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by AlmostMercury
Sep 15 2017 09:48
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)
Replies: 33
Views: 1790

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: 33
Views: 1790

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: 33
Views: 1790

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: 493

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: 832

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: 493

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: 832

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: 1241

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: 493

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: 2371

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: 597

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: 4874

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...
by AlmostMercury
Aug 24 2016 08:25
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Thunderstrike Tempest Platoon: ITC 1850pts List
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Thunderstrike Tempest Platoon: ITC 1850pts List

My personal preference is versatility, which would point me in the direction of 1 Wing and 2 SS. Is it unbeatable? Certainly not. But it will definitely play the paper rock scissors game to great effect. But, Heldericht may have pointed out a decent weakness for you, which puts EWO in a pretty favou...
by AlmostMercury
Aug 23 2016 10:22
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Tau FAQ (official first draft)
Replies: 64
Views: 8709

Re: Tau FAQ (official first draft)

There's no need to mention ruins specifically if it counts as a piece of terrain. They discuss buildings explicitly, and if you want ruins to function differently than terrain you say so. Otherwise there's no reason for a player to believe it makes any difference whatsoever. The FAQ question is ambi...
by AlmostMercury
Aug 22 2016 10:07
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Thunderstrike Tempest Platoon: ITC 1850pts List
Replies: 8
Views: 1061

Re: Thunderstrike Tempest Platoon: ITC 1850pts List

Well, you've started with 2 Riptide wings so the only thing left is quibbling over the details. The other side of it is discussing the reasons why you'd prefer 2 stormsurges over a second wing. So on to the details. Your commander seems expensive for just trying not to die. He may be better off with...
by AlmostMercury
Aug 21 2016 08:45
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Tau FAQ (official first draft)
Replies: 64
Views: 8709

Re: Tau FAQ (official first draft)

On the issue of ruins being impassable I thought that contradicted the BRB too until I tried to find the rule about going through them. I cannot find it anymore. It was in the 6th ed BRB but it's nowhere to be found in 7th. Oh and there are no invuln saves in fantasy anymore. Closet they come is FN...
by AlmostMercury
Aug 19 2016 10:39
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1850 Dawn Blade Contingent: Suits and Drones
Replies: 28
Views: 4874

Re: 1850 Dawn Blade Contingent: Suits and Drones

So I have been playing a number of games with basically this list. I've been playing in a softer league so I've dropped one of the Riptides to be "more reasonable". I still run two, which is pushing for some people. Anyway, the FAQ Errata for the ECPA has been amazing, because I've been ab...
by AlmostMercury
Aug 19 2016 10:08
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Tau FAQ (official first draft)
Replies: 64
Views: 8709

Re: Tau FAQ (official first draft)

Well I guess we'll see if they end up limiting us come the final FAQ. If the wording on that answer ends up the same as in the current necron one then it will effect us too. It is quite likely a rules change but it is possible it's something they want to do. It is something that started with the fi...

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