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Dakka Gallery: Adeptus Astartes, Space Marines, Statue, Terrain

Posted: 2014-04-25 06:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot A530
By littleboyblues

Dakka Gallery: Airbrush, Battlewagon, Orks, Pink

Posted: 2014-04-25 05:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Forum: IG/AM Supplements in the works

Posted: 2014-04-25 04:59:07
Forum post by Happygrunt, 64 responses at time of this post.

Via StykerSniper on Warseer:
So, those of you who have purchased the new Codex: Astra Militarum will notice the loss of most of the old imperial guard officers, especially those without models, but some like al'Rahem, Chenkov, and even Marbo. Well, I've been told by a pretty darn reliable birdy that some supplements are in the works. I am not sure which ones will return, but I have been informed that something along the lines of codex: catachans is in the works. The big releases with these supplements is merely a rerelease of temporarily discontinued characters, but no new boxed sets. Oh, and aside from remaining legal due to forgeworld, don't look for a Medusa or bombard, not gonna happen.

Source: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?393216-Astra-Militarum-Heroes-Return!&p=7132405&viewfull=1#post7132405

I am not the least bit surprised by this.

Dakka Gallery: Ignatum, Legio, Reaver, Titan

Posted: 2014-04-25 03:59:07
By cbuk1968

Dakka Gallery: Blood Angels Captain

Posted: 2014-04-25 02:59:07
By Johnnyhorse

Dakka Gallery: Blood Angels, Dreadnought, Furioso Librarian Dreadnought

Posted: 2014-04-25 01:59:07
Taken with a NIKON COOLPIX S3000
By OverwatchCNC

Dakka Forum: How are tactical marines bad?

Posted: 2014-04-25 00:59:07
Forum post by Perfect Organism, 117 responses at time of this post.

I see a lot of people on dakkadakka saying that marines are a pretty terrible deal for their price and quite frankly, I don't see why.

OK, they die pretty nastily to AP 3, Ignores Cover weapons, but those aren't that easy to come by and kill everything else just as effectively as they kill marines. You can buy a larger number of cheaper troops, but then you have to choose between not fitting into cover and being clumped up for blast weapons to get more hits. Meanwhile, anything with AP 4 and above is ineffective against marines but pretty damn good against everyone else. Unexceptional units like Hellhounds and Burna Bommas can wipe out AM Veterans, Dire Avengers and Fire Warriors by the dozen, but only a handful can do the same to marines.

Tau are often cited as an army which simply ignores cover saves, but they need to invest around 50 points to get that ability for one unit per turn (or significantly more if they want to keep their markerlights alive). Stack that onto a riptide and you get something which will kill maybe three or four marines a turn on average for land raider prices. Around twice the cost of a unit which can do the same thing to 4+ save units. Only the Heldrake really offers a truly efficient method of slaughtering marines.

In short, marines are one of the most survivable units for their points cost. In addition, they have ATSKNF, which means they will keep fighting after taking much heavier casualties than most other units. In my opinion, keeping your units fighting longer than they would otherwise is almost as good as them not dying at all, making models with ATSNKF worth at least 10% more than they would be otherwise. I'd say it's better than FNP (6+) or a 6+ Invulnerable save. Of course, you can get FNP (6+) on your marines as well if you take the right chapter tactics.

Their killing power is admittedly a bit lacking for their points...

Post continues at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/591401.p

Dakka Gallery: Iron Warriors, Obliterators

Posted: 2014-04-24 23:59:07
By Skoda

Dakka Gallery: Cataphracti Terminators - Iron Hands

Posted: 2014-04-24 22:59:07
By Melcavuk

Dakka Gallery: Zamael7

Posted: 2014-04-24 21:59:07
By Lamby

Dakka Forum: [V5] YMTC - drawing LOS *OVER* intervening terrain/units

Posted: 2014-04-24 20:59:07
Forum post by yakface, 52 responses at time of this post.


The 'Cover' rules (pg 22) say: "Firing through units or area terrain: If a model fires through the gaps between some elements of area terrain (such as between two trees in a wood or through the gaps between models in an intervening unit, the target is in cover, even if it is completely visible to the firer. Note that this does not apply if the shots go over the area terrain or unit rather than through it."

QUESTION: When drawing line of sight involving an intervening unit and/or area terrain how do you determine when you are firing over the terrain/unit as opposed to when you are firing through the terrain/unit?

For the illustrative diagrams below, please ignore any discrepancies in perspective between what is shown in the picture and what would be seen if a true 'model's eye view' was taken. Just assume that what the diagram illustrates is the proper perspective from the firing model's eye view.

Firing through/over an intervening unit.
The Tau Fire Warrior (bottom left corner of the picture) is firing at the Ork mob behind the intervening Grot unit.

In example A, The Grot unit is only considered as tall as the highest point of each individual model, which means the Firewarrior can cleanly see 3 out of the 5 Orks over the top of the Grot unit and the Ork mob gets no cover save.

In example B, The Grot unit is considered as tall as the highest point of the tallest model in the unit (the Slaver), which means the Firewarrior's line of sight to all the Orks most certainly passes through the Grot unit as opposed to over it and the Ork mob gets a cover save.

Firing through/over interven...

Post continues at http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/219003.page

Dakka Gallery: Conversion, Kitbash, Orks, Toy, Trukk, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2014-04-24 19:59:07
By Falconer

Dakka Forum: Is the problem with 40k...

Posted: 2014-04-24 18:59:07
Forum post by Boniface, 405 responses at time of this post.

So I've come to realise that the generic problem with 40k seems to be people take the game too seriously.
Just looking at the rules discussions I can't help but think are we really such rules lawyers that we can't just enjoy the game?

For example can a blast template hit models above and below a sky shield at the same time.
I for one don't care what the rules implicitly say, let's just throw a little common sense into the game and get over it.
I think a lot of people who post on here deliberately try and bend the rules when they're not 100% exact to every possible suggestion.
And then they moan about GW writing bad rules because they go out of their way to break or exploit rules that haven't been considered.

Maybe just me but I'm happy to agree with my opponent on usual issues if they occur.

Sorry for the rant.

Dakka Gallery: Ork Bommer

Posted: 2014-04-24 17:59:07
By StormBoyz1208

Dakka Gallery: Dark Angels, Deathwing, Land Raider, Space Marines, Warhammer 40,000

Posted: 2014-04-24 16:59:07
By bluemoonminis

Dakka Gallery: 40k Conversion, Astra Militarum, Imperial Guard, Steel Legion, Taurox

Posted: 2014-04-24 15:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Gorgon's Best Appearance Stealer Cult

Posted: 2014-04-24 14:59:07
Taken with a Canon PowerShot SD800 IS
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Dakka Gallery: Avatar, Imperial Guard, Transport

Posted: 2014-04-24 13:59:07
Taken with a Canon DIGITAL IXUS 65
By Klaus, not Santa

Dakka Gallery: Horus Lupercal

Posted: 2014-04-24 12:59:07
By helixus

Dakka Gallery: Horus Heresy, Thousand Sons, Warhammer 40,000, Whirlwind

Posted: 2014-04-24 11:59:07
By WingWong

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