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by Arka0415
Jan 16 2018 10:06
Forum: Modelling
Topic: XV8 Crisis Magnetising
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: XV8 Crisis Magnetising

In regards to where to mount the magnets on the weapons, I just put them all in the (admittedly narrow) top of each of the weapons, much like I believe you did with your flamers, so the bottoms of the guns on the arms stick out away from the body. Any guns mounted on the shoulders will have the bot...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 11:03
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Possible backfield setup
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Possible backfield setup

So here's what I've been thinking about. This sort of list is so utterly different from regular meta Tau lists, that I think it needs to get built in parts. The whole idea is to use a Shield Drone-supported R'varna, so this would be the core chunk: HQ - Commander w/ 3x Missile Pods, ATS (156) Fast A...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 08:24
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Possible backfield setup
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Possible backfield setup

This also feels weird to say (because it's a great gun), but how much does this list really need CIB? By that I mean there's a functional overlap between the overcharge profile, and missile pods. the 8 CIB + DC is undoubtedly going to be better at addressing infantry and provides important support ...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 08:12
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Themed list thanks to gifts, 2k points.
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Themed list thanks to gifts, 2k points.

Either the missile pod, or a marksman for another reliable markerlight in the backfield ( man I miss rail riffles on sniper drones....) Here's the list with the points reduction made: - HQ - Commander w/ 4x Fusion Blasters; 2x Shield Drones (176) HQ - Cadre Fireblade w/ Markerlight (42) HQ - Coldst...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 07:39
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines
Replies: 23
Views: 412

Re: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines

Yuck! That’s horrendous! I feel like I should be just peppering that with fire :) Or getting the alpha strike at all costs It's T6/W12/Sv2+. S5 pulse weapons aren't going to do anything to it, I think 300 Fire Warriors couldn't even take it down. If they use a unit like that, spread out and kill ev...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 07:36
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Themed list thanks to gifts, 2k points.
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Themed list thanks to gifts, 2k points.

Elites - 3x XV8s w/ 8x Cyclic Ion Blasters, Drone Controller; 4x Gun Drones, 2x Marker Drones (327) If the main point for the xv8 drop is providing support drones for the XV109, wouldn't I be better off dropping shield drones with them? If I ran them as 2 CIB+ ATS I could save almost enough ( 19 po...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 10:06
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines
Replies: 23
Views: 412

Re: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines

I think I’m going to be up against a dreadknight on Wednesday. I think he is putting his hq in a dread from what I’ve heard... As a heads-up, it's possible to use a Psyker Power and a Stratagem to give a Dreadknight a 2++ save. As we have no way to nullify invulnerable saves, cause mortal wounds (e...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 09:22
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines
Replies: 23
Views: 412

Re: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines

You are right. I’m getting myself all starry eyed about 20 drones causing an average of 20 wounds per turn lol. In reality there will be much fewer than 20. ATS it is. I had better get working on a CIB commander for Wednesday lol (or just use a magnetised commander and say it has CIBs on it ;) ) Re...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 09:16
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Ranged Superiority: How much would you be willing to pay?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Ranged Superiority: How much would you be willing to pay?

But I still don't use Hammerheads or Broadsides. Why? They just don't do enough damage per turn to be relied on for removing the targets need to be tasked with. I would happily pay more points/PL for a higher wounds per turn. Due to range, I would be happy to pay 125% more for 110% more wounds per ...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 08:22
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Steg's Sa'cea Septs battles
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Steg's Sa'cea Septs battles

Now that you mention it with the stratagem he did use that, but because I had first turn I already wiped out most of his cultist before he was able to do so. Yeah, going first really kills it. It's if DG get the first turn that things get crazy. The surefire way to beat it is to use Flamer XV8s to ...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 08:19
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines
Replies: 23
Views: 412

Re: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines

Cgreeves wrote:i'm still withering between ATS and DC. the DC would require me to bunch all of the drones up but that could happen quite quickly after the manta strike.

There isn't really a hard answer to that question. Ultimately I think I'm leaning toward ATS, since the Gun Drones will probably die quickly.
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 07:59
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Steg's Sa'cea Septs battles
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Steg's Sa'cea Septs battles

Well it was his idea to use the cultist as fodder for the Poxwalkers, but I don't believe he ever made the poxwalker untargetable.. But I do believe that the ruling during the tournament was also that they can't absorb from the cultists. I believe the wording on the "making a new poxwalker&quo...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 07:49
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines
Replies: 23
Views: 412

Re: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines

My thought was. Give the opponent first turn and hide the drones spread out. Then on my turn move the drones to a central location and drop the commanders 18" away from the main targets but hopefully in range of the drone blob? is this feasible? If not i can take the ATS and just have the dron...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 07:43
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Steg's Sa'cea Septs battles
Replies: 13
Views: 418

Re: Steg's Sa'cea Septs battles

Man, that's a lot of Death Guard! It looks like you did well though. Were any of them running Poxwalkers for the Cloud of Flies + Walking Pox combo? Not that I noticed no.. But as you can tell (maybe) the first 2 lists were not real competative builds. Honestly the first list looks like a netlist t...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 07:38
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Ranged Superiority: How much would you be willing to pay?
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Ranged Superiority: How much would you be willing to pay?

If the enemy anti tank firepower is dead by then, it's a cakewalk. If no, you will lose huge part of your points. Broadsides need at least 4 turns of solid shooting (meaning no bad dice rolls on your part) to be worth it imo. In my opinion, if the dice fail you and you can't remove enough threats o...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 07:28
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: The Y'Vahra - A tactica
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: The Y'Vahra - A tactica

I actually really like this idea and I think that the reorder of the rules makes it flow more nicely while also putting more of an emphasis on an aggressive playstyle by listing "Keep it killing" before "Keep it alive". I'll update the 'golden rules' to this kind of format and a...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 07:25
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines
Replies: 23
Views: 412

Re: 500 point escalation army list against grey Knights and marines

quick question, do drones benefit from markerlights? Normally, no. BS5+ re-rolling ones does almost nothing, it's +5% hit chance. BS4+ re-rolling ones isn't even all that good either, as it's only +8% hit chance. It's BS3+ re-rolling ones that finally gets good, as it's +11%. Although I am losing t...
by Arka0415
Jan 15 2018 05:51
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: The Y'Vahra - A tactica
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: The Y'Vahra - A tactica

Hi Arka, thanks for the feedback! Do you think it's worth including a small section on "Playstyle"? For example, including an emphasis on a very aggressive playstyle to ensure that the Y'Vahra is "firing on all cylinders". A section on playstyle could definitely be useful. I lik...

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