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by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 01:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?
Replies: 39
Views: 712

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: 506
Views: 32266

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: 9
Views: 343

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...
by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 01:14
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1500 pt event list building
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: 1500 pt event list building

I understand now why you prefer 8 pathfinders. Based on hit chance, I like 9. First two should get lighter number 1. The next 7 should get 4 markerlight hits with rerolling 1's. I like 8x Pathfinders for a few reasons. To me, 10 is too many for a single squad, but 7 might be the ideal number. Howev...
by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 506
Views: 32266

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Maybe we will have a Sept that focuses heavy on Battlesuits, I'll build a list around that. Maybe we will have a Sept that focuses heavy on infantry, I'll build a list around that. You could take two detachments where one focuses on Battlesuits from Sept A and the other detachment focuses on infant...
by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 12:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?
Replies: 39
Views: 712

Re: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?

If you're interested in taking Vespid (remember the minimum squad size is 5) Nop, the min size for Vespid is 4. And honestly switching out flamer for multi-tracker against Harlequins is a terrible idea. He's already struggling with getting charged as is. Look at that! Always assumed it was 5. Thoug...
by Arka0415
Oct 18 2017 11:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reprice the Tau
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Reprice the Tau

Anyway, I really doubt we're going to see dual points costs. Why not? They did it for Astra Militarum. At least to me it feels like a one-off thing. Space Marines, Chaos, Grey Knights, AdMech, Death Guard, etc all didn't get the dual points costs. Then Guard suddenly do. So, it might end up being a...
by Arka0415
Oct 18 2017 11:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?
Replies: 39
Views: 712

Re: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?

@arka: cut a drone from the fast attack role (the one with 6). add a markerlight to a firewalker shas'ui. That's 5 points I didn't do that only because the 5+6+Fireblade has become such a mainstay unit recently. But that would totally work! I'm actually wondering whether this list could be rewritte...
by Arka0415
Oct 18 2017 11:31
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000pts Mechanised - Much to Improve!
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Re: 2000pts Mechanised - Much to Improve!

Outrider Detachment: Commander, 4 Fusion Blasters, 2 Marker Drones - 180pts 5 Pathfinders - 40pts 5 Pathfinders - 40pts 4 Shield Drones - 32pts Y'vraha, Target Lock, ATS - 415pts D'oh! Just realized I've been pricing my shield drones at 10 pts a pop. All the wasted points! I'm sure it wouldn't have...
by Arka0415
Oct 18 2017 11:29
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000 pts vs. Tzeentch Demons (no Magnus)
Replies: 12
Views: 157

Re: 2000 pts vs. Tzeentch Demons (no Magnus)

If he's doing just Tzeentch demons, should I just expect like, fateweaver and then just tons of horrors? I guess it depends what edition the army is from. If he's properly updated it to 8th Edition and is bringing a truly competitive 8th Edition list, then expect a deathstar blob of 3-4 Greater Dae...
by Arka0415
Oct 18 2017 11:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reprice the Tau
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: Reprice the Tau

Since the only things being posted are potential changes with no marked relation to actual point totals, I don’t see how it can be possibly be construed that way, but I guess that’s for the admins to say. I agree here- modified points are okay as long as actual base costs are avoided. Anyway, I rea...
by Arka0415
Oct 18 2017 06:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?
Replies: 39
Views: 712

Re: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?

HQ - Commander w/ 4x Fusion Blasters; 2x Shield Drones (176) HQ - Cadre Fireblade w/ Markerlight (42) HQ - Longstrike w/ Railgun, 2x SMS, 2x Seeker Missiles (225) Troops - 6x Fire Warriors (48) Troops - 6x Fire Warriors (48) Troops - 6x Fire Warriors (48) Dedicated Transport - Devilfish w/ Burst Ca...
by Arka0415
Oct 18 2017 06:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?
Replies: 39
Views: 712

Re: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?

You couldn't be more wrong. You lost because, and let's be frank here, you list was bad, and I suspect you deployed incorrectly. Tau in 8th edition are more than capable of getting charged, surviving and retaliating with devastating firepower on enemy units that are now conveniently located in our ...
by Arka0415
Oct 18 2017 06:24
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Imperium Detachments
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Imperium Detachments

The trick to get around this is to have multiple detachments, one for each faction. This would allow each faction to retain its special rules. This got brought up in the Chaos and Death Guard FAQs, and also specifically mentioned Stratagems. Stratagems from the Chaos Space Marine codex could apply ...
by Arka0415
Oct 18 2017 06:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 506
Views: 32266

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

AnonAmbientLight wrote:The write up makes it seem like any shuriken weapons get the rule.

If, in our codex, we get a rule that lets sept models re-roll ones with Pulse weapons... that'd be so, hopelessly lame. Let's hope this doesn't become a trend!
by Arka0415
Oct 18 2017 09:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?
Replies: 39
Views: 712

Re: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?

Elites - 3x XV8s w/ 6x Fusion Blasters, 3x Flamers; 6x Gun Drones (255) I think your maths is wrong here, that load out I've got coming out at 327pts Anyone else? Oops! Thanks for the catch. Yeah, the real price is 327- the math still works out though. You get a little window into my thought proces...
by Arka0415
Oct 18 2017 09:35
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Imperium Detachments
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Imperium Detachments

Imperium armies really can take whatever they want! However, they pay for this versatility by losing access to all army-specific strategems, traits, chapter tactics, you name it. Put Ultramarines and Cadians in the same detachment, and you lose the "Codex Discipline" and "Born Soldier...
by Arka0415
Oct 18 2017 07:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?
Replies: 39
Views: 712

Re: Tau's most annoying weakness. Thoughts?

For some reason I thought Burts were better than CIB's, I need to revisit all of the stats to figure it out. These threads should be some good reading: http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=26661 http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=52&t=26635 http://www.advanc...

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