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by relasine
Sep 15 2017 11:13
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Where to go after start collecting box?
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: Where to go after start collecting box?

Greetings, Shas’la. Now that you’ve purchased your Start Collecting T’au set and have taken your first steps towards serving the Greater Good, you most likely find yourself asking the eternal question of all aspirants: “What do I buy next, fam?”. Well, that’s largely a matter of opinion, but convent...
by relasine
Sep 15 2017 12:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 367
Views: 23217

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

What we really need is support/signature systems that are worth taking in that 4th (and maybe even in the third) hardpoint over the value of massed bs 2+ fusion shooting. Do that and his cost is probably fine. A commander should be designed to make your crisis suits better, not simply to be a bette...
by relasine
Sep 14 2017 11:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 367
Views: 23217

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Your changes would make them pretty close to eachother though I really wouldn't take the Commanders 4th hardpoint. I'm not convinced that taking the Commander's 4th hardpoint should be part of any balance approach; it was just a factor I was humoring while looking at a hypothetical rebalancing scen...
by relasine
Sep 14 2017 11:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 367
Views: 23217

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Of course. BS2+ is WAY better than BS4+. I don't think changing the cost of them is going to do anything, the solution would be for GW to find a way to prevent spamming HQ. And that's for every army, not just for T'au. There is hidden value that's not really discussed in the scenario I laid out, sp...
by relasine
Sep 14 2017 11:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 367
Views: 23217

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Better support options for commanders than "just take quadfusion" Cheaper crisis suits Out of curiosity, I calculated the performance based on the following changes: 1. Increase the base cost of Commanders by 20 points 2. Remove the fourth weapon hardpoint from Commanders 3. Decrease base...
by relasine
Sep 14 2017 10:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are commanders undercosted?
Replies: 53
Views: 1753

Re: Are commanders undercosted?

that strangely feels like 7th ed I didn't mean to imply that they are spent traditionally like in 7th and previous editions. Just that each individual unit chooses how they benefit based on the volume of Markerlight tokens on the target. Sure, it feels like 7th, because it is partially reminiscent ...
by relasine
Sep 14 2017 06:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are commanders undercosted?
Replies: 53
Views: 1753

Re: Are commanders undercosted?

A lot of people talk about point changes in terms of nerfing or buffing, but I think a more interesting change to improve a lot of our army would be to make it easier to get +1 to hit with markerlights. Tau have always been overcosted for an army that hits on a 4+ but markerlights have always mitig...
by relasine
Sep 07 2017 10:25
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Devilfish in 8th
Replies: 9
Views: 791

Re: Devilfish in 8th

I really want to run this module: Ethereal (Warlord, +1 Leadership) Cadre Fireblade Tactical Drones - Gun Drone x11 Tactical Drones - Gun Drone x11 Hazard Team - 1x Hazard Suit, DC, 4x Gun Drones Devilfish Devilfish So. Many. Shots. Add in a Commander to pop Montka to really get your business upfield.
by relasine
Sep 07 2017 10:20
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Relasine's T'au
Replies: 17
Views: 1458

Re: Relasine's T'au

Can you describe the paints and method for the stealth suits. If possible could you also elaborate on how you painted the gold especially. Thanks. The gold is as easy as it gets. P3 Blighted Gold. GW Agrax Earthshade in the recesses. P3 Brass Balls Highlight. The "white" is actually close...
by relasine
Sep 02 2017 10:29
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Relasine's T'au
Replies: 17
Views: 1458

Re: Relasine's T'au

Agentarrow wrote:Beautiful OSL you have going on with your glowing bits, especially the face on the commander. Top notch work.

Cheers. Have six Crisis Suits and a Stormsurge to add pretty soon. Just gotta do photos and edit.
by relasine
Aug 31 2017 08:46
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 500 Point Competitive List Help
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: 500 Point Competitive List Help

Let's put it this way: a single Markerlight grants a 6% accuracy bonus to a BS4+ model and a 13% accuracy bonus on a BS2+ model. You're investing 22% of your build total in the Drone Port alone. This does not seem like a particularly smart investment.
by relasine
Aug 29 2017 10:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 367
Views: 23217

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

I'd love to see an "Angelfish" variant also added, with a small (7 model) carry capacity but allowing the Devilfish drones to be upgraded to burst cannons or SMS, to give a middleweight "command vehicle" option akin to the Space Marine Razorback. It would be possible to do witho...
by relasine
Aug 19 2017 11:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let's Contact GW! (Round 2)
Replies: 63
Views: 3578

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: 880

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: 47
Views: 2592

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: 2756

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: 23861

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: 47
Views: 2592

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...

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