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A little earlier this month I posted up the 1500 point army list that I'd be taking to a local tournament. Those that checked it out might be interested in seeing how it performed. Instead of separate batreps, I'll put up a summary of each game in this post, to give you an idea of what worked and what didn't.
1500pt Local Tournament ListMy area was fortunate enough to have a small gaming shop start up a few months ago. As a proper welcome, I am running our first 40k tournament to help get a bit more interest going. It feels so good to be playing a game and have young folks come in with wonder in their eyes (woah, what is THIS game?)
Though I am basically running the tourney, we have few players, so I'll be participating. Plus I love playing. Here is the list that I'll be bringing in only a couple short weeks.
|My Cadre's HBC Riptide.|
Plus, it can leave the battlefield (even when engaged in close combat) to go into ongoing reserves, then deepstrike next turn. It can jump like mad, and can also jink when thrusting or swooping. Swooping on a Battlesuit? Jinking?
And dropping flechette dispersal pods along the way. Like the postman delivering bad news.
I will let you know.
£72... that's like $115. About the same as a wraithknight...
Imagine Farsight and O’vesa in command, three Riptides in Elite, three R’varnas in Heavy, and three Y’Vahra in Fast Attack. Jam up your troop slots with Crisis teams and you have one hell of a strike force.
Big bouncing battlesuit army, nice and clean.
Oh my God, I need a shower.
Keep your fingers crossed on the Kroot.
I play Tau.
As the title suggests, this is the list that I will be bringing this weekend for the third Escalation round. We did a round at 500 points during 6th edition, and then decided to do 500 points again after 7th hit.
Escalation League: 500 points
There aren't very many options out there for portable wargaming tables. Those that are out there all have their own flaws and my design is an alternative method for those of us who are limited in everything except willpower. No money? No time? No space? No problem.
This tutorial is not meant to be a strict step-by-step. It is intended to get your creative juices flowing and thinking about how you can make your own with what you have available following the same rough design.
In theory, this tutorial should have something of value for just about anyone, regardless of their resources or handyman skills.
Now, down to business...
I am going to be discussing a few of the changes to Warhammer 40k with the arrival of 7th edition, and what they mean for Tau players.
Hu Jin Tau touched on some of these, but I'd like to examine them in a bit closer detail. The short answer, is that things have changed, but we are still in the fight, with some new tricks too.
I play Tau.
|From the Forgeworld website|
Today, instead of my occasional contribution of a battle report, I will be showing off my latest model: the XV107 R'varna by Forgeworld.
With all the new monstrous creatures and Imperial Knights running amok, it is a good thing that the Tau have the Riptide to compete. The R'varna is a heavier defensive variant of the Riptide. It sacrifices mobility and versatility for increased firepower and survivability. The R'varna is an awesome model, but I wanted to make a few changes to it...
I am finally starting to get settled into my new area and job, so this last weekend I managed to get a casual game in. My area has no FLGS so we play in our basements and hobby rooms when we can.
This was my first game against my opponent so I had no idea what to expect as far as play style or army or terrain. He usually plays at 2000 points so that is what we went with. He hadn't played Tau since 2nd edition, so we used one of the Tau Battle Missions even though it wasn't really updated for 6th edition.
But now I'm back, and I have excellent news, for the most part.
My idea to paint a squad of crisis suits in Seahawks colors bombed. So I am going to stick with my white, brown, and orange scheme. This is excellent news indeed, because as good as navy blue and lime green look on Russell Wilson, they look like shit on a crisis suit.
Back to my old business...
I keep looking at that list of stuff to do (that I mentioned a while back) and that particular list hasn't changed. But I have added another list to it. I still have all that new stuff still sitting there in boxes, but a friend just gave me his (rather) large and (very) unfinished Tau army in exchange for some Ork stuff I will never, ever use.
And honestly, things got very intimidating, very quickly. I love this huge new army, but again, it's intimidating. I don't even know where to start...
So let's deal with that...
So there we go. My Seahawks pulled it out. They're going to face the Broncos at Superbowl 48, and that means two more weeks of abstinence for me and my beloved Tau.
Hey, it's only weird if it doesn't work.
See you all then (and whether they win or lose the Superbowl, the Ethereals and I will have a special Seahawks surprise for our Tau).
Marshawn Lynch is an Ork
Sherman brings the pain, so he is definitely Dark Eldar
Russell Wilson is Tau. Fire Caste.
And to his credit, Kaepernick is a deamon.
--Slanesh because though it's a pleasure to watch him, you know it's a sin.
I love the Seahawks, but I play Tau.
My Seahawks are doing great things, and I have been very busy. I have not been too much into my Tau lately because I have been spending a lot of time with my football buddies and our favorite beverages made from malted barley and hops. I will be posting regularly again soon, well I guess that really depends on how much longer a football season our boys are going to give us...
If they get to the Superbowl there will be two more weeks or so of bacchanalic debauchery.
But whenever we do wind down Football season, I have a list of projects piling up, in fact since our new codex dropped. Until now I had just bought a couple of new models and proxied the rest. But now I will have the time and money to purchase and work on my Cadre. I will document my progress.
3) After that, I have a new XV-805 to re-pose and build. I have decided that I am not overly fond of his flamboyant landing, and I want my second one to be a little different.
4) Build and paint my Longstrike and Darkstrider.
5) Get a new set of pathfinders (even though I do not like their helmets).
6) Convert a devilfish to be the command/black ops DF required by one of the pathfinder formations.
7) I have another couple of Riptides to build, but not in the standard pose. One will stand up fully like the broadside. And the other will be kneeling.
8) Two Hammerheads and a Skyray (which will all be magnetized). I will post the How-tos.
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