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by Xanrag
Aug 22 2017 07:53
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Tanks - what a disappointment
Replies: 118
Views: 7487

Re: Tanks - what a disappointment

Gives me some incentive to assemble my gun rigs again now that the formation is gone.. What I'm really interested in trying though is longstrike and then some tanks with forgeworld turrets. Having two HYMP or two HBC with two SMS all hitting on 2+ if standing still sounds like good old overwhelming ...
by Xanrag
Aug 22 2017 07:07
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Tanks - what a disappointment
Replies: 118
Views: 7487

Re: Tanks - what a disappointment

But even with max markerlights a gunrig only hits on 4+ rerolling ones right? They do get two shots though.
by Xanrag
Jul 26 2017 05:27
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: What happens to the attached gun drones if a devilfish dies?
Replies: 9
Views: 662

Re: What happens to the attached gun drones if a devilfish dies?

The rule that they died with the vehicle was removed in 8th edition. In my opinion they work like regular passengers and must be forced to disembark, possibly dying if the vehicle exploded.
by Xanrag
Jul 24 2017 03:39
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Dark Hopes 8th edition guide to competitive battle strategy
Replies: 27
Views: 5870

Re: Dark Hopes 8th edition guide to competitive battle strategy

I'm not a big fan of the railgun in the hammerhead but the updated pricing on the FW turrets make them very interesting. Having high yield missile pods and smart missiles on them makes them a missileside with bs3, more wounds and other benefits. The dual long range burst cannon also seems a beast ag...
by Xanrag
Jul 20 2017 07:04
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Stormsurge - walking battleship rule?
Replies: 7
Views: 617

Re: Stormsurge - walking battleship rule?

I'd have to agree. The Walking Battleship ability has three effects: ⋅ This model can fall back in the movement phase and still shoot and/or charge that turn. ⋅ This model does not suffer the penalty for moving and firing Heavy Weapons ⋅ This model can only benefit from...
by Xanrag
Jul 20 2017 05:46
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Fireblade's volley fire with drones
Replies: 31
Views: 2709

Re: Fireblade's volley fire with drones

Took me a while to convince my local gaming group as well.

Here is the relevant thread:

http://www.advancedtautactica.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=25773
by Xanrag
Jul 18 2017 06:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High potential understrengths?
Replies: 58
Views: 4077

Re: High potential understrengths?

If nobody powergamed then we would probably not get clarifications to the wonky rules or it would take much longer, so they do fill their niche. I don't quite agree that people always interpret rules to their own advantage though if the wording is so muddled that it can be interpreted in multiple wa...
by Xanrag
Jul 18 2017 05:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power to Points conversion for new FW updates
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Power to Points conversion for new FW updates

It's not a FW issue, its an issue with the starter core list building mechanics. Hmm.. interesting. I guess I should do a quick check of Power Points vs standard layout Points and see how things compare. Shouldn't be too hard, I'll see if I have time tonight. That way we can compare the "stand...
by Xanrag
Jul 15 2017 04:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power to Points conversion for new FW updates
Replies: 6
Views: 713

Re: Power to Points conversion for new FW updates

In the latest FAQ they admitted the error with the Hammerheads, however doesn't everything else also feel expensive?

Does anyone know of a Power Level -> Points conversion list for everything? (I.e. Powerlevel, Points Min, Points Max)
by Xanrag
Jul 15 2017 02:06
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Forgeworld FAQ is up
Replies: 24
Views: 1834

Re: Forgeworld FAQ is up

Maxwell wrote:Except the r’varna can’t take mv52 drones....


The Y'vahra can though and it is part of the same rule change. (Page 45 and 46)

Edit: .. mixing them up. One of them can take M52:s anyway. The Y'vahra in this case.
by Xanrag
Jul 15 2017 01:56
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Forgeworld FAQ is up
Replies: 24
Views: 1834

Re: Forgeworld FAQ is up

It still only applies to the specific shield- and shielded missile drones specified since there no longer are any general keywords but everything is on a unit basis. I would not be surprised if they added it to the next general 40k FAQ though. In fact I'd be surprised if they didn't. I can probably ...
by Xanrag
Jul 15 2017 12:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 8th FAQ
Replies: 254
Views: 20161

Re: New 8th FAQ

Don't forget to add "Fly" as pro. ;) Woops! Totally forgot that the XV88 doesn't have fly unlike most of the other suits.. Another interesting comparison is between the double High-Yield Missile Pod and the Twin Heavy Burst Cannon.. with the latter being both cheaper and more shots but le...
by Xanrag
Jul 15 2017 12:36
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: For the Greater Good question.
Replies: 29
Views: 1672

Re: For the Greater Good question.

Charge orders really matter for characters now as well.. I had an assault squad with a CC character next to it assault me and he started with the squad.. and then totally blocked himself so that his character couldn't get close enough to hit. :biggrin: Note that the "have to be within 1" o...
by Xanrag
Jul 15 2017 12:33
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Overwatch and flamers
Replies: 7
Views: 570

Re: Overwatch and flamers

Only if you have LOS.. I usually play on pretty terrain heavy boards and houses and walls are a real pain now. Since infantry can move through walls without problems and you do not require LOS to your charge target I've had enemy units actually back up behind walls and around corners in the movement...
by Xanrag
Jul 15 2017 12:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 8th FAQ
Replies: 254
Views: 20161

Re: New 8th FAQ

I did a quick comparison between a XV88 Missileside and a Heavy Bombardment Hammerhead. The Hammerhead is still 37 points more expensive with identical armaments but I think I'll still give it a shot in a few games. Hammerhead Pro: ⋅ More Toughness ⋅ More than double the wounds &...
by Xanrag
Jul 15 2017 10:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 8th FAQ
Replies: 254
Views: 20161

Re: New 8th FAQ

New FAQ is up. We got some of what we wanted, but not as much as I'd hoped. Giving Shield Drones a flat 5+ FNP makes them incredibly resilient if you can force the enemy to shoot at them, say by dropping down with a fusion commander, and also makes them a valid choice for drone protocols again. (I k...
by Xanrag
Jul 15 2017 10:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High potential understrengths?
Replies: 58
Views: 4077

Re: High potential understrengths?

Bring Crisis Teams with Gun Drones but without Crisis. Now Manta deploy gun drones. Profit. Seriously, don't use the understrength rule... You can only take two gun drones per XV8 suit model though. If you don't have any XV8 suit models then can you really take any gun drones? A sunshark can drop t...
by Xanrag
Jul 09 2017 12:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 8th Ed FORGEWORLD Tau
Replies: 184
Views: 19602

Re: 8th Ed FORGEWORLD Tau

I also think it's another miscosted model. PL3 seems about right for their rules, weapons and W3/Sv4+ but in points come out comparable to PL4-5 models. I really really hope they address all the wonky points costs in the FAQ that is coming up, but I'm not holding my breath. The FAQ just came out fo...

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