The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 09/10/17]

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 17/06/17]

Post#253 » Jun 26 2017 12:33

I'm not quite done with Blood angels yet. I'm sure you are all sick of the sight of them by now but, I'm really close to finishing them and I've been so full of the motivation. I have to ride this wave while it lasts!

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I've been smashing out army lists recently and I'm finally looing into painting some weapon options for my crisis suits... I just need to buy more Magnets! I'm feeling a little better about the new rules now I've built a few lists. I still feel my Blood Angles work much more as expected than the Tau do, I mean how expensive are Broadsides. I could field 9 for the price I'm now paying for 3!!!! It seems that the only way to affordably field anti-tank is Crisis suits. At least that's how I see it after a very quick overlook and I'm yet to play a game that's coming this weekend so I'll know much more after then.

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 26/06/17]

Post#254 » Jun 29 2017 04:56

For the first time ever I have made list with every model I own just to see what I got in my collection! This doesn't include any of my FW units though and is only to the best of recollection. I may have more or less! It comes to 10086points and 520 PL.... with 16CP I'm sure I could get more with a few tweaks!


++ Battalion Detachment +3CP (T'au Empire) [104 PL, 1842pts] ++

+ HQ +

Commander Farsight [8 PL, 151pts]

Darkstrider [3 PL, 45pts]

+ Troops +

Kroot Carnivores [6 PL, 102pts]: 17x Kroot

Kroot Carnivores [6 PL, 102pts]: 17x Kroot

Kroot Carnivores [6 PL, 102pts]: 17x Kroot

+ Elites +

XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [17 PL, 376pts]: Early warning override, Ion accelerator, Target lock
. 2 smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system

XV25 Stealth Battlesuits [12 PL, 222pts]: Homing beacon
. 3x Stealth Shas'ui (no upgrade): 3x Burst cannon
. Stealth Shas'ui w/ Fusion blaster: Fusion blaster
. Stealth Shas'ui w/ Fusion blaster: Fusion blaster
. Stealth Shas'vre: Burst cannon

XV25 Stealth Battlesuits [12 PL, 180pts]
. 5x Stealth Shas'ui (no upgrade): 5x Burst cannon
. Stealth Shas'vre: Burst cannon

+ Fast Attack +

Kroot Hounds [2 PL, 24pts]: 6x Kroot Hound

Tactical Drones [6 PL, 96pts]: 12x MV1 Gun Drone

Tactical Drones [6 PL, 96pts]: 12x MV1 Gun Drone

+ Heavy Support +

TX7 Hammerhead Gunship [10 PL, 175pts]: Railgun
. 2 burst cannons: 2x Burst cannon

TX7 Hammerhead Gunship [10 PL, 171pts]: Railgun
. 2 Gun Drones: 2x MV1 Gun Drone

++ Outrider Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [35 PL, 672pts] ++

+ HQ +

Aun'Shi [4 PL, 68pts]

+ Fast Attack +

Tactical Drones [6 PL, 96pts]: 12x MV4 Shield Drone

TX4 Piranhas [16 PL, 328pts]
. TX4 Piranha: Fusion blaster, 2x MV1 Gun Drone
. TX4 Piranha: Fusion blaster, 2x MV1 Gun Drone
. TX4 Piranha: Fusion blaster, 2x MV1 Gun Drone
. TX4 Piranha: Fusion blaster, 2x MV1 Gun Drone

Vespid Stingwings [9 PL, 180pts]: 11x Vespid Stingwing, Vespid Strain Leader

++ Vanguard Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [58 PL, 1024pts] ++

+ HQ +

Ethereal [3 PL, 50pts]: Honour blade, Hover Drone

+ Elites +

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [22 PL, 504pts]
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Fusion blaster
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Fusion blaster
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Fusion blaster
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Fusion blaster
. Crisis Shas'ui: 2x Fusion blaster
. Crisis Shas'vre: 2x Fusion blaster

