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by khayman
Jul 25 2017 05:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 173
Views: 9007

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Ok khayman, let me see if I get what you're trying to explain. You're not a fan of one Sept having access to more buffs than another Sept, and that you feel penalized as a player for not choosing to play with the Sept that has more buffs and that the various unique buffs are self contained in 1 Sep...
by khayman
Jul 25 2017 04:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 173
Views: 9007

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Czar, I really can't put it in more simple terms. You can't possibly be excited for more of everything and I'll prove it to you. You're suggesting one sept gets two buffs. I'm suggesting ALL septs get the same two buffs. If anything, I'm in favour of "more of everything" and, in contrast, ...
by khayman
Jul 25 2017 01:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 173
Views: 9007

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Maybe for the same reason I as a Salamanders player don't mind that Ultramarines have more named characters than I do? You play an army for its theme. I mean for T'au, my army hails from Tash'var, and I hold no illusion that my Sept of choice will even get a Sept tactic. However, for game purposes,...
by khayman
Jul 25 2017 12:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 173
Views: 9007

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Apologies about the quoting thing. I thought i made myself clear too, but that's why we have discussions, whether we think we made ourselves clear or not is kinda irrelevant. So here's my trying to make myself even more clear. I'm not looking at the character buffs in a void, and here's why. Let's d...
by khayman
Jul 25 2017 06:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 173
Views: 9007

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Honestly, it makes plenty of sense, particularly light of the description given in Kauyon and Mont'ka (the recent campaign books) that the reason Longstrike's Hammerhead squad is so incredible is due to Longstrike and that squad practicing maneuvers over and over and over again until they seem seco...
by khayman
Jul 25 2017 03:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 173
Views: 9007

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

And, to be honest, I'm kind of shocked that T'au players would consider sept exclusive character buffs as being a good thing. I can't think of a single reason why anyone, including fluff fanatics, would cheer for that. Hey, I'm a hammerhead pilot hovering next to Longstrike, the greatest hammerhead...
by khayman
Jul 24 2017 05:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 173
Views: 9007

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

So... something has been really bothering me about the <sept> breakdowns. First, while there are small differences in the home world firewarriors come from aren't they fundamentally trained the same? I mean that would be like saying Marines from Paris Island (North Carolina) and Camp Pendleton (in ...
by khayman
Jul 21 2017 06:17
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: How to paint panel lines?
Replies: 17
Views: 565

Re: How to paint panel lines?

Before you read any further, please keep in mind that the following suggestions include varnishes and as such work remarkably better with an airbrush or a spray and remarkably worse when none of those is available. So, varnish is your friend here as it will allow you to do two things : - exploit a p...
by khayman
Jul 08 2017 04:03
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: T'au sept colors and future sub factions
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: T'au sept colors and future sub factions

My army is mostly painted Farsight Enclaves colors, but I have a feeling my Sept will be newly established and known primarily for the versatility of their cadres - why, they seem to be able to mimic the training effects of any one of the other septs nearby, as if they could be from ANY sept. Truly...
by khayman
Jul 07 2017 11:48
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: T'au sept colors and future sub factions
Replies: 12
Views: 704

Re: T'au sept colors and future sub factions

Just declare to be whatever Sept suits your play. Until a Vior'la firewarrior gets a different model or statline than a Tau Sept firewarrior, there's no "counts as" or proxy issue. If you're a competitive play kinda guy/gal, you can see the merit of being allowed to use the Sept keyword as...
by khayman
Jul 05 2017 03:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 173
Views: 9007

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

What I expect, almost demand to see is signature systems. What I would love to see is (but have little hope of seeing) - wargear drones getting back to being part of the unit as what's happening now strikes me as totally nonsensical - markerlights turning Tau into an elite shooting army instead of j...
by khayman
Jun 30 2017 04:35
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Cyclic Ion Blaster conversion Ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 969

Re: Cyclic Ion Blaster conversion Ideas

Noone wants to try mould cloning one? Got some blue stuff but haven't tried it before, I'll try it this weekend and post results.
by khayman
Jun 18 2017 02:25
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Please link 8th edition video battle reports here
Replies: 67
Views: 5309

Re: Please link 8th edition video battle reports here

That's true, the grass is always greener, etc. We could also refer to the analogy of the boy who cried wolf. This is all true. I used to play World of Warcraft back in the day. At some point they launched an expansion that had some really ridiculous stuff in it, I won't bother mentioning them but we...
by khayman
Jun 17 2017 05:54
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Please link 8th edition video battle reports here
Replies: 67
Views: 5309

Re: Please link 8th edition video battle reports here

Necrons vs Tau on Warhammer TV facebook live stream beginning right now. The guy playing Tau is from Tabletop Tactics. I've watched both games he's played. He's very pessimistic about Tau on 8th and his summary is that the nerfbat has hit way too hard with no real justification to back this up. He'...
by khayman
Jun 17 2017 03:28
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Please link 8th edition video battle reports here
Replies: 67
Views: 5309

Re: Please link 8th edition video battle reports here

Necrons vs Tau on Warhammer TV facebook live stream beginning right now. The guy playing Tau is from Tabletop Tactics. I've watched both games he's played. He's very pessimistic about Tau on 8th and his summary is that the nerfbat has hit way too hard with no real justification to back this up. He's...
by khayman
Jun 17 2017 02:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Designer's Commentary - 'FAQ' for 40k 8th!
Replies: 31
Views: 2399

Re: Designer's Commentary - 'FAQ' for 40k 8th!

You can almost feel the facepalming in their answer for the last question on <Regiment> and <Chapter> keywords with the same time. Its like they are dying to just say "Don't be a jerk, guys. You know exactly what we meant.". Definitely a facepalm answer. A more serious answer has already ...
by khayman
Jun 16 2017 06:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riptide overnerf?
Replies: 50
Views: 3815

Re: Riptide overnerf?

I agree that the pendulum swung quite hard on the Riptide. But I'm hopeful the living faq will change things. It was somwhat undercosted in 7e, but now it's not very useable. This 'what was good is now bad, and vice versa' system GW usually does every big edition change should stop. People are more...
by khayman
Jun 16 2017 06:30
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Markerlight shooting and timing
Replies: 38
Views: 1947

Re: Markerlight shooting and timing

Yes... yes you probably could, though your opponent will undoubtedly make a face at least as sketchy as your icon... :) I think that until the first couple of stable Tau builds emerge (if they emerge), they'll be so sorry to see you struggle they'll just turn the other way in sympathy. If not, you ...

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