Farsight's All-Battlesuit Army is Back

November 24, 2015 · 0 comments

There was a bit of moaning when Farsight's ability to take crisis suits as troops was "lost" in the Codex update and Kauyon books.  But with Mont'ka, it's back.

Farsight's Dawn Blade Contingent is able to take a Retaliation Cadre as his core formation.

That Cadre consists of:

1 Commander
3 units of Crisis Battlesuits
1 unit of Broadsides
1 unit of Riptides

Tack that onto the "Eight" as your Command Choice, and maybe a Rapid Insertion Force or a Drone-Net full of BS-3 Marker Drones for your Auxillary, and Boom....  Jetpack JSJ goodness all over the place without the need for pathfinders.

Broadsides excepted, of course.  :0

You could always take a Firebase Support Cadre (or two) to beef up your all-battlesuit army swag...

Yeah, that's right.  The Big Red Battlesuit Boys are back.

Warzone Damocles: Mont'ka. New Formations!

November 23, 2015 · 3 comments

The new formations have leaked! Some of them are quite nifty, check it out...

Talisman of Arthas Moloch Conversion

November 18, 2015 · 0 comments

Googled 'Talisman'. There you go
Like the Fusion Blades, this is a Farsight Enclaves signature system. However, unlike the Fusion Blades, this one is very popular for its in-game uses instead of its modelling potential or awesome factor. It is also a great opportunity for modeling creativity, so check out how I modeled mine!

Fusion Blades Conversion

November 16, 2015 · 3 comments

The Farsight Enclaves signature systems are very expensive and often have very limited scope. Some are just downright unreliable. But to a conversion addict, they are one of the best parts of the supplement! Here is my finished representation of the Fusion Blades:

Everything you need to know about the New Tau Fortification: Tidewall

November 12, 2015 · 0 comments

This has been out for a little while now, and the shock has largely worn off, so let's take an in-depth look at the first non-imperial Fortification released by GW!

Shield Drones Rule Update

November 10, 2015 · 14 comments

Just to clarify, because there is a HUGE misconception out there.  The rule for shield drones states the drone has a shield generator and that the shield generator "confers" a 4+ invulnerable save.  

This means that the 4++ is passed on, not that the drone has a 4++ save -that would be silly. The rule specifically says it confers the save. 

I think this confusion comes from the previous edition Codex where on page 55 next to shield drone it stated "drone only." This is no longer the case.  That text no longer exists in the codex, so we can now read the rule both as intended and as written.  

Here is Webster's definition of confer: 

grant or bestow (a title, degree, benefit, or right)."moves were made to confer an honorary degree on her" ....* (this means the college didn't confer the honorary degree upon itself but upon another -will)
synonyms: bestow upon, present to, grant to, award to, decorate with, honor with, give to, endow with, extend to"she conferred a knighthood on him" ....* (this means the queen didn't confer the knighthood upon herself... -will)
So the guardian drone is still the stupidest drone ever.

And the Stealth drone is still the ugliest.   :)

EDIT:  Looks like my interpretation of this rule is indeed incorrect.  I will bow to the community opinion that the drone alone has the 4++ save (albeit grudgingly).  I do accept that I occasionally make mistakes, and I am willing to own that. 

I have published a few of the comments that articulate disagreement honestly, but I have deleted those that simply pile on, were derogatory, or insulting. 

Thank you all for pointing out the error, and I am humbled, but hey, at least I know you're reading the blog   :)

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