Re: Does shooting really trump melee in fifth? Or...
Thats the seeding for the final 16, GK won it (the wolf player who won it last year was the runner up). If you look you'll notice that GK make up about 40 percent of the 16 armies that played in the second series of games (IIRC GK made up over 20 percent of the field). Pretty sure crons made it too the final four so they had a good showing.
Originally Posted by Dazza612
As far as wolves are concerned, I don't think they're quite to level of guard, crons, and GK at shooting. They've become a bit more of a hybrid army, mainly because their great at getting rid of transports, but they don't have quite as much anti-infantry firepower as the other armies I mentioned.
I should have explained that better. Volume fire isn't only for use againist infantry, its really what made mech eldar work in 4th because it gets rid of armour. Its fairly important with the cover system in place because more shots gives more opportunties for your opponent to fail a cover save on a vehicle. Those 4 shots are worth less on infantry but the same can be said for pulse rifles and str 5 stormbolters againist vehicles.
Originally Posted by Charistoph
Depends on the army build. If the GK player is running termies or purifiers then the tau will have numbers (I think purifiers are actually a decent matchup for tau tbh cause they are an assault unit). But regular strike squads would be looking at close to a 2 to 1 ratio without psy ammo. Depending on the situation firewarriors could hold their own (mainly if their in cover), but in the open GK shooting combined with their durability make for an easy time of it. What hurts tau is no specials in their squads, and expensive transports.
For Wolves I think the assault aspect is more important than it is for knights depending on the build. I think to get the most out of wolves they have to take advantage of the ccw & bp, GK just have so many shots within 24 inches that I think they're willing to keep it shooting match unless they feel CC is even more advantageous.