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [22 PL, 272pts]
. Crisis Shas'ui: Advanced targeting system, 2x Flamer
. Crisis Shas'ui: Advanced targeting system, 2x Flamer
. Crisis Shas'ui: Advanced targeting system, 2x Flamer
. Crisis Shas'vre: Advanced targeting system, 2x Flamer

XV8 Crisis Battlesuits [11 PL, 198pts]
. Crisis Shas'ui: Multi-tracker, 2x Plasma rifle
. Crisis Shas'ui: Multi-tracker, 2x Plasma rifle
. Crisis Shas'ui: Multi-tracker, 2x Plasma rifle

++ Supreme Command Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [28 PL, 571pts] ++

+ HQ +

Ethereal [2 PL, 46pts]: Equalizers

Ethereal [2 PL, 45pts]: Honour blade

Ethereal [2 PL, 45pts]: Honour blade

+ Lord of War +

KV128 Stormsurge [22 PL, 435pts]: Advanced targeting system, Cluster rocket system, Counterfire defence system, 4x Destroyer missile, Pulse blastcannon, Shield generator, 2x Smart missile system
. 2 flamers: 2x Flamer

++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP (T'au Empire) [94 PL, 2060pts] ++

+ HQ +

XV86 Coldstar Commander [7 PL, 134pts]: High-output burst cannon, Missile pod

+ Heavy Support +

XV88 Broadside Battlesuits [29 PL, 628pts]: 2x MV8 Missile Drone
. Broadside Shas'ui: Early warning override, Heavy rail rifle, Seeker missile
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system
. Broadside Shas'ui: Early warning override, Heavy rail rifle, Seeker missile
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system
. Broadside Shas'vre: Early warning override, Heavy rail rifle, Seeker missile
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system

XV88 Broadside Battlesuits [29 PL, 628pts]: 2x MV8 Missile Drone
. Broadside Shas'ui: Early warning override, Heavy rail rifle, Seeker missile
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system
. Broadside Shas'ui: Early warning override, Heavy rail rifle, Seeker missile
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system
. Broadside Shas'vre: Early warning override, Heavy rail rifle, Seeker missile
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system

XV88 Broadside Battlesuits [29 PL, 670pts]: 2x MV8 Missile Drone
. Broadside Shas'ui: Advanced targeting system
. . Two high-yield missile pods: 2x High-yield missile pod
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system
. Broadside Shas'ui: Advanced targeting system
. . Two high-yield missile pods: 2x High-yield missile pod
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system
. Broadside Shas'vre: Advanced targeting system
. . Two high-yield missile pods: 2x High-yield missile pod
. . Two smart missile systems: 2x Smart missile system

++ Brigade Detachment +9CP (T'au Empire) [201 PL, 3917pts] ++

+ HQ +

Aun'Va [4 PL, 75pts]: Aun'Va, Ethereal Guard, Ethereal Guard

Cadre Fireblade [2 PL, 42pts]: Markerlight

Cadre Fireblade [2 PL, 42pts]: Markerlight

Commander Shadowsun [9 PL, 173pts]: MV62 Command-link Drone

+ Troops +

Breacher Team [6 PL, 108pts]: 9x Fire Warrior, Fire Warrior Shas'ui, MV36 Guardian Drone
. DS8 Tactical Support Turret: Missile pod

Breacher Team [6 PL, 108pts]: 9x Fire Warrior, Fire Warrior Shas'ui, MV36 Guardian Drone
. DS8 Tactical Support Turret: Missile pod

Strike Team [6 PL, 96pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [6 PL, 96pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [6 PL, 96pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [6 PL, 96pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [6 PL, 96pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse rifle
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Rifle

Strike Team [6 PL, 96pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse carbine
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Carbine

Strike Team [6 PL, 96pts]
. Fire Warrior Shas'ui: Pulse carbine
. 11x Fire Warrior w/ Pulse Carbine

