Impulse wrote:Thanks, you always help me out, and with 0% rotten attitude.
Impulse wrote:Next: how many points is the Puretide Chip, and how do relics work in general?
The "Puretide Engram Neurochip" isn't actually an upgrade- as a relic, you get one for free just for being a Battleforged Army (i.e. all of your units are in Detachments). We Tau have only one Relic, as we have no Codex yet, so all armies get the Neuropchip automatically, and for free! You only get one of it though. The Neurochip can be given to any character
that is not a named character
. So, generic characters like Commanders and Fireblades could get it. However, charaters like Shadowsun and Longstrike cannot. Remember though that Aun'va's Ethereal Honor Guard aren't named so you could sneak it on there
Impulse wrote:Also, of the two new Warlord Traits in Chapter Approved, Montka is good for Coldstar, and Kauyon for plain flavor Commanders right?
The two new Traits are a bit lackluster, but they do have their uses. Mont'ka is good on anybody that likes to move- Longstrike, Commanders, Coldstar Commanders, and Fireblades (mobile Markerlight!) are great picks. Kauyon is... less useful. We Tau like moving, so you're not likely to use it. Missile Pod Commanders could make use of it, Longstrike could make use of it (to increase his accuracy once he has taken wounds, for example), but otherwise it's not very good.
Impulse wrote:Now I have a Ghostkeel (so if you have some fun builds please share) in the mail and am excited to get back in!
Sounds fun! If you want a infantry-killing skirmisher, go with CIR + 2x Burst Cannons. If you want a unit that can (somewhat) take the place of a Fusion Commander, try the Fusion Collider + 2x FB. Also note that the Ghostkeel gets a ton
more powerful when you get 5 Markerlight hits, so definitely keep the cool new Stratagem in mind!!