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by Das'Kyman
Jun 21 2017 07:41
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV8 Flamer Discussion
Replies: 60
Views: 5317

Re: XV8 Flamer Discussion

I only got one chance to do it, but the homing beacons plus triple flamer suits was very effective. 6 flamers dropped 9 necron warriors in one go, and roasted all the scarabs that tried to counterattack. I think it will turn into a great psychological tool, forcing your opponent to charge from 8&quo...
by Das'Kyman
Jun 12 2017 07:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh from Forge World - XV109 Y'vahra for 8th!
Replies: 72
Views: 8207

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

Many units have the ability to set up on the battlefield mid-turn... Typically, this happens at the end of the Movement phase, but it can also happen during other phases.Units that are set up in this manner cannot move or Advance further during the turn they arrive-... ...the Y'vahra may be removed...
by Das'Kyman
Jun 12 2017 05:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fresh from Forge World - XV109 Y'vahra for 8th!
Replies: 72
Views: 8207

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

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the rulebook's section on Reinforcements specifically disallows further movement after arriving from off the board. I had hoped for post-arrival movement as well but it was not in the cards. So the escape thrust is not very attractive given its ability to mov...
by Das'Kyman
Jun 11 2017 03:38
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Bork'an 4th Escort Cadre [WIP Log]
Replies: 78
Views: 36487

Re: Bork'an 4th Escort Cadre [WIP Log]

I am going to make a big picture dump of progress I've made since I last checked in. I'll start with the WIP, and first up is the Stormsurge: http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp307/skymanultra/Conversions/IMG_3806_zpsz0gp9djh.jpg http://i422.photobucket.com/albums/pp307/skymanultra/Conversions/IMG...
by Das'Kyman
Jun 10 2017 09:32
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: TWO 8th Edition Battle Reports For Your Viewing Pleasure
Replies: 4
Views: 1043

Re: TWO 8th Edition Battle Reports For Your Viewing Pleasure

Excellent reports. Thank you very much for sharing! The Tau faction is shaping up to be quite an interesting one in 8th.

I have to point out something though: the Fireblade's Volley Fire ability does not apply to Pulse Blasters.
by Das'Kyman
Jun 08 2017 05:28
Forum: Project Logs
Topic: Bork'an 4th Escort Cadre [WIP Log]
Replies: 78
Views: 36487

Re: Bork'an 4th Escort Cadre [WIP Log]

Wow. Thank you for the kind words. I am honored that you feel that way because that was literally my own situation when I came to Tau. I had played Ultramarines in the past, wanted a new faction, researched a bit and found the amazing conversions on ATT. Proud to inspire :::( I hope to put up some o...
by Das'Kyman
Jun 08 2017 05:23
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Wound Overflow with Savior Protocols
Replies: 14
Views: 1644

Re: Wound Overflow with Savior Protocols

RAW you allocate each wound and roll for saves one at a time. It is mentioned in the side notes of shooting regarding speed dice.
So since the rules assume you are allocating one wound at a time, when you run out of drones and go to the next allocation, it will have to remain on the original unit.
by Das'Kyman
Jul 20 2016 08:42
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Winning Without the Riptide Wing
Replies: 33
Views: 6975

Re: Winning Without the Riptide Wing

It seems all these formations like the Riptide Wing lessen the strategy of the game. IMHO it makes the tactics of the player a moot point. Why do I need to learn the finer points of the game or my army if I can just take 9 Riptides? I hate most of these formations. I prefer CADs. It is more rewardi...
by Das'Kyman
Jul 15 2016 07:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 40k FAQ First Draft
Replies: 89
Views: 16993

Re: 40k FAQ First Draft

Keep on track people. Whether there is an inconsistency or not, GW is making it very clear that in the Stormsurge's case it dies. People are free to get on the facebook and voice their outrage, but there's no need to bring that over here.
by Das'Kyman
Jul 14 2016 12:40
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Winning Without the Riptide Wing
Replies: 33
Views: 6975

