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by relasine
Aug 19 2017 11:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Contact GW! (Round 2)
Replies: 63
Views: 3009

Re: Let's Contact GW! (Round 2)

I wish they would do that as well but make it a limit per detachment instead of army-wide. There are more elegant ways to approach this situation, like reducing Commander effectiveness as weapons platforms with standard weapon options. If Commanders are supposed to be weapons platforms that aren't ...
by relasine
Aug 19 2017 11:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Xv9 with DBBC is anything better point for point?
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Xv9 with DBBC is anything better point for point?

Nymphomanius wrote:My biggest hope for the new codex (or even a forgeworld IA) release would be for a Commander in an XV9 suit...

Only if they're plastic. The QA on the Forgeworld XV9s is so bad. I really don't want to build any more.
by relasine
Aug 10 2017 08:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use crisis model as commander units
Replies: 46
Views: 1963

Re: Use crisis model as commander units

6th : commanders in xv8 and many use xv85 7th : xv85 is limited production almost exclusively for commanders This does not indicate any kind of upward trend between 6th and 7th. The 7th entry means that there are not a lot of Enforcer Suits in production, and the few that are made only go to Comman...
by relasine
Aug 10 2017 04:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Competitive Tau
Replies: 50
Views: 2214

Re: Competitive Tau

After a few games, I gotta say that Markerlights just feel like garbage. It's not worth the effort to try to stack five tokens on a single target. Spreading them out always feels like the smarter move.
by relasine
Aug 09 2017 11:48
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: 8th edition crisis suits
Replies: 135
Views: 21187

Re: 8th edition crisis suits

This is just my opinion, but I've found that Crisis suits have a valuable use as Drone Delivery Systems with Teeth. By using a homing beacon (or not, depending on how close you want to get) you can drop a team of Crisis suits up in the enemy's face. Each suit has 2 drones apiece so load up on Gun D...
by relasine
Aug 09 2017 12:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use crisis model as commander units
Replies: 46
Views: 1963

Re: Use crisis model as commander units

I think an argument could be made that T'au players have a vested financial interest to use XV8s as Commanders because: 1. Crisis Teams are not terribly good now 2. Most T'au players have lots of Crisis Suits 3. Commanders are really good right now 4. Most T'au players don't own more than one or two...
by relasine
Aug 08 2017 06:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use crisis model as commander units
Replies: 46
Views: 1963

Re: Use crisis model as commander units

Wedrujacy wrote:that could be also a case. And just to be honest I don't want to play spam and I already have both kind of commanders which I use in games.

The good news is that when the codex drops and Commander spam disappears (as we all assume it will), we can put my theory to the test.
by relasine
Aug 08 2017 05:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use crisis model as commander units
Replies: 46
Views: 1963

Re: Use crisis model as commander units

There's a super-easy solution here. If GW really wants their ruleset to enforce specific model usage in this case, they could just label the Commander entry the same way that they label the Coldstar entry: Commander in XV85 Enforcer Battlesuit. The models come in the same box. The rules are specific...
by relasine
Aug 08 2017 05:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Competitive Tau
Replies: 50
Views: 2214

Re: Competitive Tau

AN'SHI wrote:non competitive units
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ghostkeels
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Okay, that's interesting. Conventional wisdom has it that Ghostkeels are quite solid. Care to expound on this?
by relasine
Aug 08 2017 01:02
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Know your Support Systems.
Replies: 10
Views: 637

Re: Know your Support Systems.

Advanced Targeting System: Good for Flamers and Burst Cannons, quite nice for stealth suits, VERY good for Coldstars. Not worth it for anything else. Chances are your commander won't need it, since that's the best place to mount Fusion Blasters. ATS is also a fair way to save points with CIBs and M...
by relasine
Aug 07 2017 06:39
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Droneport and pathfinders
Replies: 16
Views: 971

Re: Droneport and pathfinders

1ofmany wrote:
and make them always able to shoot and move


Can you point me in the direction where you found the rules that the drone port can move and the models on them did not to lift shooting restrictions.

Thanks

Droneport has a movement stat, for one.
by relasine
Aug 06 2017 01:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use crisis model as commander units
Replies: 46
Views: 1963

Re: Use crisis model as commander units

That would mean that all the old crisis used as commander are illegal from the moment the new commander model came out (2013?). How legal is bitbashing a model and/or upgrade one with handmade parts? For example: make a cadre fireblade using a fire warrior model with the mantle from an ethereal? As...
by relasine
Aug 06 2017 12:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use crisis model as commander units
Replies: 46
Views: 1963

Re: Use crisis model as commander units

The only possible issue I see is that commanders as we know them now have larger bases than regular xv8's so that might be something you'll want to clear with your opponent beforehand. I'm constantly amused by the idea that base size is any kind of determining factor when the development team sits ...
by relasine
Aug 02 2017 03:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Contact GW! (Round 2)
Replies: 63
Views: 3009

Re: Let's Contact GW! (Round 2)

I'll add this point, something I've been repeating ad nauseam, but where Commanders and Crisis Suits are concerned, I don't think it can be overstated. These models must have different roles. If the argument becomes that Crisis Suits must be buffed so that they can compete with Commanders, you still...
by relasine
Aug 02 2017 03:09
Forum: Modelling
Topic: How to made... Homemade Cyclic Ion Blaster tutorial
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Re: How to made... Homemade Cyclic Ion Blaster tutorial

This is fantastic. Thanks for posting it.
by relasine
Aug 02 2017 03:09
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Thoughts on the XV107 R'Varna Battlesuit
Replies: 4
Views: 551

Re: Thoughts on the XV107 R'Varna Battlesuit

R'varna is a match-up dependent, feast-or-famine utility piece. If you queue into something like mech Orks or Necrons, R'varna is going to be gorged and fat with kills by the game's end. Against something like Russ-heavy Guard or a Storm Raven spam, R'varna will struggle to pay the bills.
by relasine
Aug 02 2017 03:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Contact GW! (Round 2)
Replies: 63
Views: 3009

Re: Let's Contact GW! (Round 2)

I'd be totally happy with Riptides if using Nova Reactor to activate the Nova profile on the main weapon also triggered Ripple Fire. The biggest problem with Riptides is their lack of offensive output for their cost. Bringing back Ripple Fire and consolidating it into activating Nova profiles will h...
by relasine
Aug 02 2017 02:55
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Tau take 4th at the Bay Area Open
Replies: 23
Views: 1765

Re: Tau take 4th at the Bay Area Open

Haha, yeah, 6 commanders is a "balanced" Tau list...smh. Commanders are gonna get hit with a nerf bat so hard... I don't think they're going to be hit with the nerf bat so much as refocused as a model. My money is on Commanders having a different role with access to Relics and Signature S...

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