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by Nitrogue
Feb 18 2018 03:33
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stealth suits for dummies
Replies: 36
Views: 1159

Re: Stealth suits for dummies

So, to summarize, we pretty much all agree stealth suits are one of the better units as of the index and many of us like to take them even if they're generally a little weaker than a commander because they bring a different type/style of durability plus the chance for a beacon drop. That sound abou...
by Nitrogue
Feb 17 2018 01:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting an Army
Replies: 44
Views: 1252

Re: Starting an Army

the whole balance flux thing was a main reason why i chose to magnetise my xv8s. i can now easily swap out weapon loadouts that have turned into paperbags or that no longer suit me, and can stick on ones that work a bit better.
by Nitrogue
Feb 15 2018 11:47
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stealth suits for dummies
Replies: 36
Views: 1159

Re: Stealth suits for dummies

Hi Can we get back on topic please. This was just suppose to be a quick topic to help me understand the uses of stealthsuits (new player and all). Kind of devolved into a written arguement involving commanders vs a stealth team. Will admit was useful seeing alternatives, but now it is a bit much. Th...
by Nitrogue
Feb 14 2018 06:21
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Rules about drone controller.
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: Rules about drone controller.

All subject to chapter approved and FAQs which i don't have access to, but fireblade could buff the drones as the rules say "models in <sept> units....extra shot ith pulse pistols, pulse carbines... rule for DC is friendly drone within 6" of a model equipped with a DC add one to any hit ro...
by Nitrogue
Feb 14 2018 04:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting an Army
Replies: 44
Views: 1252

Re: Starting an Army

Good luck and have fun. One last tip i have found is don't worry about experimenting. These small sets i feel are a bit more forgiving. say you damaged a gun whilst drilling for magnets, or messed up slightly on a paint coat. Its going to be one of 10, 15 or more of the same unit most likely, and on...
by Nitrogue
Feb 14 2018 04:12
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: what to get next?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: what to get next?

Will see if i can find some pictures of the sprue differences, to see if its worth the magnets.

Not too worried about magnetising, currently magnetising 2 teams of XV8s, currently got all 18 weapons done and 4 of the suits done
by Nitrogue
Feb 13 2018 12:19
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: what to get next?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: what to get next?

thanks for the input, yes all of the strike teams have rifles, didn't see the point of the carbines when could get almost the same affect plus almost double range. Physically what is different between the two commander variants, is it just some fins or is it major body rework? just wondering if i co...
by Nitrogue
Feb 13 2018 11:14
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stealth suits for dummies
Replies: 36
Views: 1159

Stealth suits for dummies

Hi All, considering getting some stealth suits next to add to my army (currently strike teams, pathfinders and XV8s at the mo) Slight downside is that im not sure how to use them. I know they can be useful to deploy a homing beacon for manta striking units to get a bit closer, (which would be useful...
by Nitrogue
Feb 13 2018 11:04
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: what to get next?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

what to get next?

Hi All Currently trying to flesh out my army a bit, and was wondering what people think i should be looking at getting next. Currently painting my current models, so not looking at getting anything until at least the end of the month. Currently have: (just shy of a battalion detachment) 1x ethereal ...
by Nitrogue
Feb 13 2018 04:43
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Building/painting models faster
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Building/painting models faster

pilky wrote:I'm currently painting up 5 Thousand Sons Scarab Occult Terminators.


Sorry initially misread this as 5000 models, man you must have a lot of money to dish out :D
by Nitrogue
Feb 13 2018 04:31
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Optimal loadout against quantum shielding.
Replies: 24
Views: 679

Re: Optimal loadout against quantum shielding.

Might need to get someone to scour the FAQs to see if this has been brought up. IMO mortals count as unsaved as they havent passed a save throw. for example (i know its OTT)an attack which does 5 normal wounds and and 3 mortal wounds. cover, armour, etc catches 3 of the normal wounds. therefore you ...
by Nitrogue
Feb 12 2018 04:33
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Optimal loadout against quantum shielding.
Replies: 24
Views: 679

Re: Optimal loadout against quantum shielding.

oh ok, i misunderstood what people were saying. I thought you were saying that mortal wounds would bypass the shields as they were mortal wounds (special effect of mortal wounds) or that they didn't count towards unsaved wounds. Its more the single damage and cant stop that that gets them.

My bad.
by Nitrogue
Feb 12 2018 11:56
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Optimal loadout against quantum shielding.
Replies: 24
Views: 679

Re: Optimal loadout against quantum shielding.

TLDR: Based on the wording of that ability that's giving you trouble, mortal wounds should bypass it. Broadsides and the hammer head can take seeker missles But you would want some markerlights. Railgun +long strike can help the with mortal wound chance if you change the Hammerhead loadout. I also ...
by Nitrogue
Feb 12 2018 09:13
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: XV8 team 2 outfitting
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: XV8 team 2 outfitting

Is the fnp come from the faqs? flicked through the CA and looked through the index and haven't seen them, but may have missed something. Yes, shield drones getting a 5+++ was in the FAQ prior to the CA release. Can't wait for the codex, hopefully all of this information will end up in one place to ...
by Nitrogue
Feb 12 2018 04:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revisiting XV8 Naming Conventions
Replies: 19
Views: 665

Re: Revisiting XV8 Naming Conventions

Alternative for the multiple of the same weapons could just be a new "upgraded" name. I.E. 1 burst cannon is storm, 2 burst cannons is tornado. 1 misslepod is fire, 2 is inferno. (i think flamers might work better with that last one). Not sure how you would do 3 or 4 weapons (looking at yo...
by Nitrogue
Feb 12 2018 04:23
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: How do you get markerlights ?
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: How do you get markerlights ?

Newbie here also. Using the start collecting box, you can get a few MLs from strike/breacher team shas'ui, and a few marker drones. At that stage (~500pts) probably only have enough MLs to accurately hit 3 times, which for that army would only really benefit from the first ml. One of my next purchas...
by Nitrogue
Feb 11 2018 03:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starting an Army
Replies: 44
Views: 1252

Re: Starting an Army

Temennigru wrote:And forgeworld also has a $250 minimum purchase to not have to pay the 15% shipping tax, which sucks.


Ouch, hadn't realised that!
by Nitrogue
Feb 10 2018 06:17
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: XV8 team 2 outfitting
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: XV8 team 2 outfitting

Is the fnp come from the faqs?

flicked through the CA and looked through the index and haven't seen them, but may have missed something.

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