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by Jburli
Aug 09 2017 02:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use crisis model as commander units
Replies: 47
Views: 3454

Re: Use crisis model as commander units

It really depends on the level you're playing at. At top-tier tournaments it might be fair enough to expect you to be using actual commander models. But even many of the otherwise high-quality battle reports occasionally have people that say things in the army listing like: "oh, this guy's got ...
by Jburli
Aug 08 2017 10:26
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: 8th edition crisis suits
Replies: 135
Views: 27213

Re: 8th edition crisis suits

Hi all, 1x Commander: 2x CIB 2x Fusion CRISIS TEAM: Shas'ui - 2xCIB, 1xFlamer Shas'ui - 2x CIB, 1xFlamer Shas'vre - 2x Fusion, 1x Drone Controller 4-6x Gun Drones Looks alright to me! Here are my suggestions: Take 4 fusions on the commander. He's a true tank hunter that way. The CIBs are on your cr...
by Jburli
Aug 04 2017 08:19
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Fully Airborne Army with Battlesuits
Replies: 15
Views: 1056

Re: Fully Airborne Army with Battlesuits

Okay without even looking or thinking about the details....replace your Razorsharks with Sunsharks. Seriously. :D Panzer is totally right on this. The sunshark's drone weapons alone are better than razorshark's quad ion turret (especially after the FAQ gave interceptor drones two ion rifles each - ...
by Jburli
Aug 03 2017 07:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Redemptor Dreadnougt... WTF?
Replies: 13
Views: 1276

Re: Redemptor Dreadnougt... WTF?

Fought a redemptor dread with a librarian casting mighty hero on it, giving it toughness 8 (among other things). My fusion commander did a ton of damage to it before it died, but then I had nothing effective against it, so it took a long time to kill. Think how hard it is to kill this guy when your ...
by Jburli
Aug 02 2017 10:55
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Arka0415's 8th Edition Amy List
Replies: 19
Views: 1982

Re: Arka0415's 8th Edition Amy List

Yep, morale's not an issue then! And after a really hard game yesterday against primaris I now believe that rail rifles are worth their weight in gold, we need all the armour-piercing multi-wound weapons we can get! The redemptor dreadnought wiped most of my pathfinders first turn, but the ones with...
by Jburli
Aug 01 2017 06:55
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Arka0415's 8th Edition Amy List
Replies: 19
Views: 1982

Re: Arka0415's 8th Edition Amy List

Looks awesome Arka! If I were playing it I would think about splitting the fire warriors into squads of 8-10 (for morale reasons), I'm sure I could keep them in range of the characters even with the smaller team sizes. Then again many area of effect abilities (such as the new space marine orbital bo...
by Jburli
Jul 30 2017 07:38
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1500 pt Combined Arms
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: 1500 pt Combined Arms

Yes, a shield generator = 8pts
A shield drone = 8pts and is more fun :D
by Jburli
Jul 30 2017 03:58
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Got a win!.... now the Aeldari.
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: Got a win!.... now the Aeldari.

As Jburli says, i would definitely use a normal suit as a commander, i don't think i have ever seen someone running the actual commander box, but they have such a great potential on the field. I think the only reason to buy the commander box is if you want to run a coldstar! Here in the UK the comm...
by Jburli
Jul 30 2017 01:57
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Photon Grenades -- What's the Point?
Replies: 23
Views: 1868

Re: Photon Grenades -- What's the Point?

If an enemy unit has good guns and/or gets some special bonus for charging, charging them first isn't always bad idea (especially if your unit can take a punch and has FLY). The -1 to hit will help keep them alive until your next turn, when you can fall back and shoot that unit to death. Alternative...
by Jburli
Jul 30 2017 01:37
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1500 point mobile force
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: 1500 point mobile force

The point about putting a Commander close via Homing Beacon is not because it raises your damage output, but because you can charge with him some non-melee unit so the enemy has to fall back to shoot at your Commander. ;) though since Commander can only shot at when they are the closest target, I'd...
by Jburli
Jul 30 2017 12:28
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1500 point mobile force
Replies: 9
Views: 698

Re: 1500 point mobile force

The hounds were mostly there for the fluff, each pathfinder had their own tracking/close defense pet :D This is adorable, please don't drop this :biggrin: I'm not sold on the homing beacon either. Unless I'm bringing a crisis squad full of flamers, I'd rather not get that close! For fusion commande...
by Jburli
Jul 30 2017 11:39
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Got a win!.... now the Aeldari.
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: Got a win!.... now the Aeldari.

Why can't you use some of the crisis suits as commanders? That's what I'm doing with the 3 crisis suits I got in the getting started box. They're pretty much the same thing, right? For the future (once I've got more xv8s) I've magnetised the heads so I can swap them up. I plan to have a special colo...
by Jburli
Jul 30 2017 10:45
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Got a win!.... now the Aeldari.
Replies: 13
Views: 1014

Re: Got a win!.... now the Aeldari.

Yes, in general a couple of marker drones with the crisis suits or a 5 man squad of pathfinders would work wonders. As Panzer says, Dark eldar are particularly strong against tau due to you having -1 to hit against a large portion of their army. Note this means that any overcharged CIBs will hurt yo...
by Jburli
Jul 30 2017 07:48
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: First ever game - 1250pt list
Replies: 0
Views: 270

First ever game - 1250pt list

I started getting into 40k and tau just a couple of months ago, and though I've read the index back-to-front, watched every tau battle report I could find on YouTube and posted a lot here, I still haven't played a proper game! So: here is my 1250 point list for my first real game. Please note this l...
by Jburli
Jul 30 2017 07:08
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 8th edition First 1000pt kauyon list
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: 8th edition First 1000pt kauyon list

HQ - Commander w/ 4x Fusion Blasters; 2x Shield Drones (176) HQ - Commander w/ 3x CIBs, ATS; 2x Shield Drones (154) HQ - Commander w/ 3x Missile Pods, ATS (156) Troops - 10x Fire Warriors, Markerlight (83) Elites - 3x Stealthsuits w/ 3x Burst Cannons, Homing Beacon (110) Fast Attack - 5x Pathfinder...
by Jburli
Jul 29 2017 05:52
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 8th edition First 1000pt kauyon list
Replies: 4
Views: 567

Re: 8th edition First 1000pt kauyon list

Nice! I don't like the -1 cp from the understrength auxiliary detachment, though. You should seriously consider swapping the xv8s for more commanders! That's what i did with my getting started pack. I converted 3 burst cannons and 9 spare pulse carbines into proxies of cyclic ion blasters and now ru...
by Jburli
Jul 28 2017 11:59
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Tau vs SW 1500p - Dread is enough
Replies: 1
Views: 494

Re: Tau vs SW 1500p - Dread is enough

Nice battle report :)
by Jburli
Jul 28 2017 10:22
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Why 8th Gun Drons as OP
Replies: 23
Views: 2166

Re: Why 8th Gun Drons as OPAF

Unfortunately after rereading ethereal buffs, they do not transfer to drones since they are neither infantry nor a battlesuit. So no real point in taking an ethereal with this list as I previously suggested. It was one of a few changes I made to the list. Ah no, that's annoying! Maybe the units of ...

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