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Ok first off I was reading the othe post "Darn Tau" and was just wondering what are some of the basics in beating tau. Not going off army lists or anything just some little rules of thumb that most people could use.
Firstly I think the tau strike an annoying balance with guards static shootyness and our very mobile/fragile shootyness. On most ocasions the tau strugle to match the speed of some our faster units. But our long range firepower doesnt realy come close to the possiblities of theirs.
So basically How do we beat them? Tactics, Tips and Ideas all welcome.
Hmm, ok not really sure if I shouldnt delete this thread as it is by and large a duplicate of the one you reference although that does contain observations on army lists
Problem is you are asking how long is a piece of string, I can reference you whole sites (advanced Tau tactica is probably my prefered one) that dedicate themselves to different tau tactics and armies, of you multiply that by the different eldar lists and tactics, it would take months to answer your question, you need to narrow it down (in the case of the post you reference it is narrowed down by listing the Tau list)
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I´d say the main thing is to not to the same thing as they do, but worse. Ie don´t go for a mobile shooty force, they will do this better.
Instead go for some tactic which cripples them. Consider close assault, where basically anything in the eldar list will beat their matching units. The problem is catching them, especially if they are mech. Fast close assault units should do good then. Then you need something to shoot his transports. Prioritize this as it makes you more mobile than him.
Try infiltrating scorpions to disturb his plans, try swooping hawks skyleaping around and planting grenades on his tanks, try using pathfinders against broadside suits, and above all, try and keep the initiative and FOCUS ON THE MISSION OBJECTIVE INSTEAD OF JUST THE KILLING.
Hopefully this will be of some help to you.
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