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by materpillar
Jul 15 2017 12:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FW Xenos FAQ.
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: FW Xenos FAQ.

Just glancing at it, it looks like the shield generators for drones (for the riptide drones) give them a 5+ FNP save like thing against mortal wounds.

This bodes well for changes to our normal shield drones in future FAQs. Or does this change help us now?
by materpillar
Jul 07 2017 09:48
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Manta Strike
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Manta Strike

It's true that these units did lose manta strike, but I hardly think that matters as none of the suits were often deployed via that method anyway. The riptide's long range meant that holding it in reserve resulted in a lose of first turn shooting which wasn't worth it. Personally, I'd just outflank ...
by materpillar
Jun 22 2017 09:56
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Riptide Critique Please
Replies: 9
Views: 607

Re: Riptide Critique Please

For starters the riptide paint job is truly quite stellar. But you asked for critiques and the weakest parts of the model for me are the base and pose. I can't really tell what's going on in the base (snow?) and the bright white is distracting from your red paint job. The pose isn't bad, it's just a...
by materpillar
Jun 22 2017 01:21
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Akul Contingent Batreps
Replies: 34
Views: 8687

Re: Akul Contingent Batreps

88 power level, narrative game. Mission where there is an attacker trying to get units into defender's deployment. Defender scores off kill points. Tau attacking nurgle marines. Army List Tau Cadre Fireblade Coldstar, 2x shield drones, ATS, Target Lock Commander, 4x Fusion, 2x Gun Drones Strike team...
by materpillar
Jun 22 2017 12:38
Forum: Galleries
Topic: Full Army Paint Scheme, please help with naming
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: Full Army Paint Scheme, please help with naming

I would strongly recommend you use Tauman's lexicon for help in naming your commander. http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=23062 All of the Tau commander names, once translated, are usually two words mashed into one always following the form of Descriptive Word + Noun/Verb with...
by materpillar
Jun 21 2017 11:41
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Akul Contingent
Replies: 73
Views: 15085

Re: Akul Contingent

Here's my currently painted models (except for my devilfish/hammer head that I forgot at home). It's roughly 210 Battle points or around 4000 regular points. Akul Contingent http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y311/materpillar/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-07/BADC38A6-41CA-47EB-8300-44A24DC5588C_zpsbvwa0pqi...
by materpillar
Jun 17 2017 01:16
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Akul Contingent
Replies: 73
Views: 15085

Re: Akul Contingent

http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y311/materpillar/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-07/5339A7CD-49EF-452F-B085-BBDFF314062D_zpsnkrjoxrb.jpg Just finished up my second batch of firewarriors (they still need highlighting, I hate highlighting). Next up is a bunch of markerdrones and a pair of gun drones. I sho...
by materpillar
Jun 17 2017 01:14
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Tekkenotik's Sa'Cea Rra'Ka Cadre
Replies: 15
Views: 4521

Re: Tekkenotik's Sa'Cea Rra'Ka Cadre UPDATE PIC HEAVY

I'm really digging your color scheme. It looks like you might be going a little heavy on the blue glowing effect from the photos but it might look better in person. I'm a sucker for stealth suits, are you going to paint yours camouflaged or in standard colors? Are you interested in doing a fluff bac...
by materpillar
Jun 09 2017 07:56
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Akul Contingent
Replies: 73
Views: 15085

Re: Akul Contingent

After my first game of 8th I figured shield drones were a bit more mandatory.

So I painted all mine up.
Image
by materpillar
Jun 08 2017 12:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The run to 8th edition
Replies: 1738
Views: 114322

Re: The run to 8th edition

Played my first 8th edition game yesterday. Here's what I noticed. It was a 2000 point, relic, Tau vs Tau game Missile pods are much worse in this edition than the last (at least in Tau vs Tau). Wounding T4 and T5 models on a 3+ instead of 2+ is so much worse. Models with 4+ armor saves are so much ...
by materpillar
Jun 08 2017 12:38
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Akul Contingent Batreps
Replies: 34
Views: 8687

Re: Akul Contingent Batreps

2000 Point Tau Vs Tau (first 8th edition game) - Relic Armies are deployed http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y311/materpillar/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-07/77FE3801-816C-46DF-A2D1-292E380E9795_zpsuimqnwwi.jpg Ghostkeel deployment on flank http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y311/materpillar/Mobile%20Up...
by materpillar
May 23 2017 10:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are Gun Lines so damm effective???
Replies: 13
Views: 973

Re: Why are Gun Lines so damm effective???

I've also found that if my opponent brings a TAC list that he built before they knew they were facing Tau they'll also be fielding a fair amount of units that just don't do much against us. This basically puts them at a points disadvantage before the game even starts (because their poor matchup unit...
by materpillar
May 23 2017 09:47
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Akul Contingent
Replies: 73
Views: 15085

Re: Akul Contingent

http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y311/materpillar/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-07/02ADCF73-9DC1-4E5B-ABFD-4995E85E27E3_zpsnedi1feb.jpg http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y311/materpillar/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-07/DA664564-9AB4-4290-94AC-F8242C0C275B_zpsqlkdeljo.jpg http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y...
by materpillar
May 22 2017 07:52
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Akul Contingent
Replies: 73
Views: 15085

Re: Akul Contingent

You have some of the most effective looking cloaking effects I have seen painted on models. The bright transition really sets it apart. Thanks I really appreciate that! Finally got my magnets and greenstuff in the mail so I could continue working on my Stormsurge... here's the pose I ended up with....
by materpillar
Apr 12 2017 08:00
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: How do you actually deal with AV14 ?
Replies: 12
Views: 1335

Re: How do you actually deal with AV14 ?

My standard operating procedure for landraiders is to ignore them and feed whatever comes out of them a few squads of kroot or fire warriors while I win elsewhere. I've found this to be more effective than killing them for the most part. If they really must die though. Y'vahras as previously stated ...
by materpillar
Apr 04 2017 03:30
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Akul Contingent Batreps
Replies: 34
Views: 8687

Re: Akul Contingent Batreps

Akul Contingent Forces Heroe's Path Death Jester Solitaire (Cegorach's Rose) => Karen Shadowsser (Mastery Level 2) => Illia Tau CAD Commander - Coldstar, Shield Generator, Stims => El'Mesa'Raik (warlord) Ethereal => Aun'Tash Riptide - Heavy Burst, SMS, Stims, Advanced Targeting System => Vre'Oni'Da...
by materpillar
Mar 31 2017 09:56
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Akul Contingent
Replies: 73
Views: 15085

Re: Akul Contingent

I'm thinking of cutting a huge whole in the hellbrute, basically a "U" like cut removing the head and up of the hellbrute while the stormsurge is stomping it into the ground and having the stormsurge's gun where its missile pods usually are pointed down at the hellbrute like it just blew i...
by materpillar
Mar 31 2017 01:10
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Akul Contingent
Replies: 73
Views: 15085

Re: Akul Contingent

I've actually had a few people not recognize it as a ghostkeel because the pose is so different from the stock pose, which makes me quite happy. In other news . . . http://i1025.photobucket.com/albums/y311/materpillar/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-07/62ED8E80-5955-4B42-A0B3-C0569A6E101B_zpsq9mvdvlz.jpg Tryi...

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