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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:13 am 
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Quote: (Honda @ 21 Jul. 2009, 19:03 )

The keyword in my comments is that I expect the Tau list to provide synergies between its formations. We need to be able to capitalize on those synergies and it becomes a force multiplier, yielding better results than individual units by themselves. Hena has outlined a few in his comments.

In my view (and I've said it many times already 8v)), this is the big thing. In the batrep with all the light units I was specifically trying to achieve "synergy" by combining fast units, coordinated fire and crossfires. Ideally, when other armies plan around Engages and Sustained Fires to achieve decisive results, the Tau could plan around Crossfires, using coord. fire to achieve it when regular maneuvering won't cut it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:29 pm 
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May be I missed it ... but what about the aerial mines ?  Or are those just for AI ? :alien:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:36 pm 
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May be I missed it ... but what about the aerial mines ?  Or are those just for AI


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:09 am 
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Quote: (Honda @ 24 Jul. 2009, 03:36 )

May be I missed it ... but what about the aerial mines ?  Or are those just for AI


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To be honest, Mark_Logue and I have tested Remoras and found them to be a very useful way of getting ML's into the enemy half of the board whilst reducing the risk to the more fragile units.

There is also the bonus that they are official units and there is a model for them which is still available (although I use DRM Hubries for my Remoras).

I've played 5 games using them and whilst they were annoying for the opposition (as is any ML unit) they were not overpowered and certainly enabled the more fragile ML formations to live slightly longer.

Thankyou for your patience and we now return you to your scheduled progamming.  :blush:
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:18 am 
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How do they work Steve?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:35 pm 
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More intel ...  :rock:  But I was talking about aerial mines not Remora Drones ... Or am I again confused ?   :rock:   I have the F/W Aerial Mines & Remoras ...  :ace:




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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:59 am 
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Quote: (Dobbsy @ 24 Jul. 2009, 14:18 )

How do they work Steve?

We use Remoras in formations of 2. They are aircraft which activate normally. They are only armed with Twin Linked Burst Cannons (15cm, AA 6+, fixed forward) and a ML.
Stat line: 100pts - Fighter, Armour 5+ RA (Reinforced to represent the stealth tech)
Limit of 1 formation per 1500pts.

In the games we've played, they've been very useful for lighting up defended positions but if those positions had AA then there're usefulness was short lived (or they didn't usually activate on the 2nd turn due to BM's).

Due to them being aircraft, the enemy could defend against them and still use firpower on more important ground targets without the compromise of shotting at formations that, by themselves, could'nt do much damage but could be responsible for major attacks when supported by the GM's.

Anyway, I'm sorry to drag this thread off course.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:49 pm 
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So what do I do with my Tau Air Mine models ? :rock:

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So what do I do with my Tau Air Mine models ? :rock:

Play Aeronautica, of course!   :vD

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No ... :no:   I'll figure something out ... :)

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