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by Watcher on the wall
Jan 17 2018 04:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riptide support systems (new player)
Replies: 50
Views: 1033

Re: Riptide support systems (new player)

Darthi wrote:That is a great idea and I habe Guilliman :D

Hmm maybe... I'm not sure Guilliman needs to be part of the list though, he could very well have ordered them off on a mission without going on it himself. Either way, it's your choice though ! :P
by Watcher on the wall
Jan 17 2018 04:19
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Possible backfield setup
Replies: 17
Views: 539

Re: Possible backfield setup

How about this for the last 641 points? -XV-8 (3x) - 8x CIB, 1x DC, 6x Gun Drones (323) -5 Vespids 75 -5 Vespids 75 Crisis suits to accompany the commanders and generally provide interdiction, and vespids for additional firepower/ screening / mobility A unit of markerlights to balance things out -5 ...
by Watcher on the wall
Jan 17 2018 03:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riptide support systems (new player)
Replies: 50
Views: 1033

Re: Riptide support systems (new player)

Considering farsight enclaves is a thing, I wouldn't be surprised if there were rogue tau working as mercs. Possibly very rarely, like a sub-faction of the enclaves have become so far removed from the greater good that they're willing to rent out their services. I would imagine that they are about ...
by Watcher on the wall
Jan 17 2018 02:30
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: The Y'Vahra - A tactica
Replies: 19
Views: 745

Re: The Y'Vahra - A tactica

It can definitely fire both, I think someone got the info from FW a few months ago. That said though, when the Y'vahra's 8th Edition rules came out, I was sure they were a mistake. I mean, the Riptide's Nova Charge can be best described as a modest improvement over the originl profile. The Y'vahra'...
by Watcher on the wall
Jan 15 2018 03:01
Forum: Library
Topic: Tau Attracting Chaos in Codex: Chaos Daemons
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: Tau Attracting Chaos in Codex: Chaos Daemons

Humming merrily - for he enjoys his work - Rotigus lavishes his attentions upon those that beseech him... When their hydro-tech broke, the T'au Earth caste farmers of Dh'artan were so desperate for rain that they ignored protocol and gave in to the superstitions of the primitive tribes from whom th...
by Watcher on the wall
Jan 13 2018 03:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1480
Views: 94092

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Arka0415 wrote:
Against billions of Imperial Guardsmen probably :D

And several hundred space marines :sad:
by Watcher on the wall
Jan 11 2018 02:21
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Archetypal Static/Agressive 2000pt. List
Replies: 38
Views: 1412

Re: Archetypal Static/Agressive 2000pt. List

I know the whole Idea was one of the starting premises of this thread. I'm really interested to hear people's thoughts on these types of builds and explore different variations, but I feel like it deserves it's own thread, with a dedicated primer. I wrote down some of my thoughts, but I'm not reall...
by Watcher on the wall
Jan 11 2018 01:51
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000Pt List vs Blood Angels
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: 2000Pt List vs Blood Angels

I have a couple of specific questions: - I have favoured Shield Drones over Gun drones because I don't think Gun Drones are effective enough against MEQ to sacrifice the defensive benefit of Shield Drones - is this a good decision? - I sacrificed a QFB Commander for a Coldstar Commander, so that th...
by Watcher on the wall
Jan 08 2018 03:26
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: It it worth it to field small numbers of vehicles?
Replies: 23
Views: 1003

Re: It it worth it to field small numbers of vehicles?

