Well, with 5th on the way I figured I'd post a Versus that's nasty before and after the changeover.
Tau skimmers are almost as hated as their Eldar cousins...they're heavily armed and have a wide array of gadgets to make them more effective in a variety of situations.
In 4th, the Multitracker (allowing hem to fire as Fast vehicles) was the must have piece of gear, allowing the hover-tanks to move 7-12" and still fire, earning them the coveted 'skimmers moving fast' protection.
Well, in 5th, skimmers only gain an advantage when moving *over* 12" meaning that Tau skimmers (which are not Fast) can no longer benefit...
However, in 5th rather than always counting as glances, the benefit for skimmers moving fast is the same as obscured vehicles, a 4+ cover save.
Suddenly the Disruption Pod becomes the new must-have item. The Disruption Pod treats the vehicle as Obscured from any attacks at a range of 12" or further. Before this was a waste of points since obscured only gave a 50% chance of converting a penn into a glance, and a multitracker-equipped skimmer could always get glances
So, from now on, expect every Tau tank and transport to come equipped with a 4+ cover save against all your long-ranged attacks...as well as a Multi-Tracker that'll allow it to move at full speed and fire everything while imperial tanks can't even fire both their sponsons on the move.
So...How are you going to deal with Tau Skimmers in 5th?
How do you deal with them now?