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  1. Ish

    Tau...

    They're the Ultramarines of the fish-people.
  2. Ish

    I Like Tanks!

    I honestly never found the Shadowsword all that impressive. For roughly the same amount of points, I could field a squadron of Destroyer tank hunters, which were just as good at killing Titans if they all fired on the same target (especially in those editions were the Slick Loaders upgrade was available) and if there weren't any Titans on the table, they were far more efficient at killing super-heavies and regular tanks. "He is a loathsome, offensive brute. Yet I can't look away."
  3. Ish

    Tau...

    Tau tanks suffer from the same problem the Eldar tanks do... They bring a lot of mobility to a table that's just too damn small. If (and hopefully when) we see a proper remake of Epic 40,000 then the Tau and Eldar hovertanks will really be able to strut their stuff. The 6' range of the railgun combined with the 1' Fly move of the Hammerhead is kind of "meh" on a table thats only 6' x 4'... But imagine how much impact it would have on a table that was 30' x 20'!* Plus, you'd be able to put a Manta on the table without having to sell your car.
  4. Ish

    Tau...

    B-b-but... How can anyone not like tanks!? They are tanks!
  5. Ish

    Tau...

    A Longstrike-led Spearhead of T'au Sept Hammerheads could (in theory) be absolutely brutal...
  6. Ish

    I Like Tanks!

    There's two tanks in the list! Which is admittedly very few... And Space Marine tanks aren't very good tanks... Maybe I'll get a Fellblade...
  7. Ish

    I Like Tanks!

    That's my "catch-22," I want to have as many of the Indomitus Crusaders Specialist Detachment eligible units* in one Detachment as possible, to make it the most efficient at applying the Specialist Detachment to them. On the other hand, the Indomitus Crusaders Specialist Detachment chews up CP like crazy, so I need to maximize the amount of CP in the list. I'd love to be able to run this as a Brigade, but I can't quite get the maths to work. * Primaris Captains, Lieutenants, Ancient, Intercessors, and Inceptors.
  8. Ish

    I Like Tanks!

    So this iteration of the list has, more or less, all the same elements as the previous, but gives up a fair amount of CP... ++ Battalion Detachment +5CP [ 1,131 Points ] ++ Chapter Selection: Imperial Fists + HQ + • Warlord Primaris Captain w/Power Fist: Plasma Pistol, Power Fist, Trait: Storm of Fire, Relic: The Armour Indomitus [ 92 Points ] • Primaris Lieutenant Power Sword [ 74 Points ] + Troops + • Intercessor Squad: 10x Stalker Bolt Rifles, 2x Auxiliary Grenade Launchers; Sergeant w/ Chainsword [ 170 Points ] • Intercessor Squad: 10x Bolt Rifles, 2x Auxiliary Grenade Launchers; Sergeant w/ Power Sword [ 174 Points ] • Intercessor Squad: 10x Bolt Rifles, 2x Auxiliary Grenade Launchers; Sergeant w/ Power Sword [ 174 Points ] • Intercessor Squad: 10x Auto Bolt Rifles, 2x Auxiliary Grenade Launchers; Sergeant w/ Power Fist [ 189 Points ] • Intercessor Squad: 10x Auto Bolt Rifles, 2x Auxiliary Grenade Launchers; Sergeant w/ Power Fist [ 189 Points ] + Elites + • Primaris Ancient Bolt Rifle [ 69 Points ] ++ Spearhead Detachment +1CP [ 869 Points ] ++ Chapter Selection: Imperial Fists + HQ + • Primaris Librarian: Psychic Powers: Null Zone, Smite, Veil of Time; Force Sword [ 101 Points ] • Techmarine: Plasma Pistol, Power Maul, Servo-Arm [ 54 Points ] + Heavy Support + • Hellblaster Squad: 10x Heavy Plasma Incinerator [ 350 Points ] • Predator Annihilator: Turret Twin Lascannon, Sponsons Two Lascannons, Pintle Storm Polter [ 182 Points ] • Predator Annihilator: Turret Twin Lascannon, Sponsons Two Lascannons, Pintle Storm Polter [ 182 Points ] ++ Total: [ 9 CP; 11 PL; 2,000 Points] ++
  9. Ish

    Tau...

