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obviously daemonic rune- but what other demonic gifts should i buy him against a very very shooty tau army?
Last edited by Bagofchips; May 2nd, 2005 at 21:39.
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don't own a chaos army yet, but after reading through the rulebook, some nasty combos came to mind...
DON'T buy him daemonic stature... instead, consider buying him a chosen retinue, making them all aspiring champions, giving them all (lord AND retinue) daemonic flight and a daemon icon, and infiltrate,and then pouncing into his lines on turn one to deliver a unit of bloodthirsters...
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Against Tau it's all about survivability from shooting, things like increased strength and venom are over-kill and points better spent elsewhere against Tau.
And if not accompanied by a squad Daemonic Speed and/or Daemonic Flight.
As was said, don't get Stature with the DP. With that many S10 shots there is a huge chance of instant-killing him. My suggestion is to get a DP without stature, give him Daemonic Flight, and rely on the fact that the enemy can't shoot ICs unless they're the closest target. A Terminator retinue would be nice, but too easy to kill with Tau. My suggestion would be something like this:
Something like this would be good for every army. He zips along behind your troops and then does a huge amount of damage in combat. This guy is pretty much unstopable if he gets into combat with Tau.
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Take daemonic visage if you've got the points to spend. Tau already have big leadership problems; fire warriors with a five leadership are a victory-point spigot. Just be careful that you aren't left in view of the big guns when his squads clear out.
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Also master craft the pair of lightning claws cause you may miss (even if its a 3+ you will miss eventually)
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Something like daemonic armor, daemonic flight or speed, perhaps the Ether Lance & BP or a pair of LCs, daemonic resilience, spiky bits, and maybe furious charge or another veteran skill. I agree that daemonic visage could also do fairly well against them. Get him into CC without getting shot up will be the hard part -- after that, he should do just fine tearing through squads. Daemonic mutation might be alright for the extra attack. Daemonic aura could do so-so -- if you think you can get him into CC without taking much fire (i.e, he won't be in the lead much), you would be fine without it, since there are generally very few, if any, power weapons in a Tau army. There are several things that have AP1/2 though, so if you are going to get shot at a lot, it's probably worth it.
Alternatively, a bike-mounted Lord with a few chosen on bikes could also do some major damage. You could then save on daemonic aura with turboboost on the first turn, you have resilience from the bike, an extra attack from the bike...seems like that might be your best bet.