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in the last few months, i have added a large number of battlesuits to my tau army(i now have a total of 12 suits in my army(including two commanders and thier bodyguard.)) and i have discovered a new configeration which is very effective when used against space marines and pretty much any other army. the configeration is to give all your battle suits twin linked plasma and targeting arrays. doing this will make it so that all your battlesuits are BS4 and will therefore hit on 3+ and also you will get to reroll any of the ones you miss. this is very nasty once your enemy gets close as you will get 6 strength 6 Ap2 shots that hit on a 3+ with rerolls. thats a garanteed 5 or 6 marines dead just from one unit's shooting. also i have found it works very well to have alot of battle suits configured this way becuase it has an insane psychological effect on your opponent. the fact that my army can dish out 24 ap 2 shots in one turn if within rapid fire range is very scary. this tactic is very affective and since i started duing this i have only lost twice. the first loss was when i played against an armored company opponent and since he had almost no troops, my plasma was useless. if facing such an opponnt, i suggest using fusion blasters instead. the second time i lost was against an opponent who fielded 16 termonators (2 squads of 8 ) and god knows how many tactical squads they had. i was able to kill all the termonators with my battlesuits before they could reach me, but by that time the rest of his army had reached me and they owerwhelmed me with numbers. anouther thing, if you do decide to take lots of battlesuits, i sugest that you take as many shileld drones as you can possebly field. i learned that lesson after being used to playing against a guard player who had lots of lascannons. also this army is very good at being extremely mobile and functions well in any mission. any way, i hope someone will benifit from what i have learned through experiance and i hope to see some more tau armies with as many battle suits as posible. i hope to field 18 (the maximum posible) in my army.
this looks a good idea (only a little more expensive than Helios), but i'd still use some Helios instead (the fusion blasters would come in handy). i'll try it against this nids guy tomorrow. his fex's will be crying in their sleep...
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"Grey Knight terminators aren't 'good.' THEY'RE F****N AWESOME!!"
It was totally worth it to read that whole thing just to see you spell 'duing'.
Paragraphs, spacing and capital letters. These things are key if you want any number of people to read a post that long. Please be more mindful of it in the future.