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by steelmanf
Feb 21 2018 03:29
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Fusion Collider vs. Cyclic Ion Raker... thoughts?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Fusion Collider vs. Cyclic Ion Raker... thoughts?

I may end up with 3 extra xv15's..... if I do, I have one xv8 I couldn't decide what to do with and converting it into a second ghostkeel by sticking two stealthsuits on top of the first suit's shoulders with a drone hat for each of the stealth suits sounds...... possibly funny enough to be worth b...
by steelmanf
Feb 21 2018 10:03
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Fusion Collider vs. Cyclic Ion Raker... thoughts?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Fusion Collider vs. Cyclic Ion Raker... thoughts?

On the other hand..... Commander w/2x CIB, Burst Cannon, Target Lock (128) Stealthsuit w/ Burst Cannon, ATS (38) 2x Stealth Drones (20) Total: 186 2 less wounds, 1 less strength and toughness, but theoretically higher dps for 5 points more. I mean, yeah, commanders might be undercosted slightly, bu...
by steelmanf
Feb 20 2018 04:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2743
Views: 180012

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

-- Haechi speaks (or doesn't), and the Upcoming T'au Codex thread goes nuts. While I've personally enjoyed the tidbits you've thrown to us so far, I really don't envy the pressure/temptation you have right now. And therefore I will not ask more questions, as I don't want to add to it. As for my pre...
by steelmanf
Feb 20 2018 04:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2743
Views: 180012

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

-- Haechi speaks (or doesn't), and the Upcoming T'au Codex thread goes nuts. While I've personally enjoyed the tidbits you've thrown to us so far, I really don't envy the pressure/temptation you have right now. And therefore I will not ask more questions, as I don't want to add to it. As for my pre...
by steelmanf
Feb 20 2018 09:49
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Fusion Collider vs. Cyclic Ion Raker... thoughts?
Replies: 22
Views: 708

Re: Fusion Collider vs. Cyclic Ion Raker... thoughts?

I would say the key from what others are saying and my own analysis is in recognizing where the Ghostkeel sits within your own unit set, but also more generally within the T'au arsenal as a whole. This is a fair summary. The Ghostkeel has a cofiguration to suit anyone's taste and playstyle, and tha...
by steelmanf
Feb 19 2018 09:52
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Ghostkeel tactica
Replies: 13
Views: 623

Re: Ghostkeel tactica

A Velocity Tracker is also monstrously powerful against hovertanks like Repulsors and Wave Serpents. +1 to hit and no Hard to Hit penalty means you can easily get 2+ re-rolling against a priority target. Exactly. And what I meant by "flyer" was anything with the "fly" keyword, o...
by steelmanf
Feb 18 2018 03:53
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Ghostkeel tactica
Replies: 13
Views: 623

Re: Ghostkeel tactica

I like running the all FusionKeel with a Velocity Tracker. I figure, if he's gonna be hard pressed to make up his points anyway, specialize him even further towards flyers, of which there are many. Suddenly you are a great flyer hunter hitting on 3+ with 3 to 5 shots, possibly with re-roll 1s assumi...
by steelmanf
Feb 16 2018 07:24
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Warhammer Community match
Replies: 9
Views: 526

Re: Warhammer Community match

Haven't had a chance to watch the Twitch video of the match yet, but I don't think its fair to call us "punching bags." We still have some bite in us, and honestly I've been wondering how we'd stack up to Custodes, so I'm glad they did this one. Thought for the day, last time they brought ...
by steelmanf
Feb 16 2018 04:44
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000Pt Stealth and Fusion Cadre
Replies: 11
Views: 294

Re: 2000Pt Stealth and Fusion Cadre

The Stealth Suits and Ghostkeel deploy together, as a firebase, Distraction carnifex(Ghostkeel), hard to kill unit, and to provide options for the commanders. (homing Beacons) The Cadre fireblade and 10 strikers hold a back field objective while Darkstrider and the Breachers advance up the field in...
by steelmanf
Feb 16 2018 09:57
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Please link 8th edition video battle reports here
Replies: 99
Views: 11541

