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by Arka0415
Jul 24 2017 01:28
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: How will you use Shield Drones, post-FAQ?
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: How will you use Shield Drones, post-FAQ?

Sadly, drones are not infantry or battlesuits so they cannot use savior protocols on each other. They can't, but they all join up in the same happy squad- since the targeted player chooses wound alloction, Shield Drones can nobly sacrifice their Drone-y little lives to save a Grav-Inhibitor or a Pu...
by Arka0415
Jul 24 2017 01:05
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: How will you use Shield Drones, post-FAQ?
Replies: 3
Views: 19

How will you use Shield Drones, post-FAQ?

I'm sure many of us are happy that Shield Drones are back and viable again! With their bonus 5+ to ignore damage, they interact pretty favorably with Savior Protocols, and when targeted directly they're nearly as durable as Space Marines! How do you plan on using Shield Drones after this latest FAQ?...
by Arka0415
Jul 24 2017 12:59
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: What's the best support systems for a stormsurge?
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: What's the best support systems for a stormsurge?

I'm probably got to make the 'surge my warlord to get tenacious survivor anyway. But they stack, so you can make it even harder to kill! Just noticed this after reading your post again. I don't have the rulebook in front of me, but I think any model can be nominated as a Warlord, but only character...
by Arka0415
Jul 24 2017 12:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Points will not be adjusted outside of Codex/Chapter Approved books
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Points will not be adjusted outside of Codex/Chapter Approved books

Annually means yearly. The new edition hasn't even been out for two months, and everyone wants annual changes? We know what annual means :P But people were expecting the answer to that original question to be something like "Yes, we'll be releasing an addendum to the Rulebook every summer with...
by Arka0415
Jul 24 2017 12:27
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500pt list help
Replies: 89
Views: 1387

Re: 500pt list help

Ok so speaking of increased army size, are single Broadsides even viable? Or should I just get a Ghostkeel until I can buy 3 missilesides? This makes me very sad to admit, but Broadsides really aren't that viable. The venerable Broadside with Heavy Rail Rifles has about a ~50% for D6 damage at 183 ...
by Arka0415
Jul 24 2017 12:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Points will not be adjusted outside of Codex/Chapter Approved books
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Re: Points will not be adjusted outside of Codex/Chapter Approved books

For clarification, many people thought that Games Workshop would be putting out annual points-fixes or rules adjustments like with Age of Sigmar. Given what they've said, that's not looking likely.

The FAQs they can do whatever they want with.
by Arka0415
Jul 24 2017 12:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 8th FAQ
Replies: 218
Views: 10885

Re: New 8th FAQ

Unusualsuspect wrote:Anyone else notice that Velocity Trackers got changed to only affect the model? Makes sense, for its points.


Yeah, for a two-point upgrade its effect did seem to be outsized.
by Arka0415
Jul 23 2017 08:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Points will not be adjusted outside of Codex/Chapter Approved books
Replies: 10
Views: 145

Points will not be adjusted outside of Codex/Chapter Approved books

I know many people on the internet were looking forward to Games Workshop "hot-fixing" or "patching" points costs in case a unit became too powerful or was too weak. However, this question was posted recently on the Warhammer 40,000 Facebook page: When will we get points adjustme...
by Arka0415
Jul 23 2017 08:36
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500pt list help
Replies: 89
Views: 1387

Re: 500pt list help

How do the new FAQs impact army building, especially the new Drone rules? (Not-so-disgusting but still resiliant) It changes a few things: 1. Shield Drones are BACK baby! Decent with XV8s, amazing with Commanders, and amusingly viable as objective-holders. 2. Longstrike buffs himself, making him ju...
by Arka0415
Jul 23 2017 08:25
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Shas'o R'alai v. Missile Pod/DC Commander
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Shas'o R'alai v. Missile Pod/DC Commander

I'll check out the numbers tomorrow once I'm back with my Index. I'd be interested in considering how viable R'alai is too.
by Arka0415
Jul 23 2017 08:20
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Hammer and Anvil 2k League List
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Hammer and Anvil 2k League List

Thanks for the reply! I will definitely take your notes into consideration. Thank you for breaking down all of your stuff too. Also I forgot to include the devilfish in the first draft but I had it built into the list. Sounds like I don't need it though. You're welcome! Let me know how the list (wh...
by Arka0415
Jul 23 2017 08:14
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Modelling the 4x Fusion Blaster Commander
Replies: 21
Views: 1409

Re: Modelling the 4x Fusion Blaster Commander

Sounds cool! I'd like to see, but it looks like the links are broken. :?
by Arka0415
Jul 23 2017 08:10
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1500 points casual - feedback request
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: 1500 points casual - feedback request

Wow, you must be a big fan of stealthsuits! They are a good option in 8th Edition. One thing you might want to do- you have a LOT of points worth of wargear invested in these Stealthsuits, 120 points worth of Early Warning Overrides and Drone Controllers to be exact! Also, you're adding Markerlights...
by Arka0415
Jul 23 2017 01:52
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Kill Team & Other Conversions
Replies: 31
Views: 4326

Re: Kill Team & Other Conversions

Wow, that Ion gun is an absolute beauty!!

Edit: I just checked the website- the 'coming soon' 3D drawing image makes the gun look significantly different from the resin cast you showed- much shorter, almost snub-nosed. Was that an alternate version you had planned, or something else?
by Arka0415
Jul 23 2017 01:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a Brigade
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Making a Brigade

I agree that having lots of CP is important (especially considering with what we know about the C:SM codex now), however taking subpar choices like the Sniper Drones will backfire quickly I feel. RIght now it feels like our Heavy Suppot is the sticking point in making Brigade lists. But definitely,...
by Arka0415
Jul 23 2017 01:31
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Dark Hopes 8th edition guide to competitive battle strategy
Replies: 18
Views: 1671

Re: Dark Hopes 8th edition guide to competitive battle strategy

I like the effort in this post, but you can't make this sort of giant guide and say things like "Pathfinders are garbage" and "Skyrays are amazing" without giving extensive experiential evidence, statistical analysis, or some other tactical assessment. I appreciate your undertaki...
by Arka0415
Jul 20 2017 11:34
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: XV15 conversion help
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: XV15 conversion help

Knives wrote:How is that the Imperium can make a skin tight unitard stealth. But tau have an egg.


Well, the Tau egg does have an advanced sensor suite, a jet pack, a massive gun, and heavy armor.
by Arka0415
Jul 20 2017 09:50
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500pt list help
Replies: 89
Views: 1387

Re: 500pt list help

Remember that the Strike Teams, albeit being the same unit, count as two individual choices. That's what makes It might make a little more sense to list each squad, then the squad's wargear, if you want to be really detailed. It might get confusing otherwise. Also, your Strike Team squads have 9 mod...

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