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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-16-08, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Default Versus Tau Crisis Suits

They're big, can pack some mean weapons and are annoyingly maneuverable: Tau Crisis Battlesuits.

They're immensely customizable, but by far and away the most popular configurations for basic suits are "Fireknife" (Plasma Rifle, Missile Pod and Multi-Tracker) and the cheap, but lethal "Deathrain" (Twin-linked Missile Pod and usually a Targeting Array). Both can dish out a fair amount of shots, but the Fire Knife excels in close, while the Deathrain is more of a long range sniper.

No matter what the role and armament, however, all crisis suits tend to share in their exploitation of the Jump/Shoot/Jump ability of the Tau jetpack, darting out from behind cover, shooting then escaping safely back into concealment

So how do you deal with the hoppy little bastards?

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Well it depends often I:
Kill what I can see of the army then hide till they have to come into the open for objectives & kill them then,
Or shoot them with indirect fire,
Or Drop pod next to them,
Or Turbo boost into their faces with my whole bike army,
Or slew up behind cover in a rhino & pin them away from the objectives,
Or use assassins to get an assault on them,
Lots of ways really.

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just freaking do it ok?
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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-16-08, 05:01 PM
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Nobody hides from my Earthshaker cannon. That SoB gun makes sure people play on my terms, enough said.
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Daemon Flamers should do the trick, or a fast monstrous creature.
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roughriders and lascannons
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Generally, anything that moves faster than 6" a turn and knows how to use LOS blocking cover as well as they do.
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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-17-08, 11:41 AM
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dark reapers eat crisis suit for tea. loads of ap3 shots i lost 2 squads
to them last week
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Want to see swooping hawks and warp spiders pwn in an assault? Here is your chance!! First move into range with there 12 inch movement. Then fire at them(it will actually so something!!) Then charge and watch the carnage!
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A sideways hail of deep-striking Plasma fire usually knocks them over fairly quickly. I don't care how maneuverable you are, AP 2 does not play nice.


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post #10 of 34 (permalink) Old 05-30-08, 02:44 AM
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triumph is right when those pesky fools become a threat get to cover and give them earthshaker fire with nothing to shoot back at always works for me
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