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by pilky
Aug 12 2017 06:44
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: A use for sniper drones?
Replies: 16
Views: 667

Re: A use for sniper drones?

Probably the best setup we can hope for at the moment, especially with the 3+ to hit. I'm hoping our codex fixes them as they were always the first thing in my list in 7th. As you say though, doesn't really fix them enough for any sort of competitive use
by pilky
Aug 12 2017 06:41
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Asking for advice on purchases
Replies: 18
Views: 681

Re: Asking for advice on purchases

I think my FLGS has an optimized pathfinder box, so probably I should get that. How many are the recommended breachers for a fish? 10 for them to go with an ethereal and fireblade? I usually run 10 Breachers with a guardian drone and shield drone. The guardian drone is a must as it ups the breacher...
by pilky
Aug 11 2017 06:09
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: I'm afraid of painting Tau tanks.
Replies: 27
Views: 1485

Re: I'm afraid of painting Tau tanks.

The biggest problem is getting the consistency just right to get a good flow but no runs (which are a massive pain on our tanks). I find you should be aiming for at least 3 coats, maybe even 5 or more depending on your colour, if you want a smooth finish. Try to be as smooth and thin as possible, th...
by pilky
Aug 11 2017 07:24
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Is it worth magnetizing everything?
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Is it worth magnetizing everything?

I magnetise all my crisis suits, riptides, stormsurge, ghostkeels for swapping weapons. I also magnetise anything that uses a flying base (so vehicles and drones) as they're far easier to deal with than the GW pins. This is mostly for 2 reasons: 1. It makes it easier to use the models (both painting...
by pilky
Aug 09 2017 09:56
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Asking for advice on purchases
Replies: 18
Views: 681

Re: Asking for advice on purchases

You're definitely on the right line of thinking with getting Pathfinders. Building some with Ion or Rail Rifles is also worthwhile in 8th edition to give yourself some more high strength shooting scattered about. Beyond that I have 2 suggestions for unit combos I like, but they depend on what models...
by pilky
Aug 09 2017 09:41
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Mont'ka and charging
Replies: 15
Views: 583

Re: Mont'ka and charging

Depends how you read it. If you read it as "can both advance and shoot" as if they hadn't moved this turn then yes. If you read it as can both advance and "shoot as if they hadn't moved this turn" then no. My gut would say RAI is the latter because Tau, but there is an argument R...
by pilky
Aug 08 2017 02:35
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Know your Support Systems.
Replies: 10
Views: 603

Re: Know your Support Systems.

The term "barely worth it" basically implies that while you need to take it, it's a whopping 40 points to mount it. It's only worth taking on a Stormsurge because you're already sinking many points into it and it has the firepower to make it worth keeping alive. It's only thanks to these ...
by pilky
Aug 08 2017 09:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Games Workshop updated their website. What does it mean?
Replies: 8
Views: 676

Re: Games Workshop updated their website. What does it mean?

Yeah, they'll be back soon. For example the UK site has all those available but Shadowsun, Farsight, and the Razor/Sunshark are unavailable
by pilky
Aug 08 2017 09:00
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Confused by magnets!
Replies: 26
Views: 837

Re: Confused by magnets!

I use 3mm x 1mm as my standard. One in the weapon, one on the suit. Seems to hold just fine for me (think they're only N40). They will spin if you touch the weapon but otherwise they hold fine. I would also say: always use magnet on magnet connection wherever possible, they will be much stronger tha...
by pilky
Aug 07 2017 09:04
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Confused by magnets!
Replies: 26
Views: 837

Re: Confused by magnets!

1. Yes. All standard weapons have the same polarity on all my suits (from crisis up to Stormsurge). This just makes life so much easier in the long run as you know any weapon works with any model 2. In theory you can stick any weapon on the left arm, right arm, or on top of either jet pack. I usuall...
by pilky
Aug 06 2017 06:35
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: SMS vs hidden character
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: SMS vs hidden character

Character rule is in the BRB. SMS is in the index. Index/Codex rules always override BRB rules therefore you can shoot a hidden character if it is closest
by pilky
Aug 05 2017 12:45
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Transport of Larger Models
Replies: 8
Views: 516

Re: Transport of Larger Models

I swear by KR Multicase for all my armies. They have a very flexible system of trays and cases to fit most T'au models
by pilky
Jul 27 2017 08:31
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Vehicle movement
Replies: 18
Views: 801

Re: Vehicle movement

Also worth noting that spinning has no benefit in 8th given that armour facing doesn't exist, that weapons no longer have firing arc (they can all shoot 360°), and that troops don't have to disembark from a door.
by pilky
Jul 23 2017 11:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 8th FAQ
Replies: 254
Views: 15445

Re: New 8th FAQ

Longstrike will probably buff FW hammerheads too once the next FW faq is up and give them the "hammerhead" keyword. The Missile Pod Hammerhead already had the "hammerhead" keyword, and the first FW FAQ added it to the other variant. Took them a while but they finally managed to ...
by pilky
Jul 21 2017 04:50
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Shadowsun vs fusion commander
Replies: 20
Views: 1376

Re: Shadowsun vs fusion commander

I think the bubble wrapping is overestimated. You just need to find somewhere where you can be (ideally) 17" away when you come in, so you can fire the first turn, then get within the 9" damage re-roll the next turn (not sure why people try to get so close with a FB commander first turn th...
by pilky
Jul 20 2017 03:50
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: How to paint panel lines?
Replies: 17
Views: 841

Re: How to paint panel lines?

It can all depend on your colour scheme. But mostly I apply my base coat, wash the recesses, then touch up (either with the base coat or with a lighter colour). This often leads to darker recesses, but ones that still match with the colour scheme (pure black can be a bit too much). You also need to ...
by pilky
Jul 18 2017 05:51
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: T'au unit efficiency analysis
Replies: 9
Views: 859

Re: T'au unit efficiency analysis

Minor thing, you should probably double the PR hits to account for Rapid Fire.
by pilky
Jul 18 2017 05:28
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Pathfinders: Ion Rifles or Rail Rifles (or none)
Replies: 38
Views: 2414

Re: Pathfinders: Ion Rifles or Rail Rifles (or none)

Personally I've found Rail Rifles pretty fantastic. They're doing serious damage to any infantry who would dare get close. Yes it makes them more of a target, but I find people are still in a 7 ed mindset anyway of "take out markerlights first". Given the reduced need for markerlights I 8t...

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