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by Antao
Sep 17 2017 11:50
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Citadel Paint: The App
Replies: 5
Views: 561

Re: Citadel Paint: The App

Useful, but GW paint guides always disappoint me. The steps they give and colors the use more often than not lead to something that looks nothing like the display miniature. Only time the hides have ever been complete is in the eavy metal masterclasses.
by Antao
Sep 13 2017 08:52
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Help!! Airbrushing advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 418

Re: Help!! Airbrushing advice needed

As someone who struggled mightily to get past the point where you are with airbrushing, I would HIGHLY suggest as a beginner airbrusher, you use airbrush paint until you begin to understand what is actually supposed to happen with an airbrush. Vallejo air or even the GW air line both work very well....
by Antao
Sep 01 2017 01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top tier Tau list
Replies: 4
Views: 767

Re: Top tier Tau list

I think this list was discussed in another thread although I can't find it. As good as the commander is, and as mediocre as some of the rest of the army is, I still think this list type is going to go by the wayside when objective secured is granted to all troops. This list has no objective grabbing...
by Antao
Aug 31 2017 07:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chapter Approved snippets - Matched Play changes!
Replies: 24
Views: 2695

Re: Chapter Approved snippets - Matched Play changes!

From the new snip of chapter approved on the Warhammer community site. Hopefully some of the things that seem really over-costed get adjusted, even if the codex isn't here yet.

Updated matched play points for dozens of units and weapons across every army
by Antao
Aug 22 2017 12:56
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Crisis and Stealth Suit Loadouts
Replies: 27
Views: 2754

Re: Crisis and Stealth Suit Loadouts

I've been running my Crisis suits as 2x flamer 1x FB to back up my tank hunting ability which is generally brought by a QFC & Longstrike. I've been on a losing streak recently. Guess that's what happens when you bring only 1 commander at 1500 points (only commander I have in my collection thus f...
by Antao
Aug 18 2017 08:56
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Start Collecting disappears in the US
Replies: 27
Views: 2113

Re: Start Collecting disappears in the US

Even more interesting. The Cadre Fireblade is also no longer available in the US.

That's a shock, since it was fairly new and also the only fireblade model they had. I wonder if it's a screw up on the web team's behalf?
by Antao
Aug 16 2017 11:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Competitive Tau
Replies: 50
Views: 3253

Re: Competitive Tau

Yes it does feel wrong. So far there are only two areas I am not keen on in 8th which is the lack of blast markers and the LOS/Cover rules. Which I feel have been over streamlined. Apart from that 8th is going great even as Tau. I agree with you on both points. They didn't do a good job translating...
by Antao
Aug 16 2017 11:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Competitive Tau
Replies: 50
Views: 3253

Re: Competitive Tau

It’s a little cheesy but as I understand the rules the Pathfinders being embarked can draw line of site from the top tall turret, while the main hull is behind cover. While I agree with you it feels wrong, the rules as written seem to support this (although 8th has a number of LOS rules that leave ...
by Antao
Aug 15 2017 08:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Competitive Tau
Replies: 50
Views: 3253

Re: Competitive Tau

Guard Ork Marine Primaris Meph Pirhana Harpy Dread Russ LR 1.13 1.13 1.13 1.81 2.57 3.16 2.59 2.59 2.59 2.21 Points, 207 Guard Ork Marine Primaris Meph Pirhana Harpy Dread Russ LR 1.36 1.36 1.36 2.17 3.09 3.79 3.11 3.11 3.11 2.66 Points, 219 Rough Maths using the 3++ weapons spreadsheet. Expected wo...
by Antao
Aug 14 2017 07:57
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: A use for sniper drones?
Replies: 16
Views: 1518

Re: A use for sniper drones?

Back on topic here, I'm planning to run a unit of 6-7 sniper drones in my next match against my roomates IG. Along with my feeling that they are slightly over-costed the lack of the mortal wound component on the snipers makes me feel bad about taking them as I feel they are so situational they are b...
by Antao
Aug 13 2017 06:54
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Battle Reflections: Tau vs. SM + AdMech, 3000pts
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Battle Reflections: Tau vs. SM + AdMech, 3000pts

I'm going to agree with Maxwell on the stealth suits. I've played 5 games of 8th and they are embarrassingly difficult to kill, although they rarely kill much in return. -1 to hit, T4, 2W 2+ save models (when in cover). I've had tons of firepower dumped into them and still one survives to drop a hom...
by Antao
Aug 12 2017 09:35
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: A use for sniper drones?
Replies: 16
Views: 1518

Re: A use for sniper drones?

I would suggest instead using them up close with a stealth unit with a drone controller. You can use the rapid fire range which makes them far more efficient.
by Antao
Aug 12 2017 11:32
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Antao 8th Edition Cadre [Commander Update]
Replies: 6
Views: 974

Re: Antao 8th Edition Cadre [Battlefield Update]

We're back this time with something a little different! My favorite part of warhammer is the effect of seeing a painted army on a matching, well laid out battle field. Because of this when I started my arid climate themed hunter cadre I also purchased a desert battlemat from Pwork games and I've com...
by Antao
Aug 12 2017 11:25
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: nix0n's "The Unknown" Cadre [WIP log]
Replies: 93
Views: 7367

Re: nix0n's "Battle Worn Cadre" [WIP log]

Keep up the good work. Like where the cadre is headed. I've never understood why people use pin vices or hand drills, takes forever and hurts my fingers. I just use a craftsman bolt-on battery powered drill that also doubles as a jigsaw for cutting terrain bases. So much easier.
by Antao
Aug 09 2017 09:17
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Pile In
Replies: 10
Views: 687

Pile In

Hello all, Ran across a someone strange seeming situation yesterday watching a game between friends. In this game / picture below the red dots (Tyranid Warriors) had just charged the green dots (Guardsmen). Their charge move left them positioned roughly pictured. (note the front models were in base ...
by Antao
Aug 09 2017 06:20
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Asking for advice on purchases
Replies: 18
Views: 1164

Re: Asking for advice on purchases

First and foremost. Rip all the guns and support systems off your suits if possible and magnetize them. You're going to end up doing it someday anyway, might as well start early. There are good guides on this site that explain the process, but it's really not that hard and makes a world of differenc...
by Antao
Aug 08 2017 06:03
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Review of Units for Competitive List
Replies: 20
Views: 2249

Re: Review of Units for Competitive List

I suggest you bring the pulse accelerator drones along as well to increase their pulse carbine range to 24 inch to be more effective. Unless there is an FAQ somewhere I missed the Pulse Accelerator Drone does not affect Drones carrying Carbines as they do not have the INFANTRY keyword. That aside, ...

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