which you would transport your guys within twelve inches of your opponent and rapid fire, but using the transport, drones, and one inch spacing rule so the opponent could not assault next turn... well...

He said that he wouldn't want to play anyone who abused game mechanics like that.

What do you guys think? (btw he does play a Tau army so its not like he's only clinging to the bosom of SMurfs)
that don't seem right i think that a great way to play it not cheesy at all
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Old 07 Jun 2005, 07:03   #3 (permalink)
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The way I see it, it could be a very well coordinated strike, in which the skimmer raises into the air, to open a field of fire, then lowers to a few feet above the ground, preventing any charges.

Hell, I'd say it's pretty kosher, and a strategy worth fielding, and defending on the battlefield of rules griping, race myopia, and other argumentative funfests. ^-^
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I had a recent talk with the GW regional Manager at West Edmonton Mall, and we were talking about Tau. When I told him about one good strategy in which you would transport your guys within twelve inches of your opponent and rapid fire, but using the transport, drones, and one inch spacing rule so the opponent could not assault next turn... well...

He said that he wouldn't want to play anyone who abused game mechanics like that.

What do you guys think? (btw he does play a Tau army so its not like he's only clinging to the bosom of SMurfs)
I completely agree with him, although this topic has already been discussed previously (Validity of the FOF tactic) check out this topic:

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=6734.0

It basically says the same thing the GW regional store manager said but with defence as well.
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And using Fleet of Claw/Land Raider rushes in games with a 18" setup distance isn't abusing the game mechanics?

I think he's taking it far too seriously. The two things I mentioned above are far far far more deadly the the FoF ever could be, yet they are considered perfectly fair despite thus being able to assault on turn one!

Even if it is abusing the game mechanics, it's not abusing the fluff at all. Tau are supposed to be a highly mobile army, who use lightning strikes against their opponants to cripple them, before withdrawing to avoid a war of attrition. In the fluff they NEVER just 'line up and shoot', which is what every single Tau army in WD has ever done. To them a static defense is a last resort of an incompetant commander.

Says something, really.

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fluffwise, the fish of fury would represent a devilfish moving forward, under covering fire, spraying the enemy with the burst cannon to make them keep their heads down while the fire warriors dismount, throw photon grenades etc to cover their descent, lie down, pick their targets, and kill them. a precision strike.

you just have to think how something that happens in the game would occur in "reality".

its as valid a tactic as anything else.
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Exactly, whereas a turn 1 charge from a Land Raider rush or leaping Tyranids would never happen in real life since the Fire Warriors would be firing as they charge towards them, not standing around like muppets waiting to be torn limb from limb.

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I had a recent talk with the GW regional Manager at West Edmonton Mall, and we were talking about Tau.* When I told him about one good strategy in which you would transport your guys within twelve inches of your opponent and rapid fire, but using the transport, drones, and one inch spacing rule so the opponent could not assault next turn... well...

He said that he wouldn't want to play anyone who abused game mechanics like that.

What do you guys think?* (btw he does play a Tau army so its not like he's only clinging to the bosom* of SMurfs)
1) Yes, it is abusing game mechanics. That does not make it wrong.

2) He is entitled to his opinion, let him have it.
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1) Yes, it is abusing game mechanics.* That does not make it wrong.

2) He is entitled to his opinion, let him have it.
I agree completely.

Furthermore, it's not even terribly useful. I don't know why everyone gets so excited about it... :
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The FoF is just powergaming for Tau. Most other armies are old enough for those who play them to have come up with equally mechanic abusing strategies. I'm sure this is just the first of the Tau's! ........ Mwuahahahahaha!
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