Re: Winning Without the Riptide Wing

It does bring up the important note that the Y'vahra is a pretty fantastic counter to the Stormsurge, and dealing with Stormsurges is definitely a part of winning. Both weapons penetrate the SS base armour and the ion weapon's Blind is absolute murder for the Stormsurge which will fail the blind che...
by Das'Kyman
Jul 13 2016 08:50
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Tank Shock against Stormsurge
Replies: 14
Views: 3601

Re: Tank Shock against Stormsurge

Did you take in effect that an immobilize result stops the tank shock? AP value increase the roll on the table? I'm no math hammer expert, but 1/3 chance you die looks wrong. I did indeed. 1/6 chance of death period 2/3 chance on the rest that you'll fail to kill it with a lucky 6 (rolling a 2-5 on...
by Das'Kyman
Jul 13 2016 08:35
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Tank Shock against Stormsurge
Replies: 14
Views: 3601

Re: Tank Shock against Stormsurge

Did you take in effect that an immobilize result stops the tank shock? AP value increase the roll on the table? I'm no math hammer expert, but 1/3 chance you die looks wrong. I did indeed. 1/6 chance of death period 2/3 chance on the rest that you'll fail to kill it with a lucky 6 (rolling a 2-5 on...
by Das'Kyman
Jul 13 2016 01:55
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Tank Shock against Stormsurge
Replies: 14
Views: 3601

Re: Tank Shock against Stormsurge

Keep in mind that space marine vehicles from the armoured task force ignore Crew Stunned. And the Land Raider Spearhead ignores everything except an Explodes! result. You'll usually see these formations in the Iron Hands detachment but they could be anywhere. Let's assume you are using the Pulse Bla...
by Das'Kyman
Jul 13 2016 01:10
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Tau FAQ (official first draft)
Replies: 64
Views: 9716

Re: Tau FAQ (offial first draft)

One of the big ones that I noticed was the clarification on the M3S and CCN. They specifically say that it will work during the Intercept Phase. The applications aren't huge since most players these days are getting their intercept defense from Riptides+Stormsurge+Drone Net. However, crisis teams ar...
by Das'Kyman
Jul 01 2016 02:37
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Winning Without the Riptide Wing
Replies: 33
Views: 6975

Re: Winning Without the Riptide Wing

I am going to play the devils advocate for a minute: -If you spam Kroot you can lose a LOT of kroot to ripple-firing SMS from the Riptides. One Riptide, without the +1 BS formation bonus, will kill 5 kroot with ripple-firing SMS. If he is using the hailfire ability that is 10 Kroot. And that doesn't...
by Das'Kyman
Jun 29 2016 12:43
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Winning Without the Riptide Wing
Replies: 33
Views: 6975

Winning Without the Riptide Wing

I confess, immediately, that I used a Riptide Wing in my FLGS' last tournament. I told myself, "Self, I think we need to win. So let's bring the cheesiest stuff we can think of." I brought the wing, a Stormsurge, an Y'vahra, some markerlights to support them, and a Culexus Assassin. I won ...
by Das'Kyman
Jun 22 2016 08:01
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Miond's experimentals (updates, pathfindes and commander WIP)
Replies: 35
Views: 6701

Re: Miond's experimentals (Quad-ion and pulsebomb turrets added)

That piranha conversion is top notch. I like the overall flyer conversion but I think that I'll have to agree with Panzer. The quad turret on front looks good, but it makes the back look a bit weird and unbalanced by comparison. Having such a large targeting array on the back seems to serve no purpo...
by Das'Kyman
Jun 20 2016 08:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 40k FAQ First Draft
Replies: 89
Views: 16993

Re: 40k FAQ First Draft

The wording on Ion Shield on page 117 of Codex: Imperial Knights doesn't say anything at all about where attacks originate from in describing the wargear's rules mechanics. You select a facing for the ion shield. And then: "The Knight has a 4+ invulnerable save against all hits on that facing ...

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