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by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 09:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2706
Views: 178343

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Sorry for the short reply, I’m on my phone, but your math seems to rely on the fact that the Punisher only shoots once with the main gun. A 166 point Punisher (for the Gun Drone example) shoots 49 times at S5. How exactly do 20 Drones output twice that? No math, just 20 drones and 80 shots, which i...
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 09:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2706
Views: 178343

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Trust me, it's not as difficult to have this information as you think. Definitely. A GW marketing guy I chatted with about a week before Custodes were released up and told me Custodes were coming out next. GW employees are people too, and people like to chat. Otherwise, some leaks come from the pla...
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 08:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2706
Views: 178343

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

This is what makes me sad about the Stormsurge. For near 500pts we get 4xone use semi-good missiles, one alright main gun with a random number of shots (I cringe at the 1s) and whats left is just a metric ton of Fire Warrior shots. As has been repeated a lot, I want to see all this redundancy go aw...
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 08:47
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Tanks - what a disappointment
Replies: 126
Views: 9407

Re: Tanks - what a disappointment

Nickabbottt wrote:So it would be my example 1 but slightly tweaked for the one roll.

Yes, basically. If you start with one die, you continue using only one die (unless specific special rules say otherwise).
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 08:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2706
Views: 178343

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Regarding the Fire Support Hammerhead, unfortunately for me the Forgeworld units aren’t an option, since they aren’t tournament legal in continental Europe, and truth be told most likely never will be. If the codex has a Hammerhead that shoots a gazillion times, I’m glad. If not, I’m still waiting....
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 08:15
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Tanks - what a disappointment
Replies: 126
Views: 9407

Re: Tanks - what a disappointment

Not trying to be difficult, just a bit confused. It says “each time you make a wound roll of 6+” you add D3 mortal wounds. So is that you add D3 mortal wounds if you roll a 6+ on your D6 roll for number of wounds to roll for, or is it D3 mortal wounds for each actual wound roll of 6+? The "wou...
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 07:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2706
Views: 178343

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

A much more interesting value comparison to me is a Vostroyan Leman Russ Punisher at 150 points. Moving 5” and shooting 43 times to 30” at S5. 12 wounds at T8. Fire Warriors at 8ppm are utter trash in comparison. You get less than 19, and to the same range they do less than half the firepower and h...
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 03:01
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1500 Points Manta Strike army (vs Daemons, Necrons, Space Marines)
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: 1500 Points Manta Strike army (vs Daemons, Necrons, Space Marines)

Huh I thought Fire Warriors could only take markerlights if they had a Shas´ui with them. But this changes everything. Sweet. That's just shorthand- the Shas'ui upgrade and Pulse Pistol upgrade are both free, so they're automatically part of the squad. Written out in full the squad should look like...
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 02:32
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Tau List for Escalation Event
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: Tau List for Escalation Event

I am not sure I agree with the "only 1 unit may use a homing beacon a turn." "one of your <SEPT> units that has been set up in a Manta hold can perform a low-altitude drop instead of a Manta strike." I understand that that can be read to mean only one unit can low altitude drop ...
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 01:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2706
Views: 178343

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

No way that's happening. Necron standard weapons are 4/-1/1 only because of the flay rule in 7e What did that do? I never had the pleasure of playing against necrons in 7e. Necrons have always had a little perk on their regular guns- in 7th and before they always wounded/glanced on 6+, no matter th...
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 12:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2706
Views: 178343

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Cheaper with saviour protocols seems like specialization to me (admittedly minor though). Maybe give BC more range? 30" would do wonders to help tanks. I just mean that, technically, Hammerheads come with Burst Cannons by default. Back when I played (3rd-4th) carbines were single shot with pin...
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 12:50
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Tau Design Features, oh my!
Replies: 36
Views: 1026

Re: Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Tau Design Features, oh my!

I like everything about the rail side minus the cost. Give it a Target lock and it can hide out line of sight and is able to pass off wounds to drones that can be out of LOS as well. They also don't degrade and I think the amount of firepower they put out is okay for a model. I would be okay with t...
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 12:40
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: A new general purpose list
Replies: 15
Views: 198

Re: A new general purpose list

Whaaattt?? really? Well I'll be danged, battlescribe done me wrong! Either I entered values incorrectly or it seriously lied to me and I need to re-math my math; thank you for pointing that out! Being just 50 points short puts a list at a big disadvantage, but you were close to 200 points short- yo...
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 12:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2706
Views: 178343

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Temennigru wrote:Or they can change our pulse weapons to not be so redundant and similar.
Redundancy is what's killing us.

Yeah, this is definitely an issue! Pulse Rifles and Carbines seem okay, but... SMS and Cluster Rockets too with the same profile? That feels very odd.
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 12:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2706
Views: 178343

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Cheaper BC are certainly better, but it would feel better if they were the upgrade and gun drones were the basic option. It's not so much a balancing issue (most things can be reconciled with points drops) but a consistency thing. Shouldn't it be the opposite though? A regular Hammerhead is equippe...
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 12:26
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: First 2k list
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: First 2k list

Never tried marker lights on my fire warrior squad leads figured it was pretty bad on them. That was my impression too in the early days of 8th Edition. However, once you get to turn 3 or 4 and start running out of Pathfinders, you will come to appreciate the other Markerlights "hidden" a...
by Arka0415
Feb 22 2018 12:24
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Tau Design Features, oh my!
Replies: 36
Views: 1026

Re: Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Tau Design Features, oh my!

I think Ion weapons are really cool, for example :D If you were still in Australia, I'd come and fight you. I'm an old-school player too, but that's why I like Ion. The narrative across the editions is so great. As the Tau Empire has expanded, Ion weapons have gone from experimental pieces of tech-...
by Arka0415
Feb 21 2018 11:54
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Tau Design Features, oh my!
Replies: 36
Views: 1026

Re: Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Tau Design Features, oh my!

Can someone point me to the part where it says you can't use the same Strat more than once a phase? I've looked through the rule book, rules FAQ and the Chapter Approved, but I seem to be having a blind spot for it. It's in a weird spot. Find the section in Matched Play where it describes the "...

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