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Tau used to have the best antitank gun in the game however I see vehicle die faster in combat and to transported meltaguns now.
I would say Tau is still able to take down vehicles better than other armies.
However on the other hand I would say alive vehicles are very troubling for me. Is it the same for you?
I don't think that I'm having the same trouble.
I seem to do just fine popping tanks at a distance, especially since Markerlights can be used to reduce any pesky cover saves.
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It is troubling. My last several games have resulted in my railguns killing 2 vehicles and missile pods and fusion blasters gunning down a score or so.
The coversave and smoke launchers are proving a headache, especially if you get to go second. In a couple of scenarios they can be pretty much on top of you by turn 2, so you really only have a couple of turns to do the damage.
Markerlights can reduce coversaves but how many do you run? Even 8 markerlights only result in 4 hits, so only 2 vehicles can have cover saves reduced. Then you actually have to roll well enough to destroy them, immobilise at the worst.
Most of the people in my area have given up on Tau as too many of the new rules make it a bit too challenging for them.
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Funny enough, my most hated vehicles are ork trukks and battle wagons!!! I can never destroy the battlewagon before they within in charge range and the ork trukks tend to always bounce toward on ramshackled roll!!!!
The Deathrain is probably the best light armour killer in the game, the Ion is quite good, the Hammerhead is pretty good when used in conjunction with the ML and the +1 to the damage result.
We have the ability to knock down vehicle cover saves, whilst we can give our vehicles a 4+ cover save for 5pts.
We still have the best anti-tank in the game but I am awaiting the arrival of the new IG codex with trepidation.
Just throw in more TADR's or fill out your RG's, Onlainari.
Easy, Right? XP