A Drone for Every Occasion (part 5)

November 30, 2015 · 4 comments

Ever want to take a squad of drones in your army, but just couldn't bring yourself to field a bunch of BS2 targets that your opponent will work really hard to ignore?  Yeah, me too.

I mean there are times when I want to put out a pack of marker drones to reduce my need for pathfinders --who my opponent WILL destroy. After all, pathfinders are kinda stationary (at least if you want them to be useful with their BS3 makerlights you had better leave them stationary or put them on a tidewall).

Drones are jetpack infantry which makes them relentless which means they can move and then fire heavy weapons at their full BS. And they can move a some more in the assault phase.  What's not to love?

A Drone for Every Occasion (part 4)

November 29, 2015 · 3 comments

This installment:  Gargantuan Drone.

OR Say "Hello" to Gargantuan Drone... 

I say "Gargantuan Drone" because the thing kinda looks like a big-ass drone.  It's got all the little anti-grav doo-hickies on the bottom, the thruster vent in the back... it's round, you know, like a drone. It really looks like a giant burgerbot... oh, never mind. The moment has passed.

One segment of the Tidewall Rampart is the Droneport, and some have called it stupid, and useless, but I'm tired of listening to teh Internet Trolls complain.  Let's see what this thing is really all about...

Eastern Empire Down

November 27, 2015 · 1 comments

Just letting you all know that a good guy got screwed over a few days ago.  Sebastian, who runs Eastern-Empire.com (another Tau Blog site) was the victim of a massive hacking attack.  His data is jacked and it's going to take him a while to restore his back-up.

Some people are just assholes.

I'm telling you this because it was Sebastian's creativity and awesome modeling skills that encouraged me to invest so much of my time and energy and emotion into my little blue plastic soldiers (as well as my Kroot, and my Naga, and my other little aliens).

Here's hoping you get things back up and running soon Seb!  I already miss your site.

Angry Tau Collectors


Seems like a lot of Tau wargamers and collectors are upset with GW at the moment.

The Kauyon and Mont'Ka campaign books are currently sold separately for about $74 US each. Many gamers bought the Kauyon book when it was released a few weeks ago, and now see that the Limited Edition Warzone Damocles Set includes both books for $205.

Of course GW did not mention the contents or even the existence of the Limited Edition when it released the Kauyon book... The metal coins and other bits in the LE are quite worth the $50 this time, really. Did anyone else notice that the slipcase in the second photo on GW's website is upside down?  One would think they could read Tau writing... after all, they created it, didn't they?

Anyway, folks are upset because had they waited they could have bought the limited edition for only $50 more than each of the two books separately -which is a great deal considering the how many collectors were fairly screwed over with the $180 limited edition codex.  That one was definitely not worth the bloated price tag.

The LE Codex was $131 more than the standard codex, and besides the nice box, gave you a rather nice map, some cards, and the coins. Definitely a bloated price.

My friend Salvetti bought the Kauyon book and is now pissed (American version of this word = angry, not intoxicated). I would be angry, too. I normally buy the campaign books right away, but this time I didn't have the cash so put it off till today, actually, payday.  Glad I did.

I also normally defend GW even though some of the things they do are a bit shady.  This one I cannot defend. They had to know this would happen and that they would irritate their customers.  If they didn't, then their marketing analysts should be sent home.

I feel for you guys....  Good luck selling them on eBay.

A Drone for Every Occasion (part 3)

November 25, 2015 · 1 comments

And here's our third installment of our 22-drone coverage. I've decided to add a couple more posts after this one to address the Gargantuan Drone (a.k.a. Tidewall Droneport), drone net, and other fun. Full disclosure, I do own all these drones, but those I do own are unassembled and unpainted, so I will rely on Internet pictures until mine are up to snuff.

The drone to the right is our Drone Sentry Turret, which is not a drone by the standard definition, but uses drone technology -as do a couple of the drones on this list. We will get to that later.

Let's get down to the brass tacks.

These are all the drones in the Tau inventory (that I know of), and that's too many for one post. So, I'm going to break them up as follows.

Part 1Part 2Part 3
Gun DroneGrav-inhibitor DroneDrone Sentry Tower
Shield DronePulse Accelerator DroneDrone Defense Turret
Experimental Shield DroneRecon DroneHeavy Gun Drone
Command Link DroneMissile DroneHeavy Gun/Marker Drone
Marker DroneShielded Missile DroneRemora Drone Fighter
Sniper DroneInterceptor DroneTechnical Drone
Warscaper DroneGuardian Drone
Stealth Drone
Hover Drone

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Farsight's All-Battlesuit Army is Back

November 24, 2015 · 1 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 · 9 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 · 2 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!

A Drone for Every Occasion (part 2)

November 9, 2015 · 6 comments

Have you noticed how many drones we have now? From the humble gun drone to the Ethereals new Hoverboard, there are now 22.

The drone to the right is our ever-reliable Gun Drone, perhaps the most useful drone in our inventory.  This second installment covers the rest of the drones available from GW.  Unfortunately, for these next two posts I will be unable to feature my own drones because I have not had time to put some of them together or paint those I have to a decent standard...

Seems to be my life, lots of new toys for Tau, but either papers are due or we have to cook a turkey, or some such...  I still need to build my stealth, guardian, and hover drones.

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The Combos...Sweet Mercy!

November 3, 2015 · 2 comments

If you have been keeping up to date on the Tau stuff of late, you will know that the leaked formations have everyone on the internet screaming for the nerf bat on a codex that hasn't been released yet: Tau. What is the big deal? Oh, everything.

A Drone for Every Occasion (part 1)

November 2, 2015 · 0 comments

I was just looking through the new codex and it struck me how many drones we now have. In total, counting the Ethereals new Hoverboard, there are about 22. 

The drone to the right is Commander R'Alai's Marker Drone, and yes, it is an odd little duck. I like the look of the drone, but not as a Marker Drone.  More about that later.

So let's go over them.

These are all the drones in the Tau inventory (that I know of), and that's too many for one post.  So, I'm going to break them up as follows.
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Gun Drone Grav-inhibitor Drone Drone Sentry Tower
Shield Drone Pulse Accelerator Drone Drone Defense Turret
Experimental Shield Drone Recon Drone Heavy Gun Drone
Command Link Drone Missile Drone Heavy Gun/Marker Drone
Marker Drone Shielded Missile Drone Remora Drone Fighter
Sniper Drone Interceptor Drone Technical Drone
Warscaper Drone Guardian Drone
Stealth Drone
Hover Drone

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