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by Zadocfish
Nov 14 2017 02:01
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Throwing out the mold: the merits of despecialization in crisis teams
Replies: 40
Views: 1861

Re: Throwing out the mold: the merits of despecialization in crisis teams

The reason is actually quite simple! The two arguably-best Crisis weapons are the Fusion (sheer damage output) and Flamer (bypassing crappy BS). Others, like the Plasma (AP for days and reasonable firing rate) and Missile Pods (RAAAAAANGE + Assault) are cool too... but you see, they all require diff...
by Zadocfish
Nov 13 2017 03:10
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Krootox?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Krootox?

Huh. Somehow I did not see that they only had 2 attacks. Yeah, 2 attacks with no AP isn't great, even with 2 damage and 6 Strength. They are hands-down the best non-HQ melee unit the Tau have, with the possible exception of a mass of Kroot Carnivores, but... yeah, they still aren't very good at mele...
by Zadocfish
Nov 13 2017 01:07
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Krootox?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Krootox?

For one thing, thank you for acknowledging the money point. When I see people talking lists and viability and all that, money is never brought up whatsoever, and it weirds me out. Like, drone/commander spam is an amazing list, but it's easily over $200 for the Commanders alone, and the least expensi...
by Zadocfish
Nov 12 2017 11:45
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Krootox?
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Krootox?

I don't see a lot of discussion on this husky guy, and I don't really get it. They don't have much in terms of Saves, none whatsoever, but they're have great S and good T... and, more importantly, they have 3 Wounds and a solid gun with great range, as well as a good melee attack set and above-avera...
by Zadocfish
Nov 12 2017 12:54
Forum: Engaging the Alien
Topic: New tyranids smite spam
Replies: 17
Views: 810

Re: New tyranids smite spam

Bubble wrap seems to be the go-to defense against Smite, while MOAR FUSION seems to be the solution to problems v monstrous creatures. So, yeah... more drones, more Fusion Blasters. And yeah, Missile Pods takes your suits WELL outside the range of being hit with most of this stuff... if you have a R...
by Zadocfish
Nov 12 2017 12:48
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Basic (kinda cheap) 1000 pt list
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Basic (kinda cheap) 1000 pt list

It seems like Pathfinders can be troublesome to place... but you're totally right about Ion Rifles not being as good, and small units being inferior given their frailty. I've played some actual games since the last message! Needless to say, I'm off of Flamers now. The Strikers are really enough to h...
by Zadocfish
Nov 11 2017 12:52
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Basic (kinda cheap) 1000 pt list
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Basic (kinda cheap) 1000 pt list

I think your lists would work way better than mine... though I don't like that the number of elite-killing weapons on the Pathfinders goes down from 6 to 3 by grouping them together. I see, now, that the Ion Blasters are better, but they're like $5 PER WEAPON and spending $30 for weapons that would ...
by Zadocfish
Nov 10 2017 02:49
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Basic (kinda cheap) 1000 pt list
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Basic (kinda cheap) 1000 pt list

Eh... 6 shots per suit is great, but that's still going off of the Crisis' mediocre (bad for the cost) BS skill, which is why people are more partial to Flamer suits. I also don't see the point of taking off the Fireblade if it's going to be a gunline anyways; the Fireblade and the Pathfinders have ...
by Zadocfish
Nov 10 2017 03:40
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Basic (kinda cheap) 1000 pt list
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Basic (kinda cheap) 1000 pt list

Okay, so I don't got a lot of money but I do have an SC box and some basic conversion skill. I'm gonna go by steps, I think. I currently have enough for a 500 pt army right there, if I go oingo-boingo nuts with the weapons on the Crisis Suits, so that's cool. But I'm aiming to have a full 1000 pt pl...
by Zadocfish
Nov 08 2017 05:40
Forum: Membership Profiles
Topic: I'm another new guy!
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: I'm another new guy!

Harkus959 wrote:This is possibly the most active membership profile thread I've ever seen.


People really seem to like debating unit effectiveness here, which is awesome. The more of that, the better for everyone.
by Zadocfish
Nov 08 2017 05:39
Forum: Membership Profiles
Topic: I'm another new guy!
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: I'm another new guy!

Huh. So, Fusions aren't totally useless on Crisis Suits? Sweet. I need a tank-hunting unit. Maybe a group of 3 x3 Flamers + 6 Gun Drones, and another of 3 x3 Fusions + Gun Drones? Anyways, thanks for all the math! As for Shield Drones... eh, Gun Drones are only 1/3rd worse at re-directing hits (no F...
by Zadocfish
Nov 07 2017 11:33
Forum: Membership Profiles
Topic: I'm another new guy!
Replies: 8
Views: 161

I'm another new guy!

Hi! I just recently got into WH40K, after a long absence from the game. I got into Tau because it's always been my favorite faction, and now I'm lucid enough to play actual games with them. Also, drones. They're like Skinks; crazy tactical flexibility and fairly sturdy for relatively low cost, on ad...

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