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by Arka0415
Dec 16 2017 09:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The everchanging game: FAQs and Updates
Replies: 14
Views: 248

Re: The everchanging game: FAQs and Updates

Too much updates and rulebooks!! It was like this in previous editions? Right now the game is in a weird spot- we're still in the "transition" phase between editions, so there's a lot of things changing. Once the last Codex comes out (Summer 2018 maybe?) we should see the pace of updates ...
by Arka0415
Dec 16 2017 07:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The everchanging game: FAQs and Updates
Replies: 14
Views: 248

Re: The everchanging game: FAQs and Updates

2nd up: In that vein, Chapter Approved's FAQ is out and very much fixes the broken wording of it's own updated matched play Character Targeting rule. If you encounter someone who tries to pretend that their injured Hive Tyrant can't be targeted at 9 wounds, or someone tries to screen a character fr...
by Arka0415
Dec 16 2017 05:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The everchanging game: FAQs and Updates
Replies: 14
Views: 248

Re: The everchanging game: FAQs and Updates

I don't expect this to get a lot of discussion, but I'm shocked to see it get no mention at all. I figure these are worth noting, especially for our tourney and matched play Shas. Looks like this is new. Interesting. Knowing when an FAQ is coming soon, and when to bite the bullet and use the rules ...
by Arka0415
Dec 16 2017 05:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tau bland in 8th?
Replies: 9
Views: 398

Re: Tau bland in 8th?

As to the subject at hand, the Tau were somewhat unique in that unlike many other 40k factions they were entirely a product of 3rd edition and its subsequent descendants, and thus had several key mechanics rooted very deeply in the 3rd edition rules paradigms. Consequently, they were hit particular...
by Arka0415
Dec 15 2017 08:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Commander keywords
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Commander keywords

Why doesn't the commander have the "xv8 crisis battlesuit" keyword? That doesn't let us embark them anywhere (specifically the orca). It doesn't make any sense. Because initial tau rule writing for both forgeworld and GW is about the sloppiest attempt at a codex I’ve seen in almost 25 yea...
by Arka0415
Dec 15 2017 06:23
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Casual(ish) 1000pt List Help
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Casual(ish) 1000pt List Help

Yeah that's a fair comment! I only have 1 Ion Rifle and 1 Rail Rifle though, so I may have to take both of those instead of 3 Ions. I only put the Grav and Pulse drones in because I know the chaos players sure love their charges, so anything I can do to make it more difficult is nice :) I think I'l...
by Arka0415
Dec 15 2017 05:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Contact GW! (Round 3)
Replies: 132
Views: 4298

Re: Let's Contact GW! (Round 3)

Crisis suits and broadsides with BS3+ is something that I thing should really be in codex as they are elites/"snipers" and from fluff view they are piloted by elite warriors and have lots of electronics to help the pilot shoot, especially the static, stable broadsides with their precise r...
by Arka0415
Dec 15 2017 04:57
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Dealing with Custodes?
Replies: 30
Views: 747

Re: Dealing with Custodes?

Though nothing stopping them bringing a cheap patrol / Battalion of guardsmen to screen for them. Absolutely. In fact, that would be a very competitive strategy for the otherwise... limited Custodes roster. In this particular instance of the pure Custodes army it's not anything to worry about, but ...
by Arka0415
Dec 15 2017 04:42
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Dealing with Custodes?
Replies: 30
Views: 747

Re: Dealing with Custodes?

This is a good point- there's just no way that an all-Custodes army could bring screening units. Fire away! Hello. What are you talking about when you say "screening units"? A "screening unit" is a weak infantry unit that guards a larger, more powerful unit. If a squad of Kroot ...
by Arka0415
Dec 15 2017 04:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breachers and how to use them
Replies: 15
Views: 550

Re: Breachers and how to use them

Yeah, depends your playstyle i never lose yet on 8th and i played more than 15 games. But i played very very agressive... very diferent from 7th Aggressive is the way to play in 8th, you're right about that. We just don't have the long-range shooting options we once had. Breachers fit in well with ...
by Arka0415
Dec 15 2017 04:35
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Kelandis' Cadre Building Center
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Kelandis' Cadre Building Center

Warning: Long Post! Hello all! I'm still pretty new but I decided to make a thread in here to seek advice and tips on making my lists for play. I'm not terribly experienced in 40k yet, which is both good and bad I suppose. Bad because well, inexperience, but good that I don't have to unlearn any es...
by Arka0415
Dec 15 2017 03:37
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Dealing with Custodes?
Replies: 30
Views: 747

Re: Dealing with Custodes?

They also have a 6+ feel no pain. Dropping the land raider won't win the game as the custodes are still t5 2+ 3++ with a storm shield. A five man squad with the vexilla has 21 melee attacks plus 4 pistols It won't win the game, but the army will lose 50% of it's anti-tank firepower and a lot of its...
by Arka0415
Dec 15 2017 03:34
Forum: Membership Profiles
Topic: hello fellow tau players!
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: hello fellow tau players!

Welcome to ATT! is there some way I can do that? I can't seem to make posts there for some reason. Sorry about that- there's a 48-hour freeze on new accounts posting, there have been issues with spam accounts in the past. For the time being, read some of the threads and see what's going on! Tau'va!
by Arka0415
Dec 14 2017 07:18
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Casual(ish) 1000pt List Help
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Casual(ish) 1000pt List Help

This list looks quite good. The XV8s, XV9 with Drone Controller, two Commanders, etc. all seem solid. Running a Battalion at 1000 points means you have a lot of infantry, and less alpha strike ability than you might otherwise want, so I'd try to be the main "objective holder" on your team ...
by Arka0415
Dec 14 2017 06:22
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Arka0415's Tau Sept Project Log
Replies: 59
Views: 4147

Re: Arka0415's Tau Sept Project Log

Smashed it! Nice one. What's next? Thanks! From here on out I need to finish the units I'll use in my 1500-point list. That's 3x Commanders, 2x Fireblades, 3x XV8s, 6x Gun Drones, 1x Devilfish, and 12x Pathfinders. Should take me through January to complete. Then it's on to my 2000-point list: I ne...
by Arka0415
Dec 14 2017 06:19
Forum: Membership Profiles
Topic: Kelandis
Replies: 16
Views: 234

Re: Kelandis

You've a mad amount of battlesuits. Love it! :P I'm currently at 21 crisis suits, 3 riptides, 1 stormsurge, 6 metal and 6 plastic stealth suits, 4 OOP broadsides and 6 new ones, 2 commanders, shadowsun, and old farsight as far as suits go. Waiting to see if Farsight gets some love in the codex and ...
by Arka0415
Dec 14 2017 06:19
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Dealing with Custodes?
Replies: 30
Views: 747

Re: Dealing with Custodes?

If you can pop both land raiders turn one before he even moves (And this is very very doable given he won't have much of a screen) you win turn one. This is a good point- there's just no way that an all-Custodes army could bring screening units. Fire away! However, those Land Raider have 5++, do do...
by Arka0415
Dec 14 2017 09:04
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Arka0415's Tau Sept Project Log
Replies: 59
Views: 4147

Re: Arka0415's Tau Sept Project Log

It felt wrong posting a group shot with unfinished models. Here's the army as it is currently- the bare heads have been finished, the third Shas'ui has been added, and in the back you can just see the Homing Beacon as well. All in all it's 46 models and totals 465 points so far. https://i.imgur.com/...

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