Nymphomanius wrote:I will add that if playing casual most people use power levels instead of points at which point tau can play long range again.
Panzer wrote:Nymphomanius wrote:I will add that if playing casual most people use power levels instead of points at which point tau can play long range again.
You can't really say it like that. Most people on the bigger forums I know about use the point system in casual games as well and my local meta is 100% point system as well.
handsomemenace wrote:Now, in 8th edition, I'm totally done with the T'au until we get our codex, which unfortunately will be one of the last ones to be released. Fluffy armies just don't work. Suits are too expensive and with the loss of JSJ and taking penalties when moving and shooting heavy weapons, they are honestly not worth taking.
handsomemenace wrote:Six crisis suits will run you close to 500 points which just doesn't work since a small unit of Melta guns will easily take them out. Prime example is those damned scions. 80 points of scions will easily destroy all 500 points of crisis suits.
handsomemenace wrote:Or vehicles are a little better. We all know that Longstrike with Hammerheads is a great AV to bring to any table. Our flyers are pretty good now, specifically our bomber, which easily destroys marines.
handsomemenace wrote:Firewarriors are 1pt cheaper per model but IMO they cannot get the amount of fire they need to be effective. You have to tax them with a Fireblade but even then, Volley Fire only works if they don't move AND only at half range. So, you probably have them in a transport, you move the transport to an obj turn one, deploy them turn 2, and on turn 3 you can finally get volley fire, if they haven't beeen wiped out.
Gun drone are excellent. 4 shots per drone is amazing. Pair them with a Fireblade and that becomes 6 shots since the two carbines get an extra shot each. Pair them again with a drone controller somehow and you're laying down some amazing firepower. Again those, this is largely taxing.
handsomemenace wrote:Ghostkeel is honestly trash this edition. That's my opinion though and can be debated.
handsomemenace wrote:Fusion blasters are the most expensive AV weapon in the game I think.
handsomemenace wrote:Seems like literally every other other army gets 3+ BS pretty much all the time, and then rerolling 1s on top of that with most characters.
handsomemenace wrote:Volley Fire only works if they don't move AND only at half range.
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