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I just started playing I am looking at Tau B/c i LOVE TO SHOOT! and dont want to play IG b/c a few ppl in my group already do. From what i have heard Tau is the best shooting Army so thats my choice! I need an army list that can beat SM, IG and Nids as that is what i will be playing aginst. I have no pryor Knolage of the army except there a great shooting Army Plz need some help a list or just what i need! I am playing 2000 pts
Last edited by Memnark51; June 4th, 2006 at 02:34.
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Argh, why couldn't you need a list for IG/Nids/and say, Orks? Or one of the Elves.:wacko:
Then we could all just say "Load it up with AP5 things that put out a lot of Shots and go." Now we actually have to think about it.
Seriously though, the first thing I'll suggest is the "Fire Knife" Crisis Suit. It has a Plasma Rifle (Good against that Marine armor, also has Rapid Fire), a Missile Pod (strong attack to wound easier, but doesn't penetrate the marine armor. Also has very good range), and a Multi-Tracker.
One thing you can think about, is that having a lot of shots. Even though they cannot penetrate the armor as well, you will force a lot of armor saves to be made, meaning more (statistically) will fail.
I believe all of our weapons, save the Kroot Rifle, will penetrate the armor of the Guard (unless he uses a lot of Stormtroopers or Carapace Armor) and Nids. Fire Warriors and Stealth Suits will be good against them, as well as the Railgun on a Hammerhead (the solid shot can take out the Nid Monsters and Guard Tanks, while the Submunition can do great damage to infantry).
The best suggestion I can give you is play some Proxy or Test games to see what style of play fits you better. Perhaps buy one of each model, and use that as the 'leader' of the proxied squad. That way you won't drop a lot of money on a unit, and end up not wanting it (Piranhas are a good example)
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I think Guard is the best shooty army, and Tau the best mobile shooty army, something to remember when you square off against your Guard friend.
Here is what I think. GEt the following,
Hammerhead with rail gun
Stealth suit team of three and two drones
at least one broadside
At least one sniper drone team.
The Rail gun on the HH will be great for the nids and IG, 5" of pure death
The nice thing about the stealth suits is they are great for taking out light infantry also. because there is only three, your enemy often overlook you and the drones can cause pinning.
The rail Gun on the broadside will ONLY be used IMO for tanks. Kill Basilisks and Leman Russ, any transport with troops and then Carnifex/dreadnaught (inorder of most to least priority)
The sniper drone team will be great for SM str6 AP3 shot at 36" range and causes pinning, Awsome.
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Ps, IG lasgun doesnt even have an ap value they so suck
well i think bobo's got the right idea. Lots of Heavy support. i dont know about you but i have problems getting the money to buy more models. Im stuck with on Broadside with a railgun. And thats it for heavy support. Ive won with that but its really hard.
it is a common problem, as there are so many +3 save armies. the best answer i can give is to just devote a few units to +3 save removal and not to worry about the rest of em. All of our basic guns can punch through ork, nid, ig, (dark)eldar armor so you really dont need to go out of your way to do anything about them.
All of which makes me anxious, sometimes unbearably so