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by Atzilla
Jul 24 2017 08:29
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Screening units discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 362

Screening units discussion

Thought I'd branch this from the FAQ topic, since it's quite an interesting discussion. Current list of screening units Drones: 8ppm, high damage output, relatively durable (for a screening unit) , fly, are bodyguards for Infantry and Battlesuits . Pathfinders: 8ppm, decent damage output, average du...
by Atzilla
Jul 24 2017 07:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New 8th FAQ
Replies: 242
Views: 12502

Re: New 8th FAQ

Today I learned 6*2≅8 :D

Seriously:
If you want a cheap screen, take kroot hounds.
If you want a more durable screen, take drones/strike teams.
If you absolutely need the scout move, take pathfinders, who cares what their purpose is, or kroot, both will do their job
by Atzilla
Jul 24 2017 04:50
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: GrimDarkMath - Suggestions and requests
Replies: 15
Views: 627

Re: GrimDarkMath - Suggestions and requests

A Forgeworld on/off switch would be appreciated.

Great work so far :)
by Atzilla
Jul 24 2017 01:48
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: What's the best support systems for a stormsurge?
Replies: 25
Views: 613

Re: What's the best support systems for a stormsurge?

Correct, only characters can take traits.

ATS and Shield are a given, take EWO, Stims or VT as third system
by Atzilla
Jul 23 2017 11:11
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Early Warning Override vs da jump
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Early Warning Override vs da jump

For reference, FAQ proved this answer to be correct
by Atzilla
Jul 22 2017 07:18
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Dark Hopes 8th edition guide to competitive battle strategy
Replies: 24
Views: 2396

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

You did an awful lot of work here, but I think your unit analysis is off.
Also there seem to be some misread rules.
Would not call it 'competitive' for now.
Will read again and further elaborate when I have access to a physical keyboard ;)
by Atzilla
Jul 21 2017 07:29
Forum: Rules & FAQ
Topic: Early Warning Override vs da jump
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Early Warning Override vs da jump

EWO allows shooting a unit that was set up "as the result of an ability that allows them to arrive mid-battle (i.e. teleporting to the battlefield)" Da jump allows to "remove this unit from the battlefield and then set it up anywhere..." Q: Does EWO allow me to shoot the jumped u...
by Atzilla
Jul 20 2017 05:27
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: How to paint panel lines?
Replies: 17
Views: 572

Re: How to paint panel lines?

I use flory model washes, especially for tanks.
Paint Base Colors, use semigloss varnish, soak miniature in wash, wipe off ecxess. Proceed to highlighting.

http://www.florymodels.co.uk/washes/
by Atzilla
Jul 19 2017 07:26
Forum: Battle Reports
Topic: ATT Battle reports recap
Replies: 2
Views: 194

Re: ATT Battle reports recap

Recap of recap:
People rather post their wins than their losses. :D

Going vs Orks tonight, you'll hear about the outcome (or not)
by Atzilla
Jul 19 2017 02:38
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: T'au unit efficiency analysis
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: T'au unit efficiency analysis

Interesting approach, reminds me of Battletech Battlevalue (good old times) There seems to be an error with the Stealth FB though, avg W and avg D should not be the same, see FB commander. You seem to use factor 4 for Fusion Wounds to Damage, so the Stealth FB should be 4 times better. Note that you...
by Atzilla
Jul 18 2017 09:54
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Pathfinders: Ion Rifles or Rail Rifles (or none)
Replies: 37
Views: 1679

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

StealthKnightSteg wrote:Somehow I can't see how they shine against vehicles...


They shine because they are cheap as chips ;)
by Atzilla
Jul 18 2017 09:28
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Pathfinders: Ion Rifles or Rail Rifles (or none)
Replies: 37
Views: 1679

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

Looking at the mathhammer tables, the Ion Rifle can be pointed at everything short of maybe Sv2+. The range is what makes it work and it's cheap. The Rail Rifle is good, too, but it makes a flimsy model really expensive and needs the rapid fire range to shine. I would only put one in a large squad. ...
by Atzilla
Jul 13 2017 01:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High potential understrengths?
Replies: 56
Views: 2190

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...
by Atzilla
Jul 12 2017 01:51
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Kauyon Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 1843

Re: Kauyon Discussion

DominayTrix wrote:Movement Phase: Commander A stays still.


What happens when Commander A moves after declaring Kauyon in your example?
Does the bubble stay or come with him?
by Atzilla
Jul 11 2017 08:41
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2k in drones. Gonna need some more drones...
Replies: 27
Views: 1193

Re: 2k in drones. Gonna need some more drones...

Also the first army where the dice needed to play are more expensive than the models.
by Atzilla
Jul 11 2017 01:11
Forum: Cadre Building
Topic: 2k in drones. Gonna need some more drones...
Replies: 27
Views: 1193

Re: 2k in drones. Gonna need some more drones...

Lechai Skull wrote:good luck vs wraithknights


You don't need luck, this list can easily kill a wraithknight per turn.
by Atzilla
Jul 10 2017 02:45
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Abusing the fly rule for falling back
Replies: 23
Views: 2020

Re: Abusing the fly rule for falling back

I think this is kind of obvious, but still worth to point out. Also imho the best way to get some return out of the devilfishs massive point cost. Many non dedicated melee units will have a very hard time taking out T7 W12 Sv3+. Melee is not our enemy in this edition, fly is really really good. Will...
by Atzilla
Jul 08 2017 01:54
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Space Marine Flyers
Replies: 29
Views: 2147

Re: Space Marine Flyers

Quad Fusion Commander in Manta.
The flyer can't run away if it is dead.

Space Puppies flyers are also insanely good...

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