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by Jefffar
Dec 07 2017 07:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 964
Views: 60364

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

It's also important to remember that JSJ preceded Overwatch as a rule. While Overwatch itself isn't especially spectacular, the Tau are better than most armies at it. Also, the units that used to be able to JSJ now disengage from combat without penalty thanks to Fly. The units that didn't have JSJ c...
by Jefffar
Oct 28 2017 10:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 964
Views: 60364

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

There are a number of mysterious pieces of wargear throughout the battlesuit kits that once had identified purposes but since have lost them. These may be reborn in some form or another.

The vehicles lacked a lot of visible wargear options, so we might not get much back here.
by Jefffar
Oct 22 2017 07:09
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Follow-Up on the Sun Shark Bomber
Replies: 17
Views: 1117

Re: Follow-Up on the Sun Shark Bomber

Agreed.

But the text on page 215 heavily implies to me that reserves is a default rule for matched play.
by Jefffar
Oct 21 2017 07:15
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Follow-Up on the Sun Shark Bomber
Replies: 17
Views: 1117

Re: Follow-Up on the Sun Shark Bomber

If you are referring to page 215 of the main rulebook, there is nothing in that passage that prevents you from putting units into reserves. It just prevents you from putting more than half your force into reserve, even if they have the special ability to enter play midway through the game. Reserves ...
by Jefffar
Oct 21 2017 01:25
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Follow-Up on the Sun Shark Bomber
Replies: 17
Views: 1117

Re: Follow-Up on the Sun Shark Bomber

If you're worried about first turn shoot downs, why not hold in reserve?
by Jefffar
Sep 08 2017 12:33
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Devilfish in 8th
Replies: 17
Views: 1809

Re: Devilfish in 8th

I really like the concept of the aggressive fish. Roll up, shoot a lot of dakka, charge the enemy, tie them up for a turn. Next turn, your Breachers disembark, the fish falls back to a position that sheilds your Breachers from return fire, and your Breachers shoot the ever loving gak out of the targ...
by Jefffar
Aug 31 2017 12:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 964
Views: 60364

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Hope is evil. Kill all the hope! :P I try, but it keeps making its armor saves! That's why you need to use a railgun. In regards to the codex, my profound hope is that it waits long enough for the basic balance level for 8th to be figured out and planned around. This may be the one edition where ev...
by Jefffar
Aug 20 2017 03:16
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Tanks - what a disappointment
Replies: 118
Views: 7461

Re: Tanks - what a disappointment

The rules for vehicles heavily favour Imperium/Chaos style vehicles which can carry multiple big guns over most Xenos vehicles which only have an individual big gun. Basically, the way to compensate for this is either to to give Xenos vehicles more big guns (which would mean redoing all the models) ...
by Jefffar
Aug 19 2017 02:58
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Modeling Tau Females - a discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 1875

Re: Modeling Tau Females - a discussion

While the angle both heads are being held at makes them seem rectangular, there is a definite taper to the jaw on the head with the "Y slit" that is missing fom the head with the "I slit". That taper appears to be in Shadowsun's jaw line as well. So it could be that a combination...
by Jefffar
Aug 05 2017 11:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bits for tau hammerhead
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: New bits for tau hammerhead

It could be that Tau will get a Tank Commander similar to the IG and this becomes a useful but in marking that.

We could also see actual wargear options for our tanks (though the lack of them for Marines concerns me).
by Jefffar
Aug 05 2017 08:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New bits for tau hammerhead
Replies: 11
Views: 1053

Re: New bits for tau hammerhead

This set isn't new, it's beena round for a while.

Interesting that it's on Pre-Order.

The bit was used in some Apocalypse formations and Spearhead formations back in 4th and 5th eds. Forget what it did then.
by Jefffar
Aug 03 2017 08:59
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: 8th Edition Grenade Launcher?
Replies: 9
Views: 898

Re: 8th Edition Grenade Launcher?

There are a couple of ways I'd love to see this resolved. My favourite is to add a second fire mode to the Pulse Carbine representing lobbing a photon grenade at the target. I think this is the most straightforward option and allows any model with a Carbine to benefit. My next favourite is a special...
by Jefffar
Jul 29 2017 02:12
Forum: Experimental Rules Lab
Topic: Sniper Teams?
Replies: 54
Views: 3342

Re: Sniper Teams?

So then, instead of a weapon rule, a unit rule allowing the unit to target characters with shooting attacks (perhaps requiring them to maintain stationary).
by Jefffar
Jul 29 2017 08:45
Forum: Experimental Rules Lab
Topic: Sniper Teams?
Replies: 54
Views: 3342

Re: Sniper Teams?

I don't think making them slower really fits the sniper motif. As mentioned above, snipers tend to be pretty mobile, they just need to take a stationary position when making their shots. As such, you could use some rules that make it beneficial to the sniper team to stay still. Such as a bonus to hi...
by Jefffar
Jul 27 2017 05:36
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Breachers are still good
Replies: 68
Views: 7313

Re: Breachers are still good

I prefer the idea of charging with the devilfish first, then disembarking the following turn and having the Devilfish fall back. You don't want to do it to something that can melee the Devilfish to death or surround it in bodies, but it has a number of benefits. 1) Keeps your Breachers safe for a ro...
by Jefffar
Jul 23 2017 07:06
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: MV52 Shield Drone Question.
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: MV52 Shield Drone Question.

Locked as the new FAQ resolves this thread.
by Jefffar
Jul 19 2017 05:49
Forum: Experimental Rules Lab
Topic: Sniper Teams?
Replies: 54
Views: 3342

Re: Sniper Teams?



Great job on making a datasheet.

Is there a way this could be turned into a usable template to share with the rest of us rules tinkerers?
by Jefffar
Jul 16 2017 08:19
Forum: Engaging the Alien
Topic: Ultramarines Chapter Tactics spotted!
Replies: 127
Views: 6987

Re: Ultramarines Chapter Tactics spotted!

I can see a fall back and shoot benefit being picked up by one of our more 'disciplined' septs. T'au maybe? It fits well with Kauyon style play. An aggressive sept may see an advance and shoot style benefit. Another sept may have a bonus to shoot when stationary (reroll 1s, +1, ignore cover, etc) I'...

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