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by Kelandis
Feb 24 2018 08:12
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Kelandis' Cadre Building Center
Replies: 22
Views: 966

Re: Kelandis' Cadre Building Center

Adding a second ghostkeel and I think you said you had 2 and then, um, similarly I believe you have 10 kroot yeah? Adding 10 or 11 kroot plus a second ghostkeel would bring you to around 750 points. EDIT: Alternativley you could add some crisis suits. But I feel the jump from 500 to 750 is usually ...
by Kelandis
Feb 24 2018 05:21
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Tau Design Features, oh my!
Replies: 42
Views: 1586

Re: Hammerheads, Broadsides, and Tau Design Features, oh my!

I agree that Rail Rifles are really solid. I was actually able to use them to deal decent damage to a Stormhawk Interceptor and got it weakened down to the first profile stage before blowing it out of the sky with Shadowsun. Heavy Rail Rifles do seem a bit weak to me, granted I've not playtested the...
by Kelandis
Feb 23 2018 09:27
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Kelandis' Cadre Building Center
Replies: 22
Views: 966

Re: Kelandis' Cadre Building Center

I'm going to be starting up kind of a mini-Escalation League with my primary opponent, mainly as an incentive to continue painting up and finish modelling our forces. Gonna be starting at 500 points max and moving up by 250 points each game. Now, I know its probably not a great idea with the codex j...
by Kelandis
Feb 23 2018 09:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for Sept Traits
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Ideas for Sept Traits

I was thinking about sept traits again since it was announced we'll have 5 septs(+ traitors to the empire) to select from, and was thinking about what current abilities have been made and how theyd interact with us. The most egregious I can think of would be the "-1 to hit outside of 12 inches&...
by Kelandis
Feb 23 2018 09:09
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Fusion Collider vs. Cyclic Ion Raker... thoughts?
Replies: 27
Views: 968

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

I've only gotten to use my Ghostkeel a couple of times, well, really only once because my oppontwas extremely lucky and rolled max damage on two lascannon shots from a dreadnought that wiped it out turn 1 ): Second time though I used it against Grey Knights and it functioned as really really solid b...
by Kelandis
Feb 21 2018 12:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?
Replies: 66
Views: 3017

Re: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?

Gonna say larger than a Crisis Suit but smaller than a riptide, and with Ion weaponry. That's my guess as to what it is. Isn't that basically a Ghostkeel? Ues but the ghostkeel is flight capable and with very advanced stealth technology. I'm thinking something with more of a focus on raw, direct fi...
by Kelandis
Feb 20 2018 11:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?
Replies: 66
Views: 3017

Re: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?

Alright, my prediction is that its going to be a ground pounder battlesuit. Something rather quick, still faster than infantry, but not as fast as other battlesuits with flying. Gonna say larger than a Crisis Suit but smaller than a riptide, and with Ion weaponry. That's my guess as to what it is.
by Kelandis
Feb 20 2018 10:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?
Replies: 66
Views: 3017

Re: Rumor Engine Picture Analysis: It's Tau?

Okay that comparison picture with the stormsurge has me sold that this may in fact be a tau model. The similarities are quite striking indeed! :D
by Kelandis
Feb 20 2018 10:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2877
Views: 190588

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

If the Hammerhead gains the ability to fire its main gun twice while moving half or less, and it and the Broadside stay near each other points wise, what's the point of the Broadside then? Hammerhead is more survivable, flies, and would be moving 1 more inch while having the same firerate on its we...
by Kelandis
Feb 20 2018 10:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2877
Views: 190588

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

If the Hammerhead gains the ability to fire its main gun twice while moving half or less, and it and the Broadside stay near each other points wise, what's the point of the Broadside then? Hammerhead is more survivable, flies, and would be moving 1 more inch while having the same firerate on its wea...
by Kelandis
Feb 20 2018 09:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2877
Views: 190588

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Yeah, AA weapons are extremely frustrating to fight against I agree. A ruling that would have made more sense would be if those weapons were +1 versus Flyer type units instead of any unit with Fly. Like, if I'm ever fighting tau and know im gonna be fighting tau im taking Velocity Trackers. EDIT: I ...
by Kelandis
Feb 20 2018 09:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2877
Views: 190588

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Another thing to keep in mind for the comparison is that the Hammerhead has flying, and thus it can more easily escape melee(should it survive) and can even sit on top of buildings to hide from nasty melee monsters :D
by Kelandis
Feb 14 2018 06:24
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Rules about drone controller.
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Rules about drone controller.

The specific wording is that drones within 6" of a drone controller ad +1 to hit rolls. With that wording the trigger is whether or not there is at least 1 drone controller nearby, and thus multiple drone controllers do not stack. The Cadre fireblade ability does affect drones though, because I...
by Kelandis
Feb 13 2018 06:22
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: When ATS is crucial.
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: When ATS is crucial.

I would say it heavily depends on both what you're using as well as what youre fighting. If you've equipped fusion blasters or plasma rifles on your suits, ATS isn't really needed because of their already good AP. For burst cannons though I'd be more inclined to say its worth it, but again it depend...
by Kelandis
Feb 13 2018 03:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for Sept Traits
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Ideas for Sept Traits

I was doing some reading into the different T'au septs today and was brainstorming what the different sept traits could be. Granted, it doesn't quite matter since what's in the codex will be different than whatever we come up with, but something like this is fun instead of the doom and gloom in the ...
by Kelandis
Feb 12 2018 09:23
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Sense of Stone and Shield Drones
Replies: 12
Views: 350

Re: Sense of Stone and Shield Drones

I don't think ethereal can give their buffs to drones. IIRC it is only to Infantry and Battlesuits. Oh damn that's a good point. Completely slipped my mind. Yeah I actually tried to pull the exact same combo one time thinking about how awesome it would be, until I read that it only affected Infantr...
by Kelandis
Feb 11 2018 03:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2877
Views: 190588

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

All crisis suits are Shas'vre. The only suits that it applies to are Stealth Suits and they tend to operate solo in the fluff anyway, so they wouldn't get Marker support. Only the crisis squad leader is a 'Vre, the others are 'Ui. That change would also negatively affect a broadside squad, as the s...
by Kelandis
Feb 11 2018 03:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2877
Views: 190588

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

I think making only shas'vres BS 3+ while also removing the BS boost from markerlights would make 2/3rds of the suits in stealth and crisis teams worse than they are even now :/ Also, we can't solely consider the pilot skill when talking about the BS of battlesuits. We have to consider the targeting...

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