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by nic
Nov 18 2017 05:50
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: What does RAW mean by "hull"?
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: What does RAW mean by "hull"?

As said, it got clarified what counts towards the hull and what not in the Designer's Commentary. No need for players to agree on anything unless they want to houserule it differently. And no you don't measure differently for shooting and for charging. You measure the distance to and from the hull ...
by nic
Nov 17 2017 02:22
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: What does RAW mean by "hull"?
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: What does RAW mean by "hull"?

I think it is perfectly reasonable for you to say that you do not believe that dozer blade should be part of the hull. The hull is a Rhino hull and the dozer blade looks like an add-on to me. The guidance in the rules is that the players should agree on what counts as the hull - this is one of those...
by nic
Nov 16 2017 05:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 741
Views: 45642

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

My guess is this is a clever ploy from GW to A. Appease any negative feelings of units/wargear being dropped or "accidently" forgotten B. Makes the job of apps/sites like battlescribe needlessly difficult as unit and wargear selection is now more diverse and not all just in the codex. C. ...
by nic
Nov 14 2017 04:29
Forum: Library
Topic: Weekly Discussion #1: What happens to Gue'vesa once they join the Tau?
Replies: 16
Views: 506

Re: Weekly Discussion #1: What happens to Gue'vesa once they join the Tau?

And if not for Chaos, they do know about Genestealer Cults which is basically the same situation for T'au. ;) is there any lore around genestealer cults and T'au? I wasn't aware of that and if so, would love to read it Only little. They caught one Genestealer to experiment on him but eventually the...
by nic
Nov 13 2017 02:01
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Krootox?
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: Krootox?

The Krootox has some strong competition in the medium-heavy ranged shooting category with a pretty typical weapon profile of S7 AP -1 D3 damage. We have a lot of choices in that category of weapon and the Krootox are just at the cheaper/easier to kill end of that choice range. They lack much synergy...
by nic
Nov 11 2017 05:46
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000 pts highly competitive/perfect Tau list
Replies: 28
Views: 1183

Re: 2000 pts highly competitive/perfect Tau list

My issue is that, as a dedicated drone controller Commander, R'alai will basically always be surrounded by drones. An ideal configuration would have several 5-model or 6-model drone units, each with a single Marker Drone. That way the Marker Drones can't be sniped- whereas the Blacklight Marker Dro...
by nic
Nov 11 2017 04:15
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000 pts highly competitive/perfect Tau list
Replies: 28
Views: 1183

Re: 2000 pts highly competitive/perfect Tau list

Yeah in the time it took you to reply to this post I started taking him heaps and I have to agree. However, his gun isn't really that good. Will take a couple of wounds of a russ here and there, but it's not really that amazing. Mostly I just put him at the front of my commander blobs to provide a ...
by nic
Nov 11 2017 03:25
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)
Replies: 65
Views: 4118

Re: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)

Different lists have different strategies but my current thinking on the Yvahra is that if it survives the game you are playing her wrong. This is a T7 killing machine that gets in my opponents face and as mentioned takes all the serious heat off my other killing blows (commanders, stormsurges, cri...
by nic
Nov 10 2017 02:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Tigershark Fighter-Bomber up for pre-order
Replies: 16
Views: 521

Re: New Tigershark Fighter-Bomber up for pre-order

For what its worth the new data sheet just gives the ability to swap out the burst cannons for CIB. Not much change but then I don't think it needed much - this was one of the FW data sheets that they got more or less right. My only problem is how much I want one and how much it is irrational to spe...
by nic
Nov 09 2017 12:49
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Tactics Against Imperial Guard
Replies: 20
Views: 761

Re: Tactics Against Imperial Guard

I am going to start out by saying that anything we discuss about counter-AM tactics has a pretty short shelf life right now. AM players are still trying out all their new toys so what we will see on the tables will be changing pretty quickly over the next few weeks. Then in a few weeks we can expect...
by nic
Nov 06 2017 04:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revisiting the Droneport
Replies: 52
Views: 1068

Re: Revisiting the Droneport

Don't take me wrong, you have me interested, and I'm not trying to poop on the party at all. And I wonder if the Gunrig would be a good candidate, although, it would make it a better target as well, since you'd kill two birds in one stone, while killing a port only removes the Pathfinder's cover. I...
by nic
Nov 06 2017 04:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revisiting the Droneport
Replies: 52
Views: 1068

Re: Revisiting the Droneport

Still, I don't think Droneports (or Shield Lines) are good picks for competitive games/tournaments. They just lack ... something. A better save, or more wounds, or an ability for the occupants to ignore penalties for moving and shooting like in last edition. Then you would be at least willing to mo...
by nic
Nov 05 2017 09:23
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Anyone tried a Tau close Combat theme list in this edition?
Replies: 16
Views: 627

Re: Anyone tried a Tau close Combat theme list in this edition?

Close Combat is pretty central to my current play style. I still do nearly all the damage in the Shooting Phase but I the use assault and combat to control the tempo of the game and to limit my opponent's options. For example in my last game I focussed a lot of pulse fire onto some screening AM Infa...
by nic
Nov 02 2017 01:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Contact GW! (Round 3)
Replies: 94
Views: 2699

Re: Let's Contact GW! (Round 3)

This discussion is back again, and this time I'm thinking about three things: Markerlights, Seeker Missiles, and Railguns. Lots of us have been talking about -1 to hit penalties (especially Alaitoc) and Markerlights, and this brings up some issues withe design features of the Tau. Would anyone be i...
by nic
Nov 02 2017 11:00
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: How to deal with turn 1 Assault units?
Replies: 18
Views: 772

Re: How to deal with turn 1 Assault units?

This is definitely a good idea, if you're playing gunline. However, it feels restrictive, or maybe that's just me. Now we have three Grav Drones, which means corresponding small drone squads to accompany each Grav Drone, and three corresponding min-sized Pathfinder squads as the tax for those, that...
by nic
Nov 01 2017 03:12
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: How to deal with turn 1 Assault units?
Replies: 18
Views: 772

Re: How to deal with turn 1 Assault units?

Also remember the grav inhibitor drones affect enemy units within 12" of it and doesn't just guard pathfinders so 2-3 throughout your lines can make deepstriking units need an 11+ to get into combat from deepstrike which is what 5.5% chance? If one dice is a 6 it's 33% with a reroll but if hig...
by nic
Oct 31 2017 08:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 741
Views: 45642

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

I agree with PeeJ. And really disagree with StealthKnightSteg. Would such a rule help us? Sure. Would it make sense and fit the army. Not even a little bit. T'au aren't particularly resilient to warp shenanigans. We don't have something like an army wide shadow of the warp like Tyranids. The T'au w...
by nic
Oct 30 2017 03:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 741
Views: 45642

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

By the way the T'au Empire map (dated 998.M41) lists 8 Septs as Major Septs: Maybe they'll just take those (excluding the FW ones, including FSE). That would be plenty of rules to draw from. This is what the lexicanum says about those Septs: 1. T'au -> "The warriors which com from T'au are kno...

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