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by khayman
Sep 18 2017 05:05
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Tips on painting Black Coldstar Commander
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Tips on painting Black Coldstar Commander

All three points are factual points, not matters of opinion. The part that is opinion is "you shouldn't be painting black at all" and here, you can definitely disagree. I more often than not do not follow my own advice as it's quite hard and time consuming to get the black-but-not-really-b...
by khayman
Sep 18 2017 02:49
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Tips on painting Black Coldstar Commander
Replies: 7
Views: 530

Re: Tips on painting Black Coldstar Commander

The problem with black is, basically, that you shouldn't be painting black at all. There's three reasons for that : a) Look around you and try to find an object that, in good lighting conditions, is really really black. I bet you'll have trouble finding one. b) A black real life sized car might look...
by khayman
Aug 17 2017 09:43
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Arka0415's Tau Sept Project Log
Replies: 47
Views: 3084

Re: Arka0415's Tau Sept Project Log

I just felt accute pain when I saw the 74 fire warriors in your collection. Stay strong man and keep us posted.
by khayman
Aug 14 2017 10:20
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Tau skin
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Tau skin

I use this video as a guide to painting all my tau heads. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=E0WvQL3CqAs That ^^ but add an extra step, Flayed One Flesh (yes, Flayed One Flesh, yes, I know it's not blue) on : a) the lower lip b) the forehead slit c) the part where the skin meets the hooves optionally, i...
by khayman
Aug 09 2017 04:50
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Niort Cadre (campaign/modeling log) First suit done
Replies: 11
Views: 1047

Re: Niort Cadre (campaign/modeling log)

Man, the upside down backpack (which really does make more sense this way) had me run into the GW web site in panic to confirm I hadn't glued mine the "wrong" way.
by khayman
Aug 08 2017 08:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What we can learn from the new Chaos Codex
Replies: 9
Views: 937

Re: What we can learn from the new Chaos Codex

I reckon the lack of a such formulas in game design is intentional. First, because coming up with such a (successful) formula would be close to impossible and second because even minor subsequent messing with the formula would affect literally every unit/wargear in the game, both the ones that work ...
by khayman
Aug 08 2017 05:15
Forum: Library
Topic: The Tau Sorcerer
Replies: 54
Views: 3127

Re: The Tau Sorcerer

Oh right that one...well I haven't heard anything good about it so far so I'd take anything from it with a grain of salt. A book being good or bad has absolutely nothing to do with it being taken with a grain of salt. If a Tau psyker's there, whether one likes the book or not is completely irreleva...
by khayman
Aug 08 2017 04:46
Forum: Library
Topic: The Tau Sorcerer
Replies: 54
Views: 3127

Re: The Tau Sorcerer

Oh right that one...well I haven't heard anything good about it so far so I'd take anything from it with a grain of salt. A book being good or bad has absolutely nothing to do with it being taken with a grain of salt. If a Tau psyker's there, whether one likes the book or not is completely irreleva...
by khayman
Aug 07 2017 03:52
Forum: Library
Topic: The Tau Sorcerer
Replies: 54
Views: 3127

Re: The Tau Sorcerer

Oh its clear to me that even if it can be done, the tau wouldnt do it. Knowing the imperium, I think a lot of psyker tech like geller fields require a person with psyker potential being used as a material in the construction of the device. Both having a psyker to use and the concept of turning a pe...
by khayman
Aug 07 2017 11:29
Forum: Library
Topic: The Tau Sorcerer
Replies: 54
Views: 3127

Re: The Tau Sorcerer

As Panzer said, the Tau society is heavily based around science. And, I would add, utilitarian pragmatism. However, what seems to be confusing a lot of people (GW writers among them) is that science is not about the denial of the extraodrinary or the elusive but the denial of metaphysics. In short, ...
by khayman
Jul 26 2017 03:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 725
Views: 44578

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Today I learned it is not the quality of the buffs that matters in the slightest, but the quantity of buffs. Fascinating. I'm all for irony, but a necessary condition for irony is a reasonable foundation behind it. Irony, in other words, is a surgeon's scalpel, not a builder's sledgehammer. What yo...
by khayman
Jul 25 2017 05:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 725
Views: 44578

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: 725
Views: 44578

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: 725
Views: 44578

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: 725
Views: 44578

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: 725
Views: 44578

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: 725
Views: 44578

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: 725
Views: 44578

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 ...

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