    Ah, yes, it was the Tetra that I was thinking of... Frankly, it shouldn't be too hard to take a Piranha and kit-bash it into something that would make an effective Tetra. The official kit is pretty much a Piranha without wings, a "roof," and a parascope type thingy. You could probably just assemble a Piranha without the wings, cover up the joining point with some platicard panels, and stick a bunch of sensors, antenna, and AWACs dishes on it.
  10. Ish

    I Like Tanks!

    I just like knowing that I can always rely on having 20-30 of my Marines in cover. 2+ Save Intercessors and Hellblasters just seem really valuable... But, no, I'm not married to the thing. Edit to Add: I can't get a Brigade to work, I keep coming up 200± Points over the limit if I include everything that I want and the "tax" units. Fooey.
  11. Ish

    I Like Tanks!

    Here's what I'm thinking will become my final "Take All Comers" army list. I'll still have Redemptor Dreadnaughts (I own two now), Aggressors, Inceptors, and Reivers to play with as a sort of "sideboard," but this seems like a solid force. Obviously it plays as a gunline, but Primaris Marines are generally pretty tough customers and if I'm in a match-up where I'm better off advancing I should be okay footslogging. Anti-Tank and Anti-Knight shooting is supplied by the Hellblasters and Predators, with Auxiliary Grenade Launchers throwing Krak Grenades to help out. Anti-Horde and Anti-MEQ shooting is supplied by mostly the Intercessors, with the Hellblasters helping out with really heavy infantry (TEQs). The list doesn't have any dedicated Anti-Aircraft, which could prove problematic, but that's a gamble I'm willing to take. I am considering dropping the "Double Battalion" structure, since it really limits my ability to use the Specialist Detachments from Vigilis Defiant which only affects one Detachment. I might be able to squeeze all of this into a full Brigade... Gotta crunch the numbers on that. ++ Battalion Detachment I +5CP [ 1,103 Points ] ++ Chapter Selection: Imperial Fists + HQ + • Warlord Primaris Captain w/Power Fist: Plasma Pistol, Power Fist, Trait: Storm of Fire, Relic: The Armour Indomitus [ 92 Points ] • Primaris Lieutenant Power Sword [ 74 Points ] + Troops + • Intercessor Squad: 10x Stalker Bolt Rifles, 2x Auxiliary Grenade Launchers; Sergeant w/ Chainsword [ 170 Points ] • Intercessor Squad: 10x Bolt Rifles, 2x Auxiliary Grenade Launchers; Sergeant w/ Power Sword [ 174 Points ] • Intercessor Squad: 10x Bolt Rifles, 2x Auxiliary Grenade Launchers; Sergeant w/ Power Sword [ 174 Points ] + Elites + • Primaris Ancient Bolt Rifle [ 69 Points ] + Heavy Support + • Hellblaster Squad: 10x Heavy Plasma Incinerator [ 350 Points ] ++ Battalion Detachment II +5CP [ 822 Points ] ++ Chapter Selection: Imperial Fists + HQ + • Primaris Librarian: Psychic Powers: Null Zone, Smite, Veil of Time; Force Sword [ 101 Points ] • Techmarine: Bolt Pistol, Power Maul, Servo-Harness [ 60 Points ] + Troops + • Intercessor Squad: 5x Auto Bolt Rifles, 1x Auxiliary Grenade Launchers; Sergeant w/ Power Fist [ 99 Points ] • Intercessor Squad: 5x Auto Bolt Rifles, 1x Auxiliary Grenade Launchers; Sergeant w/ Power Fist [ 99 Points ] • Intercessor Squad: 5x Auto Bolt Rifles, 1x Auxiliary Grenade Launchers; Sergeant w/ Power Fist [ 99 Points ] + Heavy Support + • Predator Annihilator: Turret Twin Lascannon, Sponsons Two Lascannons, Pintle Storm Polter [ 182 Points ] • Predator Annihilator: Turret Twin Lascannon, Sponsons Two Lascannons, Pintle Storm Polter [ 182 Points ] ++ Fortification Network Detachment +0CP [ 75 Points ] ++ + Fortification + • Aegis Defense Line [ 75 Points ] ++ Total: [13 CP; 111 PL; 2,000 Points] ++
  12. Ish

    Tau...

