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    OK, i have been eyeing 40k for a while now and have finally decided i wanna play some. I was looking and saw the tau. Big suits, Big guns, long range, hail of ummmm.... pulses?, and was attracted to them. I just wanted to know some thoughts on them. I know cc sucks, the kroot are there but not very good, etc. I wanna play an army that has more shooting than cc, but are the tau what i want?


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    Well my little bro plays Tau and if you want shooty the Tau are for you. However I cannot stress enough how HORRIBLE they are at CC. Tau can be a very fun army, I personally like Mech Tau (mobile force) but many play Trench Tau (static force).

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    Just because the majority of Tau have a WS 2 doesn't mean they suck at CC. Many times my 12 Fire Warriors will charge a squad of 10 Eldar Jetbikes and succesfully win combat. However, I believe this is more a luck of the dice roll.
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    Welcome to the Greater Good! Well, first off, if you know how to use kroot, they can be quite lethal. There are a few different ways of playing Tau:
    1.Mech Tau
    2.Trench Tau
    3.Hybrid

    Here are some links:Our Mechanised Forces, Guide to Mech Tau, Trench Tau, Mech Tau Tactica, Tau Crisis Suit Help (made by me)
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    Tau is the best!
    If you want a shooty army Tau is the army for you!
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    Welcome, Indeed Tau is a great army.
    Try to load up on Firewarriors so you can always fill out your points with them, and not only Battlesuits.

    Originally posted by CaptainClegg@Feb 11 2005, 21:42
    Well my little bro plays Tau and if you want shooty the Tau are for you. However I cannot stress enough how HORRIBLE they are at CC.
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    Yeah, but tau arn't suppose to be in close combat anyway.. :rolleyes:

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