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by Atzilla
Oct 24 2017 01:59
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Stormsurge viability
Replies: 11
Views: 806

Re: Stormsurge viability

The Stormsurge is one of the better units in the Tau index, imho. Best loadout seems to be PBC+Burst Cannon, ATS + Shield Gen + Stim/EWO/VT But be prepared, a competitive list can and will remove it turn one... Last time I fielded one, it looked down the barrels of 16 lascannons/melta, and that was ...
by Atzilla
Sep 14 2017 07:35
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Help!! Airbrushing advice needed
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: Help!! Airbrushing advice needed

You don't need more pressure, I even use less (15PSI ~1bar).
I mix Vallejo Air 1:1 Vallejo Thinner.

Keep moving the airbrush tip at all times, or else paint pools up extremely fast.
Maybe increase the distance between tip and miniature.
by Atzilla
Aug 11 2017 04:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Competitive Tau
Replies: 50
Views: 3322

Re: Competitive Tau

Good tier list.

I'd put hammerheads to mediocre tier (esp. if assisted by longstrike)
Strike Teams are competitive though, don't know what you are doing wrong :D
by Atzilla
Jul 29 2017 05:13
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: GrimDarkMath - Suggestions and requests
Replies: 18
Views: 1599

Re: GrimDarkMath - Suggestions and requests

Nicely done!
by Atzilla
Jul 29 2017 05:00
Forum: Painting & Artwork
Topic: Ghostkeel Battlesuit Paint SBS
Replies: 15
Views: 2167

Re: Ghostkeel Battlesuit Paint SBS

I like it very much!
Great video, too.

I'm stuck with acrylics, so I have a question.
Is the t's-7 racing white you used like an off white (say from Vallejo)?
by Atzilla
Jul 24 2017 08:29
Forum: Tau Tactics
Topic: Screening units discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 1123

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: 254
Views: 20153

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: 18
Views: 1599

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: 1576

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: 448

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: 27
Views: 5869

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: 448

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: 1526

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: 358

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: 1066

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: 38
Views: 3603

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: 38
Views: 3603

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: 58
Views: 4076

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...

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