[Project] Stuff from the Forge

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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#241 » Feb 23 2016 02:09

Do I see some Hulkbuster Iron Man arms there? :crafty:

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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#242 » Feb 24 2016 10:57

Do I see some Hulkbuster Iron Man arms there? :crafty:


Yes, yes you do. Saw someone use them and liked the look. I hated most of the rest of the build, but the proportions seemed good on the arms. (Original design, this guy was not going the armed look. Just the armored canopy)
I ball knuckled the upper shoulder pad. and now all of the parts can change position. Magnets let all parts change place fast (So can go "The demon of T'aros" to vanilla Stormsurge in moments)

Color and camo will really take it to the next level. Pics soon.

I am back and forth on my shoulder joints to core. But I have designed myself into a corner for options though.
I really love the way the rockets can move on the should balls. A ton of dynamic options.

Battle report, the "The demon of T'aros" is a beast. I actually like it more then supremacy suit for a TAC list. (never would have guessed that)
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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#243 » Feb 25 2016 09:09

Mild updates and a tan coat.
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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#244 » May 22 2016 06:48

Full magnet enabled and cockpit enclosed. This was how it looked when submitted for painting competition.
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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#245 » May 24 2016 11:18

Just finished another 4 month league tourney. (My greater good is on greater empty)
Notes:

- Tau are still a very much top tier army. I got first with my space wolf partner.
- Eldar, Demons, and Dark Eldar with Eldar are by far the hardest armies to fight.
- Tau Decurion is amazing.
- Supremacy Suit leaves and emotional scar that far out paces its actual damage.
- Stormsurges are way better then they look on paper.
- Raven commander is the only Tau commander.
- 5 man FW teams with turret are amazing.
- New flight wings are interesting.
- Eldar psy phase teleports bypass EWO

Going to play fun non-hard hitting stuff for a bit. Our league went a little to long on hard and heavy for most of our players.
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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#246 » May 25 2016 06:40

Vay wrote:Just finished another 4 month league tourney. (My greater good is on greater empty)
Notes:

- Tau are still a very much top tier army. I got first with my space wolf partner.
- Eldar, Demons, and Dark Eldar with Eldar are by far the hardest armies to fight.
- Tau Decurion is amazing.
- Supremacy Suit leaves and emotional scar that far out paces its actual damage.
- Stormsurges are way better then they look on paper.
- Raven commander is the only Tau commander.
- 5 man FW teams with turret are amazing.
- New flight wings are interesting.
- Eldar psy phase teleports bypass EWO

Going to play fun non-hard hitting stuff for a bit. Our league went a little to long on hard and heavy for most of our players.

Just to clear up my confusion, the "Raven" commander is the "buffmander" right? The one with C&CN, MSS, Drone Controller etc? I only ask because I would love to start calling my Commander a "Raven" Commander. It sounds infinitely cooler than buffmander.
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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#247 » May 26 2016 08:32

Yes, there was a discussion a long time ago on new names for gear layouts by the community. The buffmander got the name Raven and I kept using it.
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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#248 » May 26 2016 12:43

Here is a good bit of dialog for it.
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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#249 » May 26 2016 12:48

IIRC, the buffmander's 'official' title became Kingfisher while the Shas'vre carrying the M3S and CCN was called the Raven. To each his own though :)
Excellent job on the Stormsurge!

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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#250 » May 26 2016 01:35

M3S and C2N with PEN is really the core of it.

For me the raven is always IRA, M3S, C2N, PEN

Minor adjustments based on mission or extra points.

Often a DC and ML drone can be added. This is common in Decurion.

Or my "3 Eyed Raven", 2 ML drones, DC, + Raven (GoT Ref)

Commsuit, Mark'O, Kingfisher, and Raven:

[4] Other Weapon Variations:

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Most three weapon configurations have gone un-named as they were usually unpopular before multi-trackers became standard. Naming is at the owner’s discretion except for one particular setup below:
Sunfire: Plasma Rifle + Missile Pod + Fusion Blaster

The best suggestion is to use the names from section [1] in the order given. For example, an XV8 with a Flamer, Burst Cannon and Missile Pod would be called a 'Soulfirestorm', whereupon any twin-linking can be shown by apply the weapon number to the end '-#', such as 'Soulfirestorm-5' if the Burst Cannon was twin-linked. Four weapons are also possible on a Shas’o. As before, this is mostly down to the user to find an interesting name to befit the unique loadout.

