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by Tau Tactician
Jan 18 2016 04:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a Tau list. What a headache (SPOILED)
Replies: 7
Views: 1797

Re: Making a Tau list. What a headache (SPOILED)

I have had this problem since all the new stuff dropped. What I have had to do is experiment with different combos and see what I like the most. Here's what I did 1: Discount any formations that are too cheesy 2: Look for formations that you really like 3: test the formations to see what fits your p...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 18 2016 02:34
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Hunter Contingent - Line of Sight
Replies: 10
Views: 2078

Re: Hunter Contingent - Line of Sight

What it exactly says is "these units must shoot at the same target resolving their shots as if they were from the same unit." This means that the unit must be able to fulfill all the requirements to shoot as an individual unit before it can participate in the group engagement at which poin...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 17 2016 10:51
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Monat the 3rd Tau Art of War
Replies: 51
Views: 10665

Re: Monat the 3rd Tau Art of War

Get a 6 with six dice? Mathhammer: 100% Stathammer: 67% Im not sure what you mean by mathhammer here, but the probability of rolling a 6 with six dice is 1-(5/6) 6 =66.5%. Mathhammer is a flawed program for calculating probability of success for various ingame scenarios. Stathammer is also. Fixed t...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 17 2016 10:40
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Hunter Contingent - Line of Sight
Replies: 10
Views: 2078

Re: Hunter Contingent - Line of Sight

Depending on your interpretation of the rules, units without LOS to the target of a Coordinated Firepower attack may be able to add their firepower even without a SMS, although they would not have been able to select the target themselves. I would disagree the BRB explicit says "The unit can s...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 15 2016 07:50
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Monat the 3rd Tau Art of War
Replies: 51
Views: 10665

Re: Monat the 3rd Tau Art of War

I'm going to point out that having only 6 suits means any loss is a large loss. This coupled with the fact that having a Tau Army that is mobile really isn't uncommon. So you could find your self hiding to no avail. Another flaw I'm seeing is that, well, boards have edges. You can only run so far be...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 12 2016 02:28
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Optimized Stealth Cadre Discussion?
Replies: 47
Views: 14275

Re: Optimized Stealth Cadre Discussion?

What is the community's thoughts on taking 2 Ghostkeels vs 3 Ghostkeels in the unit? I know it balloons up, points-wise, but is it worth considering taking 3? Getting a further +1 BS on the XV95s from Fire Team seems pretty tempting, not to mention a third use of Holophoton Countermeasures. Is it s...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 12 2016 01:55
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: multi tracker and overwatch
Replies: 21
Views: 4978

Re: multi tracker and overwatch

If you use the ITC FAQ, it's worth pointing out that they specifically state in the Shooting section that: "Rules that allow a model to shoot more than one weapon in the shooting phase apply to shooting attacks made in other phases of the game, such as overwatch and interceptor shooting."...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 11 2016 11:52
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Optimized Stealth Cadre Discussion?
Replies: 47
Views: 14275

Re: Optimized Stealth Cadre Discussion?

I like the Ghostkeel Wing (Min. 3 Ghostkeels), but I run an infantry heavy army which really benefits from the stealth. Since markerlights are fairly cheap I would say your better off taking dedicated markerlights then spending 130 points on an additional Ghostkeel.
by Tau Tactician
Jan 11 2016 11:40
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: multi tracker and overwatch
Replies: 21
Views: 4978

Re: multi tracker and overwatch

Well if your friends keep saying "RAW you get one shot for overwatch". Simply point out that multitraker says "Allows you to fire one extra weapon each shooting phase" and since it does not specify your shooting phase you can Shoot one weapon from each suit during your enemy's sh...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 11 2016 09:36
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000pts CAD + Ghostkeel Wing + Drone Network + FBSC x2
Replies: 9
Views: 1682

Re: 2000pts CAD + Ghostkeel Wing + Drone Network + FBSC x2

I'm not sure how to evaluate everything else, but when I tried it, I found the Ghostkeel wing to be very squishy and of limited benefit as massed shooting removes at least one ghostkeel pretty quick, even with holo-photons. Your experiences might be different, as your list has more offense than the...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 11 2016 07:53
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: multi tracker and overwatch
Replies: 21
Views: 4978

Re: multi tracker and overwatch

2, the overwatch rules clearly state that an overwatch is conducted exactly as if a unit was firing in the shooting phase with 2 exceptions.

1: It is done during your enemy's assualt phase.

2: All shots are take are snap shots.
by Tau Tactician
Jan 11 2016 02:15
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000pts CAD + Ghostkeel Wing + Drone Network + FBSC x2
Replies: 9
Views: 1682

Re: 2000pts CAD + Ghostkeel Wing + Drone Network + FBSC x2

I'm not sure how to evaluate everything else, but when I tried it, I found the Ghostkeel wing to be very squishy and of limited benefit as massed shooting removes at least one ghostkeel pretty quick, even with holo-photons. Your experiences might be different, as your list has more offense than the...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 10 2016 09:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Optimizing your Gunfort
Replies: 10
Views: 2539

Re: Optimizing your Gunfort

I was thinking this same thing except only 1 Gun Fort with Darkstrider in a unit of Pathfinders with Ion Rifles. It's not like models with T6 run around in squads of 10 models. This gives you the ability to still insta gib T6 and large numbers of T5 (via the Ion rifles). Total cost is only 259 point...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 10 2016 12:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New formation? [plus a great deal from GW]
Replies: 52
Views: 12296

Re: New formation? [plus a great deal from GW]

Would have been more interesting to either have the strike team as bodyguard or even allow the ethereal to join the crisis on his hover drone. The ethereal can already join the crisis team, even without the drone... The team just is slowed by the footslogging ethearal that's with them. I think what...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 09 2016 02:22
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: How to defeat Eldar Rush tactics?
Replies: 15
Views: 3302

Re: How to defeat Eldar Rush tactics?

Kroot have the same LD problem. , Drones might run when solo. Their main use comes out when attached to IC's, wich mitigates the LD problem. + 1 Drone Controller on a commander gives the squad BS 5 so either one super deadly pinning squad, or Marker lights that hit on a 2+ Both make taking a DC com...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 08 2016 06:04
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Growing List!
Replies: 32
Views: 5418

Re: Battlesuit/infantry army idea.

Keep in mind that you don't need to run Farsight in a FSE army. I have never used him and probably never will. There are ways to play test an army with spending 60+ dollars on a codex Interesting. I may well consider slotting the book into my spending plan sometime soon then :D Try to find someone ...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 08 2016 03:30
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Growing List!
Replies: 32
Views: 5418

Re: Battlesuit/infantry army idea.

Well if you want a suit heavy army I would suggest a Farsight Enclaves (FSE) Army, with which you can run Crisis Suits as Troops Choices. Good information to have if you didn't know. Thanks for the advice, however I'm just going to stick with the standard Tau Codex for now for a few reasons. Firstl...
by Tau Tactician
Jan 08 2016 02:19
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Growing List!
Replies: 32
Views: 5418

Re: Battlesuit/infantry army idea.

Well if you want a suit heavy army I would suggest a Farsight Enclaves (FSE) Army, with which you can run Crisis Suits as Troops Choices. Good information to have if you didn't know. Also don't get too hung up on the Ion weapons they are a happy medium but have trouble with really large blobs and re...

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