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by Arka0415
Oct 20 2017 08:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?
Replies: 75
Views: 1270

Re: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?

Doesn't change the fact that Sniper aren't worth it though. Even the Marine ones are barely worth it. I guess there aren't too many snipers that are really worth it. Though it would be nice if we could get a character-buster like a Vindicare. Sniper Drone with a Railgun anyone? :D In all seriousnes...
by Arka0415
Oct 20 2017 07:59
Forum: Library
Topic: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?

I love how the do-railguns-have-recoil question pops up all over the place. So I guess Pulse Rifles, too, would have recoil then? The general consensus seems to be that they would in theory. However, when it comes to recoil the Tau have an ace up their sleeve in the form of those round gyros at the...
by Arka0415
Oct 20 2017 07:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 528
Views: 33220

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Maxwell wrote:Have any of the codices given meaning to the "jet pack" key word? That would provide some insight into what we can expect on that front.

Have any of the Index/Codex releases even included the Jet Pack keyword, besides Tau?
by Arka0415
Oct 20 2017 06:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Tigershark AX 1-0 Images
Replies: 23
Views: 1451

Re: New Tigershark AX 1-0 Images

Panzer wrote:I agree. They're beautiful. If they were plastic I would get them. However resin is just a pain to work with and way too expensive (in money) so I'll probably never get one of those.

Eh, don't think about the money! The only thing that matters is damage efficiency
by Arka0415
Oct 20 2017 06:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?
Replies: 75
Views: 1270

Re: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?

Strong? Yes. Too strong? No. Markerlights are very vulnerable and so far our suits are very expensive. On the other side of the fence we have: - Assault Cannon Razorbacks who are 1. Dedicated Transports, 2. have 12 S6 AP-1 shots at BS3+ for just 100p - Characters with re-roll to hit auras (both kin...
by Arka0415
Oct 20 2017 06:38
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000 pts Frontal Assault
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: 2000 pts Frontal Assault

Double checked my math. I did make a few errors, but nothing as way off as 147 points over Sorry about that! I wrote that post too quickly. I accidentally added the points for Homing Beacons into your list when I tallied it up. Oops! Anyway, the new list looks good! I also forgot another thing thou...
by Arka0415
Oct 20 2017 06:31
Forum: Library
Topic: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?
Replies: 17
Views: 371

Re: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?

FYI one of the things they assert is that there is considerable recoil when firing the weapon. This is not correct as there is no chemical reaction in this process and therefore no recoil. That is no expansion of gasses propelling the round down the barrel. There is no explosive force acting on the...
by Arka0415
Oct 20 2017 06:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Tigershark AX 1-0 Images
Replies: 23
Views: 1451

Re: New Tigershark AX 1-0 Images

I absolutely love these Forgeworld flyers. They're everything Tau titan-hunters should be- not giant walkers, but strike aircraft that can swoop in, blast stuff, and fly out. Beautiful. But, I just can't justify the price tag (in points) since they're probably not all that competitive. The Barracuda...
by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 07:35
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000 pts Frontal Assault
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: 2000 pts Frontal Assault

I like this. Total, in-your-face Stealthsuit/Y'vahra pain. However, I think there is one issue: this list is 2147 points, so you're way over the limit. Did you add one too many Commanders? From a tactical standpoint, the Commanders should gets pairs of Drones, preferably Shield Drones, so you mi...
by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 07:28
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1500 pt event list building
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: 1500 pt event list building

I actually don't like the 10" profile, the two shots are begging for the opponent to reroll any invulnerable saves. I think the 20" is better. The 30" with ap -1 from ats isn't too shabby. That's why you use the Stormsurge's main gun as a predator/executioner weapon, blasting tanks t...
by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 07:18
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Y'vahra or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Y'vahra or not?

It could, but think about it this way- with a Y'vahra list, your goal will be to have lots of Shield Drones flying around the table, acting as mobile "bunkers" that the Y'vahra can fall back to. Yeah I thought about that, which is why I included some technical drones before. To get some e...
by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 07:10
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Tips for building a army
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Tips for building a army

I recommend you build your army with the units you like. I, personally, would definitely include the Stormsurge with Early Waening Override, Shield Generator and Velocity Tracker. Hey, don't forget ATS! That little piece of wargear does work on a Stormsurge! - Anyway, looks like you have an awesome...
by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 06:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?
Replies: 75
Views: 1270

Re: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?

As for the list. I don't think going so heavy on Fusion Blasters on the XV8s is necessary. Longstrike, the Commander and CIB Crisis provide a good anti tank core at 1500 points in general IMO. And specifically against the 'Quin player, he's got only 3 transports. FBs are bad at killing Troupe membe...
by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 06:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 528
Views: 33220

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Incidentally, something that was mentioned in the opening post of this thread, but that I haven't really seen discussed, is potential warlord traits. We've talked about Sept rules, stratagems, and the hopeful return of Signature Systems as our relics list, but not much on the topic of our warlords....
by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 06:23
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Drone unit coherency.
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Drone unit coherency.

Example: I bring 3 XV8 crisis suits and pay for each of them to bring 2 drones. Do I now have 3 units of 2 drones each or do I have one unit of 6 drones? You'd have one unit of drones. AnonAmbientLight's answer is right- they arrive in coherency, then operate by themselves. While the drones technic...
by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 01:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?
Replies: 75
Views: 1270

Re: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?

Yeah but even against other lists taking a Multi-tracker isn't exactly a good use of points imo. It's just way too redundant. ^^ That's definitely true- again, Multi-Trackers were an example of a possible list change that would keep the list basically rigid but still be able to add in Vespid. Reall...
by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 01:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 528
Views: 33220

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Well there's always a risk with change, but I pretty much agree with Anon there. It's one of the best things about 8th for me at the moment and I can't wait to get our Codex so I can start planning my army from ground up again (with the same general theme in mind though of course). I agree here- it...
by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 01:32
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Y'vahra or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Re: Y'vahra or not?

Once you build a defensive list around a Stormsurge, suddenly it feels... less fun, in a way? The Y'vahra list is of course riskier to play though. What do you think? Yeah, I've played the gunline for a long time. I want to mix it up a bit. The idea of two stormsurges as an anchor point is fun, but...

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