Re: Please link 8th edition video battle reports here

https://youtu.be/8_4ZiPNxJ78

Tau vs Tau

Unfortunately, neither player really knew their rules very well, and the music was super loud all the way through, but it was entertaining to see Crisis Suits butt heads with Crisis Suits.
by steelmanf
Feb 15 2018 10:40
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stealth suits for dummies
Replies: 46
Views: 1499

Re: Stealth suits for dummies

It's an interesting idea to me that we are here going on about how durable Stealth Suits can be (and they are!) with their -1 to-hit, and basically Primaris Marine defensive stats beyond that (T4 3+ 2W). What is interesting, is that this -1 to-hit essentially brings a lot of other opponents' BS to 4...
by steelmanf
Feb 13 2018 12:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What has been your favorite "Bad" list to play in 8th pre codex?
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: What has been your favorite "Bad" list to play in 8th pre codex?

Way back before the first big FAQs came out revamping shield drones (and before I realized that Sense of Stone didn't effect drones) I had a small point CQC list featuring flamersuits + a Drone Contoller, a mob of shield drones, an ethereal, and a couple strike teams for support. The idea was to get...
by steelmanf
Feb 13 2018 12:43
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Sense of Stone and Shield Drones
Replies: 12
Views: 315

Re: Sense of Stone and Shield Drones

After CA, I think the PEN is perhaps only slightly better. Still not sure why we (and a couple other factions) get CPs back on a 6+ but others get them back on a 5+. Seems like just giving everyone a 5+ relic OR a 6+ relic would have been more condusive to less butthurtedness. To be fair, a lot of ...
by steelmanf
Feb 12 2018 09:40
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Returning Tau player with some hobby questions!
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Returning Tau player with some hobby questions!

Yeah, I might end up buying a Start Collecting at some point. I have ~20 drones but it seems like they're pretty good these days and all of mine happen to be gun drones. Does the box come with 8 drones? I see there's also a box with just 2 drones for $12 but that's... really sad. At this point, I m...
by steelmanf
Feb 08 2018 05:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting an Army
Replies: 48
Views: 1526

Re: Starting an Army

Hello, TautallyRadical! Here some more advice to round out the answers to your questions. I'll be brief, I promise! Markerlights: use them! They are the boost we need to increase our firepower against other armies that hit on 3+ Fire Warriors: Pulse Rifles are your bread and butter. Carbines don't r...
by steelmanf
Feb 08 2018 12:52
Forum: Modelling
Topic: How to differentiate Drone units among them
Replies: 9
Views: 306

Re: How to differentiate Drone units among them

MY MAIN IDEA The best solution I have come so far, that doesn't involve buying 200 drones, is to add all of them a really tiny magnet in some place (I still don't know where to put it, maybe in the base), and paint like 200 of those magnets in different colours, that way I could "mark" th...
by steelmanf
Feb 06 2018 01:38
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 1'250p Club League
Replies: 11
Views: 292

Re: 1'250p Club League

Hrm. I guess it is smth, I have to test. Currently I'm a little bit sceptic. The QFC looks so fragile, even with two shield drones. Just remember that there is one thing that makes Commanders MORE durable than Longstrike, the Character keyword. Longstrike can, and likely will be, targeted early to ...
by steelmanf
Feb 06 2018 11:06
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: "Friendly" Local 2v2 tournament
Replies: 15
Views: 400

Re: "Friendly" Local 2v2 tournament

Hi guys! Elites: 12 Crisis suits (3 plasma suits, 3 flamer suits, 3 Fusion suits, 3 old fireknife configured ones) 1 CIB Ghostkeel 1 IA Riptide (lol) 10 Stealthsuits (1 fusion) So depending on what exactly your ally is bringing, and if you really need that extra anti-armor boost, may I suggest a la...

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