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by Orion7
Jan 19 2018 01:58
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Possibly a dumb idea. 25 power tanky madness
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Possibly a dumb idea. 25 power tanky madness

I'm far from an expert, but the largest problem I see is the fact you can only shoot at 2 units a turn. Yeah, they'll probably cease to exist that turn if they're small enough, but hordes will be a challenge. Especially if they split up and you have to chase them around the table. Even on a small t...
by Orion7
Jan 19 2018 12:36
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Possibly a dumb idea. 25 power tanky madness
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Possibly a dumb idea. 25 power tanky madness

So my LGS is running a 25 power game on Friday. So I'm planning on ranking my way through this. Can you please advise if this is a bad idea or not? Battleforged army Outrider detachment. [Hq] ethereal. Planning to use sense of stone to soak Nova charge wounds, and add morale to the drones. 2pl [Fast...
by Orion7
Jan 15 2018 09:29
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Possible backfield setup
Replies: 17
Views: 553

Re: Possible backfield setup

I like the idea of this! Playing commanders but fluffing them as broadsides. It makes a slightly different play to the commander spam that's normally seen. In that list you presented with not a lot of anti infantry firepower, perhaps replace some pathfinders with a fire support Hammerhead with SMS a...
by Orion7
Jan 12 2018 08:03
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Body guards+ crisis
Replies: 1
Views: 255

Body guards+ crisis

So since charging is now viable to tie up units, is it worth spending the extra points to take bodyguards instead of crisis in order to gain an extra attack? Am extra S5 ap-1 attack cant hurt right? (Assuming ATS)
by Orion7
Jan 09 2018 10:47
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Photon Grenades -- What's the Point?
Replies: 32
Views: 2567

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

A unit can only throw one grenade, but it should be stackable from multiple different units. Are we sure about the one grenade per unit? I can´t find anything about it in Index and why does it then say: " Every Fire Warrior and Fire Warrior Shas'ui is equipped with a Pulse Rifle and Photon Gre...
by Orion7
Jan 09 2018 10:27
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Hammerhead Army
Replies: 10
Views: 584

Re: Hammerhead Army

Because the broadside is so overcoated, try mounting his missiles onto a magnetised Hammerhead chassis. You'll find the stats for this vehicle in CA or Imperial armour xenos. That fixes your broadside issue. Next, include a fire support Hammerhead for anti infantry with twin HBCs. You'll need to con...
by Orion7
Jan 09 2018 04:46
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Supplier review: Triple helix wargames
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Supplier review: Triple helix wargames

Triple helix are possibly the cheapest supplier of GW products in the UK. However, their customer service is appalling. It used to be the case that orders were slow (~2 weeks) to arrive and that was just the price you paid for cheapness. However, they're going beyond the pale now. An order placed in...
by Orion7
Jan 08 2018 07:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1505
Views: 95622

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

One thing I'd like to see in the codex is the ability to take understrength units without CP penalty (maybe proportional to the points limit, say one understrength per 500 points). After all, Monat is the third school of tau battle. We've got tonnes of representation for mont'ka and ka'yon bit no l...
by Orion7
Jan 08 2018 07:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1505
Views: 95622

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

One thing I'd like to see in the codex is the ability to take understrength units without CP penalty (maybe proportional to the points limit, say one understrength per 500 points). After all, Monat is the third school of tau battle. We've got tonnes of representation for mont'ka and ka'yon bit no l...
by Orion7
Jan 08 2018 06:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1505
Views: 95622

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

One thing I'd like to see in the codex is the ability to take understrength units without CP penalty (maybe proportional to the points limit, say one understrength per 500 points). After all, Monat is the third school of tau battle. We've got tonnes of representation for mont'ka and ka'yon bit no lo...
by Orion7
Jan 04 2018 08:55
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Possible backfield setup
Replies: 17
Views: 553

Re: Possible backfield setup

I'm just concerned that pathfinders won't survive long enough to spring the trap, considering they'll be front field supporting y'varha and other fast units. They don't need to be up front though- keep them in the rear and in cover. Markerlights have very long ranges, so there probably won't be a n...
by Orion7
Jan 04 2018 06:36
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Possible backfield setup
Replies: 17
Views: 553

Re: Possible backfield setup

Yeah, commander spam just seems boring and unfluffy, so was looking for something a little different. I don't play competitive, so I'm only doing friendly lists- it just needs to be good enough to survive a fun game and not get tabled. I'd considered using pathfinders as they're always my MVP in eve...
by Orion7
Jan 04 2018 05:30
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Possible backfield setup
Replies: 17
Views: 553

Possible backfield setup

Hi, so I'm looking at getting some forge world units. Y'varha is on they list, but I'm also looking at possibly Shas'o R'alai. I'm not sure what points limit detachment layout I'll be using yet, but I'm considering trying to synergize him with some broadsides for a backfield section. So I'm hoping t...
by Orion7
Jan 02 2018 11:09
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Why so much hate on the ghostkeel?
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Re: Why so much hate on the ghostkeel?

I can see it making good use of what it has with proper markerlight support (though that'd cost command points). My only real issue is (other than the character drone argument) is that the ghost keel electro warfare suite only works from 12 inches away. Whereas camouflage fields work at all ranges. ...
by Orion7
Jan 02 2018 09:48
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Why so much hate on the ghostkeel?
Replies: 7
Views: 566

Why so much hate on the ghostkeel?

So I've been looking at this unit and am struggling to see the downside to it. Sure its BS is poor, but in line with other non-commander suits. It seems relatively cheap points wise and carries a chunky selection of weaponry. It's only twice as much as a crisis suit yet is tougher and carries the eq...
by Orion7
Dec 29 2017 04:27
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: T'au vs Dark Angels - Tactical Suicide
Replies: 5
Views: 462

Re: T'au vs Dark Angels - Tactical Suicide

<3 rail finders, they're beautiful to play.

Thanks for the rep!
by Orion7
Dec 28 2017 07:19
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Blending shade advice
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Blending shade advice

I use a sponge to blend between my vehicles camouflage top and low-vis grey belly http://image.bolterandchainsword.com/uploads/gallery/album_13282/gallery_62353_13282_509.jpg http://image.bolterandchainsword.com/uploads/gallery/album_13282/gallery_62353_13282_72544.jpg I painted both upper and lowe...
by Orion7
Dec 28 2017 07:10
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Fire support Hammerhead conversion [WIP]
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: Fire support Hammerhead conversion [WIP]

Cheers! The green stuff didn't come out anywhere near as good as planned, clearly I need practice- the turret dome lost the shape of the underlying polystyrene ball and I couldn't get any lining on there, likewise up close where I've tried to hide the the detailing on the marine part is quite shoddy...

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