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Dakka Forum: Tau - The issues of a one dimensionally designed army

Posted: 2017-04-29 17:59:07
Forum post by Da-Rock, 98 responses at time of this post.

I have read a lot about hate towards how the Tau play. Some are legitimate issues and others are just the standard cries from those who don't like something and want everyone else to hate what they do.

The issue at hand seems to boil down to this: The Tau were designed to be out of balance. Bad at Melee and good at shooting. So with that design, GW did the only thing you can with a one dimensional design in a competitive environment = make them GREAT at all things shooty. As we all know what this created..............no, not a none competitive army design......no, not an over powered shooty army..............yes, an army that caused frustration and a lack of fun for both sides.

I reject that the Tau are OP, I do however feel that those who say it sucks to play against the Tau are correct. Their ability to ignore rules and take away the fun parts of your army is what they do. This isn't the Tau players fault. GW did this when they designed a one dimensional army.

So............what does GW do?

Do they go simple and add melee abilities to the Tau?
Do they nerf them into oblivion?
Do they add new abilities and rules that balance it out - is that even possible?
Do they realize that in a game world filled with melee and shooting balanced armies you can't maintain balance with an unbalanced army.....seems simple right

Dakka Gallery: Lady Justice Crew

Posted: 2017-04-29 16:59:07
By Paradigm

Dakka Gallery: Plaguereaper of Nurgle

Posted: 2017-04-29 15:59:07
Unknown creator

Dakka Gallery: Space Wolves Diorama

Posted: 2017-04-29 14:59:07
By Seemann

Dakka Forum: Terrain-Crate Kickstarter from Mantic live

Posted: 2017-04-29 13:59:07
Forum post by NewTruthNeomaxim, 48 responses at time of this post.

I'll try to pretty this up if I get a chance, but the Mantic terrain Kickstarter just went live. Maybe someone not a phone can help make this thread look a little less crummy!

Dakka Gallery: Big Mek w/ Kff

Posted: 2017-04-29 12:59:07
By FutureTense

Dakka Gallery: Army, Conversion, Creatures, Green, Heavy, Imp, Metal, Squats, Stone, Stuff

Posted: 2017-04-29 11:59:07
By Paule

Dakka Gallery: Battle Fortress, Battlewagon, Custom, Orks, Super-heavy

Posted: 2017-04-29 10:59:07
By Denua

Dakka Daily Poll: How do you identify?

Posted: 2017-04-29 09:59:07
How do you identify?
Male / Transitioning to male
Female / Transitioning to female

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Dakka Gallery: Nurgling Kill Emperor

Posted: 2017-04-29 09:59:07
By vilith

Dakka Gallery: Anime, Diorama, Mecha, Votoms

Posted: 2017-04-29 08:59:07
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Dakka Forum: What are you most looking forward to in 8th edition?

Posted: 2017-04-29 07:59:07
Forum post by Kid_Kyoto, 59 responses at time of this post.

So... it's official now, and to GW's credit a lot interesting things. Free basic rules, community feedback, annual updates...

But come now, we've been here before, we'll be here again.

So what are you most looking forward to?

Dakka Gallery: Display Base Pretty Much Final

Posted: 2017-04-29 06:59:07
Taken with an Apple iPhone 4S
By MajorTom11

Dakka Forum: Xenos and Eighth Edition

Posted: 2017-04-29 05:59:07
Forum post by Souleater, 55 responses at time of this post.

What ho, fellow non-humans!

While the Marine players predictably whine and fight over their latest new plastic kit I thought I would see how the rest of u's are taking the snippets of new edition.

I am sort of pleased to see that Ynnari are listed as their own faction as i'm an inveterate Elf-lover. But even I have to question the number of Eldar factions we now have. Five is it now?

My main love in 40k is the delightful Hive Mind...I would love to get back the feel of Tyrants in Second edition where folks genuinely worried about us getting to assault with them. Ah...those halcyon days.

