Jump to content

Welcome to The Bolter and Chainsword
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Fighting tau competitively with Chaos

Thousandsons Emperorschildren Competitive Tau

  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic




  • 545 posts
  • Location:Limerick, Ireland
  • Faction: Thousand Sons
Hey guys, I need the hive minds help. I’m fighting tau. The player is HIGHLY competitive. It’s 2000 pts and I’m fairly certain there will
Be a yvarra and possibly 2-3 riptides with god knows how many shield drones.

I was thinking of souping:

Perhaps a cult of duplicity thousand sons detachment and field 20 risen rubrics in the midfield to double dakka with VotLW and hopefully wipe out those drones?
30 tzaangors to either dmc or deepstrike.
Ahriman and dp for HQ + shaman.

Then a batallion of emperors children to give access to: guaranteed charge warp talons supported by thunder hammer jump lord with reroll everything relic and jump sorc (maybe use combat elixir for more attacks)
Deepstriking oblits
backfield autocannon havocs supported by dark apostle.

Well? I have a ridonkulously huge chaos collection so I can change my army to whatever as long as it’s chaos and not nurgle (euwww).

What say you?


Black Blow Fly

Black Blow Fly


  • 14,550 posts
  • Location:Unto realms immortal...
Knights with dual thermal cannons plus kSon SCD... give them some of the good old shake n bake... they will never know what hit them.
  • MegaVolt87 likes this
=][= fortis Fortuna adiuvat . =][=
my 40k FB Page:
Terminus Est
Blood and Honor!

Are Verlo

Are Verlo


  • 570 posts
  • Location:Norway (Tromsø 69N, 18.5E)
  • Faction: Blood Angels
Alpha legion disco lord with stacking - to hit, oblits and conceal and as you suggested mix in EC for no OW on a characters and warp talons (when they arrive). Use the 6" strat and host raptorial.

Note; I am not saying «this will stomp/pawn/crush tau!!", these are tools that are good vs Tau and it is up to the player to use the tools right.




  • 2,556 posts
  • Faction: Iron Warriors
You could also look into DG with FW dreads, that kind of force is pretty strong as well.

My Iron Warriors Project   Guns for the guns god!, Bullets for the Brass throne!

Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: Thousandsons, Emperorschildren, Competitive, Tau

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users