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hey people, just wondering and yes i no this probaly sounds really stupid on my part but what is classed as a static tau army??? and why is it that i always told by my mate that plays tau that there is no way that a static tau army can win?
It's a list that only includes units that move as standard infantry. Anything with fast-moving units of any type is classified as hybrid tau (except for mech tau). A static list throws away the significant advantage of tau mobility in favor of having more points to spend on units that just sit there in cover and fire away.
Edit- Well with the new codex it's impossible to make an entirely static tau army, as the highly mobile suit commander is required. I'd have to say a static tau army is an army which has a majority of (comparably) slow-moving units.
Popular static lists include masses of firewarriors paired with an ethereal, and they often use kroot and/or broadsides. Such a list is severely weak to barrage weapons, and lacks the mobility to escape from infiltrating jump troops. Which is why people sometimes throw in crisis suits or other fast units to make up for this deficiency.
In my opinion, it's possible to win with a static list but you would need a very specific environment to do so. You'd need opponents who are willing to come to you through your clear firing lines, and your play area would need to lack barrage armies.
Oh yeah almost forgot, use the search function, lots of topics on this, etc.
Last edited by mephistophales; December 12th, 2006 at 08:32.
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