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by Watcher on the wall
Jul 07 2017 09:13
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Fireblade's volley fire with drones
Replies: 31
Views: 1942

Re: Fireblade's volley fire with drones

It's possible that two enemy units are equally close if part of your drone unit is closer to Enemy Unit 1 and another part is closer to Enemy Unit 2 (although this is admittedly quite a self-serving interpretation).
by Watcher on the wall
Jul 05 2017 11:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 228
Views: 14148

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Strategems and some 'Sept Tactics'.
by Watcher on the wall
Jul 01 2017 11:52
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: DeathMantaCore (2000pts)
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: DeathMantaCore (2000pts)

Seems very strong, can't really fault much - except that you maybe have too many drone controllers. If you play a game with it, let us know!
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 30 2017 09:46
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Competitive 2K Enclaves - FLGS Tourney
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Competitive 2K Enclaves - FLGS Tourney

From a Mathhammer point of view, 3 CIB are more effective points-wise than 2 CIB+ATS for anything but a 2+ save - I'd recommend trying to scrounge some points for that, maybe dropping the shield drones on the stealth suits?
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 30 2017 09:39
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2k in drones. Gonna need some more drones...
Replies: 42
Views: 2050

Re: 2k in drones. Gonna need some more drones...

And also buy several hundred dice
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 24 2017 05:12
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Battle Report: Tau vs Astra Millitarum (2000pts)
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: Battle Report: Tau vs Astra Millitarum (2000pts)

Great Battle Report - keep it up!
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 24 2017 03:15
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: First 8th Edition vs Nids 1500 Points. Special Ops
Replies: 17
Views: 1053

Re: First 8th Edition vs Nids 1500 Points. Special Ops

Good Win!
How much of your damage was the drones and how much were the other units?
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 23 2017 09:17
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: 8th Edition Tau vs. Death Guard (1000)
Replies: 21
Views: 1566

Re: 8th Edition Tau vs. Death Guard (1000)

Given that the new orca has a massive transport capacity (easily 6-7 normal sized units) it appears we now have a new mechanism for getting first turn - if your group accept FW stuff, of course.
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 20 2017 10:19
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Help me fill out my 2000pt List!
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Help me fill out my 2000pt List!

Here it a list I have come up with after my first few battles, composed of a Battalion and an Outrider detachment: Battalion: HQ: Cadre Fireblade (42) Commander, 4 Fusion Blasters (160) Commander, 4 Fusion Blasters (160) Troops: 10 Fire Warriors (Shas'ui) (80) 10 Fire Warriors (Shas'ui) (80) 10 Fire...
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 18 2017 07:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riptide overnerf?
Replies: 50
Views: 4135

Re: Riptide overnerf?

I'm actually quite encouraged by the new edition, or at the very least other armies have been nerfed more than we have. My two battles in 8th edition have been against Eldar/Ynnari and we do far better against them than we did before.
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 17 2017 06:45
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: [1500pt] Strawless' Trial & Error list 1
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: [1500pt] Strawless' Trial & Error list 1

Good to hear! How did the sniper drones do?
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 17 2017 06:40
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: new as new can be 1850 list, please help a newbie out
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: new as new can be 1850 list, please help a newbie out

Seems good, except that you've got 5 HQs when you're only allowed 3 in a Battalion. You should go 3 in a Supreme Command detachement and 2 in your normal Battalion.
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 16 2017 11:29
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: new as new can be 1850 list, please help a newbie out
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: new as new can be 1850 list, please help a newbie out

1. Fair enough, depends on your local meta 2. There are two points here. Firstly, it is a wound saved, NOT one damage. This means a single drone can take a lascannon wound, say, that could cripple a riptide or tank, or wipe out a commander- making the extra 8-10 points worth it. Secondly, gun drones...
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 16 2017 11:12
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: FE Montka 2000pts. Pure Suits
Replies: 15
Views: 1154

Re: FE Montka 2000pts. Pure Suits

What does the Firesight Marksman do?
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 16 2017 10:57
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Fish of Drone Fury?
Replies: 24
Views: 1793

Re: Fish of Drone Fury?

It's not 7 units, it's 3 because a vehicle (with any number of units in it) only counts as a single drop.
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 16 2017 10:51
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Commanders and XV8s - What loadouts will you bring in 8th Edition?
Replies: 36
Views: 4618

Re: Commanders and XV8s - What loadouts will you bring in 8th Edition?

Yeah against 1 wound models the standard version is definitely better. The overcharged version, IMO, works better against: 2 wounds models, particularly T4 (e.g. Primaris Marines) and T7/8 multiwound models (e.g. basically all vehicles)
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 16 2017 02:20
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: new as new can be 1850 list, please help a newbie out
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: new as new can be 1850 list, please help a newbie out

Drones are definitely, utterly, 100% worth it. They put out easily the most efficient shooting and their saviour protocols are really good. I'd say take 6 on the Crisis suits, and see if you can fit in a pulse-accelerator drone on the pathfinders - with it you'd have the start of a decent gunline to...
by Watcher on the wall
Jun 13 2017 01:31
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Commanders and XV8s - What loadouts will you bring in 8th Edition?
Replies: 36
Views: 4618

Re: Commanders and XV8s - What loadouts will you bring in 8th Edition?

Where are the rules giving -2" to charge distances in terrain?

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