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I am going to play a 1000 point game againsts Tau. I have never played against them so i have no clue on how to kill them. My opponment is going to have 53 Fire Warriors(not estimating), 2 Hammer Heads, 1 with rail gun, the other with Ion Cannon. He is going to use some other stuff but i dont know what it is. Anyway i am a UltraMarine player and i would like some advice and tactics on how to beat the Tau.
What kind of stuff do you have available? I can preach about what you should take, but if I don't know your available parts....
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53 Fire Warriors and 2 Hammerheads?! That's already about 800 points :ph34r:
With all those FWs, your best bet is lots of Heavy Bolters and a Whirlwind or 2.
Take 2 10-man Tac squads w/ heavy bolters and flamers in Rhinos, and add a character or 2 (Chaplain is your best bet). Take 2 more squads with lascannons/missile launchers, and a Predator Destructor with heavy bolter sponsons, with any spare points put into a Whirlwind and a Dread/Speeder(s)
That way, your 10-man squads can either shoot or assault, and either way will massacre his FWs, the MLs/LCs can take out vehicles/suits, and your Pred and Whirlwind will utterly annihilate anything they come across (die FWs, die!
Just stay out of 30" when shooting with the heavy bolters and missile launchers/lascannons, so his massed pulse rifles won't hurt you.
Good luck :w
We are probably going to play on a 5 by 6 foot board. I know know if i should try to make him to agree to play on a 4 by 4 foot. Anyway I have 2 tactical squads, both of the tactical squads have a flamer and a missle launcher. 10 Assault Squad, 2 with plasma pistols. 5 Terms, 2 with flamer, one with powersword, and all have Storm Bolters. 1 Dreadnought, I didnt glue the arms on so I can swich, my choices are Twin-Linked Lascannons, Powerfist with flamer, Missle Launcher, and an Assault Gun. I need help on which to put on him. Also I have 1 Pred with Twin-Linked Lascannons with Heavy Bolders. Land Raider which i think wouldnt be useful because it would get shot down by a Rail Gun. I know this part sounds sad but i dont have a Chaplin yet, but planning to get one next week, should i put a Jump Pack on him and put him in my Assault Squad? I have 1 Whirlwind.
I was trying to think of some tactics and would it be a good idea to Deep Strike my Termies close to his Fire Warriors or would they just get shot up? Btw sorry for the long Army List.
He's not using battlesuits?! :blink: If not, then it should be no problem. When I'm fighting Tau the one thing that really scares me is those suits! The firewarriors ain't that good against marines. Go for a lot of HB (they're good at killin' firewarriors). Back this up by a few lascannons to deal with the hammerheads and you're done! Good luck!
take something you can deep strike and deep strike it to kill hte railgun then its smoothe sailing
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Should i use Terms to Deepstrike or would they just get shot up before they can even move?
try not to get shot get into CC and laugh as you destroy him
it seems stupidly basic but it will work
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If you can, deep-strike will work like a charm.
You can pop in, annihilate a squad of FWs, and probably survive to get into HtH next turn (works best if the Assault Squad is there, ready to charge).
Use all that you have, bar the Land Raider and you should be fine.
go after his etherial right away. He'll probably have one since he wont have a lot of points left for a leader in a battlesuit. If you kill the etherial, the whole army has to take moral checks and fall back if they fail.the railgun isn't a huge threat to your termies. It will probably kill 1 per turn. thats it though and even that might be a long shot if he uses the blast template. Worry more about the ion cannon because it has 3 shots at S7 AP3. make ure you put an Hq dude in with the termies and then back them up with the assult squad. put the twin las cannons on the dred and use that to take out one of the hammerheads and use the pred to take out the other. after that you can use the termies and the assult squad to destroy the rest of his army. good luck.