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by Kakapo42
Oct 20 2017 07:33
Forum: Library
Topic: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?

I love how the do-railguns-have-recoil question pops up all over the place. So I guess Pulse Rifles, too, would have recoil then? The general consensus seems to be that they would in theory. However, when it comes to recoil the Tau have an ace up their sleeve in the form of those round gyros at the...
by Kakapo42
Oct 20 2017 12:24
Forum: Library
Topic: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?

Thanks for the extra info, always good to know. I do find it strange how much overlap there is between supposedly "different" weapon types. Like, plasma, melta/fusion, and pulse, all operate by firing what is essentially superheated gas. Pulse weaponry is technically rail weaponry too, si...
by Kakapo42
Oct 19 2017 05:45
Forum: Library
Topic: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: Do Pulse weapons shoot bullets?

The original 3rd edition Codex: Tau describes pulse weapons thusly: Pulse Rifle, Pulse Carbine or Burst Cannon All three weapons are variants of the same technology. An induction field is used to propel a particle. The particle reacts by breaking down to create a plasma pulse as it leaves the barrel...
by Kakapo42
Oct 17 2017 02:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How are you liking the new addition compared to 7th,6th,5th, and 4th
Replies: 23
Views: 958

Re: How are you liking the new addition compared to 7th,6th,5th, and 4th

Kakapo, I'm curious as to why you don't like Chapter Tactics? It adds a lot of flavor, though I could wish it was a bit more balanced. Some are blatantly better than others, though it seems as though each codex is generally having at least two functional builds, which is a nice variety to see. It's...
by Kakapo42
Oct 17 2017 12:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off topic section? Suggestion
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: Off topic section? Suggestion

Could that not simply be fixed with a disclaimer? A little bit of volatility is healthy in building character and development, according to a Dr of psychology We shouldn't be afraid to go down that road. From what I gather (this was all some years back before I was a mod) it was more than just vola...
by Kakapo42
Oct 16 2017 11:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off topic section? Suggestion
Replies: 13
Views: 304

Re: Off topic section? Suggestion

Once upon a time there used to be an off-topic subforum, the Mess Hall (back when all the forums were explicitly named after sections of the ATT orbital). There was quite some fun had there, but eventually it got out of hand and had to be closed down. There is however a sub-forum for non-Tau related...
by Kakapo42
Oct 14 2017 07:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How are you liking the new addition compared to 7th,6th,5th, and 4th
Replies: 23
Views: 958

Re: How are you liking the new addition compared to 7th,6th,5th, and 4th

Well I'm afraid it seems like I'm going to be the odd one out here. I don't like 8th edition at all. I've talked about the subject in detail elsewhere, and I don't really feel like repeating myself, since I'm largely tired of the whole matter. What I will say is this: that regardless of any objectiv...
by Kakapo42
Oct 12 2017 10:43
Forum: Library
Topic: Nomenclature for Standard T'au Cadre
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Nomenclature for Standard T'au Cadre

I'm not too up-to-date on Ethereal lore- a high-ranking Ethereal like Aun'va would never "attach" himself to a particular cadre, right? Feels to me like the other way around, they'd be accompanying him . So you wouldn't see him in a position of direct command, but rather as an important f...
by Kakapo42
Oct 11 2017 07:18
Forum: Library
Topic: Nomenclature for Standard T'au Cadre
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Nomenclature for Standard T'au Cadre

There are effectively two systems that are commonly accepted. The first, documented in Imperial Armour Volume III: The Taros Campaign (1st edition), is a simple pattern of 'X Cadre [Commander's Name]'. X here is where the type of cadre would be included, giving you something along the lines of 'Hunt...
by Kakapo42
Sep 27 2017 11:47
Forum: Library
Topic: What are those stories the community does??
Replies: 6
Views: 308

Re: What are those stories the community does??

Tauman hit the nail on the head. Ever since 2013 it's been something of a tradition to have a major worldwide roleplaying event on the site every year around April 1st. They traditionally start on April 1st NZ/AU time (so March 31st if you live in America), and continue for around two days or so, th...
by Kakapo42
Sep 27 2017 10:35
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Are the hooves on Tau models inconsistent?
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Are the hooves on Tau models inconsistent?

Now there seven324 your first mistake was that first picture you posted was fan art, not "official" GW artwork; which means you started off on (pardon the pun) the wrong hoof! Quick point of order, but while the artwork in the OP's post may not be GW artwork, it's certainly official - it'...
by Kakapo42
Aug 31 2017 08:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Space marine equivalent
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: Space marine equivalent

While it's good to see that it seems to have been resolved, I feel compelled to remind everyone that ATT is not really the place for airing harshly-worded grievances towards other forums and their members. I understand that people often have bad experiences on internet forums (even I myself have bee...
by Kakapo42
Aug 31 2017 07:52
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: How would a fluffy list look?
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: How would a fluffy list look?

It really depends on what you consider 'fluffy'. For a typical Hunter Cadre however, a good rule of thumb is the less battlesuits, the better. Contrary to what more recent GW marketing might have you believe, in all but the most recent of background material battlesuits are a rarity. The bulk of a t...
by Kakapo42
Aug 31 2017 04:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if MT gave +1 BS
Replies: 3
Views: 409

Re: What if MT gave +1 BS

As a general rule of thumb, ATT has something of a policy against wishlisting. If you wish to craft a peer-reviewed and well-structured suggestion to GW for future rules development, I would recommend posting in this thread . As this thread is unlikely to produce much more meaninful discussion, I'll...
by Kakapo42
Aug 27 2017 11:43
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Flamers vs. Burst cannons
Replies: 21
Views: 1846

Re: Flamers vs. Burst cannons

Well I mainly play older editions where flamers have a nice big template. ;) However, regardless of what 40k rule-set you use, an important factor to consider is that flamers hit independently of the shooters BS characteristic, which can be an important advantage when you consider un-augmented Tau B...
by Kakapo42
Aug 23 2017 04:44
Forum: Library
Topic: Lack of interchangable weapons for infantry
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: Lack of interchangable weapons for infantry

The lack of an effect from the pulse carbine's underslung photon grenade launcher is purely a mechanical fault of the 8th edition rules (and if, like me, you use older rulesets instead then there isn't a problem there). In regards to Firewarrior armament, it's a matter of doctrine. Aside from the tw...
by Kakapo42
Aug 23 2017 02:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help to Recognize Support Systems
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: Recognize Support Systems?

The second to last image you posted is the post-6th edition iteration of the Command and Control Node. Unlike the original support systems, the newer ones introduced in 6th edition don't have specific bits to represent them. Instead, 6th edition Battlesuit models like the Broadside and Riptide inclu...
by Kakapo42
Aug 21 2017 04:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crisis of faith. Red blood?
Replies: 14
Views: 1160

Re: Crisis of faith. Red blood?

That doesn't sound great for the Tau then, being planes-dwellers from what has always sounded like a temperate/relatively warm climate (which the original Tau colour-scheme/box art seemed to imply was at least partially desert). Could contribute to why they suck in H2H, they have really bad cardio ...

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