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by Rizzle
Nov 14 2017 04:19
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Rizzle's Incident Resolution Cadre
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Rizzle's Incident Resolution Cadre

A quick note on photography, and the freekrooter's hat The other thing I'm enjoying playing with in this log is photographing models. This week I tried a white backdrop and forced a wider aperture and while both had advantages I didn't control for brightness as well as I would like. I think I'll co...
by Rizzle
Nov 14 2017 04:09
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Rizzle's Incident Resolution Cadre
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Rizzle's Incident Resolution Cadre

Week Two: There's Remora Work To Do Time for a check in! Here's my progress this week: https://i.imgur.com/QUDiZ6k.jpg https://i.imgur.com/k9WPg5g.jpg Not too shabby, though I think I underestimated how much surface there was to tidy up on these blighters. Two observations at this stage... ⋅&n...
by Rizzle
Nov 13 2017 06:44
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The Greater Evil
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: The Greater Evil

Well this is exciting! Purely from the overlay of the cogwork teeth and with the Tau sept iconography, I wonder if we'll be picking up on some of the threads left exposed by Magos Caul's actions in the Vanguard short. This snippet from the Warhammer Community blog suggests it will slot in with some ...
by Rizzle
Nov 11 2017 04:35
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Rizzle's Incident Resolution Cadre
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Rizzle's Incident Resolution Cadre

Thanks for the lovely comments, folks. Makes the road ahead that much easier to think about; the real test, of course, will be seeing how well I can sustain the momentum. Happy to say the drones are almost ready for a debrief photo. nix0n - The 'vespid' jump backs are XV25 Stealthsuit torsos trimmed...
by Rizzle
Nov 10 2017 06:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Tigershark Fighter-Bomber up for pre-order
Replies: 16
Views: 503

Re: New Tigershark Fighter-Bomber up for pre-order

Ooooo! I'm so torn over this release. I wants a plane of my own! But my backlog is so vast and my playtime so small that I think I'll continue to defer for now. It's petty, but I think I might feel differently if the pre-order freebie included some of the Air Caste Pilot sculpts. I'd love another co...
by Rizzle
Nov 08 2017 10:56
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Rizzle's Incident Resolution Cadre
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Rizzle's Incident Resolution Cadre

WEEK ONE: SEND IN THE DRONES As a warm up I am aiming to finish some partially completed drones. As it happens, the very first 40k models I ever painted were drones: https://i.imgur.com/kHuUKq3.jpg https://i.imgur.com/6Mtqrqo.jpg Long before my cadre had heroes, or even a name, Kor'vessa Co'lin had...
by Rizzle
Nov 08 2017 10:53
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Rizzle's Incident Resolution Cadre
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Rizzle's Incident Resolution Cadre

To my immense shame I have only played one (1) game of Warhammer 40,000 with a fully painted force at 1,000pts or above. That's in 16 years - the entire history of the Tau miniatures line. That's clearly not acceptable. So here's my plan. In mid April 2018 I'll be joining a buddy for a store-held es...
by Rizzle
Jul 21 2017 09:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 725
Views: 44428

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Relics cost command points! 1CP per relics. Oooo! I like this design space, and it explains the extracts we've seen now that we know they are 'drop in' replacements for existing kit. Is it known whether they are "bought" at the list building stage or deployment? Being a CP cost and not a ...
by Rizzle
Jul 09 2017 11:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8th Ed FORGEWORLD Tau
Replies: 184
Views: 18935

Re: 8th Ed FORGEWORLD Tau

I've been thinking about Remora drones and their assault-blocking capabilities (vs units without Fly ) a lot lately. It's a cute 'pocket combo' for the Coldstar but even inexpensive as they are the price is a little too high to set up a shell game with multiple units swapping places to maintain a st...
by Rizzle
Jul 09 2017 04:23
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Seeker Missiles
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: Seeker Missiles

