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by Unusualsuspect
Jun 23 2017 04:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8th Ed FORGEWORLD Tau
Replies: 44
Views: 1922

Re: 8th Ed FORGEWORLD Tau

Elphiel, are you perhaps thinking of the new AX-5-2 Barracuda, which has Cyclic Ion Blasters as potential replacements to the Long Barrel Burst Cannon? Because the Barracuda appears to have kept that option.

Or was the new Tigershark rumored to have that option as well? I might have missed that.
by Unusualsuspect
Jun 18 2017 10:49
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: The MantaCore
Replies: 27
Views: 1243

Re: The MantaCore

With all those Drones near the Crisis Team, why not put the DC on one of the Crisis suits and put another Fusion on the Commander? Same aura effect, practically as durable through ablative drone wounds, and you trade BS4+ for BS2+ at little to no additional cost.
by Unusualsuspect
Jun 17 2017 03:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Designer's Commentary - 'FAQ' for 40k 8th!
Replies: 31
Views: 1915

Re: Designer's Commentary - 'FAQ' for 40k 8th!

The reroll is a bit odd, but I suspect most of us will adapt soon enough. It places more limits on the benefits of a reroll, which is probably a good thing given how potent they were in previous editions. It makes Gets Hots weapons a bit more dangerous if subject to shooting penalties (not just movi...
by Unusualsuspect
Jun 15 2017 10:09
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Fish of Drone Fury?
Replies: 24
Views: 1334

Re: Fish of Drone Fury?

As the previous poster noted, there's very little reason to put the drones in the Devilfish. They can fly in alongside it. On the other hand, using the Devilfish as a Fireblade Delivery system is totally useful. This allows him to keep up with the drones. Slightly modifying the tactic, then, is to ...
by Unusualsuspect
Jun 13 2017 04:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh from Forge World - XV109 Y'vahra for 8th!
Replies: 61
Views: 3864

Re: Fresh from Forge World - XV109 Y'vahra for 8th!

Well there are exceptions to not moving after arriving from reserves - genstealers cults can do it, and the Y'vahra's ability is somewhat different. Does the genestealer cult exception have language explicitly allowing them to violate that basic tenet of Reserves? That would explain how genestealer...
by Unusualsuspect
Jun 13 2017 10:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh from Forge World - XV109 Y'vahra for 8th!
Replies: 61
Views: 3864

Re: Fresh from Forge World - XV109 Y'vahra for 8th!

Well there are exceptions to not moving after arriving from reserves - genstealers cults can do it, and the Y'vahra's ability is somewhat different. Does the genestealer cult exception have language explicitly allowing them to violate that basic tenet of Reserves? That would explain how genestealer...
by Unusualsuspect
Jun 12 2017 06:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh from Forge World - XV109 Y'vahra for 8th!
Replies: 61
Views: 3864

Re: Fresh from Forge World - XV109 Y'vahra for 8th!

Fast Attack... such a crowded slot filled with lovely things I always want more of: Pathfinders, Tactical Drones, Vespid, and now Y'vahra! That flamer profile is amazingly all-purpose. though I really wish they were 10" range or more, or Reserves worked differently (and/or clarified by FW later...
by Unusualsuspect
Jun 12 2017 01:55
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Not taking Missile Drones on Broadsides?
Replies: 7
Views: 429

Re: Not taking Missile Drones on Broadsides?

it is the cheapest platform which can, if left undisturbed, be boosted to surprisingly efficient firepower: Drones in a nutshell. However, its fatal flaw and weakness making it likely not worth the points (even if you have a Drone Controller nearby anyway) is the fact that they come in a maximum of ...
by Unusualsuspect
Jun 08 2017 11:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Markerlight Discussion in 8th Edition
Replies: 39
Views: 2452

Re: Markerlight Discussion

The Sky Ray does have the two MLs at BS3+, which is a pretty reliably 1+ ML hits (only 1 in 9 chance of failing to get any hits), but it is a pretty exprensive chassis for its drones/BCs/SMSs, MLs, and Seekers. Marker drones aren't bad at all with a Drone Controller nearby, and they come pre-equippe...
by Unusualsuspect
Jun 08 2017 11:51
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Rising Star: Cold Star Commander In 8th Edition
Replies: 90
Views: 6809

Re: Rising Star: Cold Star Commander In 8th Edition

a 4+ invulnerable save (or 6+ Stim save, for that matter) will not save a Commander, Coldstar or otherwise, that isn't protected either by intervening troops or nearby Drones (preferrably both). I don't see him surviving long, even with both defensive upgrades, against any sort of determined anti me...

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