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by Emberkahn
Dec 15 2017 12:49
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Dealing with Custodes?
Replies: 30
Views: 796

Re: Dealing with Custodes?

If you can pop both land raiders turn one before he even moves (And this is very very doable given he won't have much of a screen) you win turn one. This is a good point- there's just no way that an all-Custodes army could bring screening units. Fire away! However, those Land Raider have 5++, do do...
by Emberkahn
Dec 14 2017 05:53
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Dealing with Custodes?
Replies: 30
Views: 796

Re: Dealing with Custodes?

Quad Fusion Commander (QFC). This opponent just screams QFC. Add some gun drones in for good measure with a coldstar acting as the DC Cady. Take some pathfinders for markerlight support and to ensure all your suits can drop. But, again, QFC. Like, if someone is bringing their competitive stuff, you ...
by Emberkahn
Dec 11 2017 08:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to make Pulse Carbines viable for Fire Warriors
Replies: 12
Views: 537

Re: How to make Pulse Carbines viable for Fire Warriors

Probably better to put this in general discussion, rather than Tactics. As you stated, under the SQ the Carbine is pretty much useless; it is only better than the rifle between ranges 15-18" which is pitiful. Re improving it for the future... sure. But tbh I feel they have been superseded by br...
by Emberkahn
Dec 07 2017 04:59
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Optimal hammerhead loadouts?
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Optimal hammerhead loadouts?

Of the forgeworld hammerheads, the HYMP seems to be the only good one (pretty much turning the tank into a tough broadside). Re: the SMS v drones. Take Drones, except on Longstrike, who can buff the SMS effectively, so you'll want to be firing it more. Re: Ion v Railgun I honestly don't know. I have...
by Emberkahn
Dec 05 2017 10:56
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: 4 FB or 3 FB and Multi-tracker
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: 4 FB or 3 FB and Multi-tracker

Another difference is 3 shots are more likely to do less damage at things with invulnerable saves. Add in the option for your opponent to use a command reroll if the invulnerable shield is high, can make the multitracker even worse than on paper. It's true that I haven't calculated the distribution...
by Emberkahn
Dec 05 2017 06:56
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: 4 FB or 3 FB and Multi-tracker
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: 4 FB or 3 FB and Multi-tracker

My big problem is, have you ever fired your Fusion Commander at a target that didn't have at least one Markerlight hit on it? Re-rolling ones is so easy to get, why waste a precious battlesuit hardpoint on it? Often; I sometimes take lists with 7+ QFCs. In these situations they will be firing at up...
by Emberkahn
Dec 05 2017 05:34
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: The Firesight Warlord
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: The Firesight Warlord

Fairly sure that you can only take warlord traits on HQ choices. I suspect the same goes for the relics, but have no rule to back that up.
by Emberkahn
Dec 05 2017 05:07
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: 4 FB or 3 FB and Multi-tracker
Replies: 8
Views: 436

4 FB or 3 FB and Multi-tracker

I have seen a few lists floating around that take 3 FB and a multi-tracker instead of 4 FB. On paper this doesn't seem optimal from an offensive perspective, but may help to get bodies on the field. For the sake of this analysis, lets assume that neither has any markerlight support. QFC = 160pts and...
by Emberkahn
Dec 04 2017 11:19
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Long range or medium Range ?
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: Long range or medium Range ?

Medium/short range every time. If you are having problems with Melta and Plasma, bring drones (like 50+), in tandem with other things to take advantage of character targeting special rules. Tau have a very small, very specific subset of units that are great. Everything else in our codex is usable, b...
by Emberkahn
Dec 04 2017 04:58
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Aun’Shi in 8th Ed
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: Aun’Shi in 8th Ed

If you compare Aun'Shi(68 pts) to a stock ethereal(45 pts), you'll see that he's actually a competitive option. For 23 points you get a 4+ invulnerable save, and the option to buff up his attack or defense in melee. Basically he's decent in any list where you would bring an ethereal anyway. I agree...
by Emberkahn
Dec 04 2017 04:50
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Alaitoc Counters
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

Re: Alaitoc Counters

I have a friend that plays Eldar a lot and I have learned one thing that I haven't seen mentioned, and its the Eldar psychic phase. Its brutal, think of taking ~5d3 mortal wounds, sometimes becoming d6, every psychic phase. 3 smites + executioner (d3 mortal wounds, and if it kills another d3, bye b...
by Emberkahn
Nov 29 2017 09:52
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Competitive list utilizing new CA rules. Been winning games with it.
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Competitive list utilizing new CA rules. Been winning games with it.

Cool list! Two questions: 1) How have the Vespid gone? On paper they seem alright but I have never gotten around to taking any. 2) I love hazards; they are easily my favourite unit in the Tau codex. But I felt they weren't amazing in this edition. How do you find they fair compared to Burst Cannon C...
by Emberkahn
Nov 29 2017 09:47
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: How to deal with Nids?
Replies: 22
Views: 1131

Re: How to deal with Nids?

In all honesty, nids are really our ideal opponent I feel in this edition, because they are countered by our good units, on top of the fact our good units are good. So every list is going to look something like: QFC (1-4) Coldstar (Warlord to fly around grabbing objectives and killing his screening ...
by Emberkahn
Nov 29 2017 09:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chapter Approved Leaks Discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 8743

Re: Chapter Approved Leaks Discussion

Perhaps we are coming at this from different perspectives. I can see two. First, I like my army to win now and then. I don't get fun from being curbstomped. It makes me feel bad for the work I put into painting them and the time I put into making them look great. I want to have a chance. We don't h...
by Emberkahn
Nov 29 2017 09:25
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Uplinked Markerlights and traditionally "overcosted" units
Replies: 31
Views: 1479

Re: Uplinked Markerlights and traditionally "overcosted" units

Great analysis! Thanks for sharing it with us!
by Emberkahn
Nov 29 2017 08:54
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Just bought a tigershark ax 1-0 need help on a list
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: Just bought a tigershark ax 1-0 need help on a list

This is true too! With those extra Missile Racks and the Heavy Burst Cannons the Fighter-Bomber is an absolutely vicious anti-infantry and anti-MEQ unit. However, CrappingEagle doesn't have a Fighter-Bomber, so that point is a little moot I think. I do not (yet) have the kit but I am curious. Other...
by Emberkahn
Nov 29 2017 12:23
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Alaitoc Counters
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

Re: Alaitoc Counters

Regarding -'s to hit, in my experience anything that I care about shooting (like deathstars) often has another way to get -1 to hit, usually through psychic powers. That being said, the math for -2 was also considerably easier to use to demonstrate my point. There are no Alaitoc players in my local...
by Emberkahn
Nov 28 2017 09:34
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Seeker missiles
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: Seeker missiles

Just imagine if they weren't one use only.... every list I took would be skyray spam.

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