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by shasocastris
Jul 24 2017 01:29
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: How will you use Shield Drones, post-FAQ?
Replies: 10
Views: 253

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: 6
Views: 359

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: 1204

Re: Longstrike might not buff himself!

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

Cheers!
by shasocastris
Jul 23 2017 08:40
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Early Warning Override vs da jump
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Early Warning Override vs da jump

Indeed. As per a few other topics, I'm going to lock this thread as it has been answered by GW.

Cheers!
by shasocastris
Jul 23 2017 08:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 135
Views: 7785

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

If anyone's interested, the armies that are mentioned in the First Strike starter set (beyond marines and death guard) are the Astra Militarum, AdMech, Knights, Craftworlds, Drukhari, Orks, Necrons, Tyranids (and Gene Cult) and Tau. So that gives, I think, some indication of the next Codexes GW has ...
by shasocastris
Jul 23 2017 08:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP shield drones
Replies: 46
Views: 2369

Re: RIP shield drones

Since it's no longer relevant, I'm going to lock this topic. I suppose I'll unlock if Shield Drones get FAQed to be useless again...

Cheers!
by shasocastris
Jul 22 2017 12:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a Brigade
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Making a Brigade

After playing about a dozen games of 8th ed at 2000 points against a variety of opponents (Space Wolves, Slaanesh, Tyranids, Dark Eldar, Tzeentch, to name a few), I've begun to feel that getting as many command points as possible is one of the most powerful ways to win in 8th edition. As such, I've ...
by shasocastris
Jul 20 2017 06:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Warhammer 40K War Zone Damocles Kauyon PDF?
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Warhammer 40K War Zone Damocles Kauyon PDF?

Since this really shouldn't go any further... Thread locked.

-shasocastris
by shasocastris
Jul 18 2017 09:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High potential understrengths?
Replies: 56
Views: 2081

Re: High potential understrengths?

This thread is getting ... uncivil. If you all wish to keep discussing the merits of various understrength units, fine. If you want to keep lambasting each other, do it elsewhere.

-shasocastris
by shasocastris
Jul 15 2017 11:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 8th FAQ
Replies: 234
Views: 11432

Re: New 8th FAQ

So they want out money for a FW index, from which most ppl use 1 or 2 unit max, and then say this.... pfff As long as I get the rules, I'm not super mad. I have lots of knarlocs and great knarlocs. I want to use them. I want my Tau all cavalry list! Also, I'm going to have to experiment with Tigers...
by shasocastris
Jul 11 2017 02:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 8th FAQ
Replies: 234
Views: 11432

Re: New 8th FAQ

I'm going to ask that we table this discussion for now, given that it's not going anywhere. What I recommend is that, within everyone's respective gaming groups, get a general consensus and use that. If one is participating at a tournament, email the TO ahead of time to get an official ruling on the...
by shasocastris
Jul 07 2017 01:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8th Ed FORGEWORLD Tau
Replies: 178
Views: 11874

Re: 8th Ed FORGEWORLD Tau

The biggest benefit of Remoras, which I've been exploring, is that they are BS 4+ native and can benefit from a drone controller. Them combined with a Coldstar is a lot of 3+ or better shooting, and with 5 markerlights, BS 2+ re-rolling ones. This combo makes taking seekers worth it, as it's basical...
by shasocastris
Jul 06 2017 01:31
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: FAQ UPDATE: ATS now a must include on Suits?
Replies: 33
Views: 2737

Re: FAQ UPDATE: ATS now a must include on Suits?

I'd still prefer markerlights. 1 pathfinder or marker drone can give the same benefit to not only the commander, but the entire manta drop that needs to put out a lot of damage quickly. If you did an analysis of a unit by unit PPW one dependent and one independent i'd like to see that. You would ha...
by shasocastris
Jul 06 2017 12:39
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: FAQ UPDATE: ATS now a must include on Suits?
Replies: 33
Views: 2737

Re: FAQ UPDATE: ATS now a must include on Suits?

HOWEVER. What about a multi-tracker? Sure, markerlights ain't your thing any more, but the added accuracy compared to the cost makes it actually cost-effiecent on them unlike the ATS. Actually...I wonder how many other suits consider it cost-efficent in order to drop the marker-light need. Maybe ev...
by shasocastris
Jul 05 2017 12:55
Forum: The Academy Articles
Topic: [Resource] Tau 8th ed. Mathammer Tables
Replies: 73
Views: 6857

Re: Tau 8th ed. mathammer tables

Would it make more sense to have, instead of 'cover' and 'hard to hit' a general way to modify the 'to hit', 'to wound' rolls and saves? Simply allowing for a shift where you can get +/-1 (2, etc) to hitting, wounding and saving, rather than each specific scenario. I understand that this is essentia...
by shasocastris
Jul 05 2017 12:45
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: 8th edition crisis suits
Replies: 123
Views: 16473

Re: 8th edition crisis suits

Sort of? I was just thinking about the math between a commander and crisis suits regarding markerlights. At 1 markerlight, a commander goes from hitting 30/36 (5/6) of the time to 35/36 of the time. A crisis suit goes from hitting 6/12 times to 7/12 times. Even with the +1 to hit (five markerlights)...
by shasocastris
Jul 05 2017 12:16
Forum: The Academy Articles
Topic: [Resource] Tau 8th ed. Mathammer Tables
Replies: 73
Views: 6857

Re: Tau 8th ed. mathammer tables

This is an awesome project. Superb work, AenarIT , and well done to everyone else who has gone through this carefully for corrections. I haven't had a chance to look through this with as careful an eye as I'd like, so I have a question: Are we sure that we have the main types of opponents we'll face...
by shasocastris
Jul 05 2017 12:03
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: 8th Edition Tidewall transport capacity
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: 8th Edition Tidewall transport capacity

It's not so bad. It would be nice if it was 12 models, but it beats having fire warriors shelled into oblivion by things like wyverns. I tried to use the tidewall in 7th and had to put up with fire warriors taking ~30 odd wounds from those stupid guns. Being a transport gives those inside a much hig...

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