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I want a tyranid army, that can take out most of tau's army, i hate them because they always stand back and fire, killing most my former army Chaos Space Marines. Tyranids are more than capable of destroying anything in their way. And i need to know what upgrades to give the battle force. Such as whats best for the carnifex and that lot. So any information would be greatly apreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Well if you are playing tau and all they do is sit back and shoot then take a carnifex with a venom cannnon, barbed strangler, and enhanced senses. It can shoot both guns in the same turn but only at the same target so you can take out the vehciles and take out his troops very easily. Also take fast moving and assulting squads like hormagaunts and raveners. If you want to know more look at my tyranid army list it is up in the tyranid army list section and it is titled "Solid 2000 pts. Nids list"
Wander down to the Battle Reports section and look for Badmovies' excellent reports - his Hive Fleet Kohr-Ah faces the Tau a lot, and his army lists and tactics are solid and effective.
Otherwise, look at the basics. The Tau have great guns and are fairly mobile. The Tyranids are fairly mobile and own close combat. You can negate the Tau's firepower by keeping your units in cover as they advance; by getting into cc as fast as possible; by having such a huge swarm that the Tau can't kill enough to make a difference; or by having lots of MCs so that most of his firepower is unable to hurt it. The Tau can only really stymie your forces by keeping away from them - the Tau are probably the worst race in the game at close combat (even gaunts can eat fire-warriors...), so tactics like burying your cc champions in cannon-fodder don't work very well for them.
You will have problems with Tau skimmers if you don't have MCs with guns - skimmers can be annoyingly immune to cc attacks if their owner remembers to keep them moving.
And if you can get away with it, drop a lictor or two on the Tau HQ. This is always good for a laugh.
lictors are awsome against tau. they can easily take out two or three fire warrior squads singlehandedly. if you've got 3 lictors, that like six squads! :ninja:
of corse this won't always work since you might kill them all and be stuck in the open
but thats still atl least one squad per lictor. now like half their squads can't shoot and it won't be long before you reach close combat. i sugest you take genestealers with extended carapace and scuttlers, and hormagaunts. you should get there in your second turn.
throw in a couple of shooty carnifexes to at least keep the hammerhead consistantly stunned and your all set.
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i would say a few zoanthropes would help. At only 65pt per model (with warp blast) you have a S5 blast attack from 24". You would be killing outright on rolls of 2+ tow ound
I couldn't figure out if a CC 'Fex or a Shooting 'Fex is better. So I got both of them!