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by Zelnik
Apr 21 2015 11:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Rumor Mill] Codex update, Crisis suits, Vespid and more
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

[Rumor Mill] Codex update, Crisis suits, Vespid and more

Since the despotic mods of this board don't allow posts to remain open for future editing, I have to create a new thread for this info. My source is natfka.blogspot.com Codex is slated for October of this year, after Space Marines. A new boxed set will be released featuring Space Marines (Ravenguard...
by Zelnik
Apr 21 2015 11:37
Forum: Galleries
Topic: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

Re: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.

Two new battle reports for all of you. One game, the Orca's "Eggs in one basket" problem truly shined. I was tabled turn 3 (wow, I sucked at my rolls), and then subsiquently rolled a 2 for reserves. That was embarrasing! Enemy was my friendly Imp guard player who discovered the glory of co...
by Zelnik
Apr 05 2015 09:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces
Replies: 89
Views: 16670

Re: [Theme - Tactica] Orca Deployed Forces

My first use of the Orca went very well, it's a damn good piece of transporting awesomesauce. If you can get your hands on it, I highly recommend it.
by Zelnik
Apr 05 2015 08:08
Forum: Galleries
Topic: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

Re: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.

Okay, here is the battle report. This is the sixth game in an escalation campaign between me and a friend of mine, current game is 2600 points. Army consisted of Shas'O R'alai, Y'Rahva with VT and Stim, R'Varna with Stim, Riptide with stim, ECPA, EWO, Ion accelerator and fusion. Troops are 2 crisis ...
by Zelnik
Apr 04 2015 07:31
Forum: Galleries
Topic: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

Re: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.

The interior is too pretty not to paint! And the fire warriors are all in a fixed sitting position, so might as well use them for what they are good for. Just had my first moment of play with it! Loaded it up with four squads, two fire warriors, two crisis teams. It did -very- well in the match, sec...
by Zelnik
Apr 03 2015 10:39
Forum: Galleries
Topic: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

Re: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.

OK... So most of the exterior is done, underside is still left undone but if anything, that will be the very, very last thing I do (no one looks UNDER the minis anyway) I have finished engine glow, light effects and gloss varnishing the 'jewel' bits and 'windows' I am now working on the interior scr...
by Zelnik
Mar 31 2015 11:39
Forum: Galleries
Topic: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

Re: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.

I happen to have an overabundance of time right now. So right now I am dealing with the engines, from there, moving to the side panels and tau symbols. Washing will come after that, and finally more decals... I put the FSE symbol on top in a mad rush. I am going to have a LOT of fun putting on decal...
by Zelnik
Mar 29 2015 09:32
Forum: Galleries
Topic: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

Re: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.

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Okay... several hours later, I got the top two plates done, tomorrow is likely going to be the final showdown with the rest of the exterior of the miniature.
by Zelnik
Mar 29 2015 08:46
Forum: Galleries
Topic: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

Re: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.

Alright folks, remember to watch the video! http://i.imgur.com/gokJTMD.jpg The re-priming is done! This was done with Khorne Red (better choice IMHO then Meph, nice dark, rugged color) The next adventure is going to be the black-priming of the interior, drone priming (there are racks for eight inter...
by Zelnik
Mar 29 2015 08:25
Forum: Galleries
Topic: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

Re: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.

Easier said then done, but in the future I will try yes. The original paint scheme was NOT as good as it seemed, up close it was actually rather awful. I am quite happy to strip the hell out of it. Also, not my color scheme... (FSE for life.) So, on the bridge section... Am I forsaking the greater g...
by Zelnik
Mar 29 2015 07:20
Forum: Galleries
Topic: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

Re: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.

Update! OK, so the sucker has been soaking in a GALLON of Purple Power overnight. I took a used sponge to it a few times to get the first layers of paint off... there is a -lot- of space wolves grey that needs to come off. Fortunately, you don't need to get off ALL the paint, just most of it (thank ...
by Zelnik
Mar 28 2015 06:16
Forum: Galleries
Topic: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

Re: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.

Yes, it is THAT big. I was astonished at how large it was, it could easily have been made at 1/3rd the size and still would look amazing. And yes, it's time for all of you to to listen to the music again. SO. Took it to the GW today (had to drop off the baneblade my friend got in the same deal). Whi...
by Zelnik
Mar 28 2015 09:31
Forum: Galleries
Topic: The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.
Replies: 19
Views: 7039

The Shoebox Saga: What I did with my new Orca.

Hello everyone, as I posted before, I managed to get my hands on an Orca. Firstly, I need all readers to listen to the proper music before we begin. I suggest this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjuzFpNwSFQ Properly motivated? Good. Lets begin. I managed to get my toy in from the mail, thankfully ...
by Zelnik
Mar 24 2015 08:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Rumor Mill] Codex update, new crisis/commander kit
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

[Rumor Mill] Codex update, new crisis/commander kit

According to the fine folks over at BOLS, looks like the Tau will be getting an update this year, with a new crisis suit box that will cover both normal suits and the crisis commander (thank goodness, I can't stand the current models.) Also, there seems to be a new boxed set for the Tau and Space Ma...
by Zelnik
Mar 20 2015 04:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My madness knows no bounds: I own a shoebox.
Replies: 2
Views: 1210

My madness knows no bounds: I own a shoebox.

That's right. An old friend of mine has sold me his Orca.

When it shows up, I will key all of you into how it looks and feels. It is going to go through a lengthy stripping and re-painting process to make it fit in with my Farsight Enclaves...

Most importantly, I will let you all know how it PLAYS.
by Zelnik
Mar 12 2015 08:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Psykers, double force orgs, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 4262

Re: Dealing with Psykers, double force orgs, etc.

I get a LOT of flack for taking the shield generators... yes they are hugely expensive. However, when someone drops a battle cannon shot, or shoots me with psykers, or anything in the game that happily causes instant death due to low AP and high strength, it helps. A lot. I confess, I should probabl...
by Zelnik
Mar 12 2015 12:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Psykers, double force orgs, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 4262

Re: Dealing with Psykers, double force orgs, etc.

Let me explain. "List Tailoring" is a bit of an archaic thing nowadays for Tau. We are quite literally designed for it and the FSE codex openly suggests it. I have currently four crisis setups. They are expensive but very effective. All teams have a Shas'Vre, and the same wargear save one ...
by Zelnik
Mar 11 2015 05:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dealing with Psykers, double force orgs, etc.
Replies: 25
Views: 4262

Re: Dealing with Psykers, double force orgs, etc.

Firstly, I play FSE, Which in my opinion, really is the better of the two lists. By shifting Crisis suits to troops, we really can enjoy our elites more. Of course, then we run into the problem of "which to pick, suits of FW" This is pretty situational I confess, but I am planning on makin...

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