Not at all impressed by the ruleset.
Though efficient shooting power, it's just more Str7/8 spam on a faction that has way to many Str7/8 options.
Str 9 Ion option is interesting, and with it being 60' range completely overshadows the Melta-choice. No Get's Hot for a change either.
A single-shot D-Blast? What happened to the tri-barrels?
It'll be next to impossible to miss your target(s) atleast
I don't see how this is supposed to be able to "engage Titans". Can it even damage them with it's Str8 arm-mounts?
With it's "multi-driver" being a 1-shot D blast/Str8 barrage sounds like you'll be shooting for blobs, rather then single-target superheavies.
shasocastris wrote:Maybe? I'm honestly not sure what I expected and I'm not convinced Tau need a plethora of Str D to win. I haven't had it yet and I still do fine against the likes of Eldar and IK. This things firepower is immense, and much more than a standard riptide. Keep in mind that unlike a riptide, this platform can do direct fire *and* blast in the same turn.
I've had some pretty shoddy matches against Eldar and their easy D-acces. ImperialKnights atleast are confined to CloseCombat before it becomes a factor.
That said, I think Tau are heavily lacking on anti-heavy choices. Str8 simply doesn't work against Toughness 8+, and I'm starting to see more, and more ceramite plated vehicles in my meta.
The answer doesn't immedialty have to be D weapons. Let's just say, that HeavyRailRifles being brought down to Str8 feels like a bigger hit with every superheavy release.