Since BETA1 I have been struggling with this match up. Bearing into account I make any balanced fleet (a couple of carriers, long distance boats, a 2-3 escorts, 2 LCs etc) I always lose. Today I saw 2 Desolators simply disappear in about 30-45 seconds. I always lose. Tau out-dps and seem to out-range me or have the same range.
- I can always try running and securing 3 objectives but that is not always a possibility on the map.
- Closing the distance seems to make it even worse.
- The only thing that seems to work is the SPAM 6x Slaughterers list, but that's boring as hell.
- I try to get the escorts first to win the scouting game, but they seem surprisingly durable, even to 2x Desolators firing.
It seems like easy gameplay for Tau - just mark and wait. Opponent should be dead in a minute.
Ps. How do Eldar deal with them?