    Does the Piranha have Markerlights? A couple of zippy speeders moving into midfield against a closing enemy force (or around the flanks of an enemy gunline) could mark targets for your backfield guns... Barring that, Pathfinders in a Devilfish could do the same.
  13. I'm looking for the "grim reaper" banner (pictured below) that is included with the WHFB Empire General (a.k.a. AOS Freeguild General), mainly interested in the banner itself, although I'm sure I can find cool uses for the clockwork cherub and stuff. Figured I'd ask here before I broke down and ordered one off the internets.
  14. And bling-bling gold-plated armor!
  15. I’m very tempted to take the Gravis Captain body, slap a fancy thunderhammer, fancy storm shield, and appropriately blinged out back banner on him, and call him Captain Lysander.
  16. Because when I moved here from there I didn’t have enough room in my luggage to bring them or storage space in our initial tiny apartment. So most of the stuff in the storage locker there would just end up in one here... ...I hope to go back this spring and/or summer and will probably bring a fair amount of gaming stuff back with me.
  17. If you don’t use Index units and don’t use multiple factions, list creation isn’t that much more difficult than any previous edition (once you get used to the new separation of model and weapon pricing). Since the various indices are optional and running multiple codices is also option, one can’t complain too much about added complexity that you opted to add to yourself!
  18. I have a massive Samurai army that I built as a “counts as” Empire army for WHFB 8th Edition, mostly Wargames Factory plastics, but a fair amount of other stuff in the mix too. I’ve got heaps of spare sashimono bits... Unfortunately, they’re all in a storage locker in Michigan, otherwise I’d be more than happy to give you some.
  19. Fancy hat and a back banner! It’s a good look.
  20. Ish

    Tau...

    It does stress the importance of bringing some kind of anti-knight options in a list. For years and years, it was always about having the right mix to deal with the “paper, rock, scissors” of shooty, choppy, and vehicles. Then it became the “paper, rock, scissors, lizard, spock” of light infantry, heavy infantry, vehicles, and aircraft. Now it’s horde infantry, elite infantry, vehicles, aircraft, psykers, knights... Good times!
  21. Ish

    Tau...

    Quoting from 1d4chan’s summary, so this might not be 100% rulebook accurate text: On the one hand, this does seem like an important tool for a Knight army to have... It’d be really frustrating to have your opponent hide everything out of reach from you. On the other hand, Knights do have plenty of guns... Still, it’s only allowed to reach 6” vertically, it doesn’t treat all terrain as being 6”... So any models that are above 6” should be out of reach. I’m only eyeballing it, but those buildings both looked to be taller than 6” to me... C’est la guerre, it’s not like you were trying to sweep all before you in Guardian’s league. You got to push some soldiers around the table, roll some dice, and experiment with your new toys. That’s a fun night out in my book! (BTW, I love the shade of green you chose for the paint scheme. Those bombers are gonna look great when they’re done!)
  22. Can’t go wrong with a big, fancy hat! Although that might be my latent, lapsed Catholicism speaking.
  23. Crushing Tau in mêlée is hardly a benchmark. A blind Grot with a chainsword stands an even chance of beating up two Firewarriors! 😃 The Gravis Captain can be given The Armor Indomitus Relic: Replaces their normal armor with a 2+ Save and gives them a once-per-battle 3++. This is basically my “default” Relic choice for my Primaris Warlord and would definitely be my “go to” for a Gravis Captain. T5 / 2+ / 4++ can tank a lot of hits, especially since he benefits from the “can’t shoot me, I’m a Character!” rule. If you run him alongside a squad of cannon fodder Loyal Companions, he’ll be protected from a lot of small arms fire as he crosses the table into power fist’ing range. He’s not quite as tank-y as a Terminator Captain with Shield Eternal Relic, but dang close.
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