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Since I'm a begining Tau player, I want to learn some sneaky tatics I can use against tough enemies. More specifically, tough Space Marines. I have two Devilfish ( one just normal configuration, the other with two seeker missles and sensor spines.) I have a Commander with an airbursting frgmentation gun, plasma rifle, and position relay. A Fire Warrior team consisting of 11 fire warriors with pulse rifles and a marker drone. I also have three XV-25 stealth suits. Are there any sneaky moves I can use with these units I have?
Are you aware of the Fish of Fury maneuver?
Sorry if the question is offensive, just want to know what experience you're coming from.
I've heard of it, but I have never played a game before... so I don't know how to pull it off exactly. I know it's got something to using the Devilfish to shield my FWs and allowing them to get some time instead of being blasted to bits right away.
Fly the Devilfish forward and the have the FW team disembark out of the rear of the vehicle at 12" away from unit to fire on.
Since Devilfish is a skimmer it does not block LOS to units behind it (or in front for that matter) therefore your FW can disembark and fire their Rapid fire weaopns...so 12 FW with Pulse Rifles can get 24 shots off. It also gives some protection to your FW's from assault becasue they have to assault the Devilfish first or traverse around the devilfish to assault the FW's.
This is also why you put Flachette Dischargers on this Devilfish.
Ahhh. Thanks for tht. That helped to clear up some of the details of it. But my oler brother knows about that one. Are there any others that are good to pull on Space Marines?
Okay, here’s another one, though it’s a little cheesy.
You could surround a unit of suits of any kind with a gun drone squadron. Due to the drones’ large bases, they can surround a relatively large unit (or at least obscure them from the enemy). In your turn, you can move the suit and drones around, but make sure that your suits hop out of the ring. They shoot, the drones shoot, and you use the assault move to hop back into the circle.
I would only recommend this tactic if you have very little cover, and you must be careful of big blast guns like vindicators. A cheaper alternative for the drones is a kroot unit, though this would sacrifice mobility. As I said, only use this tactic if you don’t have any good terrain, using a small, LOS-blocking house is much better.
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All right, thanks. That will help a lot.
If you want sneaky, try Ninja Tau, although it might be hard for beginers. Search for a list called something to the affect of '2000 point ninja tau first attempt' or even just 'ninja tau.' Its rather unortodox and not a lot of people expect it. Havn't tried it out against the new Guard or Space Marines yet, but My guess would be that it work just the same.
Another sublte trick you can use is when outfitting your stealth suits. Take three and give them all drone controllers. if you take 6 drones then it costs the same as 5 stealthsuits and you have the same amount of shots. Thing is though, drones shoot better then stealths and they have pinning weapons. Also if you happen to get hit by a plasma shot, you're only losing a drone (1 shot) compared to a suit (3 shots). you also have more attacks in close combat. but if you find yourself there... well don't. ^^
I thought that gun drones have a BS of 2, so that makes it harder for them to hit their target.
Yes but the weapons they have are twinlinked. That gives them an effective BS of 3,,,actually the hit rate on TL BS2 is a bit better than Plain Vanilla BS3
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