+ Elites +

Firesight Marksman [1 PL, 24pts]: Markerlight

Firesight Marksman [1 PL, 24pts]: Markerlight

Firesight Marksman [1 PL, 24pts]: Markerlight

Firesight Marksman [1 PL, 24pts]: Markerlight

XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [17 PL, 372pts]: Ion accelerator, Multi-tracker, Target lock
. 2 fusion blasters: 2x Fusion blaster

XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [17 PL, 372pts]: Ion accelerator, Multi-tracker, Target lock
. 2 fusion blasters: 2x Fusion blaster

XV104 Riptide Battlesuit [17 PL, 372pts]: Ion accelerator, Multi-tracker, Target lock
. 2 fusion blasters: 2x Fusion blaster

XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit [10 PL, 240pts]: Fusion collider, 2x MV5 Stealth Drone, Shield generator, Target lock
. 2 fusion blasters: 2x Fusion blaster

+ Fast Attack +

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 137pts]
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. 3x Pathfinder w/ Rail Rifle: 3x Rail rifle

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 137pts]
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. 3x Pathfinder w/ Rail Rifle: 3x Rail rifle

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 92pts]
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. 3x Pathfinder w/ Ion Rifle: 3x Ion rifle

Pathfinder Team [6 PL, 122pts]
. 6x Pathfinder: 6x Markerlight
. Pathfinder Shas'ui: Markerlight
. Pathfinder w/ Ion Rifle: Ion rifle
. 2x Pathfinder w/ Rail Rifle: 2x Rail rifle

Tactical Drones [6 PL, 120pts]: 12x MV7 Marker Drone

+ Heavy Support +

MV71 Sniper Drones [3 PL, 54pts]: 3x MV71 Sniper Drone

MV71 Sniper Drones [3 PL, 54pts]: 3x MV71 Sniper Drone

MV71 Sniper Drones [3 PL, 54pts]: 3x MV71 Sniper Drone

MV71 Sniper Drones [3 PL, 54pts]: 3x MV71 Sniper Drone

+ Flyer +

AX39 Sun Shark Bomber [9 PL, 167pts]: Markerlight, Missile pod, 2x MV17 Interceptor Drone, 2x Seeker missile

+ Dedicated Transport +

TY7 Devilfish [7 PL, 127pts]: Burst cannon
. 2 Gun Drones: 2x MV1 Gun Drone

TY7 Devilfish [7 PL, 127pts]: Burst cannon
. 2 Gun Drones: 2x MV1 Gun Drone

++ Total: [520 PL, 10086pts] ++

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It's quite a list, right. It's all fully painted!

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 26/06/17]

Post#255 » Jun 30 2017 05:20

Wow, that is quite the shopping list. You seriously need to get that on a table and take a family photo :D

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 26/06/17]

Post#256 » Jun 30 2017 07:39

I know I'm working on it I have a room and a table I just need to get a board set up next. The plan was this summer but a family vacation is eating all my hobby funds, so it might end up being this winters activity instead!

I've also realised I'm missed out Farsight and his 8 from that list but I'm also unsure on how to points cost them!

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Post#257 » Jul 07 2017 03:42

I got some Librarians ready to serve.

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I've been bought a Sanguinary priest and as it's such nice a model I'm going to paint him next.... Then the Tau hover car from Wargames Exclusive, I promise!

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Post#258 » Jul 09 2017 05:13

I got this bought for me last weekend and it is so pretty it had to jump the cue.

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I'm quickly running out of stuff to paint so I might have to stop spamming the forum soon!

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Post#259 » Jul 09 2017 06:09

I'm quite enjoying the spam, and it's getting me psyched up to get back into painting myself. My hobby room in the new house isn't quite finished, but my girlfriend is hinting I may be getting paints for my birthday later this month. If so, I may be able to go back and update my old thread, or possibly just start a new one.

The BA Marines look great. Your lines are crisp and clean, and the blending you're doing is making me highly envious. I'm hearing good things about breachers, and I'm eager to get a squad for myself and try them out. I saw that monster of a list you posted, and it's an insane amount of infantry and suits. I've been rescuing my own suits from moving damage, but I can't wait to see your take on the units under your command.

