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by Bolter&Rail
Oct 18 2017 04:23
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Y'vahra or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Y'vahra or not?

The Shield Generator really isn't necessary on the Y'vahra, I think. Keep it with Shield Drones for as long as you can (it will outrun them eventually) and they will soak hits like crazy! The Stormsurge may not get that bonus, but putting a Shield Generator on the Stormsurge really helps its durabi...
by Bolter&Rail
Oct 17 2017 08:27
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Y'vahra or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 459

Re: Y'vahra or not?

My current list is the "Why Choose" list and I actually have a stormsurge AND Yvahra in the list. I make up for model count by complementing it with 3 commanders, 15 firewarriors, ~15 gun drones, a stealth team, a some pathfinders. That said half my list point-wise is in the Yvahra and Sto...
by Bolter&Rail
Oct 06 2017 12:14
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000 Pts. All Comers/Tournament List
Replies: 12
Views: 790

Re: 2000 Pts. All Comers/Tournament List

How do the fusion commanders work without a homing beacon? Aren't they going to be in reserve, will deep strike out of range when they come in, and then you will have to chase your target in order to get your melta shots? Overall a similar list to what I have liked to run but I sub the hammerheads f...
by Bolter&Rail
Aug 31 2017 04:57
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)
Replies: 35
Views: 2495

Re: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)

I think the ATS is superior to the target lock if shooting at a multi-wound amour unit with an amour save of 2+, 3+ or 4+ that doesnt have an invuln save. I guess how common do these guys not have an invuln though? Vehicles are obviously usually one, but I guess the ATS would do little in this situa...
by Bolter&Rail
Aug 30 2017 05:21
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)
Replies: 35
Views: 2495

Re: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)

This is why you take a target lock for 12 points. No longer losing BS from moving. Very common equipment for him. Yes he is expensive, but yes he absorbs a decent amount of fire to bring it down and unlike the riptide it is VERY deadly to enemy elites and tanks. Ya I wanted target lock to improve t...
by Bolter&Rail
Aug 30 2017 12:54
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)
Replies: 35
Views: 2495

XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)

Has anyone tried running the XV109 Y'vahra yet? On paper he still has some fantastic damage output capabilities but the range and point cost is a hard thing to swallow. I am wanting to run one and just deploy it on the board, and hope for something juicy turn 1 that is <26" away for the flamers...
by Bolter&Rail
Jun 30 2017 05:23
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Uses for Darkstrider
Replies: 24
Views: 1750

Re: Uses for Darkstrider

Ya I made the amateur mistake of just assuming broadsides were "fly" as well and I didnt bother to screen it when some pesky infantry went to assault him since I just told myself I would fall back and wreck them next turn... Wasn't until I fell back that I realized he didn't have "fl...
by Bolter&Rail
Jun 30 2017 01:30
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Uses for Darkstrider
Replies: 24
Views: 1750

Re: Uses for Darkstrider

Ya I made the amateur mistake of just assuming broadsides were "fly" as well and I didnt bother to screen it when some pesky infantry went to assault him since I just told myself I would fall back and wreck them next turn... Wasn't until I fell back that I realized he didn't have "fly...
by Bolter&Rail
Jun 19 2017 05:24
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Cadre Fireblades: Our true Markerlights
Replies: 51
Views: 3807

Re: Cadre Fireblades: Our true Markerlights

The other thing I really struggle to justify is it appears matched play 2k point games are leaning towards a 3 detachment limit.... a droneport taking up an entire detachment by itself and not contributing any CPs is super disappointing :( They need to fix that. I will try a drone port and give it a...
by Bolter&Rail
Jun 19 2017 03:50
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Cadre Fireblades: Our true Markerlights
Replies: 51
Views: 3807

Re: Cadre Fireblades: Our true Markerlights

I didnt catch that the drones need to disembark to use a model's BS.... that does hamper it a bit as I thought they had to remove the platform to remove the drones if we wanted. Do the drones shoot at their regular BS when still embarked on the port? The question to me then comes down to if the dron...
by Bolter&Rail
Jun 12 2017 01:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh from Forge World - XV109 Y'vahra for 8th!
Replies: 72
Views: 7618

Re: Fresh from Forge World - XV109 Y'vahra for 8th!

But without drones to be ablative wounds I think he may actually be too fragile. By turn 2 you are down to just 12 wounds and a couple lascannons alone with just a 5++ from range can drop him. Better stats than 7th with the same saves, but if he takes up ~400pts that is a lot dough for a handful of ...
by Bolter&Rail
Jun 12 2017 01:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh from Forge World - XV109 Y'vahra for 8th!
Replies: 72
Views: 7618

Re: Fresh from Forge World - XV109 Y'vahra for 8th!

Am I right to assume that if a Y'vhara activates its nova ability, both weapons can be fire with their respective nova profiles? I would assume so. The language doesn't really clarify, but I think it's safe to think it will. Maybe FW will clarify a bit. I am afraid of his potential point cost but t...
by Bolter&Rail
Jun 09 2017 02:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Markerlight Discussion in 8th Edition
Replies: 39
Views: 3891

Re: Markerlight Discussion

Ya small drone units offer kill points pretty easily, but i still think they are cheap enough and protect the suits enough so the pros outweigh the cons. Just take a unit of 2 markerdrones with a nearby controller and hit a target with one of them and then have your drone port fire and with a 2+ rer...
by Bolter&Rail
Jun 08 2017 09:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Markerlight Discussion in 8th Edition
Replies: 39
Views: 3891

Re: Markerlight Discussion

I feel like drones as ablative wounds is great for our suits. While yes the enemy can try to have small arms fire to destroy the drones nearby before firing big guns at the suits I think this is still a buff for us to either force them to spend the first 1-2 turns trying to kill drones or fire at ou...
by Bolter&Rail
Jun 02 2017 08:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The run to 8th edition
Replies: 1738
Views: 136231

Re: The run to 8th edition

Also, i was trying to find the cheapest way to get drone controller into my list and kinda thought stealth suits might be a good call. 3 stealth suits with two controllers in them are only 100pts and provide something like a 20" diameter bubble for improved drone BS. Havent looked hard enough t...
by Bolter&Rail
Jun 02 2017 07:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The run to 8th edition
Replies: 1738
Views: 136231

Re: The run to 8th edition

Already have the droneport in my list =D Are we sure that passengers don't suffer the -1 penalty for shooting heavy weapons if the port moves? My only other concern is that the droneport isnt unkillable and putting a ton of markerlights feels like it might be a lot of eggs in one droneport.... I am ...
by Bolter&Rail
May 15 2017 02:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The run to 8th edition
Replies: 1738
Views: 136231

Re: The run to 8th edition

I have high hopes for markerlights still given this in the article: "A unit of three Crisis Suits paired up with Markerlights will bring down even large vehicles relatively quickly." While its trying to read tea-leaves I am thinking they are still talking about missile pod crisis suits and...
by Bolter&Rail
Mar 22 2017 06:11
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Any experience with large units of crisis suits?
Replies: 10
Views: 1166

Re: Any experience with large units of crisis suits?

I find success with a crisis-star I run: -Shadowsun -Commander with iridium, C&C, MSS, PEN, Stim, Vectored retro thrusters, Neuro web jammer -4 crisis with dual missile pods, 2/ target lock -2 gun drones Put them in ruins cover and thats 17 wounds with 2+ cover saves and a commander hopefully ta...

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