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by shasocastris
Oct 19 2017 01:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 528
Views: 34016

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Also, to be fair, Tau don't have set colors for their armour. Unlike Marines or Guard, the Tau change their colors for the terrain to get better camouflage. So with our army I've never felt at all bad about painting whatever color I want and being whatever sept I want. "Yes, we're from T'au. We...
by shasocastris
Oct 17 2017 10:47
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Hammerhead loadouts
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: Hammerhead loadouts

The biggest issue is that we only have access to Seekers on expensive units which aren't exactly a competetive choice currently either (Hammerheads) or units with only BS4+ who also want to move (Devilfish&Piranha. Broadsides don't want to move but are too expensive anyway). Seeker missiles are...
by shasocastris
Oct 17 2017 10:37
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stealth Suits and the EW Relic Mission
Replies: 4
Views: 316

Re: Stealth Suits and the EW Relic Mission

The only thing you'd really have to be careful about is a nurgling unit. They merely have to start outside of 12" of our deployment zone. As there are no other restrictions, they can start the game in melee with the stealth suits.

Cheers!
by shasocastris
Oct 17 2017 10:32
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: I'm replacing all my strike teams with breachers... on foot!
Replies: 40
Views: 2811

Re: I'm replacing all my strike teams with breachers... on foot!

Less so. There is no 'advancing' rule in 7th. And the AP in 7th means that the 10" profile is just a pulse carbine and the 5" profile can be negated by cover. Breachers are ok in 7th, but I think they really shine in 8th.

Cheers!
by shasocastris
Oct 16 2017 11:35
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: I'm replacing all my strike teams with breachers... on foot!
Replies: 40
Views: 2811

Re: I'm replacing all my strike teams with breachers... on foot!

Something to keep in mind is that pulse blasters are assault weapons and so you can advance and still shoot, and with only 3 markerlights negate the -1 to hit penalty. The extra D6" movement is sometimes crucial and at the very least surprising to an opponent who though that he was safe from br...
by shasocastris
Oct 12 2017 07:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 528
Views: 34016

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Are these from the November edition of White Dwarf?

Cheers!
by shasocastris
Aug 31 2017 05:06
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV8s - What to take with CIBs
Replies: 7
Views: 1070

Re: XV8s - What to take with CIBs

I just realised that too... It would just be on a 'ui. I only did it for symmetry in the first place anyway, but ill change it now to: 1x Shas'ui w/ 3x CIB 1x Shas'ui w/ 2x CIB + DC 1x Shas'vre w/ 3x CIB 6-8 Gun Drones/Marker Drones/Mix For the record, if you only have three suits, you can only get...
by shasocastris
Aug 14 2017 12:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Tigershark AX 1-0 Images
Replies: 29
Views: 1799

Re: New Tigershark AX 1-0 Images

I'm .... VERY EXCITED! I have been waiting for these new models for a while now. I have two AX-1-0 and with the new Tigershark Bomber rules, can't wait to get a pair of the new ones. I've playtested them and they have a LOT of firepower for not that many points. Here's to hoping that this means that...
by shasocastris
Aug 14 2017 12:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use crisis model as commander units
Replies: 47
Views: 3241

Re: Use crisis model as commander units

To add my 2 cents... I agree broadly with the points made that there is no reason you can't use an XV8 as a Commander. When the Tau were first released, commanders were literally just the old XV8 model with a different paint scheme, usually a different colored head. I still have models that follow t...
by shasocastris
Aug 14 2017 11:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Formation = New Strategems?
Replies: 30
Views: 1915

Re: Old Formation = New Strategems?

Agreed.

For now, we should focus on what we can do to mitigate the new Strategems that exist, not speculate on what we'll get. At the very least, Death Guard have to come out before another codex, so we are at least probably two months out (probably more).

Cheers!
by shasocastris
Aug 14 2017 11:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ATT - BBCode in Signatures?
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: ATT - BBCode in Signatures?

It's a good question. I've marked it for the admins to see.

Cheers!
by shasocastris
Jul 26 2017 12:55
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Screening units discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 1069

Re: Screening units discussion

Play nice guys. It's not the worst thing in the world to suggest that some of the screening units might get cover. Where this might actually come into play is someone uses multiple small screening units vs a few large ones.

Cheers!
by shasocastris
Jul 26 2017 12:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 8th FAQ
Replies: 254
Views: 18942

Re: New 8th FAQ

Overheal wrote:An interceptor drone only has 1 ion rifle now?

This was FAQed. The interceptor drones now have their 2 ion rifles.

Cheers!
by shasocastris
Jul 24 2017 11:06
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: What's the best support systems for a stormsurge?
Replies: 25
Views: 1423

Re: What's the best support systems for a stormsurge?

What about the Counterfire Defense System? Rerolling misses during Overwatch with the amount of shots the Stormsurge has proven itself to me to be a powerful tool. Certainly more situational than the others but still something that I think has its place.

Cheers!
by shasocastris
Jul 24 2017 10:50
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: [ATT Recommended] 500pt list help
Replies: 136
Views: 6638

Re: [ATT Recommended] 500pt list help

If you are looking for female Tau models to make a fireblade, I'd check out Wargames Exclusive , which is a site that sells Tau model knockoffs. There are a lot of really interesting options. There are also a lot of half-naked options, so be warned. To answer some of the earlier questions about 'can...
by shasocastris
Jul 24 2017 01:29
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: How will you use Shield Drones, post-FAQ?
Replies: 26
Views: 2187

Re: How will you use Shield Drones, post-FAQ?

As a note, a 4++/5+++ is effectively a 3+ (that you always get). So they are decent at holding objectives, but don't have the resilience against small arms that even something like stealth suits have (albeit they are cheaper).

Cheers!
by shasocastris
Jul 23 2017 10:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a Brigade
Replies: 19
Views: 1212

Re: Making a Brigade

I'd much rather spend 495 points for three somewhat useful units to fill those slots than taking three mostly useless units for 162 points. CP have great value but gimping your army in order to get them won't do. I don't have a fundamental disagreement with your general point. Certainly Broadsides ...
by shasocastris
Jul 23 2017 08:40
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Longstrike might not buff himself!
Replies: 24
Views: 1878

Re: Longstrike might not buff himself!

Excellent. Since this has been answered by GW, I'm locking the thread.

Cheers!

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