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Flash525

The Carbon Comrade

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14th July 2004

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#1 11 years ago

Seriously, they're crap. I just can't get on with them at all. I've played them once on the DoW:DC Demo, and then once on an on-line multiplayer game with a friend (we were against several computer players) - I lost my base pretty quick then and ended up rebuilding in my mates base. Anyway, today, I played with them again, and on the Campaign. I've finished it with all the other races, so figured, seeing as I haven't played Dark Crusade in a while, I would finish the campaign off, as playing with the Tau, and I just can't get on with them at all, they're seriously crap. For starters, they don't get turrets. Every other race has them, except for Tau. I like to start off a game and secure my base a little. Nothing huge, just get a turret or two in random locations (usually next to strategic points). You can't do this with Tau as they don't have Turrets. I know they've got them walking turret things, but to be honest, they are crap. They may be good once they're shooting, but their armour is too weak, and they simply don't last. Usually, depending on the Win Conditions, but when you play a 'general' game, its simply 'Destroy HQ'. Usually (and with any other side) I'll just build and send in a few squads, and take out the enemy HQ. Does this work with the Tau? Like hell does it, you send in a small force, and they all get killed. I know Tau aren't meant for Close Combat, thats why we've got the Kroot & Vespid, but even they aren't all that good. I truly think this is going to be the longest campaign I'm ever going to do. God help me on the Stronghold Missions too.




cronon666

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#2 11 years ago

are you playing on normal or hard? i finished the campaign on normal and had no problems with any race except orks since their looted tanks and wartraks are disrupting my lines of defence:( if you really can't win with tau just try to defend yourself (lots of fire warriors/shas'ui and kroot) and build LOTS of stealthsuits for attacking your enemy;) it worked for me:D PS: don't build broadside battlesuits,they are CRAP!!!




Dark_reaper

The Ravager of Souls

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14th December 2006

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#3 11 years ago

Build lots of kroot and make sure you get their "tackle" ability in path to enlightenment. Don't forget to cannablize it can add 100+ hp to each warrior. Also, shapers actually do make them much better.




-=[Ranek]=-

LOTRO Junkie.

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31st December 2005

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#4 11 years ago

lol SSA i guess were opposites i find tau easiest to play with XD




Slaanesh

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13th January 2007

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#5 11 years ago

Well I Quite Like The Tau But There Are Two Thing That Annoy Me About Them 1. When And If They Get Into CC They Get The Noodles Kicked Out Of Them 2.And The Fact That They HAVE NO TURRETS!!!!! But Overall I Think There Pretty Good




comissarpat

"not with inward singing...."

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11th December 2006

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#6 11 years ago

Yeah, they are pretty wimpy, but has anyone noticed the glitch, at least I think it is, when your playing against the computer and the comp is tau, they randomly build listening posts where there is no strategic points or anything! Has anyone had this because it really confuzzled me.

Also yes tau must have turrets, or at least mines! or do they? I cant remember.........




Benzin

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30th December 2006

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#7 11 years ago

no they dont because the got rid of the mine and turret spaces for those dumbass mont'ka and kauyon command posts




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#8 11 years ago

lol SSA i guess were opposites i find tau easiest to play with XD




WiseBobo

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9th February 2004

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#9 11 years ago

Tau is incredibly weak if you lack the units capable of keeping the enemy at a range until you get kroot. Without Kroot, Tau is pretty shitty unless you're playing on the defensive with a mass of concentrated units, and obviously there are problems with that.




neverending digits

I'm close, but just not there

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#10 11 years ago

the only good unit of Tau is the ethereal bodyguard, and that's cause they can cheapshot you from a distance while their ally spams Zerks or Pos

and ash: go defensive till you get Harbingers... then spam drones




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