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by nic
Feb 17 2018 04:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting an Army
Replies: 41
Views: 1081

Re: Starting an Army

Get what looks cool and don't worry about what's "good". That's an arbitrary metric. For what it's worth, you can always find a kit at 15% off and free shipping on ebay. I've had a lot of fun with the commander kit I bought. I built it as a Coldstar and painted it like Minerva from Master...
by nic
Feb 17 2018 02:41
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Open / narrative allies shenanigans
Replies: 4
Views: 293

Re: Open / narrative allies shenanigans

There are probably some really good combos for narrative play but this one was addressed by FAQ already.

https://whc-cdn.games-workshop.com/wp-c ... rum_en.pdf

Take Cover only applies to Astra Militarum Infantry.
by nic
Feb 15 2018 05:07
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stealth suits for dummies
Replies: 34
Views: 952

Re: Stealth suits for dummies

I think you may be forgetting to factor in the massive amount of firepower you lose giving a DC to a commander and taking away his BS2+ entirely with flamers. Yes quite. A drone controller and a flamer is a waste of 2 BS2+ weapons. Stealth suit can take a drone controller without losing any amount ...
by nic
Feb 14 2018 01:51
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: [Phase 1] The 8th Edition Academy Project Introduction and Table of Contents
Replies: 4
Views: 2053

Re: [Phase 1] The 8th Edition Academy Project Introduction and Table of Contents

A wonderful example article from when we were gearing up in 7th to do new articles is this one by BabaGanoosh; [Troops] Firewarrior Team I updated that article to 7th from a much older article by BabaGanoosh - the format is OK (other than us losing the images of course) but I feel it could usefully...
by nic
Feb 12 2018 05:24
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Early warning override use against Reserve models.
Replies: 25
Views: 1008

Re: Early warning override use against Reserve models.

On the issue of targeting a character arriving from reserves we now have this from the Custodes FAQ Q: How does the Ever Vigilant Stratagem interact with Characters with a Wounds characteristic of less than 10? Can Ever Vigilant allow a unit to target such a Character who arrives as reinforcements e...
by nic
Feb 11 2018 08:19
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Deciding on layouts for Broadside Unit (and choosing commanders)
Replies: 8
Views: 392

Re: Deciding on layouts for Broadside Unit (and choosing commanders)

"HYMP" ?? High Yield Missile Pod. Paired with the Smart Missile System you have the classic 'missileside' that was by far the most common build of Broadside through 6th and 7th editions. In 8th edition this build is good - it has a lot of shots - but way too expensive. I would expect some...
by nic
Feb 11 2018 07:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2275
Views: 145475

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

The balance of an army means with equally skilled opponents you would have a 50/50 chance of winning. It is always too match-up dependent for that. With my infantry-heavy list style I have been mulching 'Nids all through 8th and their new obsession with biovores does not help because even a tiny bi...
by nic
Feb 11 2018 07:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2275
Views: 145475

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Broadsides are just terrible. I can't defend that level of bad. Same with Riptides, or the Gunrig. Now THOSE are wastes of points. Broadsides are almost OK in power level games. A fully loaded missileside does not make you feel bad just for using it at 9 PL, it is not great but at least it does not...
by nic
Feb 11 2018 06:22
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Airbrushing indoors
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Airbrushing indoors

An airbrush booth like this will help a LOT https://www.amazon.co.uk/FLOUREON-Professional-Airbrush-Airbrushing-Extractor/dp/B00KXTDI7A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518260800&sr=8-1&keywords=airbrush+booth That is the exact one I use. Pretty good all-round and folds down to an acceptably sma...
by nic
Feb 10 2018 11:31
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Airbrushing indoors
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Airbrushing indoors

An airbrush booth like this will help a LOT https://www.amazon.co.uk/FLOUREON-Professional-Airbrush-Airbrushing-Extractor/dp/B00KXTDI7A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1518260800&sr=8-1&keywords=airbrush+booth That is the exact one I use. Pretty good all-round and folds down to an acceptably sma...
by nic
Feb 10 2018 04:16
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Airbrushing indoors
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Airbrushing indoors

I purchased an airbrush recently and I'd like to know what I would need to set up so I can paint in my room. Protective masks? Goggles? A cardboard shield so the paint doesn't get everywhere? Those sorts of things. For big projects I now have an extractor fan box but for quick runs when the weather...
by nic
Feb 06 2018 02:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau Command/Rank Structure
Replies: 43
Views: 1357

Re: Tau Command/Rank Structure

I don't know about Alexander the Great though nic, still not tribal enough for me. Maybe if one thinks of Alexander as a "wild Macedonian" than, he'd be more tribal? Certainly, the "lead from the front" philosophy of WH40K fits better with Alexander. FYI GW specifically modeled ...
by nic
Feb 05 2018 03:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau Command/Rank Structure
Replies: 43
Views: 1357

Re: Tau Command/Rank Structure

Somewhere among the thousands of posts on the A.T.T. forum, a member made the comment about crisis battlesuits that they were in effect like the cavalry. Wow, things were never the same after that for me! And if you add in the stealthsuits as light cavalry, then you have the complete nobility! With...
by nic
Feb 04 2018 09:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau Command/Rank Structure
Replies: 43
Views: 1357

Re: Tau Command/Rank Structure

One of the things that has struck me with T'au is that they have what is essentially an honorific structure of titles beyond which it is really hard to define any equivalent military structure. Perhaps this is because they do not truly have a military rank structure in the sense that we understand i...
by nic
Jan 31 2018 04:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Kroot need an Upgrade
Replies: 46
Views: 1446

Re: The Kroot need an Upgrade

As might be apparent I have strong feelings about Kroot. The aesthetics of Kroot are definitely different and I can quite understand why a lot of T'au players feel that they do not fit. I came to love this army precisely because of its classically imperial feel and the way my T'au can stand out from...
by nic
Jan 29 2018 03:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [GAME] Codex Predictions Pool
Replies: 42
Views: 2033

Re: [GAME] Codex Predictions Pool

This could be fun, so in the spirit of putting my dumb ideas out there ready for ridicule when the codex drops :fear: Vehicle upgrades Automated Repair System Roll 4+ at the start of each friendly turn to repair 1 wound on a damaged vehicle Decoy Launchers Negates any bonus to-hit for rules which ga...
by nic
Jan 29 2018 02:31
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Vespids. The unsung heroes.
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: Vespids. The unsubg heroes.

Vespid can't benefit from savior afaik since savior can only be done for the same sept, but I think every model in Tau army benefits from markers Correct. That article was written directly from the Index and has been a bit out of date since the FAQ came out. I plan to update it with the new codex a...
by nic
Jan 29 2018 01:57
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Vespids. The unsung heroes.
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: Vespids. The unsubg heroes.

Vespid are very good in 8th. I wrote up an article on them at viewtopic.php?f=52&t=25885

They do exactly what you want Fast Attack to do; fast moving, decent level of threat, not the most durable thing in the army.

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