On the other hand I read the new fluff on Tyrants Warriors (they now get reborn and remember their past lives according to SWA) and sighed deeply. I really don't want to see Nids developing individual personalities but that door was opened with the character Hive Tyrant. *sigh*

Generally I am hoping that the new edition will balance out our races to be more or less equal.

Dakka Forum: Injection molded multi-part faun kickstarter

Posted: 2017-04-29 04:59:07
Forum post by Smokestack, 36 responses at time of this post.

Saw a cool project on Kickstarter. I am not affiliated with it but am backing it.

This project is designed to fund the production of a plastic injection mold, which will enable us to mass produce 32mm fantasy table top fauns.


After rgdgaming's first initial production runs with the Ghoul King and the Minotaur Brute, we wanted to create our first ten man box set, featuring our faun renders in plastic.

Our goal is to provide a ten man box set so players have the option to field tribal archers, javelin throwers, and miscellaneous warriors using fauns.

Initial Sketches of Fauns Initial Sketches of Fauns

Based off our sketches, our renderer proposed that we use a 3 in 1 pose for the torso, which allows the faun to be armed with a bow, a javelin, or a sword and shield. We initially played with the idea of rocks underneath, but for the convenience of the player we eliminated them. We loosely based the fauns off the idea of thracians, whom were valued for their skirmish warfare.

Faun Faun

Faun without Rock Faun without Rock

The project was promising, but we knew that modelers would eventually want a variety of options to choose from. We started with some different heads and a female counterpart. This led to some sketches below.

Faun Add Ons Faun Add Ons

Females are sorely under represented in many tribal type armies, so we tried to combine huntress concepts, such as the cloth along the thighs, longer hair, and agile frame. We are looking for multiple head types to go with the torso, and a new female torso to match the male counterpart and weapons

Proposal for the Sprue

We have been given multiple quotes for the .CAD design and we have two options: a simple sprue featuring two torsos, with all...

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Dakka Forum: Is the Age of Drop Pod Dominance Over? 8th edition

Posted: 2017-04-29 03:59:07
Forum post by Traditio, 94 responses at time of this post.

Once again, I am very excited about the upcoming 8th edition release. We now know that AV is a thing of the past, and that both vehicles and MCs alike are going to have toughness values. Dreadnoughts are going to be T 7, 8 wounds and 3+ armor.

They have not yet released the stats for drop pods and rhinos, but I don't think that this would be too difficult to figure out, since the current relevant stats of rhinos, drop pods and dreadnoughts aren't all that dissimilar.

I think it would be reasonable to expect a rhino that's anywhere from T6-8, 6-9 wounds and probably 3+ armor as well. The drop pod will probably be slightly tougher.

Here is my question:

Is the prospect of a significantly more durable rhino enough to shift the space marine meta away from drop pods?

Dakka Gallery: Blood Angels, Conversion, Reclusiarch, Space Hulk, Terminator Armor

Posted: 2017-04-29 02:59:07
Taken with a Konica Minolta Camera, Inc. DiMAGE Z2
By Enzephalon

Dakka Forum: Should Paper Miniatures Be Allowed?

Posted: 2017-04-29 01:59:07
Forum post by TheIngeniusNoob, 101 responses at time of this post.

So I play 40k with my sister. We don't have a lot of money so i used DND miniatures to represent the armies. I've seen the prices that GW puts on their Tyranid miniatures and have also seen some of them 3d printed. But what if I printed out of paper? It would be easy to create armies that cost a lot of points and to accurately size the models. I've printed a small 500 point simple army of Tyranids and it works but I'm only using them for personal use right now, so no one go freaking out about my doing so. But seriously, what if we had these in tournaments?

Dakka Gallery: Chaos Knight, Daemons, Renegade, Slaanesh

Posted: 2017-04-29 00:59:07
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Dakka Gallery: Imperial Fist - Legion Contemptor

Posted: 2017-04-28 23:59:07
By Melcavuk

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