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by Arka0415
Jul 20 2017 01:49
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: How to paint panel lines?
Replies: 12
Views: 262

How to paint panel lines?

To paint panel lines on my infantry and tanks (for example, the line on the top of a Fire Warrior's helmet, the lines on their shields, or the thin grooves on a Hammerhead) what technique should I use? Should I carefully apply a black wash into the groove, then wipe away the excess? Or should I base...
by Arka0415
Jul 20 2017 01:20
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500pt list help
Replies: 76
Views: 1037

Re: 500pt list help

Victory! All the advice about deployment and charging really paid off. I was up against the Skitarii Start Collecting box set and I went second and still won. Rolling markerlights one at a time was a game changer, as was marking multiple units. Coldstar's mobility was awesome, but she was kind of i...
by Arka0415
Jul 20 2017 01:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High potential understrengths?
Replies: 56
Views: 1960

Re: High potential understrengths?

It's a good question in that vehicles can have passengers or extra guns on them so how under-strength works with them can be unclear. For the Sunshark Bomber though, it's preeeeeeettty clear that you can't just take the drones. Maybe go without one or two of them, but to just take the drones and no...
by Arka0415
Jul 20 2017 01:12
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Flying units and melee combat
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Flying units and melee combat

I wouldn't get hung up on a model not being able to pivot if it was surrounded. It seems pretty clear that the flying model that is in super sonic mode is supposed to be able to move unimpeded. You just get a chance to bop it with units that have the fly keyword because they can reach it. I think t...
by Arka0415
Jul 19 2017 07:36
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2K mixed Tau
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: 2K mixed Tau

This looks like a solid, straightforward list. All I'd suggest would be to drop the individual Drones- with those, you're just giving away First Blood. Also, I'd downgrade the CIB Commanders to have Gun Drones and not Marker Drones. Take the 26 points of savings and give your Pathfinders 3x Ion Rifl...
by Arka0415
Jul 19 2017 07:27
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000 points. Can this be competitive?
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: 2000 points. Can this be competitive?

If you're trying to make a competitive list, then the meta would say to drop the Riptides, sadly. The best gun they can use is the Heavy Burst Cannon w/ ATS, and I'd take one Riptide maximum. We'll keep one Riptide because I assume you like the model, but the other will go. Also, there's not much ne...
by Arka0415
Jul 19 2017 06:53
Forum: Membership Profiles
Topic: Who got the keys to my bimma?
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Who got the keys to my bimma?

ZimZimma wrote:Good idea with the helmet colour. Though I'm doing my own colour scheme, no one would recognize it without explanation. I'll do it.


Go for it! Paint all the vespid armor and guns your basic armor/camo scheme, and paint the Strain Leader's helmet the same color as the helmets on your Shas'ui!
by Arka0415
Jul 19 2017 06:50
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500pt list help
Replies: 76
Views: 1037

Re: 500pt list help

How soft am I to flying units, or should I not even worry? Panzer is correct when it comes to having answers- there are a TON of different kinds of units in 40k- infantry, tanks, planes, bikes, monsters, titans... at 500 points, you simply can't have an answer to all of them. The game isn't really ...
by Arka0415
Jul 19 2017 10:43
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: first ever tournament 1500pts
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: first ever tournament 1500pts

Frankly, I don't really think this list can get much better. It's awesome as-is! All I would recommend would be adding 3x more Drones to the XV8 team- you really need all 6 to keep them alive. That would cost 24 points. You can save 16 points by making the Missile Pod Commander have 3xMP+ATS, and fo...
by Arka0415
Jul 19 2017 10:37
Forum: Membership Profiles
Topic: Who got the keys to my bimma?
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: Who got the keys to my bimma?

Thanks for the responses! I feel like I definitely need the hammerheads as my anti vehicle option. Based on what I've read about crisis suits in this edition, they wont be reliable for that purpose. I would mostly feel confident using a homing beacon for the crisis and triple flamers for infantry re...
by Arka0415
Jul 19 2017 06:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High potential understrengths?
Replies: 56
Views: 1960

Re: High potential understrengths?

Going to hop back in this thread- I posted the following question to the 40k Facebook page: A recent FAQ added in the option of taking under-strength units for points. What are the limitations of this rule? Can a Tau Sunshark Bomber unit be taken under-strength so that it's just the two Interceptor ...
by Arka0415
Jul 19 2017 05:43
Forum: Engaging the Alien
Topic: What different tactics do you employ against different armies in 8th Edition?
Replies: 4
Views: 224

What different tactics do you employ against different armies in 8th Edition?

I'm sure we're all familiar with the "destroy Necron squads one by one" tactic, but what other tactics have you learned to use against the different factions in 8th Edition? Are there any other tricks, tactics, and maneuvers that are particularly effective against certain enemies? Assuming...
by Arka0415
Jul 19 2017 05:38
Forum: Membership Profiles
Topic: Childhood player returning to the blue commies.
Replies: 4
Views: 127

Re: Childhood player returning to the blue commies.

Welcome! I like your list, it's clear your paying attention to the meta around here!

One thing though- taking those Pulse Accelerators, you're risking giving up First Blood for tiny bonus to range. Worth it?
by Arka0415
Jul 19 2017 02:30
Forum: Engaging the Alien
Topic: Ultramarines Chapter Tactics spotted!
Replies: 125
Views: 3203

Re: Ultramarines Chapter Tactics spotted!

There is enough variation for Blood Angels. They have plenty of successor chapters. Flesh Tearers, Lamenters, Angels Vermillion, Angels Sanguine, Angels Encarmine and Knights of Blood who are noteable different to the rest come to my mind. Although to be fair Knights of Blood are unlikely to get an...
by Arka0415
Jul 19 2017 02:25
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1000pts Tournament List
Replies: 1
Views: 107

Re: 1000pts Tournament List

You said yourself that the map will be small and combat will start early- why the Broadside then? You might want to focus on defensive units that can output lots of firepower, and aggressive units to snipe high-priority targets. (HQ) Commander w/ 4x Fusion Blasters, 2x Gun Drones (176) (HQ) Commande...
by Arka0415
Jul 19 2017 01:58
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500pt list help
Replies: 76
Views: 1037

Re: 500pt list help

I don't have any melee people anyway, so this is sort of a thought exercise. Speaking of, are there any Tau units that fight better than schoolchildren with rulers? As SniperTau mentioned, Farsight is the best followed by the Riptide (just because it's durable), and Commanders w/ ATS aren't bad eit...
by Arka0415
Jul 19 2017 01:54
Forum: Engaging the Alien
Topic: Ultramarines Chapter Tactics spotted!
Replies: 125
Views: 3203

Re: Ultramarines Chapter Tactics spotted!

All those Chapter tactics make me wonder what Blood Angels, Space Wolves and Dark Angels will get. I mean since they get their own Codex it's not unlikely for them to get several different "Chapter tactics" as well. :P This is a good question! There is certainly far less variation to be f...
by Arka0415
Jul 18 2017 10:28
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Advanced Armory Project
Replies: 115
Views: 23147

Re: Advanced Armory Project

Okay so update since I'm now getting PMs regarding this stuff. My resin casting capability is currently nil. I have lost access to my facility and equipment. That said I will try to get these models put up on shapeways under multiple materials. If anyone has any ideas to get these designs out faste...

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