It has been a very long time since I've posted. I've been very busy with RL and I haven't even played any 40k since the tournament I posted about. With the new Genestealer Cult release and a tournament likely to happen next month in my area, I'm musing on what to do about them.
Round 2 of my local tournament where I brought the nastiest list I could muster with the models I had...
---Shas'el Bork'an J'Shas'ka cut the thrust to his jets and landed lightly atop an abandoned Imperial bunker. His battlesuit's auto-sensors detected none of the outpost's inhabitants, so they had likely fled the area. A wise choice, given the circumstances. El'J'Shas'ka understood this particular type of Gue'ron'sha was especially zealous and was just as likely to kill loyal imperial subjects as they were to kill their actual enemies.
The low rumble of the approaching armoured column grew, filling the air and sending vibrations through the battlesuit. The Tau commander steadied himself and prepared to send targeting commands to the school of marker drones revolving around him.---
Tomorrow is the first 1850 singles tournament that I'll have been to in a year. I decided a couple months ago that I actually wanted to win, so I bit the bullet and 'invested' in a Stormsurge. Check out the list I'm taking and why I took what I did...
|New Tau battlesuit. Coming soon...|
Death From the Skies is the newest supplement to be released by GW. Unlike the other supplements, this one actually changes the core rules for all of the GW Flyers in the game (note: Flyers does not include FMC's). Let's see what these changes have done for our Tau.
The most awesomest flyer in the game is back!
This is a shameless plug for a pretty cool video-blog out of the UK that I would like to recommend. Brian and his pals put together two or three excellent videos each week that are inspirational and informative for the war gaming world. Trips to Forgeworld's Game Day, conversions, awesome model releases, and hang-over harassment are all common fare for these boisterous Brits. Poking a bit of fun at girlfriend troubles is also on the menu.
I laugh almost every time I tune in. They are distinctly British, so Brits may not find them to be all that funny... but that is another issue. That said, non-brits will sometimes find their humor a bit dry, but they are serious modelers, seriously fun, and honestly entertaining. And even though I think they like beer as much as they like 40k, my modeling skills and motivation get better with every video. They are definitely one of the bright stars in the online 40k universe.
The boys are currently trying to expand their viewer base, so if you get a chance to pop in, please do so. Their YouTube channel is called Templars Crusade 01 and though they tend to be focused on Black Templars and Imperial Fists, Brian also collects and plays Tau. Several of his videos in a series called "Tau-tastic" are among my favorites. The fact that I also collect Templars and Fists is entirely beside the point. Their Tau material merits their mention as well as a permanent link on Warhammer Tau (hopefully they will do more).
I am not on the Facebook or Twitter, so I am unable to Twit or Tweet or whatever, but apparently that helps him out. This is what I am able to do. Please pop over to his channel and check out his library. I promise you'll be chuffed to bits.
I play Tau.
The new GW starter set for Tau is an amazing value and I would encourage anyone who has the spare cash to pick it up. More on that HERE.
Aside from the amazing deal, it comes with a little bit of bait for those that can't stand to be left out of anything. It is an 'exclusive' formation: Ethereal Honour Guard.
Now I know what you are thinking, "BS4 Fire Warriors! Honour Guard are back!" but you would be wrong. Sorry. Not that BS4 Fire Warriors are that cool anymore. We have so many ways of boosting accuracy it is almost unfair. So let's look at what this formation actually does.
I will be attending/running a tournament this weekend (the 9th) and here is the list I'll be taking, complete with spiffy new formations from both the Tau Empire codex and the Warzone Damocles: Mont'ka supplement. Check out what I'll be bringing!
Let's do the math...
|Crisis Suits (3)||$75|
|Start Collecting! Tau Empire||$85|
Ok. I've seen the blogs where the magpies and neck-beards are all complaining about unpopular models and price creep, and whatever. And while my contempt for these moon-faced assassins of joy is well known, they may have a case about the Orks or Vampires. But nothing in this box is unpopular or over-priced so far as current prices are concerned. In this box, you are basically getting the Fire Warriors and half of the ethereal for free.
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