As others have pointed out, on Longstrike and Longstrike-adjacent Hammerheads seeker missiles are a great tool, presuming you have the resources to land 2 markerlights on the target unit. For smaller games I'm giving Remora Stealth Drones with seekers a go. Alongside a Coldstar with drone controller...
by Rizzle
Jul 08 2017 03:27
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Markerlight sources and their accuracy
Replies: 11
Views: 1478

Re: Markerlight sources and their accuracy

Why would HGD not enjoy the 3 ML benefit? They don't enjoy their own markerlight hit, but they're a too expensive ML platform anyway! Their Automated Targeting Protocols rule enables them to fire a markerlight alongside other weapons, but if any markerlights are fired by the unit then no models may...
by Rizzle
Jul 07 2017 04:54
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Markerlight sources and their accuracy
Replies: 11
Views: 1478

Re: Markerlight sources and their accuracy

- With Drone Controller nearby and have moved: a. Marker Drones b. Shas'o R'alai Blacklight Marker Drones (FW) c. Heavy Gun Drone Squadron (FW) Super tiny quibbles: Marker Drones ignore the penalty for moving and shooting a heavy weapon. Heavy Gun Drones, on the other hand, cannot even benefit for ...
by Rizzle
Jul 02 2017 04:25
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Saviour Protocols and Models with Lost Wounds: Allocation Issue?
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Saviour Protocols and Models with Lost Wounds: Allocation Issue?

Why not both? Or rather, in casual/narrative games I can imagine using, say, 6 Tactical Drones and 4 Heavy Gun Drones to shepherd a key unit. Single damage wounds can be shared amongst the big 'uns and heavier fire can be diverted into the smaller frisbees. It's a way to extract a little more value ...
by Rizzle
Jul 02 2017 04:13
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Longstrike Tank Ace
Replies: 27
Views: 1867

Re: Longstrike Tank Ace

Ye, these names for crisis configurations were very common in 4th edition... <SNIP> Funny thing is these names were invented by the community and in 5th ed rulebook GW decided to mention the most common configuration, Fireknife(plasma+missile pod+multitracker) and they got it wrong and said it was ...
by Rizzle
Jul 01 2017 03:01
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Saviour Protocols and Models with Lost Wounds: Allocation Issue?
Replies: 10
Views: 775

Re: Saviour Protocols and Models with Lost Wounds: Allocation Issue?

Also, if you have a drones unit with a wounded multiwound drone, you don't have to allocate to the wounded drone when using saviour protocol. Oooh. I hadn't spotted that interaction. From the core Index we only have Recon drones to trigger this, and if we do then any damage aimed at the Pathfinder ...
by Rizzle
Jun 28 2017 12:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome to the T'au Empire, no longer Tau
Replies: 17
Views: 1890

Re: Welcome to the T'au Empire, no longer Tau

Ehm.... It's... a... Greek... letter.... And also an ancient Greek letter ;) Tor-rhymes-with-core and Tau-rhymes-with-cow are valid ways of pronouncing the imported ancient Greek symbol τ/T in the English language. In modern Greek it's more like 'taf'. I had a jovial quantum mechanics lecturer who ...
by Rizzle
Jun 12 2017 01:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Welcome to the T'au Empire, no longer Tau
Replies: 17
Views: 1890

Re: Welcome to the T'au Empire, no longer Tau

It also means I get commuppence for gently teasing my friends playing Apollo ad Astra Militarum and Craeftworlde Aelderi, among others. The front runner is T'au E'mpi're, but T'Pau is close behind :D
by Rizzle
Jun 02 2017 08:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The run to 8th edition
Replies: 1738
Views: 139897

Re: The run to 8th edition

You can still bring mainly tanks but then you have to cut back on the big suits like Riptide and Broadside obviously. Going all elite model count army isn't going to work anymore. Even so, are you not tempted to try out an all-HQ army at least once? Looks like a lark to me... Despite the lack of pe...

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