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11th Aug 04, 12:05 PM
Anyone got any tips or tactics to use for Ork vs Tau fighting? Im gonna try to mop the battlemat with an enemy Firewarrior team, but I guess theres more to it than just shouting WAAAGH! and rush into the melee, right?
11th Aug 04, 3:37 PM
get them into close combat (the tau) and they are screwed...the problem will be getting there. but if you have HUGE units of basic orks and you move them up to attack then you shouldn't suffer too much...unless your really unlucky! they do only have bs3 and can only fire once at 12" if they move (new rules not in effect yet) so maybe storm boys will be good to just charge up and wahckem to death!
11th Aug 04, 6:19 PM
Use trukboy teams to destract them long eneugh to get your foot troops/battle wagon o death in to there lines, use a looted basalisk to rip them up at range.
12th Aug 04, 12:38 AM
uh, what if i only have 3 killah kans and 16 boys, and they have a firewarrior team?
12th Aug 04, 2:38 AM
Then get more boyz!!! You won't have a very good battle with just those... and killa kanz are AV10 right? they'll get a few glances on these and kill of quite a few orks before you get in close enough to smash them in combat...
I also play orks and the only chance to killtau is cc
u need some stormboys ho jump from cover to cover...
and perhaps a waaghboss + squad of boses into a pikk upp with red color driving from cover to cover.
the propblem is that with great squads u cant go into cover and the ta will kill u or hold u down with their weapons .
if you get into cc they cant shoot @ you an more and you are save
beware of these kroots they're good ccs but i think with a little respect u shoul manage them..
a goo alternative can be waaghbikes the have a 5+ because of the duskcloud bhin them and they really rule at their first cc roun (shootin')
just my tips
e: killa cans suck against tau thei are too slow and will be th fist targets of thier heavy weapons
15th Aug 04, 3:52 PM
I'm a Tau player and there are generaly two things that will happen with Ork vs. Tau, they are the orks will be shot to death on the way and not get in to cc or they get into cc and the tau die, unless he has alot of transports in which case use the large numbers you should have and block off any gaps in your line so he cant just go around you deploy and keep shooting you. this also will be a good way to trap his battle suits if you cant catch em. Also kroot may be the best cc troops in a tau army but orks should rip em to pieces.
Also any fast assult unit is very dangerous to tau so stormboyz should do well if only to be a bullet magnet to free up the rest of your army.
15th Aug 04, 11:24 PM
Yeah, that sounds like a good idea. Is there any anti-vehicular ork units that i can use against Tau transports?
16th Aug 04, 2:46 PM
2 words: Tankbusta Boyz. Also, make sure they have the max amount of rokkit launchas for that extra punch.
16th Aug 04, 7:57 PM
To handle kroots, get a few flamers. Not having armour really hurts
17th Aug 04, 12:59 AM
What about Stikkboomas? Are they any good against Hammerheads or Devilfishes?
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