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by zawyvern
Nov 16 2017 01:20
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Throwing out the mold: the merits of despecialization in crisis teams
Replies: 40
Views: 1753

Re: Throwing out the mold: the merits of despecialization in crisis teams

Being able to decide on Crisis weaponloadouts during deployment would be way too powerful. We could tailor our list perfectly to deal with any kind of army without any drawback while others would have to take all-comers lists. Tank heavy? Go all Fusion Blaster. Horde? Go all Flamer. Elite Infantry?...
by zawyvern
Nov 15 2017 01:30
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Throwing out the mold: the merits of despecialization in crisis teams
Replies: 40
Views: 1753

Re: Throwing out the mold: the merits of despecialization in crisis teams

That's the reason Crisis suits are best when specialized. It's because WEAPONS are specialized. Zadocfish is right. To go back to the original statement, "why not take advantage of the unit design attributes?" (despecialization) As stated by many others: the unit may be designed for flexi...
by zawyvern
Oct 26 2017 01:18
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stormsurge viability
Replies: 11
Views: 695

Re: Stormsurge viability

I want to get my hands on some forgeworld's tactical drones so I can voltron my stormsurge through my opponents forces Did you mean technical drones? Their repair protocol only effects battlesuits. And all drone saviour protocols (technical or tactical) only benefit infantry or battlesuits.The stor...
by zawyvern
Oct 26 2017 01:03
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: multi-tracker in charge phase
Replies: 1
Views: 231

multi-tracker in charge phase

I searched the tau tactics thread but didn't see anything refering to 8th edition rules reagrding multi-trackers in the charge phase. I'm not mistaken that units with a multi tracker get to re-roll ones on their overwatch, right? While modifiers can never change the target number to anything other t...
by zawyvern
Oct 19 2017 06:24
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Y'vahra or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Re: Y'vahra or not?

Are you really thinking about a double Stormsurge list? Not seriously, but this is turning into a serious modeling project as well. Who knows… It could, but think about it this way- with a Y'vahra list, your goal will be to have lots of Shield Drones flying around the table, acting as mobile "...
by zawyvern
Oct 18 2017 11:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reprice the Tau
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Reprice the Tau

I'm fairly sure this post is a breach of one of the guidelines for the site. Never, ever list individual point values for anything. Listing the sum total of points for a squad is OK, but no item-by-item points breakdowns are ever allowed. ATT has zero tolerance for listing individual point values. ...
by zawyvern
Oct 18 2017 08:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reprice the Tau
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: Reprice the Tau

Repricing suit options. all battlesuits with hardpoints to place either weapons or systems. up to 2 weapons: +1 power point. up to an additional 2 weapons: +1 power point. (fixed weapons don't add power points. included in the unit price) crisis team: 6 power points/ 35 points per model commander: 7...
by zawyvern
Oct 18 2017 08:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reprice the Tau
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Reprice the Tau

So, seeing a lot of similar threads but with less focus I thought I'd start a thread where we could focus it all in one place and make it easy to read. Just post what we thought needed to be changed. *note please do not list actual points. just what you'd like to see. also no math alluding to the ac...
by zawyvern
Oct 18 2017 07:50
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Tau Power level abuse 100PL
Replies: 21
Views: 1344

Re: Tau Power level abuse 100PL

It does seem you need two lists, one for each system. It's like they had different teams working on each. And the teams assigned to Tau both did a crap job.
by zawyvern
Oct 18 2017 07:06
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2000pts Mechanised - Much to Improve!
Replies: 12
Views: 541

Re: 2000pts Mechanised - Much to Improve!

Outrider Detachment: Commander, 4 Fusion Blasters, 2 Marker Drones - 180pts 5 Pathfinders - 40pts 5 Pathfinders - 40pts 4 Shield Drones - 32pts Y'vraha, Target Lock, ATS - 415pts D'oh! Just realized I've been pricing my shield drones at 10 pts a pop. All the wasted points! I'm sure it wouldn't have...
by zawyvern
Oct 18 2017 06:41
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Y'vahra or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Re: Y'vahra or not?

Once you build a defensive list around a Stormsurge, suddenly it feels... less fun, in a way? The Y'vahra list is of course riskier to play though. What do you think? Yeah, I've played the gunline for a long time. I want to mix it up a bit. The idea of two stormsurges as an anchor point is fun, but...
by zawyvern
Oct 17 2017 09:47
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Y'vahra or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Re: Y'vahra or not?

For me he has ALWAYS survived even though he has been on his last leg numerous times by turn 4-5. I'm going to assume you equip the shield generator on your stormsurge. If you take a shield generator on the y'vahra and shield drone squadron to escort, it is very survivable (by the numbers). But slo...
by zawyvern
Oct 17 2017 06:39
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Y'vahra or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Re: Y'vahra or not?

So the idea here is to avoid using infantry? Fair enough! For a sit-back-and-shoot list the Stormsurge is great (especially with the Shield Generator to keep it alive), and for an aggressive list the Y'vahra is a fantastic option too. You may find that, as far as other Forgeworld units are concerne...
by zawyvern
Oct 16 2017 01:27
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: Y'vahra or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 636

Y'vahra or not?

Probably seems like a dumb question but I'm worried about low model count as it is. Since I opened my list to using forgeworld units it's made it even tougher to list build. The main thing I'm thinking of replacing is my air support detachment. Since they don't count against being tabled it makes it...
by zawyvern
Oct 16 2017 12:19
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)
Replies: 65
Views: 4152

Re: XV109 Y'vahra (any feedback?)

Ok so am i missing something? What on earth is the point of the sheild drone if you cant confer wounds to it and get a save? Might as well take a gun drone. The MV drone attached to the yavarha is pointless unless you can confer its 3+ invul. If you cant there is no need to take it at all unless im...
by zawyvern
Oct 04 2017 07:42
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: I'm replacing all my strike teams with breachers... on foot!
Replies: 64
Views: 4083

Re: I'm replacing all my strike teams with breachers... on foot!

I had this idea before also. Breacher spam I mean. I think in a highlander style tourney with no limit troops, maybe ok. But as other people pointed out, if you're going to have a threat that isn't hard as nails you need something else to distract your opponent. If they are the distraction, what are...
by zawyvern
Oct 04 2017 12:14
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: new army (re-arming) list
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: new army (re-arming) list

A few decisions here that I'm not quite sure are good ideas. First, and most importantly, the function of the Commanders is to drop down in places where enemy vehicles and monsters are vulnerable- by definition, this means places where your army isn't going to be heavily deployed, let alone present...
by zawyvern
Oct 03 2017 10:06
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: new army (re-arming) list
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: new army (re-arming) list

It's different, but what do you think? We could also reject Fire Warriors entirely for mobile Drone units, or Stealthsuits-as-infantry for a low-model-count force. Seems pretty managable. More familiar with the fireblade and firewarriors. I already have the stealth suits that's why I wanted to use ...

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