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by Arka0415
Oct 19 2017 07:35
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000 pts Frontal Assault
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: 2000 pts Frontal Assault

I like this. Total, in-your-face Stealthsuit/Y'vahra pain. However, I think there is one big 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: 13
Views: 333

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: 355

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: 27

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: 41
Views: 813

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: 517
Views: 32570

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: 3
Views: 41

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: 41
Views: 813

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: 517
Views: 32570

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: 355

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: 13
Views: 333

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: 517
Views: 32570

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: 41
Views: 813

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: 201

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: 41
Views: 813

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: 270

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: 167

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: 201

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...

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