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by Rogue Sun
Sep 07 2017 09:42
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV9 Hazard Support Team - 8th ed. discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 3368

Re: XV9 Hazard Support Team - 8th ed. discussion

I just built one last night because I also hate resin. I used pieces from the coldstar commander kit, iridium armour xv8 and under slung burst cannons. Looks very different from xv8. Just trying to figure out the base problem Got any pics? Been considering doing much the same with the iridium armor...
by Rogue Sun
Aug 29 2017 08:41
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Flamers vs. Burst cannons
Replies: 21
Views: 1482

Re: Flamers vs. Burst cannons

I agree you don't need the homing beacon, although if you don't use one I'd recommend bringing them in with a bunch of gun drones and a drone controller. The drones themselves do a decent number and serve to protect the suits so they survive to burn things down. I've had huge sucess with them agains...
by Rogue Sun
Aug 17 2017 01:36
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Rogue Sun's Army [Will Progress with Time!]
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Rogue Sun's Army [Will Progress with Time!]

Finished up a Hammerhead. The first of four.

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by Rogue Sun
Aug 13 2017 02:44
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Rogue Sun's Army [Will Progress with Time!]
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Rogue Sun's Army [Will Progress with Time!]

Hey guys! Just working on my army. I have a 2500pt list planned which I'll be building and painting in time for LVO in Feb. Figured I'd post the humble beginnings and update as I progress. First up:

3 Xv8's
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by Rogue Sun
Aug 01 2017 08:03
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Tau take 4th at the Bay Area Open
Replies: 23
Views: 2009

Re: Tau take 4th at the Bay Area Open

Haha, yeah, 6 commanders is a "balanced" Tau list...smh.

Commanders are gonna get hit with a nerf bat so hard...
by Rogue Sun
Aug 01 2017 12:02
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV9 Hazard Support Team - 8th ed. discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 3368

Re: XV9 Hazard Support Team - 8th ed. discussion

But, but... XV9 is the coolest battlesuit! I really dislike how angular they are, how enourmous their head looks and how their hip appears to be in a constant state of thrusting. They look more Gundam than Tau IMO. Would Commmander models be more appropriately sized? Anyone have pics of size compar...
by Rogue Sun
Aug 01 2017 05:19
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV9 Hazard Support Team - 8th ed. discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 3368

Re: XV9 Hazard Support Team - 8th ed. discussion

Hey guys, this is slightly unrelated but figured it wasn't worth starting a new thread. I really like the rules for xv9s but absolutely loathe the models. Would 3 crisis suits with the Iridium armor bits and 4 underslung burst cannons be an acceptable stand in? I know my local group would be down bu...
by Rogue Sun
Jul 28 2017 01:59
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2500 LVO Gladiator List!
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: 2500 LVO Gladiator List!

The flamers on the suits aren't really inteended for the drop turn, but more for the subsequent charge and any turn after. They are inteded as horde control after the initial drop eliminates any elite threats. I'm not huge on mixed loadouts in squads simplu because it leads to strange decision makin...
by Rogue Sun
Jul 27 2017 03:39
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2500 LVO Gladiator List!
Replies: 2
Views: 263

2500 LVO Gladiator List!

Hey everyone, so I'm headed to the Las Vegas Open and was thinking of playing in the Gladiator event. Basically it's 2500 points and has zero comp score, so I expect a lot of filth. I won't be engaging in the filth myself but have come up with a list I'm fairly happy with anyway: Outrider Detachment...
by Rogue Sun
Jul 17 2017 10:14
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Alternative Fire Warrior Heads?
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: Alternative Fire Warrior Heads?

My first post specified helmets.

I was looking for something other than what is in the kit already.
by Rogue Sun
Jul 17 2017 01:55
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Alternative Fire Warrior Heads?
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Alternative Fire Warrior Heads?

Hey guys, I have a project in mind and I'm looking for some suggestions for alternative fire warrior helmets. Looking for something similar to current aesthetic, just slightly different.
by Rogue Sun
Jul 16 2017 02:22
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV8s - From Theory to Tabletop
Replies: 36
Views: 2935

Re: XV8s - From Theory to Tabletop

At that point I'd probably do a staggered drop ot a delayed drop. Or honestly not care. Much of it isn't so much about the alpha (since the vespid and commander can still hit their targets) and more about 900 points landing in your back field and sandwiching my opponent between two dangerous forces.
by Rogue Sun
Jul 16 2017 01:37
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV8s - From Theory to Tabletop
Replies: 36
Views: 2935

Re: XV8s - From Theory to Tabletop

I'm considering a unit of 5 with double plasma and a flamer each to use as a shock unit in a heavy deep strike list. The idea is to keep them relatively cheap but dangerous enough to draw fire and let them threaten a variety of targets. I know people are down on plasma but CIBs are expensive and mor...
by Rogue Sun
Jul 15 2017 12:43
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Distress call
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Re: Distress call

Hmm... I'll try to keep the 6 drones unit intact, and I'll make sure to remove the guardian drone last. If I'm right, with 8th ed. rules you can remove your losses from a unit as you wish. By the way, if I ever need to reduce my army list to 1000 points, what should I drop and what should I keep/pi...
by Rogue Sun
Jul 14 2017 10:21
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Competitive Mechanized 2000pt
Replies: 23
Views: 1387

Re: Competitive Mechanized 2000pt

Yeah, I don't mind building a gun line army, but that's not this. I really want this one to be mobile, resiliant and versatile. And I REALLY don't want to paint 60 firewarriors. :P To that end, I *am* begrudgingly starting to come around to the idea of a unit of crisis suits, though their purpose is...
by Rogue Sun
Jul 13 2017 11:58
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Competitive Mechanized 2000pt
Replies: 23
Views: 1387

Re: Competitive Mechanized 2000pt

It's not losing models, that's fine. It's about making your opponent work for it. T3 with 4+ is easily dispatched by the humble bolter. Sad but true. T7 with 3+ and 13 wounds...different story. I may just need to try the list out and see how it shakes out. If I did replace the Ionheads with anything...
by Rogue Sun
Jul 13 2017 11:41
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Competitive Mechanized 2000pt
Replies: 23
Views: 1387

Re: Competitive Mechanized 2000pt

Hmmm. I'm hesitant to do more firewarriors cause they're so squishy and crisis suits are just soooo exspensive. I could do 6 man stealth suit teams with zero support systems. That wouldn't be awful. I'd still love to do the HBC hammerheads but they're also too expensive.
by Rogue Sun
Jul 13 2017 12:26
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Competitive Mechanized 2000pt
Replies: 23
Views: 1387

Re: Competitive Mechanized 2000pt

So I've been thinking about this supposed horde problem this list may have (emphasis MAY :P ) and I'm kicking around the thought of dropping the two Ionheads and putting two Sunshark Bombers in their place. Could help with the horde issue bit still sticks with the heavy vehicle and high mobility con...

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