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Old 22 Jul 2005, 18:04   #1 (permalink)
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welcome to this forum , i noticed that theres a lot of eldar forums and no ork forums and because of the tau vs ork campain this is a perfect time to share tips and strategy
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Old 22 Jul 2005, 18:14   #2 (permalink)
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In many ways, tau are designed to kill orks. they should not pose too much of a problem.

Firstly, look at the ork list. Lots of Av10, and Av11 trukks, killa kans, dreadnoughts etc, and lots of t4 infantry. They have some kooky wargear (theres one thing that gives a 5+ cover save i believe) but in general, whats above is what you get.

THere are really only a few things to take to kill orks.

Firstly, most of our guns are str5 ap5 whether on hammerheads, stealthsuits, or fire warriors. these guns hit (usually) on a 4+ and kill on a 3+. And we can throw out an awful lot of pulse fire. ork infantry has been decimated many times by sustained pulse volleys.
Secondly, we have kroot, who if they get the charge, are perfectly capable of taking out big numbers of boyz. They strike first if they charge, and with 3 attack each, lots of kroot, and "all models get full attacks when within 2" of some dude in cc" the orks are in for some serious smacking. Ok, the kroot will probably be pulled down with them, as they lack armour, but they will do ferocious damage whilst fighting. and dont forget either, their rifles crack orky armour. So kroot are as good shooting orks as kicking them.
thirdly, we have hammerheads. one word: submunition. the universal bane of all orks. and perfectly capable of killing looted russes and battlewagons.
fourthly, to take out those av10-11 units we have twin missile pod crisis suits. as suit configs go, they're cheap at under 60 points, and they have the strength, and range to put serious dents into orky light armour. or 'ard boyz.
Fifthly, we have devilfish, to move our fire warriors away when the orks get too close. and tooled up right, our fish can fire out 5 str5 shots themselves, so are capable of hurting the orks reasonably well.
and thats it really. theres no real science to killing orks. our list is designed to do it. pick the right guns, and just roll.
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Old 22 Jul 2005, 18:27   #3 (permalink)
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In many ways, tau are designed to kill orks. they should not pose too much of a problem.

Firstly, look at the ork list. Lots of Av10, and Av11 trukks, killa kans, dreadnoughts etc, and lots of t4 infantry. They have some kooky wargear (theres one thing that gives a 5+ cover save i believe) but in general, whats above is what you get.

THere are really only a few things to take to kill orks.

Firstly, most of our guns are str5 ap5 whether on hammerheads, stealthsuits, or fire warriors. these guns hit (usually) on a 4+ and kill on a 3+. And we* can throw out an awful lot of pulse fire. ork infantry has been decimated many times by sustained pulse volleys.
Secondly, we have kroot, who if they get the charge, are perfectly capable of taking out big numbers of boyz. They strike first if they charge, and with 3 attack each, lots of kroot, and "all models get full attacks when within 2" of some dude in cc" the orks are in for some serious smacking. Ok, the kroot will probably be pulled down with them, as they lack armour, but they will do ferocious damage whilst fighting. and dont forget either, their rifles crack orky armour. So kroot are as good shooting orks as kicking them.
thirdly, we have hammerheads. one word: submunition. the universal bane of all orks. and perfectly capable of killing looted russes and battlewagons.
fourthly, to take out those av10-11 units we have twin missile pod crisis suits. as suit configs go, they're cheap at under 60 points, and they have the strength, and range to put serious dents into orky light armour. or 'ard boyz.
Fifthly, we have devilfish, to move our fire warriors away when the orks get too close. and tooled up right, our fish can fire out 5 str5 shots themselves, so are capable of hurting the orks reasonably well.
and thats it really. theres no real science to killing orks. our list is designed to do it. pick the right guns, and just roll.
are you saying that orks just suck badly against tau?
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Old 22 Jul 2005, 18:33   #4 (permalink)
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orks dont suck.

if da boyz gets to clobberin' da blue boyz, dey'll win! Orky talk translation: orks get to close combat, they rock. 4 attacks each, in general, meaning even a few of them will cause damage. and orks have lots of ways to get into close combat fast.
when we have trukkboyz, ork bikers, and stormboyz come to mind.

What i said was our guns are perfect for taking on orks.

the job is target priority. take out those damn tankbustas (i dont care what you say about orky shooting! gork and mork make all orks shoot better than marines, more often than not!) and fast units. then turn to taking on the rest of da boyz. submunitions, and pulse rifles do a good job.
take out the light armour with missile pods.
when orks get close, engage with kroot and retreat oyur fire warriors.

thing is, thats all we can do. fancy manoevering to confound them wont work. they are a green horde that relentlessly come on, and on. And some will get through whatever you throw at them, if the commander is even half way competent. then the fun starts!

I've told you how to take on orks. thankfully they are relatively straightforward to counter tactically. just hope it works! Or its clobberin' time! ;D
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im sorry for the misunderstanding ,any way what army do you play
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2 or 3 Railheads shooting Subminitions will blow away the infantry, Missile Pods and Railgun solid shots kill the transports, Stealthsuits will kill loads, FW will kill loads, hoardes of shooting Kroot will kill loads, and Crisis Battlesuits w/ Flamers and/or Burst Cannons will kill some too. By the time they're at your front door, they'll have a fifth or less of their forces. And if you are mechanized, you can just run away from them, and blow them all away on the move with your Hammerheads.

Orks = Tau shooting dummies
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2 or 3 Railheads shooting Subminitions will blow away the infantry, Missile Pods and Railgun solid shots kill the transports, Stealthsuits will kill loads, FW will kill loads, hoardes of shooting Kroot will kill loads, and Crisis Battlesuits w/ Flamers and/or Burst Cannons will kill some too. By the time they're at your front door, they'll have a fifth or less of their forces. And if you are mechanized, you can just run away from them, and blow them all away on the move with your Hammerheads.

Orks = Tau shooting dummies
ya i agree
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mattz;

You are new here but we do have Forum Rules which you are required to read. A post consisting of things such as;

'ya i agree'

Does not constitute reason for posting at all. A post should at least try to further or add to a thread.
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As has been said Orks are one of the easiest armies for Tau to face.

The Tau in the fluff have had more experience fighting Orks than they have against anything else, hence their way of war is heavily based around weapons and tactics that work great against Orks.

This translates across to the actual game. The mass of high strength weapons with quite poor AP are perfect for killing pretty much anything in the Ork army as most of their vehicles are light and most of the infantry are tough yet poorly armoured.

You shouldn't have a hard time in facing most Ork armies, some of the different clans pose different problems though.

I am actually working on a Death Skull army at the moment that would have a pretty good go at out-shooting some Tau forces.
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Don't know if you use them or not. But you can markerlight those big ork sqauds and then fire your subminition round at them. This way you negate their cover save as is stated in the markerlight rule.

Kills lots a orks. Real fast :-*
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Don't know if you use them or not. But you can markerlight those big ork sqauds and then fire your subminition round at them. This way you negate their cover save as is stated in the markerlight rule.

Kills lots a orks. Real fast :-*
Good idea. That gave ME an idea. Seeker Missile salvo! Mwa ha ha ha! Instead of wasting railgun and missile pod shots, you can use the seekers to blow their transports to kingdom come. >
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