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by Nymphomanius
Jan 23 2018 06:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1626
Views: 101575

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

In chapter approved volley guns are now 7pts but yes a burst cannon should not be more than that also with the help of orders if they haven't moved a 10 man scion squad with 4 HSVG can drop a Dreadnought in 1 round of shooting!
by Nymphomanius
Jan 23 2018 01:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1626
Views: 101575

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

I don't think I understand what you mean. A better BS will result in more hits and thereby make a weapon more effective. Which is why Guard have different costs for plasma and melta based on BS. He means that comparing a heavy bolter to a burst cannon or any other 2 weapons gives the same overall r...
by Nymphomanius
Jan 23 2018 09:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1626
Views: 101575

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

People saying that 33pts base for a crisis is too low remember they used to be 22pts each and my best comparison is kataphron breachers at 30pts same BS S T W and save better in melee but not bothered comes with a 6+ inv and can advance and fire heavy weapons and can get a main and support weapon. C...
by Nymphomanius
Jan 22 2018 03:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1626
Views: 101575

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

He did indeed have that rule. I never understood why though. I also never understood why crisis suits couldn't be used as troops in tau empire, since they are only second to fire warriors in numbers. In terms of fluff, XV8s and breachers should probably switch places in roles. Though XV8s would hav...
by Nymphomanius
Jan 22 2018 02:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1626
Views: 101575

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

There is probably no Sept which would justify stealth suits as troops. Using more of them than usual, certainly. But not as troops. Also, always wondering what justifies XV8 as troops for farsight? Besides rule of cool. Did he conquer a Forgeworld or is his enclave exceptional rich? Having broken w...
by Nymphomanius
Jan 22 2018 01:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1626
Views: 101575

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

There is probably no Sept which would justify stealth suits as troops. Using more of them than usual, certainly. But not as troops. Also, always wondering what justifies XV8 as troops for farsight? Besides rule of cool. Did he conquer a Forgeworld or is his enclave exceptional rich? Having broken w...
by Nymphomanius
Jan 22 2018 12:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathfinders' alternative weapons
Replies: 33
Views: 869

Re: Pathfinders' alternative weapons

I agree it's a poorly written rule. We would not be having this discussion if it were not. I am simply pointing out that there is a precedence for the rule going the other way. It is a nerf because the Recon drone has the ability to ignore cover for a 10man Pathfinder squad (or however many pathfin...
by Nymphomanius
Jan 22 2018 12:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathfinders' alternative weapons
Replies: 33
Views: 869

Re: Pathfinders' alternative weapons

RAW Precedence for ignoring benefits for cover for only the weapons or shots from a single unit almost always state..."this unit/weapon" or "hits from this unit/weapon" or "wounds from this unit/weapon" The rule for devilfish specifically states that units ATTACKED don...
by Nymphomanius
Jan 22 2018 11:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathfinders' alternative weapons
Replies: 33
Views: 869

Re: Pathfinders' alternative weapons

I understand what it is probably intended to be. I even put that in my original post, but that's not what the rule says. The pathfinder rule specifically says it only applies to pathfinders; however, the Devilfish rule does not have any specific mention of what units it applies to. That was the who...
by Nymphomanius
Jan 22 2018 09:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixing Tau with other Factions
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Mixing Tau with other Factions

Not a new one but T'au and eldar compliment each other quite well I was playing with someone using a banshees heavy list, was quite fun I blew up his transports amd the banshees turned the Marines inside into mincemeat :D
by Nymphomanius
Jan 22 2018 09:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathfinders' alternative weapons
Replies: 33
Views: 869

Re: Pathfinders' alternative weapons

It may be interesting if you already plan to mount up your pathfinders in a devilfish to add a recon drone that never gets out just to go around and deny cover bonuses to units...especially since each weapon can target independently so you can deny up to 6 units cover a turn (one for the recon dron...
by Nymphomanius
Jan 22 2018 09:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1626
Views: 101575

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Not if they brought back MONAT suits we'd be almost as good as AM at spamming CP then :D I feel like that might be a little overpowered, but if we get it, I wouldn't complain! 9 XV8s, 6 Commanders, and 30 attached drones... and 12 Command Points! Even if we don't I wonder if we're going to get a ve...
by Nymphomanius
Jan 22 2018 09:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1626
Views: 101575

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Arka0415 wrote:
Krospgnasker wrote:I am crossing my fingers so hard for XV8 troops. All-suit Farsight army would be so rad.

Totally! Though it would make XV8 battalions tough to get, at probably 1150 points minimum :neutral:


Not if they brought back MONAT suits we'd be almost as good as AM at spamming CP then :D
by Nymphomanius
Jan 22 2018 09:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1626
Views: 101575

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Krospgnasker wrote:I am crossing my fingers so hard for XV8 troops. All-suit Farsight army would be so rad.


Literally until 8th ed I only owned 12 firewarriors to cover minimum unit requirements I've always been all suits all the time :D
by Nymphomanius
Jan 22 2018 05:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1626
Views: 101575

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Farsight better get ob sec crisis suits as troops. I don't even play farsight and I think they need it. As much as I want that I don't think they'll be troops for Farsight without an additional codex, though with more sub faction Codexes coming out it's not impossible. But I can't think of any othe...
by Nymphomanius
Jan 22 2018 01:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1626
Views: 101575

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

The FLG terrain was not the trademark GW round-and-smooth look, it was slightly Infinity-looking. I'm grasping at straws here ;-) Regarding the White Dwarf article on Tau terrain, I'm a bit salty because I bought that issue solely because of that article... and wasn't happy to find that it consiste...
by Nymphomanius
Jan 21 2018 09:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathfinders' alternative weapons
Replies: 33
Views: 869

Re: Pathfinders' alternative weapons

Just remember if you're taking special weapons pathfinders though a recon drone not only gives the benefits of ignore cover but has 2 wounds it can tank for saviour protocols for 4pts cheaper than 2 gun drones
by Nymphomanius
Jan 21 2018 05:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathfinders' alternative weapons
Replies: 33
Views: 869

Re: Pathfinders' alternative weapons

I'm not sure that the recon drone cannot fire you know. Sure it's embarked, but the rule specifically refers to it as a turret mounting. So I'd count it as an extra weapon for the devilfish, same way attached gun drones work. After all, the gun is outside the fish (I'd say confirmed by the fact tha...

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