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OK, I've been playing Tau for a while, but I've always played static Tau. Now since I'm getting $2600 back from good old Uncle Sam I've decided that I want to try Mech Tau.
The noob question that I have is that if you rush up with your 'fish disembark, what prevents the enemy from moving 6" to the tank and then moving the other 6" to frag my fire warriors?
Wow, that's pretty much half my annual income. Anyway, the key to fish of fury is that the devilfish is so wide. Remember that models can't move within one inch of enemy models during the movement phase, so it's actually two inches wider than it looks. You still need to be pretty careful with your positioning (within half an inch of the right distance, they say), so dropping the gun-drone squad can be helpful to make your defensive wall even wider against enemies that would be particularly dangerous in close combat.Originally Posted by KCKitsune
[Edit]Here's a good explanation with neato-keen drawings to help you visualize (and be sure to read the rest of the site, too, as it's pretty good): http://www-personal.engin.umich.edu/%7Eleebj/FoF.html.[/Edit]
thank you and good night
Last edited by Holothuria; May 17th, 2005 at 02:49.
I had a question about that too but I had forgotten about it until now. Why can't the other person just shoot at your FW instead of assaulting? Do you set them up entirely behind the DF so they can't see?, and if your fire warriors can't see over the admitadly tall devil fish do they still get to shoot? I think I heard somewhere that your own units don't block LoS for each other, does this apply to vehicles?
That's the problem and that's why the FoF isn't the greatest tactic. I've played sooo many mech tau games now and I've still used it at most 7 times. It is much better when you drop your fw in 9" just to be safe, and blast the hell out of the unit, killing it outright. Then it's no longer a FoF, considering you're not worrying about being assaulted at all.Originally Posted by Warrior47
I did a FoF last game, against a wraithlord on 1 wound. It takes a bit of effeort judging the distance, and it was quite important he didn't charge because my ethereal was in the squad. Damn thing didn't go down, and it couldn't get around the devilfish (and the brightlance missed), so, technically, it was a FoF, even though it was an attempt at destroying the unit (in which case it's no longer a FoF).
The only thing great about the Fish of Fury is the name.
These are the words of a man who doesn't fight enough Khorne Berzerkers.Originally Posted by psteve
thank you and good night
I find judging a FoF attack is very difficult, I prefer to drop them in close to make sure that everyone can rapid fire, then coordinate the attack with battlesuits/hammerheads etc. The key is to wipe out the unit in question or at least cause them to fall back. I wouldn't really use it against power armour though.
Well, there shouldnt be much left standing to do any real harm. If there are after the 29 shots, attack that squad with almost everything else you got if you can. At least what I heard from the wesbite.
You get $5000 dollars a year? Is it like a part time job or a smaller job or a sweatshop?