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by GND
Jan 20 2018 03:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1562
Views: 98482

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

The problem with asking for patience is that I see space marine models come out practically every month. I want that. Every month is a tad-bit overstatement, and if you ever start a space marine faction I think you will realize that only a fraction of these "space marine models coming out ever...
by GND
Jan 20 2018 03:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Appeal for Jump-Shoot-Jump
Replies: 95
Views: 2762

Re: An Appeal for Jump-Shoot-Jump

[Thank you for your post. Yes, this was the essence of what I was getting at. I'm glad that I got through to at least someone. :smile: I think most of us understand- you made excellent points and I think they are certainly valid! However, we're still worse off as a faction without JSJ, which puts o...
by GND
Jan 20 2018 03:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1562
Views: 98482

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

They haven't released a single tau kit ever since I started playing. And that was in 2016 if I'm not mistaken. But that's just how 40K releases work. :D There are factions (imperial and chaos too) that have not seen a model release for far longer. Warhammer 40K has currently so many factions that i...
by GND
Jan 20 2018 03:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Appeal for Jump-Shoot-Jump
Replies: 95
Views: 2762

Re: An Appeal for Jump-Shoot-Jump

Getting things taken away from you sucks, there is always a sense of missing it when it's gone. But what it seems like GND was really getting at was that it's an emotional response. When you take a step back, calm down, and think about whether or not JSJ was really good for the game, you'll probabl...
by GND
Jan 17 2018 04:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Appeal for Jump-Shoot-Jump
Replies: 95
Views: 2762

Re: An Appeal for Jump-Shoot-Jump

I originally left this thread because there are obviously people that are very passionate about JSJ without any interest in changing their opinion and I didn't feel like having my knowledge of the English language insulted and my points ignored. But things seem to have calmed down, so I'll just thro...
by GND
Jan 15 2018 06:57
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Ranged Superiority: How much would you be willing to pay?
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: Ranged Superiority: How much would you be willing to pay?

A Broadside behind two Shield Drones is quite durable, basically proof against anti-infantry fire and decent at taking anti-tank fire too with the Shield Drones. With that advantage, and the key T5 that makes almost nothing wound on 2+, I feel like it could be a solid, survivable unit. Oh I thought...
by GND
Jan 15 2018 03:56
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Ranged Superiority: How much would you be willing to pay?
Replies: 13
Views: 733

Re: Ranged Superiority: How much would you be willing to pay?

How much efficiency would you be willing to sacrifice to have a range advantage over your opponent? I would be willing to sacrifice a lot if only for the change in list flavour, However the biggest hurdle I have a hard time overcoming isn't PPW efficiency but rather survivability. A less efficient ...
by GND
Jan 12 2018 02:07
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Phased Ion XV9 v Crisis CIB and Plasma
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Darkstrider and Phased Ion XV9

The 5+ still apllies though when you get the +1 to BS, since the rend happens on the hit instead of on the wound for the phased ion. Sadly the wording is "on a hit roll of 6" not "6+". So markelights will not increase the chance for it to trigger. It will just trigger on natural...
by GND
Jan 12 2018 01:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Win a Ta'unar Forge World competition
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Win a Ta'unar Forge World competition

I don't think there was a thread about this here, so for those who haven't heard, Forge World is holding a competition this month. If you spend £50 or more on a order, you will have a chance to win a titan. There is a different titan up for grabs each week. This week it's the KX139 Ta'nar Supermacy ...
by GND
Jan 09 2018 06:54
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Revisiting CIB Builds (Again!)
Replies: 17
Views: 774

Re: Revisiting CIB Builds (Again!)

I stopped using 3xCIB and favor 2xCIB + ATS because of 3 reasons: 1. I find that spending 30 points on drones to make a unit everyone wants to kill more durable is better than spending 30 points on 9 shots on a unit everyone will want to kill even more. 2. With how cover works in this edition, 2+ sa...
by GND
Jan 09 2018 05:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Appeal for Jump-Shoot-Jump
Replies: 95
Views: 2762

Re: An Appeal for Jump-Shoot-Jump

Counterpoint Jump-Shoot-Jump is neither a tactical, skillful nor complex mechanic. It's an easy-to-learn, easy-to-master, all-upside mechanic with mediocre depth and as of 6th edition (when it was changed to 2D6" instead of 6") it's no longer guaranteed and should be called a gamble rather...
by GND
Jan 02 2018 11:59
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Why so much hate on the ghostkeel?
Replies: 7
Views: 581

Re: Why so much hate on the ghostkeel?

The Ghostkeel isn't terrible at all. However, it has the same problem that all big Tau models have right now- it's durable but doesn't output much firepower. For 200+ points it'll get you two Fusion hits on average, or 3 Ion and 2 Burst hits. This means that using an anti-vehicle loadout it'll deal...
by GND
Jan 02 2018 11:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Razorsharks worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 417

Re: Are Razorsharks worth it?

Razorsharks are pretty bad - they provide firepower you can find elsewhere for less points and aren't very durable. As a flyer they are mobile, but after Chapter Approved they cannot capture objectives. They essentially have no role or niche to fill in our army at the moment. The Sunshark however - ...
by GND
Dec 30 2017 07:03
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: XV25 Target Lock and others Support System
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: XV25 Target Lock and others Support System

Yes, you can have a Stealth Shas'Vre with markerlight, target lock and an additional support system. As for why the ability is spelled out on the data sheet - we can only guess. I assume it's meant to satisfy the "have as much much rules as possible on the data sheet" philosophy and since ...
by GND
Dec 16 2017 03:27
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Dealing with Custodes?
Replies: 32
Views: 1408

Re: Dealing with Custodes?

If he creates a bubble 10" from the Landraider, that means his Landraider is at least 11" away from the edge of his deployment zone, meaning he lost and entire turn of movement before he can disembark the Custodes into enemy lines. Bubblewrap like this is usually useful for fairly static t...
by GND
Dec 15 2017 04:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it Still a Strike Team with Pulse Carbines?
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: Is it Still a Strike Team with Pulse Carbines?

The unit name on the datasheet is 'Strike Team' and is made out of 5 - 12 Fire Warriors armed with either rifles or carbines. So yes, they would still be called a Strike Team.

Or is this not a rules question, but some weird meta-philosophical language conundrum? I am slightly confused.
by GND
Dec 12 2017 07:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to make Pulse Carbines viable for Fire Warriors
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: How to make Pulse Carbines viable for Fire Warriors

If I understand you correctly, the proposal is to be able to shoot Photon Grenades with carbines to give them extra range. This is a very minor buff (+ 6" range, our grenades are range 12") and not that useful at all since PG impose a negative modifier until the end of the turn. So you onl...
by GND
Dec 08 2017 08:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming T'au Codex
Replies: 1562
Views: 98482

Re: Upcoming T'au Codex

Are you sure you are remembering previous editions correctly? Because in 7th, a single Railhead has ~7% chance to one shot a Leman Russ (considering frontal facing and no cover). That's pretty bad. It could kill AV10 vehicles way better, but still it mostly just crippled the enemy vehicle via the ol...

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