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by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 09:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2569
Views: 171213

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Uhm, you didn't want to be buffed this way. My biggest problem with a lot of my things was purely because they costed too much given their damage output, but I've blown plenty of people off the board with my shooting as it is, so making my stuff cheaper seems a better balance to me personally, than...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 09:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2569
Views: 171213

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

I wouldn't be surprised is something got announced this Sunday. If they did announce Tau then it would mean the codex would be released on 11th March (they announce 1 week before pre-order and pre-order is 1 week). This would put quite a bit of time between any other 40k release You don't think the...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 09:26
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Tau Design Features, oh my!
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Re: Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Tau Design Features, oh my!

My biggest gripe about these units is that they are going to be our backfield line, big, heavy hitting, single or double shot railguns. ROF isn't our friend and we are going to pay a lot for the chassis if we want to spam them. I think this will be the edition of the ion for us. Our Ion is going to...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 09:17
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Monthly 500pt competition list tweak request
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Monthly 500pt competition list tweak request

There are plenty of marine players. The 1st time there were 2 repulsor tank armies, which I tabled both times. Chaos in any form is what poses the real problems. THe other fun part is we all know how to get around stop overwatch for charging within the rules and as such overwatch rarely happens unl...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 09:00
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Has anyone modeled an ATS?
Replies: 9
Views: 273

Re: Has anyone modeled an ATS?

I’ve never considered the need for a visual representation of any support system. As long as I’ve declared them, by opponents never had a problem. Fluff wise I guess you could just say they’re built into the battle suit. A good example of this would be the y’vahra battle suit. It doesn’t have the h...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 08:58
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Monthly 500pt competition list tweak request
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Monthly 500pt competition list tweak request

Looks good. I think I'll try that next month and see how it gets on. Running a Battalion at 500 points means you'll be heavy on the anti-infantry though. Just something to remember. If there are lots of Marines in your local meta you might want to think twice about the number of Fire Warriors. By t...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 08:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2569
Views: 171213

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Just heard from a local GW manager that the tau codex is next up, White Dwarf front cover confirms and has a tau painting guide. He might be pulling my chain - I don’t know him from Adam, but he was pretty convincing. Everything seems to be pointing this way. Tau are at within the next three Codex ...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 08:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?
Replies: 43
Views: 1415

Re: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?

My life experience has painfully told me to expect few to eventually enjoy much than expected. That's why I only pushed 1:5 to Tau (because the two features I pointed out, not the overall design) GW rumors pics sometime shows pics of model coming month later, so wait and see. Patiently. Very patien...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 08:43
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Tau Design Features, oh my!
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Re: Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Tau Design Features, oh my!

I think that if the only thing that railguns get is a points decrease, they're not going to be that great, especially with other weapons getting better. If, on the other hand, hammerheads get some other utility (either new rules or strategems) that increase their performance then they could be good...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 08:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Away until 2/17
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Away until 2/17

:biggrin: I still want to go to Australia once as I find the country fascinating and I got relatives living there also As an American expat, I found Australia to be very much like home. It felt like the US with British culture. Animals and nature are interesting, but the history is really fascinati...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 08:35
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Monthly 500pt competition list tweak request
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Monthly 500pt competition list tweak request

Looks solid for 500 points. Is this limited to patrol detachment or can we squeeze a battalion into it? I'd go to 3 5 man firewarrior squads with 3 ML and drop the pathfinders for a fireblade. Gets you an extra 3 CP and hides your lights which is a win/win in my book. Great advice. It would limit t...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 07:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?
Replies: 43
Views: 1415

Re: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?

GARBLED_COMMS wrote:I'm still new to these rumour engines, are they always cropped bits of complete models, or can they be unassembled pieces?

They're usually photos of the finished model, taken at odd angles and with obvious features (like faction symbols) cropped out.
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 07:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Away until 2/17
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Away until 2/17

Oh that is unfortunate! Hope not all of the trip was a loss at this and that you guys have seen some awesome things It definitely wasn't all a loss! We saw some great stuff. Penguins hanging out on the beach, rooftop bars, and some amazing scenery. Fantastic barbecue sauce in Australia too. Highlig...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 07:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?
Replies: 43
Views: 1415

Re: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?

Interesting photo edition Arka But the photo proofs are not that clear. First, the edge your highlighted part is the combination of up+down lighting + two-deepness groove that is amplified by the low res photo edit and resulting in a darkening through the image editing. Then, the multiple lighter a...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 07:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2569
Views: 171213

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

GW has to balance T'au in some way, and giving T'au good weapons and good BS will make T'au boring to play against, so they don't do that. Instead they will give us a lot of cheap weapons/units with unreliable shooting, and provide reliability via stratagems, i.e. "pay 2 cp to actually hit tha...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 07:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2569
Views: 171213

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

We wanted to be strong and expensive. Not only does this go against everything in the lore, it will also hurt our pockets bad. We already have the most expensive basic infantry kit out there and some of the most expensive elite kits out there ($75 crisis suits). Now we are going to need lots and lo...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 06:52
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Tau Design Features, oh my!
Replies: 13
Views: 364

Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Tau Design Features, oh my!

This thread is continuing the tangent from the huge "Upcoming Tau Codex" thread. Basically, it looks like Ion weapons are getting buffed, while Rail weapons are keeping their old profiles and getting a points decrease. In the Index currently Rail weapons are quite weak, even though they're...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 06:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Away until 2/17
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Away until 2/17

So how was your vacation? Ha, about that... it was a mess! Let's just say we should have done an allergy test before we went. My partner got an allergic reaction to something in Melbourne, so she ended up just staying in bed for most of the trip while I visited the nearby pharmacy. :D Then had a 32...

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