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by Jarhead
Feb 22 2018 03:03
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Tau List for Escalation Event
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Tau List for Escalation Event

The reason why there's nothing called a "Cyclic Ion Blaster" is because Games Workshop owns that exact phrase. For the same reason why other companies can't make "Coca-Cola," they have to call it something slightly different. So Red Dog calls their CIB the "Ion Energy Blast...
by Jarhead
Feb 22 2018 01:41
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Tau List for Escalation Event
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Tau List for Escalation Event

Remember that, in PL, Pathfinders and Railfinders cost the same points, so Railfinders are a great pick. And honestly, if you just deploy your Stealthsuits in cover, they'll be amazingly durable. I wouldn't worry too much about it :) I meant deploy shield drones with the stealth suits and deploy th...
by Jarhead
Feb 20 2018 09:00
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Tau List for Escalation Event
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Tau List for Escalation Event

I have confirmation on PL for phase 2 and 3. Phase 2 will be 50 PL per game with a 60 PL roster. Phase 3 will be 75 PL per game with an 85 PL roster. That opens up some options. That means I can get away with a single pathfinder box purchase until our codex is released. I have also confirmed that on...
by Jarhead
Feb 20 2018 07:53
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Tau List for Escalation Event
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Tau List for Escalation Event

I Really like that list. That should be incredibly tough to take off the board and do some impressive damage. I don't know if I can physically get the 16 CIB's I would need as I believe I only get 2 from the commanders so I would need to find another 14. Using the burst cannons and CIB's to clear in...
by Jarhead
Feb 20 2018 04:11
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Tau List for Escalation Event
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Tau List for Escalation Event

I have the go ahead to have two Ghostkeel loadouts in my roster. You suggest having one with CIR+2flamer and the other with CIR+2burst. I am curious as to why not have a fusion option as the flamer and burst overlap more than either of those with fusion. Is the CIR that much better than the CIR? The...
by Jarhead
Feb 20 2018 02:02
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Tau List for Escalation Event
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Tau List for Escalation Event

Gun Drones are good for small lists, while a mix of Shield and Gun Drones is good for larger lists. For the XV8s, you don't have enough weapons for the full Flamer loadout, since you'd want 8x Flamers + Drone Controller. Instead we can run 6x Flamers + Drone Controller, and then two of whatever you...
by Jarhead
Feb 20 2018 12:39
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Tau List for Escalation Event
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: Tau List for Escalation Event

You're right that you need more drones- if I understand correctly, with the Rapid Insertion Force box you get 9 drones, which should be enough (10 would be better though!). Also, I guess you need to use WYSIWYG, so that means no CIBs right? Anyway, assuming you get those bits, and you can assemble ...
by Jarhead
Feb 19 2018 09:31
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Tau List for Escalation Event
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Tau List for Escalation Event

Hi All I have been advised to split the cadre building bit of my project thread off into it's own thread. So here it is. The gist of the issue is that I am completely new to 40k, and all tabletop wargaming in general. The local club has had a bunch of interest from new players, and from veterans loo...
by Jarhead
Feb 19 2018 08:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2642
Views: 174405

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Also the reason I said it would be strong was specifically vs ap- weapons like bolters so instead of 3+ save or shield drones 5+ FNP would get 3+ save on if failed on 2+ get 5+ FNP so from 33% chance to ignore wound and I can't figure the math for new method, mines coming in at 82% chance to succes...
by Jarhead
Feb 19 2018 08:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2642
Views: 174405

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Could make Shield Generators possibly viable on XV8s, to stop the shots that slip through. Though the actual bodyguards rule is you take the 2+ after failing saves, against ap- weapons this would make saviour Protocol hilariously strong I must be missing something. As far as I know, Saviour Protoco...
by Jarhead
Feb 19 2018 04:41
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Planning for the Greater Good
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Planning for the Greater Good

Time for an update. Modeling So my box of goodies arrived last Wednesday. Since then I have been collecting tools. I have a nice craft knife, flush cutters, two different plastic cement, and other goodies. I have also raided my dads old modeling equipment for tiny drill bits, files and the like. Sin...
by Jarhead
Feb 15 2018 07:51
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Tau vs Space Wolves at Roughly 50 PL
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Tau vs Space Wolves at Roughly 50 PL

Hi Shas'O R'Kai The lists were built by other people, and we were handed them to play a game to learn how to play them. So it isn't really up to me if I get to play against the Space Wolf army so long as I am getting into the hobby and using the demo lists they are providing. I will be happy to expl...
by Jarhead
Feb 15 2018 02:17
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Tau vs Space Wolves at Roughly 50 PL
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Tau vs Space Wolves at Roughly 50 PL

The local club has been trying to get new players into 40k this month. A few members of the club are bringing out their secondary armies and are making roughly 50 PL armies to let new people try out the game without having to shell out the cash to build their own army before they even know whether t...
by Jarhead
Feb 13 2018 02:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 2642
Views: 174405

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

I'd love to see (and may ask a friend to playtest it see if it's broken or balanced) a markerlight table like this Also remove RR1's from table altogether but give suits back their free Multi-tracker. 1. +1 to hit/ seekers hit on 5+ 2. Ignore negative modifiers for moving with heavy weapons or adva...
by Jarhead
Feb 12 2018 09:01
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Tau Win Percentage Log
Replies: 104
Views: 3927

Re: Tau Win Percentage Log

Outcome: W Points/PL: 500 Opponent: Imperial Competitive/Casual: Casual Tournament: N/A Format: First eternal war mission out of the core rulebook. List Theme: QFC with 2 shield drones, Stealth Team with two shield drones, Ghostkeel with flamers and Fusion. Experience: Fourth game of 8th, 5th ever g...
by Jarhead
Feb 09 2018 05:10
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Planning for the Greater Good
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Planning for the Greater Good

Thank you RoboBonobo It certainly does offer a lot of help. Simple green is what I was thinking of and could not remember the name for. I am on the other end of the country from Cape Town but plans can always be made. Have you ever tried the isopropyl alcohol or bio ethanol? I agree on the fluff, th...
by Jarhead
Feb 09 2018 03:00
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Planning for the Greater Good
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Planning for the Greater Good

Hello all I am going to try and keep this as short as possible, but I have quite a few things to cover, and I hope to make this thread multi-purpose. The first purpose of this thread is to motivate me and help me keep a log of my progress towards my first ever major modeling achievement, a completed...
by Jarhead
Feb 08 2018 01:53
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: Tau Win Percentage Log
Replies: 104
Views: 3927

Re: Tau Win Percentage Log

These were both 500 point games played via roll20, to aid me in learning the game. These are my 2nd and 3rd games of 40k ever, and my 1st and 2nd in 8th, respectively. Due to not being played on an actual table, and with the low points values, I think that these may be too far outside the norm to co...

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