I've had a surprising amount of success running 3 Devilfish loaded with pathfinders/breachers. Largely, it is the redundancy of running three of the same tank. I also use an Y'vahra, and that often takes the heat of my opponent's main guns, especially for the first turn. Clever opponents gun for th...
by Watcher on the wall
Jan 08 2018 01:17
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Revisiting Mechanized Gun Drones
Replies: 10
Views: 554

Re: Revisiting Mechanized Gun Drones

I'm a little confused by some of the numbers to be honest, particularly with the crisis suits. Redoing the same examples as gunrock (or at least until I get bored): 10 Gun Drones , 1ML(80points): 40 shots to 15.56 hits to 10.37 wounds to 8.64 kills, 9.26ppk 10 drones, Fireblade, 1ML (122 points): 60...
by Watcher on the wall
Jan 07 2018 10:01
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Revisiting Mechanized Gun Drones
Replies: 10
Views: 554

Re: Revisiting Mechanized Gun Drones

It works only if you're playing a mechanised list or one with lots of other targets like Y'vrahas or Stormsurges. And then it is good for semi-competitive play but commander + drone spam is of course more effective. Ultimately I'd say it works if you make it an integral part of your list but you can...
by Watcher on the wall
Jan 07 2018 09:50
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Arka0415's 8th Edition Army List
Replies: 49
Views: 4615

Re: Arka0415's 8th Edition Amy List

After a lot of re-drafting I've decided to remove the Devilfish and replace it with a few addtional options. However, due to my collection not being fully painted, I can't quite field 2000 points yet. For the time being, here's what I'm considering for an 1800-point list: - HQ - Aun’va, Master of t...
by Watcher on the wall
Jan 07 2018 06:45
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Archetypal Static/Agressive 2000pt. List
Replies: 38
Views: 1412

Re: Archetypal Static/Agressive 2000pt. List

3x XV8 with 6x flamers 3x shield generators, and 6x shield drones is 252 points. It needs zero marker light support, does not benefit from DC, and has 15 wounds all on invulnerable saves. A small niggle, but the shield generators on the Crisis suits are not worth it in this set-up, given they are a...
by Watcher on the wall
Jan 07 2018 06:39
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Tournament list help
Replies: 18
Views: 557

Re: Tournament list help

The only thing that worries me in the coldstar. I adore this unit both aesthetically and functionally, but I can envision scenarios where I would very much want the extra fusion blasters for dealing with armor. I think the reduction in anti armor firepower puts greater cumulative stress on your big...
by Watcher on the wall
Jan 06 2018 12:59
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Flamers in 8th Ed
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Flamers in 8th Ed

K'Pokk wrote:a) Flamers hit automatically after generating d6 attacks. But what happens when you are using them for overwatch and the chargers are charging from 8" or less distance? Do I need to roll a 6 to hit with each attack or are they still automatic hits?

They hit automatically, even in overwatch.
by Watcher on the wall
Dec 30 2017 05:04
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Archetypal Static/Agressive 2000pt. List
Replies: 38
Views: 1412

Re: Archetypal Static/Agressive 2000pt. List

Options: - cut to add stealth team/flamers - (Any of the three lists proposed by Arka) - fill out CIB loadouts - (Watcher's suggestion with room for a DC) - Add more drones - (gun drones against swarms or Shield for Y'Vahra) - Add more pathfinders - (extra squad for firing order or an extra ion squ...
by Watcher on the wall
Dec 29 2017 04:48
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Archetypal Static/Agressive 2000pt. List
Replies: 38
Views: 1412

Re: Archetypal Static/Agressive 2000pt. List

Elites - 3x XV8s w/ 6x CIBs, 3x ATS; 6x Gun Drones (308) Elites - 3x XV8s w/ 6x CIBs, 2x ATS, 1x DC; 6x Gun Drones (308) Fast Attack - 5x Gun Drones (36) Fast Attack - 8x Shield Drones (36) These points are all slighty off, but the good news is that your list actually comes up to exactly 2000, whic...
by Watcher on the wall
Dec 28 2017 10:24
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Archetypal Static/Agressive 2000pt. List
Replies: 38
Views: 1412

Re: Archetypal Static/Agressive 2000pt. List

I have similar mixed feelings about them. I really like running them in small games, but they don't seem to scale all that well. The general wisdom of 'if you take them take them take all of them plus two drones' so the whole squad doesn't die seems to restrict their usage, being that if you run th...

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