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by shasocastris
Dec 11 2017 10:56
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: T'au in Narrative and Open Play
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: T'au in Narrative and Open Play

Sadly, not everything. Even in 500 PL there are limits.

Here are some photos that characterize the flow of the game:

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It was awesome!

Cheers!
by shasocastris
Dec 10 2017 11:18
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: T'au in Narrative and Open Play
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: T'au in Narrative and Open Play

Thank you for the input! I have not had a chance to do an Apocalypse game as T'au yet. What kind of army did you bring, and what were some of the highlights of the game? I was playing Orks. That's probably the first thing you should know. 500 PL of Orks is A LOT of orks. ~300 boyz + battlewagons, g...
by shasocastris
Dec 10 2017 07:34
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: T'au in Narrative and Open Play
Replies: 14
Views: 373

Re: T'au in Narrative and Open Play

I just played an Apocalypse game at 500 PL. The biggest thing, as you noted, is unlimited use of stratagems. It's not hard to get 20+ command points and thus being able to reroll all key saves on a Stormsurge or Supremacy armour. It also means we can use 'Markerlight Uplink' as much as we want. I wa...
by shasocastris
Dec 05 2017 09:25
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: 4 FB or 3 FB and Multi-tracker
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: 4 FB or 3 FB and Multi-tracker

I really think it depends on how many points you want to spend. I've used the 3 FB and MT configuration and you are spot on about the pros and cons. Particularly when targeting characters, the re-roll of 1s is helpful. However, as you noted the QFC usually gets at least 3 FB hits whereas the TFC (tr...
by shasocastris
Nov 25 2017 04:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chapter Approved Leaks Discussion
Replies: 131
Views: 8337

Re: Chapter Approved Leaks Discussion

As a reply to both of you, enough. This forum is not the place to gripe about individuals in various gaming circuits. Nor is it the place to have a go at each other. This thread and the forum as a whole is a place to discuss the various aspects of our Tau armies. If you want to keep having a go at e...
by shasocastris
Nov 14 2017 10:07
Forum: Reviews
Topic: [Review] Red Dog Miniatures Ion Weapons - Fantastic Models!
Replies: 18
Views: 814

Re: [Review] Red Dog Miniatures Ion Weapons - Fantastic Models!

Enough. Continued discussion in this vein will result in the thread being locked.

-shasocastris
by shasocastris
Nov 13 2017 03:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How can I buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 925

Re: How can I buy?

Well, finally I could buy! A friend's sister had a french boyfriend (some years ago). I have him as Facebook friend, so I contact him, and he agreed to receive the models and then re-dispatch them to me. I'm very happy. The prices buying in Europe are very good, compared to the ones that we have. W...
by shasocastris
Nov 05 2017 01:47
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: getting to five markerlights
Replies: 26
Views: 1021

Re: getting to five markerlights

Yeah, putting them in a Devilfish is basically low key reserves for Pathfinder. Just hope you don't roll too many 1s when it gets destroyed (I once lost half of my Breacher that way lol) and the problem is that if it doesn't get destroyed the turn you disembark you only hit on 5s so you'd need more...
by shasocastris
Nov 05 2017 10:48
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: getting to five markerlights
Replies: 26
Views: 1021

Re: getting to five markerlights

There are only few ways to ensure having enough Markerlights after the initial alpha strike from your opponent: 1. Redundancy. Spam as many small Pathfinder units as possible and hope some of them survive. 2. Marker Drones that come in later with a Crisis unit. 3. Hiding Markerlights on Characters ...
by shasocastris
Nov 04 2017 11:20
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: getting to five markerlights
Replies: 26
Views: 1021

getting to five markerlights

Something I've been thinking about for a while is how to consistently get to five markerlights on a target over more than one turn. Something we've repeatedly come across is loosing a squad of pathfinders or marker drones to a turn of dedicated bolter fire. I know that often times I've resigned myse...
by shasocastris
Oct 29 2017 10:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are the Tau hated?
Replies: 8
Views: 693

Re: Why are the Tau hated?

A lot of this originated starting in 3rd and 4th edition, when I started playing Tau. From the beginning, the Tau have gotten a lot of flak for being a 'shooting solely' army. This sounds odd, considering Imperial Guard (aka Astra Militarum) existed, but even that army had to some extent decent mele...
by shasocastris
Oct 29 2017 11:43
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Tau Supremacy
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Tau Supremacy

As someone who's used the Supremacy Armour in 3 games now, I concur. It's firepower multiplied by it's survivability has meant that against opponents who I normally have a good challenge against I know simply destroy. It's very much been a game changer for our meta, as they have to ask whether or no...
by shasocastris
Oct 27 2017 04:02
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: I'm replacing all my strike teams with breachers... on foot!
Replies: 64
Views: 4376

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

No I haven't tried that yet. I am put of by the inability to fire both the markerlight and a normal weapon and also the coin toss aspect of a single 4+ shot. When it comes to BS4+ lights (Pathfinders, Drones) I always fire 2 - 3 at the same time for that higher statistical chance of landing at leas...
by shasocastris
Oct 26 2017 08:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suit only roster for 750 Pts ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 599

Re: Suit only roster for 750 Pts ideas

StealthKnightSteg wrote:Also I think it isn't allowed due to policy here to set individual points cost on items and stuff

Thanks for the catch. I've edited the post.

Cheers!
by shasocastris
Oct 26 2017 07:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Tigershark AX 1-0 Images
Replies: 56
Views: 3424

Re: New Tigershark AX 1-0 Images

Where the AX-1-0 really shines is dealing with Baneblades. It's laughable how easily it kills one. Of course, they can shoot back now with relative ease compared to 7th ed ... Keep in mind, with the Tigershark, that this is probably the model you want to spend CP on. Make sure the target has 1 ML hi...
by shasocastris
Oct 26 2017 06:58
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Tiger-shark and Macro
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: Tiger-shark and Macro

This would be really cinematic! The Commander, on the ground, points dramatically toward the foe as the Tigershark roars overhead. "Go, plane!" That is some neat imagery. I was actually thinking about the tactical benefits of this, since the AX-1-0 has a rule that prevents it from being s...
by shasocastris
Oct 26 2017 06:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 963
Views: 60128

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Has anyone heard of any power level changes so far with the codex releases? The Eldar codex has had point cost reduction for a large majority of their units and weapons. So I would assume that the power levels have gone down as well. I did a quick look at this very question earlier today using the ...
by shasocastris
Oct 26 2017 10:14
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: I'm replacing all my strike teams with breachers... on foot!
Replies: 64
Views: 4376

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

They take up space, hold objectives (Mealstorm of War style), inhibit enemy movement. Fast movement is important for those jobs. Therefore advancing. Therefore Assault weapons. If they land a couple of shots that's a nice bonus. These are all valid points. Not everything in our army has to be dedic...

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