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by AlmostMercury
Oct 13 2017 11:09
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Revisiting the 2xCIB+1xATS Build on XV8s
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Revisiting the 2xCIB+1xATS Build on XV8s

I think I would, it's how I ran them before the discussion turned to 3 guns is best. You save 10 points per model which is a great discount to fit in gun drones. I also prefer to have flexible weapons which is why I like CIBs so much. Being able to increase the strength and damage is exactly what I ...
by AlmostMercury
Oct 12 2017 11:11
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Revisiting the 2xCIB+1xATS Build on XV8s
Replies: 15
Views: 1151

Re: Revisiting the 2xCIB+1xATS Build on XV8s

I looked into compare these loadouts: 6x CIB, 3x ATS; 6 Gun Drones 6x CIB, 2x ATS, 1x DC; 6 Gun Drones The DC one is marginally better (~1-2 pts/w), but only at 6 gun drones so it will have diminishing returns as the drones die. Basically, the increase in BS mitigates the missing AP... at first. In ...
by AlmostMercury
Oct 06 2017 10:36
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Crisis and Stealth Suit Loadouts
Replies: 27
Views: 2874

Re: Crisis and Stealth Suit Loadouts

Just to make sure I understand your stealth suit table...

Always take a Fusion Blaster. Correct?
by AlmostMercury
Oct 06 2017 10:35
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Questionable use for countefire defense system
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Re: Questionable use for countefire defense system

Maybe I misunderstood the pairing of the markerlights with CDS. Markerlights for elsewhere, CDS for overwatch. Alright, I understand the comparison.
by AlmostMercury
Oct 03 2017 05:03
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Longstrike + Crisis Bodyguards + shield drones/tactical drones
Replies: 9
Views: 1254

Re: Longstrike + Crisis Bodyguards + shield drones/tactical drones

Saviour Protocols: If a <Sept> Drones unit is within 3" of a friendly <Sept> Infantry or <Sept> Battlesuit unit when an enemy attack successfully wounds it , you can allocate that wound to the Drones unit instead of the target. If you do, that Drones unit suffers a mortal wound instead of the n...
by AlmostMercury
Oct 03 2017 04:55
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Questionable use for countefire defense system
Replies: 22
Views: 1446

Re: Questionable use for countefire defense system

If you're already re-rolling misses, re-rolling 1s won't help you at all. Re-rolling misses is also ridiculously better. I wouldn't compare them here.

The benefit of multi-trackers is that you re-roll 1s for all shots, not just overwatch.
by AlmostMercury
Sep 15 2017 09:48
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)
Replies: 65
Views: 4650

Re: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)

Well, that's enough to have a bunch of shield drones lying around and be very useful.

I recant, they're a lot better than I thought they were. I was using the metric of a different mechanic, which would have made them awful.
by AlmostMercury
Sep 14 2017 03:43
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)
Replies: 65
Views: 4650

Re: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)

I did just re-read the Errata and I'm way more optimistic about drones, but I want to be sure that I'm interpreting this correctly. From the Xenos 2 Rules errata: Saviour Protocols: If a <Sept> Drones unit is within 3" of a friendly <Sept> Infantry or <Sept> Battlesuit unit when an enemy attack...
by AlmostMercury
Sep 13 2017 12:32
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)
Replies: 65
Views: 4650

Re: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)

Getting the boost to save savioured wounds on a 5+ is a nice boon for shield drones, but I have no idea why you would shoot 3+ shield drones ever, especially what you want to kill is the Riptide variant. If you shoot the suit, you bypass the 3+ and the drones only live on a 5+ for each damage taken....
by AlmostMercury
Sep 03 2017 07:55
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Y'Vahra Nova Reactor
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: Y'Vahra Nova Reactor

It would be a huge problem if escape thrust meant you don't get to nova charge your main gun afterward.
by AlmostMercury
Sep 03 2017 05:56
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Manta Deployments and "Half of Your Units"
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: Manta Deployments and "Half of Your Units"

Yeah, I think the ruling is supposed to be units in transports are able to support reserve units. But they're responsive enough that I'm sure we'll get the answer soon enough.
by AlmostMercury
Sep 03 2017 05:54
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Y'Vahra Nova Reactor
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Re: Y'Vahra Nova Reactor

Nova Charge is a profile on most Riptide variant guns. My question is whether I can use my Nova Reactor at the end of the movement phase (after reserve deployments).

I don't mean assaulting.
by AlmostMercury
Sep 03 2017 12:29
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Manta Deployments and "Half of Your Units"
Replies: 17
Views: 1210

Re: Manta Deployments and "Half of Your Units"

If units deployed in a transport do not count as being "set up on the battlefield" for deployment, would that not mean units that do not disembark by turn 3 are destroyed?
by AlmostMercury
Sep 02 2017 09:22
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Vertical movement question
Replies: 23
Views: 1619

Re: Vertical movement question

FrogPrince wrote:This seems to be even more puzzling when trying to logically work this out when you consider that Piranhas and Hammerheads have FLY as a keyword too :eek:

So the Hammerheads would be able to move and interact with ruins and other terrain in the same way as a Battlesuit???


So far, yes.
by AlmostMercury
Sep 02 2017 07:20
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Y'Vahra Nova Reactor
Replies: 8
Views: 742

Y'Vahra Nova Reactor

Can I activate the Nova Reactor to Nova Charge the same turn the Y'Vahra returns with escape thrust?

I guess just I'm asking if I can Nova charge at the end of the movement phase?
by AlmostMercury
Sep 05 2016 07:34
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Thunderstrike Meteor Platoon: ITC 1850pts List
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

Re: Thunderstrike Meteor Platoon: ITC 1850pts List

hello, I have used the dawn blade many times, and I can suggest you 2 things, on the retalliation cadre, it is better to give all your units weapons that have the most ammount of shots possible, this way you tak way more advantage of the extra ballistic they gain in turn 2, CIB on crisis, HBC in ri...
by AlmostMercury
Aug 26 2016 05:08
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1500 Pt. List for LGS League
Replies: 1
Views: 665

Re: 1500 Pt. List for LGS League

A few really important points and clarifications. First, the Riptide is an MC, which cannot be joined by Indepenent Characters. Second, Drone Controller will not benefit Missile Drones (I WISH!), so placing him with the Broadsides won't help. Okay, moving onto your list. When the Commander joins the...
by AlmostMercury
Aug 24 2016 10:19
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1850 Dawn Blade Contingent: Suits and Drones
Replies: 28
Views: 5565

Re: 1850 Dawn Blade Contingent: Suits and Drones

I have yet to run Dawn Blade Contingent yet and am trying to get into it (I feel like I need to buy more crisis suits to really make it effective since i only own 5). Yeah, I do like the 6 suit setup I have. If I had the spare points, I'd even like to beef up the Contingent HQ squad. Do you find th...

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