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by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 03:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?
Replies: 33
Views: 839

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

GW doesn’t do war gear options anymore. No money in it. This is definitely a model and the text with it says something slithers out if the shadows. They've just been making snake and shadow jokes because of Morathi. Maybe not wargear perse... but care to explain why Stormcast got upgrade packs for ...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 03:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2596
Views: 168510

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Why has this thread devolved into complaining about Tau all of a sudden? We're getting buffed, and buffed heavily. Our units are going to to be good, or cheap, or both. We're going to have a powerful army. Markerlights aren't really a measure of anything. If there is something that space marines are...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 03:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?
Replies: 33
Views: 839

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

While I bet this is Tau, it's not guaranteed. Please don't get your hopes up about things that simply will not happen- this is not a picture of a Tau melee suit, or a Tau psyker suit, or an add-on to a currently-existing model. Knowing how Tau releases have been for the past several years, it's prob...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 03:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2596
Views: 168510

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

I love the very concept of railguns, but they are 100% unplayable in this game. They should be the iconic weapon, the big delineation line between Tau and other armies. But they're not. By not changing the things, I for one am far less interested in playing my Tau. I understand what you're saying, ...
by Arka0415
Feb 20 2018 11:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?
Replies: 33
Views: 839

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

Alright, so I'm 100% on board with this being ours now, but I don't think it's edited. The raised, outlined dome w/o flat screw notch actually shows up on the Stormsurge several times, mostly on the feet. It even has the same extra notch in the side of the circle on its butt, which I outlined. (and...
by Arka0415
Feb 20 2018 10:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?
Replies: 33
Views: 839

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

Someone over on Reddit noticed that the notch on the outside of the gyro-looking circle looks very similar to a feature on the Riptide too: https://imgur.com/a/lIGsa
by Arka0415
Feb 20 2018 10:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2596
Views: 168510

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

If the Hammerhead gains the ability to fire its main gun twice while moving half or less, and it and the Broadside stay near each other points wise, what's the point of the Broadside then? Hammerhead is more survivable, flies, and would be moving 1 more inch while having the same firerate on its we...
by Arka0415
Feb 20 2018 09:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2596
Views: 168510

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

I know it's not proven yet, but don't discount the fact well probably get a rule for hammerheads that let the main gun fire twice, just like guard, Eldar , and Nids. The only question is if it will let us move half our movement range like guard, or sit still like the other two. Czar Ziggy Forgot ab...
by Arka0415
Feb 20 2018 09:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2596
Views: 168510

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

That is my whole point. They made a design decision to not have one-shot tank killing guns, which affects armies in very different ways, because some tank killing platforms have a single powerful weapons while others spam less powerful ones, and you are trying to level out COMPLETELY DIFFERENT WEAP...
by Arka0415
Feb 20 2018 09:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2596
Views: 168510

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

The Hammerhead and Predator do not have the same role... The Hammerhead is an infantry support tank that balances its weapon loadout between anti-infantry and anti-tank. That's not quite right, hammerhead used to be anti infantry with its railgun blast mode, but it lost that, and two gun drones bei...
by Arka0415
Feb 20 2018 09:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2596
Views: 168510

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

If I'm not mistaken, PA can take heavy bolter sponsons and hunter killer missiles and have exactly the same loadout as the hammerhead (1 anti-tank gun, 2 anti-infantry guns, missile). The difference is, the predator's main weapon deals 2x1d6 damage while the hammerhead deals 1d6 + maybe 1d3, its an...
by Arka0415
Feb 20 2018 08:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?
Replies: 33
Views: 839

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

Wes wrote:I see it, too. But does GW have a track record hinting with edited pictures? It seems a stretch if not.

A track record? Not really. But the pictures they post are definitely a bit manipulated- things are often cropped out and weird angles are used. Nothing is off the table I think.
by Arka0415
Feb 20 2018 08:37
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Returning Tau player with some hobby questions!
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Returning Tau player with some hobby questions!

Beerson wrote:To me, cylinder down unless mounted on shoulders/jetpacks obviously

Definitely the best way to do it!

Note that GW has also something bizarre and shown Fusion Blasters mounted sideways on the arms, which is just ridiculous- don't do that! :D
by Arka0415
Feb 20 2018 08:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2596
Views: 168510

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Chaos Predator £35 190pts 4las Hammerhead £35 155pts 1rail So even if the points go down a lot, we will pay twice the money for half the firepower at same points, and that is my point, we pay more money for cheap units that still underperform. Then we shouldn't try to copy Predator Annihilators. We...
by Arka0415
Feb 20 2018 08:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?
Replies: 33
Views: 839

Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?

So, because I'm a lunatic and have too much time on my hands, I decided to run the recent rumor engine image through some simple color and contrast filters. The results surprised me: I think there is a groove through the circle that has been edited out. In a high-contrast image the groove seems to b...
by Arka0415
Feb 20 2018 07:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2596
Views: 168510

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Them getting cheaper is the problem. I used to have 9000 points worth of units. I predict that they will now be worth 7000 points with the points drop. Tau increased in points massively between 7th and 8th Editions. I think my collection went from 2000 to around 2700 points. I think most people her...
by Arka0415
Feb 20 2018 07:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2596
Views: 168510

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Also, points drops rather then units getting stronger, screw GW, I don't want to pay double $ for the same points as marines, but since the codex is going to be a disappointment to me anyway and after the CA hype-up lies from GW, I am already looking elsewhere to get my models, still it's going to ...
by Arka0415
Feb 20 2018 07:10
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1000 Points Mechanized Tau
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: 1000 Points Mechanized Tau

SniperTau wrote:I mean that’s what I have, not what I want to fit in. A 2000 point list is the max I want to do.

But the list is already 2000 points. What's to expand?

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