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hi all, Im probubly starting a tau army and was wondering how to defeat eldar easy. Since my bro and friend both play eldar, with me having the experience of playing SM's and guard I wanted something techy also. Suggested units, tactics, and stuff would help.
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well the standard weapon of tau is a pulse rifle which goes through standard eldar armor like a hot knife through butter. i would suggest many 12 man fire warrior teams and some stealth suits. also crisis with burst cannons and plasma rifles. Hammer head tanks with rail gun would help out a lot. the HH is like a Leman Russ Vanquisher, it has a AP round and a Blast template round(roll to hit use ordanace template but it doesn't count as ordanace)
If you charge a bunker and die, its called being reckless, but if you charge the bunker and win, it's heroic!
When it comes to vs Eldar, "Anything you can do, I can do better." comes to mind to the tau commander. Basic tau slaughter basic eldar, just keep clear of banshees, warp spiders and exarchs. I suggest keeping a railgun up in front to ward off any troop transports, and employ crisis suits generously. The regular plasma gun/missle pod config is perfect, and regular kroot can take care of eldar rangers or fleet of foot CC units. The only thing to be scared of are wraithlords and the bloody handed *****/avatar. Nail them suckas with raildeath!!
Thats about the best I can come up with. Keep your wits about you, Eldar are tricky ones.
For if one gave, he dared assert
He knew that man was repentant
For many a man is so hard of heart
He cannot weep even though he suffers sorely
Warped314 hit the nail with the hammerhead (ha.) For the most part, the wraithlord and the avatar are your biggest threats, but dont forget falcons, those things are deadly. In general your Tau should do well against the eldar, but if you come a accross a really skilled player, you may be in trouble. May you crush your foes in the name of the greater good.
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generally what does your opponents use for their armies? do they have a specific craft world or do they favor a certain kind a unit or something? it would help us give you better suggestions right now we are just giving basic advice.
pump as much fire into them as possible. bring some biger guns for falcons but otherwise pulse rifles work.
to make it simple, shoot them... then shoot more...
oh yea, if you are assaulted by scorpions or banshees unleash super powered tau gun hell upon their close combat asses.
A fool and his shoe are soon parted.
Ive played against eldar... and for the most part its all about shooting them again and again..... other wise keep your distance and you will do well...
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The biggest problem would be multiple Hand to hand units in serpents. If they have 3-4 of them you are in trouble. Banshees are the biggest problem because they get power weapons and FOF.
I find that the avatar is easy to kill in shooting provided you can shoot his indipendant character body.
Missile pods do wonders on their ships though and their basic infantry are toast to your pulse rifle.
Remember on average 36 firewarrors will wound a wraith lord once. :lol:
Id think that you could take out wave serpents easy with twin-linked railguns and and my fav strat is to annoy the Eldar player by piccking at their units with pathfinders with RR and for the most part you should try to manuver your firing squads out of the path of the avatar for he is powerful but also very slow.
Other than that i like to mix about 3 pulse carbines with 12 firewarriors to pin them when their infantry get close enough to take shots with their weapons.
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Ghengis: bow to me or ill kill you
emperor: as the peaceful lily offers shade to the weary silk worm i would welcome death
emperor: no matter how the wind rages the mountain cannot bow to it
Ghengis: what the hell?
emperor: as the sun finds rest after a weary day* saying interrupted by emperors head getting sliced of.
Being that I played eldar b4 sisters i know what beat me up. Play Alot of Fire Warriors if your playing 1000 points i would play around 40-50 Firewarriors.(remeber im not a Tau player but I do have the Codex so i kinda know what im doing and my friend plays Tau.) The Massed Power of the Firewarriors will take down all the basic troops extremly quickly i mean relly really quickly. Take a Hammer head with railrifle to seer through special troops that all usually have 4+ saves.(not sure but does the hammer head rail rifle have ap4 dont have my codex on me lent it to a friend.) but then again i dont play Tau so you migh not wanna listen to me!