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We will soon be playing a 1000/1000 vs. 1000/1000 game with tau/tyranids vs. space marines/eldar.
There are a few options currently being considered; the one I find the most interesting is a combination of pinning weapons and the psychic choir.
For the tau that have not experienced it, tyranids can take the psychic power "psychic scream" This lowers the leadership by 1 of all enemy units within 18". Tyranids can take this power on up to 5 creatures.
This can effectively reduce marine leadership to 4 if all are in range, and 6 if 3/5 of the models are in range.
If hammerheads are used as the main anti tank, the tyranids will be able to drop large blast S8 pinning shots per turn. This combined with the DF FOF carbine warriors and pinning rail shots should create an easily pinned army of space marines/eldar.
sounds fgood to me. if thats the plan definetily take alot of pathfinders! if u want something pinned then they get the job done. i dont however recomand giving to to many of ur fire warriors, being that they should be able to out AP any guardian unit. watever u do good luk and FOR THE GREATER GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
There are three kinds of people in this world, those who can count and those who cannot.
Honestly, I don't think you need to bother with these kinds of tactics.
By combining Tau and Nids, you are combining one of the best shooting armies with one of the best CC armies. Simply take the strongest elements of both (hammerheads, XV8's, Genestealers, Carnifex's) and watch as you out shoot and out CC your opponent.
I don't care what you say. I found a lightsaber in my garage and that makes me a Jedi
I believe that it would be nice in this friendly game to see some marines fail their leadership checks time after time. It would be a refreshing change of pace.