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by CDR_Farsight
Feb 15 2018 04:28
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stealth suits for dummies
Replies: 36
Views: 1204

Re: Stealth suits for dummies

Of note...spreading fire out among 5 drone teams is not more effective since you will have a hard time overcoming the 3 shield drones in each Drone Team when that spread out. This strategy would rely on Morale rolls to finish off teams with 1-3 drones left where targeting 3 or 4 drone teams statisti...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 15 2018 04:16
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stealth suits for dummies
Replies: 36
Views: 1204

Re: Stealth suits for dummies

I think his point is... That is partly correct. That is the point he is making; however, he is neglecting the pocket wounds that the stealth suits can take (wounds that are caused that do not result in the death of any drones) the stealth team has 5 pocket wounds Here are the final stats adjusted f...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 15 2018 02:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2471
Views: 159253

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Regarding Rail-rifles/Rail weaponry in general, I think Heavy D3 would fix a lot. Rail-rifles being Heavy D3 seems a lot more thematic. They're more akin to a high powered sniper rifle. Keeping them at S6 AP-4 D D3 but Heavy 3 and making them 15-17 points would work wonders. Then we have a gun that...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 15 2018 01:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for Sept Traits
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: Ideas for Sept Traits

I think Tash'var should get laser shotguns into Melee. They are supposed to be awesome with breachers, fought melee armies with them a lot (I can't remember if it was Orks or Nids, but it was one), so... Laser shotgun into Melee. Like, let the pulse blaster count as a pistol or something. I mean th...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 15 2018 12:56
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stealth suits for dummies
Replies: 36
Views: 1204

Re: Stealth suits for dummies

Put nothing at all on a Stealth Team other than a DC and it's 89 points Incorrect. 95 points. 90 for the 3 stealths, 5 for the DC. And you're not using the proper math for shield drones anyway. Please take this to PM if you insist. I'm not using any math for shield drones. I stated that up front. A...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 15 2018 12:34
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stealth suits for dummies
Replies: 36
Views: 1204

Re: Stealth suits for dummies

I love Stealth Suites. Honestly going to buy another pack myself when I make it up to the GW store next time. My only criticism of them, is my criticism of all suites right now, in that they need a 3+ to hit by default. And then, I think I'd be okay if the Stealth suite retained the 4+ to hit, give...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 15 2018 12:10
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stealth suits for dummies
Replies: 36
Views: 1204

Re: Stealth suits for dummies

I'm not sure... Wait....so are sacrificing all 4 2+ to hit weapon slots to create this Commander DC? There are plenty of models that can ignore character other than just Snipers, but none of that even matters if you look at the stats below. The burst cannons on a Stealth Team are just a bonus. The ...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 15 2018 10:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2471
Views: 159253

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

I agree with the optimism in recent posts. I too will be nose deep in the new codex for many reasons: learning the changes, reading the new fluff, admiring the new artwork (if there is any). I'll be extremely happy to finally have a hardback book for my army. And I too think that, even though our a...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 15 2018 10:10
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stealth suits for dummies
Replies: 36
Views: 1204

Re: Stealth suits for dummies

UNTARGETTABLE. What part of this word are you people missing? Makes him infinitely harder to kill than stealths which are admittedly hard to kill anyway. But the point stands that my DC caddy is untargettable. Everyone complains about how easy it is to break up our synergy with killing off markerli...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 15 2018 10:07
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stealth suits for dummies
Replies: 36
Views: 1204

Re: Stealth suits for dummies

I think you may be forgetting to factor in the massive amount of firepower you lose giving a DC to a commander and taking away his BS2+ entirely with flamers. Yes quite. A drone controller and a flamer is a waste of 2 BS2+ weapons. Stealth suit can take a drone controller without losing any amount ...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 13 2018 02:56
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stealth suits for dummies
Replies: 36
Views: 1204

Re: Stealth suits for dummies

On top of all the resilience, they're also probably our best carrier for a drone controller as it stands, as they don't lose a weapon to take it. Means if you use a homing beacon for a flamer crisis team with 6x gun drones, you essentially get 6 more burst cannons worth of S5 fire :) Their damage o...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 13 2018 01:40
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Sense of Stone and Shield Drones
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Sense of Stone and Shield Drones

After CA, I think the PEN is perhaps only slightly better. Still not sure why we (and a couple other factions) get CPs back on a 6+ but others get them back on a 5+. Seems like just giving everyone a 5+ relic OR a 6+ relic would have been more condusive to less butthurtedness. To be fair, a lot of ...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 13 2018 12:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2471
Views: 159253

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Some of these don't make sense. Markerlights (laser pointers) can't exactly make the enemy more scared.... I disagree. GW is really trying for the "rules from fluff" this time around. Its said several times in multiple stories how scared the soldiers of the imperium are when they start se...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 13 2018 10:07
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Burst cannon or Fusion blaster for stealth suits?
Replies: 14
Views: 436

Re: Burst cannon for Fusion blaster for stealth suits

In 7th, having the Shas'Vre carry another fusion was a good way to make sure that tough target died just in case the rest of your army missed. In 8th, they play a bit of a different role. For the most part, they serve as a homing beacon delivery tool. After that, their firepower is almost negligible...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 13 2018 09:59
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Burst cannon or Fusion blaster for stealth suits?
Replies: 14
Views: 436

Re: Burst cannon for Fusion blaster for stealth suits

That's kind of a waste of money compared to just buying some magnets... It's like, £12:50 for another set, some people might value their time over the messing around of magnetising and painting extra parts, then hoping they don't go missing. I see people magnetising the arms on whole squads of fire...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 13 2018 09:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2471
Views: 159253

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

I'd love to see (and may ask a friend to playtest it see if it's broken or balanced) a markerlight table like this Also remove RR1's from table altogether but give suits back their free Multi-tracker. 1. +1 to hit/ seekers hit on 5+ 2. Ignore negative modifiers for moving with heavy weapons or adva...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 13 2018 09:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Greater Good is more like the Slightly More Alright these days
Replies: 22
Views: 1280

Re: The Greater Good is more like the Slightly More Alright these days

hoping they'll announce a Tau Allies supplement... who are our allies otherwise?!? I really just want them to say we can Ally with guard as Gue'Vessa and keep battleforged. That would make sense AND give us a bit more flexibility. Hell...the Tau have even fought side-by-side with the Ultra Marines ...
by CDR_Farsight
Feb 13 2018 09:36
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Sense of Stone and Shield Drones
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Sense of Stone and Shield Drones

The abilities stack, so it gets both. E.g. -Enemy hits and successfully wounds your model. -Wound allocated to nearby shield drone via saviour protocols- becomes single mortal wound. -take 5+++ from shield generator to ignore the damage. -if unsuccessful, 6+++ from Sense of Stone. A commander with ...

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