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by Arka0415
Oct 17 2017 08:57
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1500pts vs AdMech
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: 1500pts vs AdMech

It was a fun list I am struggling a little with 8th due to my older build and no magnetised weapons. Gotcha. For the time being, proxy some of the more competitive units to get a feel for the difference, then when the Codex comes out, start looking into ways you can modify the models! They may not ...
by Arka0415
Oct 17 2017 08:36
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: The Confused Shas'el -- A Discussion on Battlefield Role for Crisis Battlesuits
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: The Confused Shas'el -- A Discussion on Battlefield Role for Crisis Battlesuits

Here's my take on viable XV8 builds: Competitive Builds: 2x CIB + 1x ATS (All purpose anti-infantry and anti-vehicle) 2x Fusion Blaster + 1x Flamer (Anti-vehicle alpha strike) 3x Flamer (Anti-infantry alpha strike) Situational Builds: 3x CIB (Slightly inefficient for its cost) 2x CIB + 1x Flamer (Go...
by Arka0415
Oct 17 2017 07:56
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: The Confused Shas'el -- A Discussion on Battlefield Role for Crisis Battlesuits
Replies: 14
Views: 297

Re: The Confused Shas'el -- A Discussion on Battlefield Role for Crisis Battlesuits

I was thinking about that as well, but I don't think it's a very strong loadout. I think that 3x Flamers (on 3 XV8's) is too little to make a good impact on bigger infantry units (10+) and 6 would do the job nicely to get enough kills while 9 is overkill. So while you are within 8" for your ta...
by Arka0415
Oct 16 2017 10:28
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1500pts vs AdMech
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: 1500pts vs AdMech

Commander and guards with fusion + missile pod Commander and guards with twin plasma 6 Xv8 with twin missile pod A lone (now useless) AFB + TL Flamer Xv8 Small amount of firewarriors and Pathfinder Handful of drones 1 devilfish 3 broadsides Ah, how things have changed! That would have been a fun li...
by Arka0415
Oct 16 2017 08:48
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1500 pt event list building
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: 1500 pt event list building

I think I can get behind that you made list very much. I will try to think of other alternatives still, just in case there's a better option. Unfortunately your list has a lot of very nice selling points(compliment). :-p. I can't believe I didn't notice the stormsurge didn't have the ATS. Great cat...
by Arka0415
Oct 16 2017 08:44
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Y'vahra or not?
Replies: 1
Views: 175

Re: Y'vahra or not?

So the idea here is to avoid using infantry? Fair enough! For a sit-back-and-shoot list the Stormsurge is great (especially with the Shield Generator to keep it alive), and for an aggressive list the Y'vahra is a fantastic option too. You may find that, as far as other Forgeworld units are concerned...
by Arka0415
Oct 16 2017 08:21
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Comparing Mechanized Unit Builds
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Comparing Mechanized Unit Builds

I presume this is calculated without a drone controller present next to the drones (to lazy to check the math). If you manage to get a DC in the general area of the disembarked drones, while increasing the overall cost of the force, their effectiveness should skyrocket above the Breacher options. S...
by Arka0415
Oct 16 2017 08:18
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Green player building a list for 1750 pt event
Replies: 68
Views: 1832

Re: Green player building a list for 1750 pt event

After my first game with the new rules I already thought that small infantry-teams have an advantage with the new moral-system, cause you are not losing soldiers because of this. Team extinguished through enemy fire or still fighting Makes sense! If you have some ways to buff LD (like an Ethereal o...
by Arka0415
Oct 16 2017 08:09
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1500pts vs AdMech
Replies: 9
Views: 214

Re: 1500pts vs AdMech

I like it, I just wish I hadn't already played and been tabled Also I don't have many drones 6 I think? I bought my army 2nd hand in 5th ed Sorry about that! Yeah, 5th edition armies won't stand up to the meta in 8th Edition, sadly. Now it's all about Commanders, Drones, and XV8s with very differen...
by Arka0415
Oct 16 2017 08:02
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1500 pt event list building
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: 1500 pt event list building

I reread the walking battleship ability. I think the stormsurge only doesn't suffer a penalty on heavy weapons ONLY if it falls back. I suspect this because it's in the same sentence mentioning falling back. It also cost 12 points for a target lock upgrade. Why the heavier tax if it's an obsolete s...
by Arka0415
Oct 16 2017 07:25
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1000pts semi-competitive
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: 1000pts semi-competitive

Honestly, I like this a lot. I do worry, though, that the number of drops is a little high. I could imagine combining those Gun Drone squads into one team of 8, which could help a little. Otherwise, this will be a great deep strike list!
by Arka0415
Oct 16 2017 09:18
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Onmyou's motivation service
Replies: 19
Views: 887

Re: Onmyou's motivation service

Checking in again!

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Next up is those six Drones, the basecoats on the primed Fire Warriors, and everyone's bases!
by Arka0415
Oct 16 2017 09:16
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Arka0415's Tau Sept Project Log
Replies: 33
Views: 1982

Re: Arka0415's Tau Sept Project Log

Progress as of 10/15/17

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10 Fire Warriors finished but unbased, next 6 are primed, and the Drones are magnetized (though you can't see it in the pictures). This week is going to be those 6 Drones and the Fire Warriors' bases, finally!
by Arka0415
Oct 16 2017 04:04
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Throwing out the mold: the merits of despecialization in crisis teams
Replies: 23
Views: 795

Re: Throwing out the mold: the merits of despecialization in crisis teams

Garacaius wrote:In what circumstance would one ever deploy Crisis Teams normally? Maybe as a Bodyguard for an Ethereal or Longstrike?

Bodyguards (which really aren't that useful, sadly) or all-Flamer teams that make an Advance move to increase their threat range.
by Arka0415
Oct 16 2017 12:58
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Comparing Mechanized Unit Builds
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Comparing Mechanized Unit Builds

At this point, it seems there are three popular mechanized unit builds. 1x10 Breachers + Darkstrider, 2x6 Breachers, and 11x Gun Drones + Fireblade (usually in two squads). These units all come out to similar costs, but I've had a hunch that the Drone synergy group is just as good if not better than...
by Arka0415
Oct 16 2017 12:19
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Double Devilfist 2000 pt
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Re: Double Devilfist 2000 pt

This is my double devilfish 2000 point list, as follows is two extremely similar lists with just slight variations, however along with over all critique and comments id like to know which is a better concept when battle forging a list. Smaller squad sizes to get maximum CP, or larger squad sizes to...
by Arka0415
Oct 15 2017 11:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How are you liking the new addition compared to 7th,6th,5th, and 4th
Replies: 22
Views: 755

Re: How are you liking the new addition compared to 7th,6th,5th, and 4th

I kinda miss T'au from 5th edition. That was probably my favourite edition so far, but I do like that I can run my army however I want, so I go for a 5th edition kind of feel, with some new model love of course. I still don't like the whole "detachments" thing, and would love to see the r...
by Arka0415
Oct 15 2017 11:33
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1500 pt event list building
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: 1500 pt event list building

I think the pulse driver cannon wants to be pair target lock. This would make the storm surge more mobile to adjust its shooting profile, especially if markerlights get wiped. This wouldn't do anything, as the Stormsurge already has the "Walking Battleship" special rule. Also, are you pos...

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