It really depends on what you value. For QUANTITY go for the Guard. They have the potntial for more models and have the most/strongest ordnance.
For QUALITY firepower go Tau.
Like i said it depends on what you want. Having experimented with both i would say guard. 1 Lasgun is a joke, 50+ lasguns aren't.
gaurd are deninatly more shooty then tau, i mean the tau only have one ordinence weapons, And It Dosent Pierce MARINE armour, me being a big fan of watching my earthshaker cannon land a perfect hit ontop of a full tactical squad and watching 7-8 die in one shot, i would have to say guard, plus we all know how many infantry they can have, against tau you could just take swarms of infantry squads and run forward into close combat with cover from ordinance and you could win. Oh and yeah many many many cheap heavy weapons...mmmmm
so yeah gaurd are better at shoting in all respects except sniping (railguns and seeker missles are god-like)
Actually, Necrons vs. Tank-heavy IG is a bit of a starin. Remember, in ranged combat, Necrons ALWAYS glance on a 6, regardless of the armor value of a tank. Which means your LR or Basalisks are in for a tough time. And, they can be equiped with disruption fields for something like 1 point which has them glance on 6s in clos combat too. :blink:
my vote is for imperial guard. first off. for about 350 points yu have 3 ordance shots at long range plus 1 or 2 lascannosn.
second whena mission says one troop choice and 1 hq, thats 5 sqauds with heavy weapons, a command section wiht a heavy weapon and a command platoon with heavy weapons and heavy weapon support squads. its insane!! plus when u ahve yur full force, anythingt hat comes within 24 inches is gonna get mauled with a gagilion lasguns.
its safe to say that imperial guard are the shootiest army and can be effective in hth. id have to say they are one of the strongest army(but cheese doesnt even begin to enter the equation)
well as an IG player, i have played Tau, and Tau easily outshoot IG, (with the IG using the old rules) though in CC the Tau do not stand a chance, especially with the availability of doctrines to the IG players, the lack of Heavy Weps in the Tau army is what turned me off, not to mention the higher points cost, i think with IG you get more power to the punch, i.e. a better army for less points
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