Here's to getting back into the hobby!
Shas'el Sa'cea Cal'Ka Mon'tyr

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 07/07/17]

Post#260 » Jul 10 2017 03:31

Sa'cea Mont'yr wrote:I'm quite enjoying the spam, and it's getting me psyched up to get back into painting myself. My hobby room in the new house isn't quite finished, but my girlfriend is hinting I may be getting paints for my birthday later this month. If so, I may be able to go back and update my old thread, or possibly just start a new one.

The BA Marines look great. Your lines are crisp and clean, and the blending you're doing is making me highly envious. I'm hearing good things about breachers, and I'm eager to get a squad for myself and try them out. I saw that monster of a list you posted, and it's an insane amount of infantry and suits. I've been rescuing my own suits from moving damage, but I can't wait to see your take on the units under your command.

Here's to getting back into the hobby!


And this makes it all worth while, thank you. Getting a painting space/room all sorted out is awesome for getting the hobby mojo flowing. I wish you luck with your endeavours.

Breachers in my only game I've had so far of 8th worked very well indeed. That ST and AP at close range is very much a game changer... I've found playing them extremely aggressively works best... I might even start putting them in Transports.

That insane list definitely needs more tanks, right!

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Post#261 » Jul 10 2017 03:57

That is a MASSIVE collection. and all fully painted. wow. I love the BA you have painted and the nice robes. I was thinking of doing a similar colour for my AdMech, so may I ask what red colours you used for those robes?

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Post#262 » Jul 10 2017 04:48

Yeah sure It was old school (GW) Mechrite red over a black primer and layer of Tamiya flat brown. It was then highlighted with old school (GW) Blood red very thin in multiple layers building up on the high spots then a very small amount of Vallejo bone white was added to some Mechrite for spot highlights. The whole lot was then lightly washed with carroburg crimson. It sounds harder than it was.

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Post#263 » Jul 17 2017 02:07

Taxi! I really like this model. I just wish I could use it for more than just an objective...


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I've got one Tactical squad left then I'm going to have attack my bits box again and see what more I can build. I think though I have two more Landraiders to paint next to add to the space wolves I painted for a client.

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Re: The return of the Darklighter [WIP update 17/07/17]

Post#264 » Jul 17 2017 02:13

How big is it? Looks like you could almost use it as Devilfish counts-as.

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Post#265 » Jul 17 2017 04:14

What is the model? If it is a cast I may just get one :D

Nuni in advance.

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Post#266 » Jul 17 2017 04:17

He build it himself iirc.
Looks a bit rough for me to spend money on. Like a draft for a proper mold. But I love the general design I admit. :D

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Post#267 » Jul 17 2017 04:21

It's very nice. From the shape he used a devilfish and some drones and some sort of green stuff equivalent to mold details.
Instructions would be nice? :D

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Post#268 » Jul 17 2017 04:36

A friend bought me it from Wargame Exclusive.. Link:

https://wargameexclusive.com/shop/great ... immer-car/

It's a little undersized to be used as a Devilfish. The cast wasn't bad, but I had to smooth off quite a few "steps" where it looked like it was originally 3D printed... I've not got them all obviously but with more time it'd be possible. I'm just lazy, lol! I mostly concentrated on the top surface I should of done the door hatches as well the back. Also my paint style for my Tau could add to the roughness.

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Post#269 » Jul 17 2017 04:46

Oh right that's where it's from. Well I'm no fan of the rough look Wargame Exclusive miniatures are having so I kinda forget they do more than pin-up T'au these days. :D

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Post#270 » Jul 17 2017 05:08

With having such a large collection already it's just nice to get the odd "fan" sculpt just for something different. Obviously there is scope for improvement, but I could have also put a touch more work into it my self.

Their character models are getting very nice and are moving away from the pin up style manga esque female sculpts... Though not very rules practical they do make a nice "hero's of the empire" display piece.

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