It is possible to have no weapons at all on an XV8. In this scenario, the battlesuit is called a 'Supportsuit', although some Fio caste in the Coreward Marches call it a 'Commsuit'. A particular loadout where a Shas'vre possesses both a Multi-Spectrum Sensor Suite and a Command and Control Node, is called a 'Raven'. A Shas'o with both a Multi-Spectrum Sensor Suite and a Command and Control Node, is instead called a 'Kingfisher'.


Mark'O - If I remember was with more ML drones.

I Just never switched the named based on Vre vs O. It is a suit type name, not so much a pilot name.

Deathrains never switched from Vre to O...

Also, thank you for enjoying the Stormsurge!
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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#251 » Jun 02 2016 02:12

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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#252 » Jun 06 2016 10:34

On the table:

- Reverse engineering my Supremacy Suit shoulder mounts. The goal is to develop a module option for the new shoulder mounts coming out.
- Also not to break the dam thing... Strong bond = tough unbound
- At a block for cadre development and design with the FW book looming. I love the Taros campaign and feel like this book will also enhance my cadres.

I am also on a break from the gaming boards for a bit. How this will effect my drive to paint and build is kind of an interesting debate. How is the value of a model set? If he does not see the table top, is he of full value? As a person who owns a collection of Tau, this value debate is an issue.

Do I game because I own Tau, or does owning Tau make me game?

The grey gardens:
- Thanks to some model pushes, I have 5+ kits still in boxes. I need to dig out of this before the FW book.
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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#253 » Jun 06 2016 10:58

Vay wrote:I am also on a break from the gaming boards for a bit. How this will effect my drive to paint and build is kind of an interesting debate. How is the value of a model set? If he does not see the table top, is he of full value? As a person who owns a collection of Tau, this value debate is an issue.

Do I game because I own Tau, or does owning Tau make me game?

Not sure how that matters. Modeling, painting and playing are all parts of the same hobby. Do what you feel like. :D

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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#254 » Jun 06 2016 10:13

It matters in direct balance with what it "feels" like.

A manta is a joy to paint.
A manta is a joy to play in battle.
A manta that will never be built is not a joy.
A manta that will never see battle is not a joy.

How that balances is interesting when it is weighted with how much you own.
A full painted Tau army is a joy. But a fully painted tau army that never will see battle is sad.

Inversely a model car with no rules or back story does not have this duality. I also do not own a vast amount of very expensive model cars.

The long version of this probably is why I am taking a break. A start is inevitable.
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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#255 » Jun 14 2016 04:36

Your stuff is pretty incredible. You should cast that Stormsurge crew compartment canopy and start selling them. If you did that, it would push me over the edge on buying two more Stormsurges and doing the triple formation.

It's also great to see how all of the large Tau models come together. My next big purchase is probably going to be the Supremacy armor after seeing how it all stacks up. Would love to one day own a Manta, but I just don't have the space/wallet for it.

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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#256 » Jun 14 2016 09:29

I can look into casting it.

Supremacy suit (SS) is a very beautiful model. Very enjoyable to build and very few issues. It also functions very well on the battlefield. A lot like a warhound with a little more weapon variation.

The manta on the other hand is a very beautiful model that is stupid hard to build and any flaw in the mold will have you cursing dark gods. Saved for about 2 years to buy it, crowning item to a completed collection.

For your money, the SS is an amazing center piece for your force that is worth taking to an APOC game.
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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#257 » Feb 22 2017 12:39

Recovering from life bomb. Also re-learning the site layout. Hope to post soon, Glad to see the world of Tau still kicking.
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Re: [Project] Stuff from the Forge

Post#258 » Feb 27 2017 10:10

Working on a New Project:
Updating my FW team per sept setup.
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Looking for new or additional info on these "new" septs -

Velk'Han, Jericho Reach Sept
-Is Velk'Han at almost 1200 people a Sept? Seems more like a task force.

Pretty sure these are not Septs:

Vas'talos, previously known as the Imperial Fortress World of Prefectia. Pretty sure this is just a world, and would fall under Mu'gulath Bay sept.
Uan'Voss, might also just be world, was saved by necrons? (Necron Codex referance)
Vesh'yo, Destroyed. Mechanicum (White dwarf)

Looking for:
Color, Sept -
Color, Armor -
Color, Fatigues -
Picture references for the Sept -

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End of the day, I think they all fail the Sept test. This leaves me with 18 total mission capable Sept's and 19 with Farsight. Velk'Han, Jericho Reach Sept is the only possible option for 20.
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