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by Arka0415
Jan 16 2018 10:24
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 250pt list - Escalation League
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: 250pt list - Escalation League

Thanks for your reply. I unfortunately don't have any PF with ion rifles but my group isn't super picky about WYSIWYG. I hadn't thought about terminators as I figured they were really too expensive to bring at this level but I just looked it up and you are quite right someone could be a huge jerk a...
by Arka0415
Jan 16 2018 10:02
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Silly question about modelling pathfinders
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Silly question about modelling pathfinders

I think that if you equip them with say Ion, you pay 5+7, right? If so, I recommend treat a Path like a 5+3 model. Ezreon's post seemed to suggest that the Markerlight is optional on the Pulse Carbine, which isn't the case. You aren't paying for an "option", you're paying that the model c...
by Arka0415
Jan 16 2018 09:36
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 8th Edition 1250pt Highlander Suggestions
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: 8th Edition 1250pt Highlander Suggestions

Seeing as you can take a Commander or a Coldstar that makes things a little tricky, but I would suggest the Commander instead of the Coldstar. With that in mind, you'll absolutely want to take... 1x Commander 3x Stealthsuits 3x XV8s 10x Pathfinders I highly recommend a Fusion Commander loadout espec...
by Arka0415
Jan 16 2018 08:42
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Tau Win Percentage Log
Replies: 46
Views: 1229

Re: Tau Win Percentage Log

You_Father_Sky wrote:List Theme: Special Ops/Rapid Assault (Very aggressive play style)

Excellent games, your list sounds absolutely brutal. Mind posting it in a new thread? I'd love to take a look. Thanks!
by Arka0415
Jan 16 2018 07:55
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 250pt list - Escalation League
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: 250pt list - Escalation League

Welcome to ATT! Sounds like an interesting league you've found yourself in. I'd be happy to help! What they have done to limit us is ban certain keywords, so at this point I can't use anything with fly, or jetpack, or drone. This severely limits me as to what I can take. Assuming that your opponents...
by Arka0415
Jan 16 2018 07:34
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Silly question about modelling pathfinders
Replies: 6
Views: 128

Re: Silly question about modelling pathfinders

I have two questions: those little additions on top of the pulse carbines are markerlight, right? And I pay 3 points for every one of them, right? Yeah, and you do need to pay those 3 points whether or not you physically glue the Markerlight on to the Pulse Carbine, so just treat Pathfinders as 8-p...
by Arka0415
Jan 16 2018 07:31
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines
Replies: 25
Views: 427

Re: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines

I can tell you that he'll have an unholy(holy?) amount of BS3+ S4 shots, so expect drones to die in droves. What are good GK builds looking like these days? Razorback and MSU spam? Try to keep your commanders away form the dreadknight if you can. The only realistic way it'll manage to kill them if ...
by Arka0415
Jan 16 2018 10:06
Forum: Modelling
Topic: XV8 Crisis Magnetising
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: XV8 Crisis Magnetising

In regards to where to mount the magnets on the weapons, I just put them all in the (admittedly narrow) top of each of the weapons, much like I believe you did with your flamers, so the bottoms of the guns on the arms stick out away from the body. Any guns mounted on the shoulders will have the bot...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 11:03
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Possible backfield setup
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Possible backfield setup

So here's what I've been thinking about. This sort of list is so utterly different from regular meta Tau lists, that I think it needs to get built in parts. The whole idea is to use a Shield Drone-supported R'varna, so this would be the core chunk: HQ - Commander w/ 3x Missile Pods, ATS (156) Fast A...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 08:24
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Possible backfield setup
Replies: 14
Views: 440

Re: Possible backfield setup

This also feels weird to say (because it's a great gun), but how much does this list really need CIB? By that I mean there's a functional overlap between the overcharge profile, and missile pods. the 8 CIB + DC is undoubtedly going to be better at addressing infantry and provides important support ...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 08:12
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Themed list thanks to gifts, 2k points.
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Themed list thanks to gifts, 2k points.

Either the missile pod, or a marksman for another reliable markerlight in the backfield ( man I miss rail riffles on sniper drones....) Here's the list with the points reduction made: - HQ - Commander w/ 4x Fusion Blasters; 2x Shield Drones (176) HQ - Cadre Fireblade w/ Markerlight (42) HQ - Coldst...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 07:39
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines
Replies: 25
Views: 427

Re: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines

Yuck! That’s horrendous! I feel like I should be just peppering that with fire :) Or getting the alpha strike at all costs It's T6/W12/Sv2+. S5 pulse weapons aren't going to do anything to it, I think 300 Fire Warriors couldn't even take it down. If they use a unit like that, spread out and kill ev...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 07:36
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Themed list thanks to gifts, 2k points.
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Themed list thanks to gifts, 2k points.

Elites - 3x XV8s w/ 8x Cyclic Ion Blasters, Drone Controller; 4x Gun Drones, 2x Marker Drones (327) If the main point for the xv8 drop is providing support drones for the XV109, wouldn't I be better off dropping shield drones with them? If I ran them as 2 CIB+ ATS I could save almost enough ( 19 po...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 10:06
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines
Replies: 25
Views: 427

Re: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines

I think I’m going to be up against a dreadknight on Wednesday. I think he is putting his hq in a dread from what I’ve heard... As a heads-up, it's possible to use a Psyker Power and a Stratagem to give a Dreadknight a 2++ save. As we have no way to nullify invulnerable saves, cause mortal wounds (e...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 09:22
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines
Replies: 25
Views: 427

Re: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines

You are right. I’m getting myself all starry eyed about 20 drones causing an average of 20 wounds per turn lol. In reality there will be much fewer than 20. ATS it is. I had better get working on a CIB commander for Wednesday lol (or just use a magnetised commander and say it has CIBs on it ;) ) Re...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 09:16
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Ranged Superiority: How much would you be willing to pay?
Replies: 11
Views: 525

Re: Ranged Superiority: How much would you be willing to pay?

But I still don't use Hammerheads or Broadsides. Why? They just don't do enough damage per turn to be relied on for removing the targets need to be tasked with. I would happily pay more points/PL for a higher wounds per turn. Due to range, I would be happy to pay 125% more for 110% more wounds per ...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 08:22
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Steg's Sa'cea Septs battles
Replies: 13
Views: 421

Re: Steg's Sa'cea Septs battles

Now that you mention it with the stratagem he did use that, but because I had first turn I already wiped out most of his cultist before he was able to do so. Yeah, going first really kills it. It's if DG get the first turn that things get crazy. The surefire way to beat it is to use Flamer XV8s to ...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 08:19
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines
Replies: 25
Views: 427

Re: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines

Cgreeves wrote:i'm still withering between ATS and DC. the DC would require me to bunch all of the drones up but that could happen quite quickly after the manta strike.

There isn't really a hard answer to that question. Ultimately I think I'm leaning toward ATS, since the Gun Drones will probably die quickly.

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