I pretty much like most of the points Nevar makes.
As far as Tau being not the top tier.... i laugh at that. Seriously. We were the elites of 6th edition and once the Taudar kombo and Taurines battle brothers came, we were THE king, it was always TAU + allies, never Allies + Tau for a succesfull combo.
With 7th ed, that made all of this change (which is stupid at the very least - as the 7th ed. autor, could have tweaked some of the allied rules, rather than just overwriting the factions as no longer being battle brothers!)
It makes my blood boil, as we are ment to be the guys that are composed of multile races, and "make friends" so to say. Instead we got slapped on both cheeks.
But still its not like we are weak ! Tau codex could be considered one of the top 3. I think Only Eldar are currently better than Tau, so i would rate us 2nd, but even if not, top 3 it is.
Never mind that though. Even without the broken Taudar the Tau themself are very competent player on the field. Yes we lack, psykers, and any type of even remotely reliable CC. The scoring units are not much of a problem in 7th.
Now for some points:Psykers
- i would love to see some FW Kroot Shamans. Something dirty cheap, that could be added either to any unit of 10+ Kroot, or not use FOC and be their own guy, same as the Warlock Councel of the Eldar. Biomancy would make most sense for them being kroot. Maybe divination. But i would like to see something like this mostly for the added bonus of dispelling enemy powers, rather than boosting our own stuff.
Yes, we lack psykers, and as such we lack one whole phase of the game. I don't like this. And i feel this is pretty strong point. I mean Psykers are supposed to be the "fun new thing". We got none of that. But we have shooting !
No we don't NEED a psyker, but it would be nice to get SOME love in this department as i simly feel cheated, for having to sit silently while my opponent rolls his magic. Still we got shooting !
Talisman of Arthas Moloch does simply not cut it i dare to say. Yet loose no hope, "coz wez got da dakka!.... uh sorri wrong dialect"
*Though we can always ally the Anti psyker Assassin but thats.... meh -____-Anti Kniht
- In his previous post Nevar pretty much said it all. Not going to deep into this. Knights as they are are bollocks, and should be trimmed down to either have NO battle brothers (doesnt really do that much, but is something), or even better - the shield should be declared during Knights player turn, not enemy shooting phase.
Also.... that D-weapon really pisses me off, but hey at least he is LoW ! ...Ah wait....riiiiight .....Scoring Units
- and here comes the moment i every time wish Vespids would be an actual troop choice. Or Dfish was -20 points.
Otherwise on a more common note though - why the heck are Fire Warriors limited by 12 max ? You would expect them to be at least 15 max. Considering they are weaker than marines, one would expect at least the numbers (plus 15 with Fireblade sounds so much sweater). These guys are subpar to anything. They only pack a big guns (no other meaning intended
). The save standard. Yes eldar have 3+ saves on their infantry but no on their troops.
As someone stated, 3+ go mostly for SM, Sister and such.
Now does that however mean these guys are bad ? Well.... there are worse things, but i def. don't feel like "woah the Fire W. are insanely good". They could use little something, like special weapon choices (i mean pathfinders can do that... unless they are "picky and don't wanna them rail rifle mumbojumbo"
to make them really worthwile.)
I strongly feel our Troops choices deserves some attention. Are they abysmall ? No.
But they could use some loving (Vespids - even if a troop still overpriced, and cheaper transport would be a start)
sorri for grammar errors, i am writing this from work, and as such have limited attention i can put into this.