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Ok i'm playing my friend who is using Tau. We are playing a 1000point game. Now I can't really think of a great strategy to beat him. What I have in mind are two totally diff ways to. One is fielding A hive tyrant with two venom cannons and three biovores. Then field the rest of the points with mass numbers of hormaguant, and just try to overwhelm him with numbers.
ALright, my other strategy that my friend suggested was that if i give my Hive Tyrant 3 hive guards, that the Tau player will conentrate all of his firepower on my one synapse, the guards will die, but the tyrant with warp field will live. hopefully my guys can get to his lines before he fires too many ion cannon shots into my hive tyrant. i know this is a risky stategy (only one synapse) but it might work...maybe?
One synapse creature in your entire army at 1000 pts is never a good idea unless its a genestealer army. As long as you have the models for it, get some more synapse for either strategy and run them with your massed little guys.
The hive tyrant with maxed gaurd can become very expensive in such a small point game, but its your army and trying something never killed anyone (in this game at least) yet.
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yes, 1 synapse is never a good idea. walking tyrants, as a rule of thumb, shuld always have some gaurds. and you know about majority toughness/armor saves right?
i would personally go with a flyrant and some leaping/rending warriors, stealers are overkill here. go with loads of hormies.
before i go deeper, what does ur friend usually do in a game? is he static or mechanized? if he is mech you will NEED a flyrant and rending warriors, especially if he takes multiple hammerheads too!
what are rending warrior going to do against the hammerhead? 6 to hit, 6 to do anything. I whould try using a gunfex (VC, BS) though it can be a bit expensive in such small point games. with a shooty tyrant and a shooty fex, you should be covered against the hammerheads. oh and against fire warriors horms tend to work well cause they are fast. but pray to god you don't get escalation, or they start in reserve witch sucks majorly.
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well basically get a hive tyrant with venom cannon and strangler, 3 guards, a fex with TL-venom cannon, 3 zoanthropes, 6-12 stealers and as many hormies as possible... if you want i am gunna fight tau tomarrow with my zacharias list and if it works out right i will tell ya my strategy... though i have shooty nids... not assaulty.
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