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by CDR_Farsight
Jan 22 2018 10:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathfinders' alternative weapons
Replies: 18
Views: 540

Re: Pathfinders' alternative weapons

You're misreading that, a unit shot at by a devilfish with a recon drone embarked can't take cover saves FROM THOSE SHOTS it doesn't remove the cover also the recon drone is embarked and can't fire it's weapon either... I understand what it is probably intended to be. I even put that in my original...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 22 2018 09:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathfinders' alternative weapons
Replies: 18
Views: 540

Re: Pathfinders' alternative weapons

It may be interesting if you already plan to mount up your pathfinders in a devilfish to add a recon drone that never gets out just to go around and deny cover bonuses to units...especially since each weapon can target independently so you can deny up to 6 units cover a turn (one for the recon dron...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 19 2018 12:53
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Follow-Up: Homing Beacons and Fusion Commanders
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Follow-Up: Homing Beacons and Fusion Commanders

Because my stealth team was in the first set of drops and I had no idea where his units would go or if I would have first turn (he was using a typical Astra Militarum list), I decided to put them in the devilfish... Hey! Although your idea is really cool and imaginative, I don't think you can trans...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 19 2018 11:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathfinders' alternative weapons
Replies: 18
Views: 540

Re: Pathfinders' alternative weapons

Don't discount the drones that come with the Pathfinders. They do some pretty good stuff and you can take up to 5 if you take all of the different types, which is a good size. If you are using special weapons in your teams, the shield drones add some durability while the Grav drone keeps them from b...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 18 2018 11:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1582
Views: 99253

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

I mean, fluff wise, T'au have had bad 3D vision and reflexes since the first codex. They're sluggish and bad at estimating depth. Their poor BS is justified to me. But they also have tons of AIs to assist them and I don't understand how those can't hit anything. I can understand why the AI might ne...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 18 2018 10:35
Forum: Engaging the Alien
Topic: Space wolves help
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: Space wolves help

I have a friend in my local group who does the same thing. He either outflanks them or runs them in a Stormwolf transport. Luckily the rest of his normal list isn't too deadly. I have faced him numerous times, and although both of our lists constantly change, he always includes at least one squad of...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 17 2018 11:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Going to LVO or Adepticon
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Anyone Going to LVO or Adepticon

As the title suggests, drop a line here if you're going to LVO or Adepticon and if you're planning to play in any of the tournaments as Tau.
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 17 2018 10:01
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Follow-Up: Homing Beacons and Fusion Commanders
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Follow-Up: Homing Beacons and Fusion Commanders

I recently used an odd combo just because of the game mode (CA mission where you split your forces into equal thirds and deploy one at random). The force that got picked was my Ethereal (Aun Shi for all of you people who like to point out my username in every convo), My drone support loaded Devilfis...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 15 2018 01:29
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Tau Win Percentage Log
Replies: 61
Views: 1785

Re: Tau Win Percentage Log

Thanks for the inputs! I'm going to get a few games in here shortly, and I will be doing another compilation tomorrow or Wednesday. If there are any specific metrics based on the fields I've asked for that you'd like to see please let me know. Also, if there are fields that you think are needed but ...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 12 2018 11:18
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Farsight: Shadow of the Manta
Replies: 34
Views: 996

Re: Farsight: Shadow of the Manta

Just realized you can’t even use it with Kroot....only works on TAU SEPT INFANTRY....and sadly, Kroot don’t have a SEPT keyword....our characters are downright demoralizing.... Could be good with Breachers though! I'm not at home right now, don't have the Index handy. If Kroot don't have a SEPT key...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 12 2018 10:54
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Farsight: Shadow of the Manta
Replies: 34
Views: 996

Re: Farsight: Shadow of the Manta

... And Shadowsun Whoopty doo... I just realized something- doesn't Darkstrider massively benefit Kroot? Kroot come in giant squads, and Darkstrider can only buff one squad. In addition, Darkstrider can let them wound on 3+ against MEQs and 2+ against GEQs, which is insane. In addition he can let t...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 12 2018 07:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Appeal for Jump-Shoot-Jump
Replies: 95
Views: 2837

Re: An Appeal for Jump-Shoot-Jump

Beside the shoot and scoot tactic, JSJ was allowing suits to move 12" which is very useful to go from one part of the map to the other. Current 8" is a step down. Maybe a good compromise could be to increase their movement, they have thrusters after all. 10" would be better. That doe...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 12 2018 06:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riptide support systems (new player)
Replies: 50
Views: 1175

Re: Riptide support systems (new player)

The riptide is a great model. The OP likely already has one. Maybe don't double down on rotten behavior. And on a more personal note, I got my first Riptide for Christmas. Even in the face of aggresively un-fun posters on here, I'm excited for it. So I'm definitely also interested in what construct...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 12 2018 06:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Appeal for Jump-Shoot-Jump
Replies: 95
Views: 2837

Re: An Appeal for Jump-Shoot-Jump

We have good mobility with Battlesuits and a lots of our best weapons are Assault weapons. With just 3 markers we can shoot normally after advancing. It's a good bonus. Mobility doesn't mean moving forward a lot. It's also being able to move back after you've done what you wanted. There is no point...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 12 2018 06:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riptide support systems (new player)
Replies: 50
Views: 1175

Re: Riptide support systems (new player)

The best riptide support system in 8th edition is a shelf. RIPtide AKA Riptard AKA Garbage That being said....if you like the model and don’t care about winnng, Target lock and ATS... That is a really negative, discouaging thing to say to a new player. If by negative against the Riptide and an atte...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 12 2018 05:47
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Phased Ion XV9 v Crisis CIB and Plasma
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Darkstrider and Phased Ion XV9

The 5+ still apllies though when you get the +1 to BS, since the rend happens on the hit instead of on the wound for the phased ion. Sadly the wording is "on a hit roll of 6" not "6+". So markelights will not increase the chance for it to trigger. It will just trigger on natural...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 12 2018 02:41
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Phased Ion XV9 v Crisis CIB and Plasma
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Darkstrider and Phased Ion XV9

The 5+ still apllies though when you get the +1 to BS, since the rend happens on the hit instead of on the wound for the phased ion. Sadly the wording is "on a hit roll of 6" not "6+". So markelights will not increase the chance for it to trigger. It will just trigger on natural...
by CDR_Farsight
Jan 12 2018 02:41
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Phased Ion XV9 v Crisis CIB and Plasma
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Phased Ion XV9 v Crisis CIB and Plasma

Cgreeves wrote:What about vespid?

150 points and they get 20 shots at s5 -2

Without market supposer that would be around 3-4 unsaved wounds

With marker it would be better and 100 less points.

Also you have a unit with 14” movement.


They are squishy. The XV9 are 5 wounds each and get savior protocols.

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