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by Lord Mayhem
Aug 31 2017 09:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 528
Views: 33796

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Panzer wrote:Hope is evil. Kill all the hope! :P


I try, but it keeps making its armor saves!
by Lord Mayhem
Jul 31 2017 08:36
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Flying with Miniatures
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Flying with Miniatures

Based on my experiences; 1) make sure the minis fit the slots well; I'd suggest gently pad with tissue to reduce excess movement. (it also helps keep anything that breaks off together with the mini it comes from). Your case will likely be on its side for a considerable period, so models may need ext...
by Lord Mayhem
Jul 25 2017 04:45
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Forgeworld Hammerhead variant turrets
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Forgeworld Hammerhead variant turrets

I used a cutdown skyray missile mount, and just hung weapons (on magnets) underneath
by Lord Mayhem
Jul 09 2017 03:12
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Space Marine Flyers
Replies: 29
Views: 3239

Re: Space Marine Flyers

Honestly, this thread doesn't need to even be a thing. Y'all are getting whipped up into a fury over nothing :P the people who helped test the game have said time and time again that the current "meta" is changing and we don't know how things are going to be a week or two down the line. T...
by Lord Mayhem
Jul 06 2017 08:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 528
Views: 33796

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

I'm just going to point out that this is starting to devolve into wishlisting, which is a big "No, No" under forum rules. If all y'all don't want to get this locked consider carefully what you're posting. (Plausible) Speculation on what will be in it is fine (e.g. Points fixes, what the ne...
by Lord Mayhem
Jul 04 2017 12:52
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Using Magnetic Tape on XV8s
Replies: 15
Views: 1183

Re: Using Magnetic Tape on XV8s

I have looked at it in the past for speed and ease of application. My observations: 1) As Gragagrogog pointed out, it's far weaker than convential magnets. I would not rely on it to hold the weight of most guns on the arms but on the shoulders it's not fighting gravity as much so could work there. 2...
by Lord Mayhem
Jul 01 2017 02:40
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV9 Hazard Support Team - 8th ed. discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 3879

Re: XV9 Hazard Support Team - 8th ed. discussion

I have 3 XV9 with burst cannon, 2 with Fusion Cascades, 1 with Ion, and of course O'Ralai, My default 2k list includes the 3 with burst cannon (the Black Howling) and CDS as a screening unit. Last time I fielded them was I think 5th Ed; They did a good job, but just weren't as cost effective back then
by Lord Mayhem
Jun 26 2017 01:41
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Forge World tau Index FAQ help
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

Re: Forge World tau Index FAQ help

I'd want to ask; Should the XV-9 be T6, like Ralai? Reasoning: Originally the XV-9 were +1T over the XV-8. Now they are listed with the same T but more wounds. O'Ralai, built on an XV-9 chassis, has +1T still, and the extra wounds. If the intent was to simulate the increased durability with wounds i...
by Lord Mayhem
Jun 26 2017 11:24
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Thoughts on a "Variable Fighter" Coldstar
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Thoughts on a "Variable Fighter" Coldstar

I actually used a 1 /170 scale gerwalk/Guardian mode VF-1 for a Coldstar a while back, shown somewhere in this thread(about 3/4 down the page I think): http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=24472&p=309034#p309034 I used one of Paulsons bits for the burst cannon, and mostly l...
by Lord Mayhem
Jun 24 2017 12:59
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV9 Hazard Support Team - 8th ed. discussion
Replies: 32
Views: 3879

Re: XV9 Hazard Support Team - 8th ed. discussion

I've always liked XV-9s, so the fact that they compete effectively against several crisis configurations this edition makes me quite happy. Mathhammer aside, the XV9s do have a couple of advantages not accounted for in the raw damage. First, they're the only Monat option left, other than a commander...
by Lord Mayhem
Jun 22 2017 10:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh from Forge World - XV109 Y'vahra for 8th!
Replies: 72
Views: 7598

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

Aye, the Y'Vahra costs between 394 and 396 points(incl. weapons which all cost 0). The shield generator appears to be another 40. Edit:or is that just to get 4++ everywhere and not just inside 12"? As I read it the base 5++/12" 4++ is listed as a special rule, not equipment, so is include...
by Lord Mayhem
Jun 22 2017 10:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8th Ed FORGEWORLD Tau
Replies: 184
Views: 18082

8th Ed FORGEWORLD Tau

SInce the other FW Topic is focused on the Y'Varna, figured I'd open this and quickly posy my initial impressions of the new FW index. I'm not going into a lot of detail, just a general overview for now, since I've not realy sat down and analysed. First, they've introduced a new Weapon type; Macro. ...
by Lord Mayhem
Jun 22 2017 08:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh from Forge World - XV109 Y'vahra for 8th!
Replies: 72
Views: 7598

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

Just downloaded the e copy of the Index. Overall I'm mixed on it; some things seem like they came out well, others...not bad, but more odd...as if they didn't really look at what they were doing. (example; the experimental pulse munitions rifle on O'Ralai doesn't actually seem to have a pulse muniti...
by Lord Mayhem
Jun 07 2017 12:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The run to 8th edition
Replies: 1738
Views: 136039

Re: The run to 8th edition

Yeah, but a Railgun shots from 72". You can blast him with that + some good Crisis and Commander Deepstrike with Fusion or Plasma. Bubblewrapped with Shield drones. I don't know, I think we have a bright future with all this little buffs. Can't wait to play the game. Read the bat-rep. The post...
by Lord Mayhem
May 31 2017 01:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The run to 8th edition
Replies: 1738
Views: 136039

Re: The run to 8th edition

Dang it...did the edit function go away, or can I just not find it?
Obviously, in the last example the two pulse carbines would point out as a burst cannon
by Lord Mayhem
May 31 2017 01:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The run to 8th edition
Replies: 1738
Views: 136039

Re: The run to 8th edition

So right now I'm transcribing the leak info to a spreadsheet (same thing I always do, just getting a headstart on the actual release) some of my first observations: I notice the Stormsurge now only has a 6" movement, making the Blastcannon harder to use, and AFP and Flamers appear to no longer ...
by Lord Mayhem
Apr 04 2017 01:03
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: List building and commander loadout. Need advice.
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: List building and commander loadout. Need advice.

I would point out there are a number of threads about magnetizing suits that may help you. It's not as hard as it may look at first; my biggest problem is keeping the magnets oriented the same way. If you start, I would suggest magnetizing the flight stands for your suits and drones; it makes them e...
by Lord Mayhem
Apr 03 2017 03:17
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: List building and commander loadout. Need advice.
Replies: 4
Views: 660

Re: List building and commander loadout. Need advice.

If you plan for an OSC, you'll want another 3 stealth suits. Similarly, for a Hunter cadre I believe you'll need a "Heavy choice" (XV-88/Stormsurge/Hammerhead/Sniper Drones) Making a "non competitive list" is a bit harder, since it really depends on skill levels and what your opp...

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