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So you'd rate IG over Tau for long range fire support?

Talking +of 24" here, the point at which GK's run out of puff
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IG seems to spam better and they are battle brothers with many others.

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IG is a much better option.

The mandatory choices for Tau are all expensive and short to midrange mid-strength with little in the way of AP. If you can afford a heavy choice after that you either get a single tank with a huge cannon that makes it an instant target for everyone, or a trio of broadsides with their own big guns, but are much more expensive.

Meanwhile IG has heavy weapons coming out their ass.
Your HQ unit can be a bunch of dudes in a tank. The tank has two mid-range mid-strength heavy weapons (heavy bolter and multilaser for preference). They themselves can have a heavy weapon in the squad, and up to 2 specials (or 4 specials and no heavies) all of which can easily fire from the spacious 5-man fire port

Your troop platoons get a similar command element, up to 5 infantry squads with optional tanks, each with an optional heavy weapon

Each of those 5 optional heavy weapon squads has 3 heavy weapons in it

Vendetta Valks have 3 tl-lascannons and the option of a pair of heavy bolter sponsons...so 9 lascannons and 6 heavy bolters

And then you got russes with one generally insanely powerful main gun (that can always fire in addition to whatever else if you moved 6" or less and a lot of them are AP2), a hull mounted heavy weapon (that could be up to a lascannon), and a pair of sponsons 9that could be plasma cannons) so there's another 9 heavy weapons dand 3 main cannons

Yeah, lots of long range heavy weapons.

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Good lord.

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The IG codex is worth looking into, just for sheer balls out awesomeness if nothing else.

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I ... want .... TAU!!!!!!!!

IG isn't shiny !
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If you like midrange anti-troop dakka then go for Tau. You'll get fucktons of S5-7 shots at 30" or less

hell, if you wanna drop a few hundred points on a "Stealth Swarm" you could have one 18-model unit pouring out 30 S5 AP5 shots at 18", moving backwards every assault phase to keep distance and benefiting from a +3 to cover saves (meaning 4+ cover save standing in the middle of an empty lot, and terminator saves with anything better than a bush to hide behind), also about half those shots are pinning

but we're talking close range firepower here.

You want long range support then get yourself some guardsmen.

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money down says everyone who can ally with gaurd will

not going to lie im probably going to quit playing this edition ally rules and all these fucking flyers are pissing me off

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Can I have your models? ;-p

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fuck i would lend them to someone or sell them but i play emperors children. the pink army makes people stand offish lolz
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