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by relasine
Jul 25 2017 07:14
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Competitive army 2k
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: Competitive army 2k

Curious to see how well the Bodyguards perform with Longstrike. I would maybe consider splitting up the Pathfinders into two units. If you drop all the extras on the Stealth Teams, you could have 120 points to play with as you like. This could be leveraged into a Piranha as an objective grabber and ...
by relasine
Jul 21 2017 01:57
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Shas'o R'alai v. Missile Pod/DC Commander
Replies: 2
Views: 362

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

So, I'm looking hard at comparing the value of Shas'o R'alai with his Blacklight Marker Drones and a Commander with two Missile Pods, a Drone Controller, two Marker Drones and either a Shield Generator or an ATS as a back-line option to babysit a swarm of Marker Drones and a Stormsurge, the intent b...
by relasine
Jul 18 2017 08:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Image Hosting Options
Replies: 19
Views: 574

Re: Image Hosting Options

No mention of Flickr? It's pretty easy to use, but also fairly robust. There are some large communities there, particularly the AFOL community.
by relasine
Jul 17 2017 12:51
Forum: Engaging the Alien
Topic: Ultramarines Chapter Tactics spotted!
Replies: 127
Views: 3974

Re: Ultramarines Chapter Tactics spotted!

Vector Strike wrote:
Glarblar wrote:So if 'Chapter Tactics' only affect Infantry, Bikes, and Dreadnaughts, Do you think 'Sept Characteristics' will only affect Infantry, Battlesuits, and Drones?


It's quite the possibility!

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by relasine
Jul 08 2017 11:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alternative to Photobucket
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Alternative to Photobucket

I'm a big fan of Flickr, particularly because it's home to the AFOL community. Easy-to-use. No hassle.
by relasine
Jul 03 2017 04:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: XV8-02 as commanders?
Replies: 10
Views: 935

Re: XV8-02 as commanders?

Yep. Here's what I'm doing.

Red antenna = Shas'ui (Basic XV8, Fire Warrior Sergeants)
Red Helmet = Shas'vre (XV8 Sergeants)
White Helmet = Shas'el (XV8 Commanders)
by relasine
Jul 02 2017 12:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 8th FAQ
Replies: 253
Views: 13245

Re: New 8th FAQ

Jacket wrote:Isn't that how it already worked with drones blocking damage? Multi wound damage doesn't skip to another target if I am remembering the rules correctly.

You're correct, save for sources that deliver multiple Mortal Wounds. I was half-right.
by relasine
Jul 02 2017 12:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 8th FAQ
Replies: 253
Views: 13245

Re: New 8th FAQ

It's a buff. It says change that to the first sentence. So the cumulative rule still applies. So this is a net buff for Ghostkeel. Calm down folks. This is my interpretation as well. The core rules still say that buffs stack, and these are buffs from multiple distinct sources. Ghostkeel wasn't harm...
by relasine
Jul 01 2017 10:13
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: 8th edition crisis suits
Replies: 123
Views: 16891

Re: 8th edition crisis suits

My go-to loadout for Crisis for now will be: two with 3xCIB + one with 2xCIB+DC + 6 Gun Drones. 323 points for 24 S7 AP-1 shots and 24 S5 AP0 shots at BS4+. Or if you chose to overcharge the CIBs an average of 16 S8 AP-1 shots with 2 damage each. Lets you wound vehicles on 4s and Marines on 2s. But...
by relasine
Jun 26 2017 02:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8th Edition Rules, Mechanics and Concepts you don't like
Replies: 68
Views: 3858

Re: 8th Edition Rules, Mechanics and Concepts you don't like

QimRas wrote:Drones need to be Characters.

Or you can just insert a rule into specialist Drones that they can't be targeted by ranged fire if they're within X" of their "controller". Giving them the Character label is a simpler way of going about it, but it doesn't "feel" right.
by relasine
Jun 26 2017 11:52
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Relasine's T'au
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Re: Relasine's T'au

This is what the normal scheme will look like for non-stealth models. Base color is Citadel The Fang highlighted half-way to Fenris Grey.

ImageColdstar Commander by relasine, on Flickr
by relasine
Jun 26 2017 10:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8th Edition Rules, Mechanics and Concepts you don't like
Replies: 68
Views: 3858

Re: 8th Edition Rules, Mechanics and Concepts you don't like

My issue with the Markerlight table is that counters two and three on a unit often do nothing. The bonus for three Markerl lights is solid, but difficult to rely on, so my response is just to get Target Lock on big suits that would want it. As it is, unless you're running Hammerheads, the effort is ...
by relasine
Jun 26 2017 12:49
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000-Point Suits and Drones List
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: 2000-Point Suits and Drones List

I dig the list style, I'm working on something with 5 ghostkeels actually! Why the gun drones? I love the drone models but I'm not sure I dig the rules, needing 5s to hit is kinda rough no? Gun Drones have an insane damage profile for an 8-point model. While BS 5+ is concerning, there are 5 models ...
by relasine
Jun 25 2017 04:21
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000-Point Suits and Drones List
Replies: 6
Views: 467

Re: 2000-Point Suits and Drones List

Some adjustments to the above list: 1995 Points, 109 PL, 5 CP Vanguard Detachment HQ XV86 Coldstar Commander - High-output burst cannon, Missile Pod, ATS, Shield Gen - 7 PL, 150 pts Commander - 4x Fusion Blasters, Shield Drone, Marker Drone - 7 PL, 178 pts ELITES XV9 Hazard Team - 2x Double-Barreled...
by relasine
Jun 25 2017 02:14
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Relasine's T'au
Replies: 6
Views: 510

Relasine's T'au

I'm neck-deep in getting my army together for 8th with a suit- and drone-heavy list. I also have some Firewarriors and Devilfish in the wings for future expansion. Bases used are from Secret Weapon Miniatures, specifically the Tau Ceti line. Stealthy models (Stealth Suits/Ghostkeels) are painted spe...
by relasine
Jun 25 2017 01:22
Forum: The Academy Articles
Topic: [Resource] Tau 8th ed. Mathammer Tables
Replies: 73
Views: 7074

Re: Tau 8th ed. mathammer tables

Nice! I'm interested in Remoras and XV9s with burst cannons compared to burst crisis As also R'varna. More news on then, shocker? 4xBC XV9s are superior to 3xBC XV8s in a pure points-per-shot comparison. In addition, XV9s are far more durable, can take more drones, and can be in smaller squads. How...
by relasine
Jun 23 2017 12:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8th Ed FORGEWORLD Tau
Replies: 178
Views: 12196

Re: 8th Ed FORGEWORLD Tau

Guys, what do you think about XV9 Hazard Suit with 4 Gun Drones and Drone Controller? Manta Strike, then 32 shots with BS 4+, S5. Cost: 130 points. Everything is Assault, so this party is quite mobile and fast (8" Move). They're Flyers too. It's sounds like a great support for lone Stealths/Gh...
by relasine
Jun 21 2017 02:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Riptide overnerf?
Replies: 50
Views: 3848

Re: Riptide overnerf?

Yea.. Formations could have been good for the game, but not in the form they did it. Formations were a really interesting ad hoc method of making under-performing things relevant to the game. The Optimized Stealth Cadre was a particularly good example of this, making Stealth Suits a requirement and...

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