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by LTgland
Dec 18 2010 05:06
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Assault Screens - Perhaps not as effective as I thought.
Replies: 28
Views: 10376

Re: Assault Screens - Perhaps not as effective as I thought.

BRB P34 "This means that assaulting models may still not move through friendly or enemy models, may not pass through gaps narrower than their base, and may not move into base contact with enemy models from a unit they are not assaulting." Assault screens still work, just keep your screen u...
by LTgland
Dec 17 2010 01:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do Tau wear boots?
Replies: 26
Views: 5727

Re: Why do Tau wear boots?

NBC protection, work in hazardous/corrosive atmospheres, and work in vaccuum.
by LTgland
Dec 08 2010 05:09
Forum: Modelling
Topic: [Question] Piranha Base
Replies: 13
Views: 6832

Re: [Question] Piranha Base

I have snapped vehicle, drone and XV8 bases, and will no doubt snap more as time goes by. I now use magnets to base the vehicle. I also do the same for drone/XV8 bases that have snapped. It will require some filing on the top of the base to make it straight for the magnet. Anything off straight will...
by LTgland
Nov 18 2010 02:36
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Updated 40k Rulebook FAQ on GW site
Replies: 35
Views: 12371

Re: Updated 40k Rulebook FAQ on GW site

Q: What happens when a vehicle tank shocks a unit that is already falling back? (p68) A: The tank shock will be resolved in the usual manor. Note that passing the Moral check for a tank shock will not cause the unit to regroup it will just prevent them from fleeing again. Oh dear. The proof reader ...
by LTgland
Nov 07 2010 12:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EMP Commandos
Replies: 59
Views: 9670

Re: EMP Commandos

I would take EMP commandos when playing against Necrons. Give them a nice spot to teleport the monolith into, then the commandos attack. They tend to be too expensive in any other case.
by LTgland
Oct 10 2010 06:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Pricing] The value in Kroot Hounds?
Replies: 25
Views: 4858

Re: [Pricing] The value in Kroot Hounds?

For pathfinders I used firewarrior models. I green-stuffed the hole in their back, cut the nose of a pulse rifle off and glued it to the top of their carbine to make the markerlight.

You can make plastic pathfinders.
by LTgland
Oct 07 2010 05:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dark Eldar Codex Release
Replies: 82
Views: 15725

Re: Dark Eldar Codex Release

I had a look at the codex in store today.
The Dark Eldar are very much a glass cannon like garden variety Eldar. They will hit hard but are very, very brittle. Most of them are armour 5; they need that FNP.
by LTgland
Oct 02 2010 05:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kroot Armor
Replies: 56
Views: 13095

Re: Kroot Armor

lostinnm wrote:No the +1 is not stackable. The best you get is a 6+ save



he was doing a cost analysis. If the cost went up and the bonus stacked, what was the cost vs marine scouts? Scouts are still more bang for your buck.
by LTgland
Oct 02 2010 07:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to survive Drop Pods?
Replies: 41
Views: 9696

Re: How to survive Drop Pods?

Sternguard (or vanguard, whatever they are called) are a single unit that can make a heroic intervention and assault after dropping in. The dreads can't!
by LTgland
Sep 28 2010 07:06
Forum: Archival Datacore
Topic: Let's Talk Tactics: Kauyon
Replies: 20
Views: 10727

Re: Let's Talk Tactics: Kauyon

I tend to run 2 command squads. The first one on the table is Missile pods and flamers (and a PosRel). Their job is to pop transports, make a pain of themselves and act as a lure. They are faily mobile (6+6 move), have long range fire, and a fairly durable (3 suits, 4 shields and 2 gun drones). Afte...
by LTgland
Sep 28 2010 06:56
Forum: Library
Topic: [Resource] Cosmographer 3 Art Tool
Replies: 4
Views: 5340

Re: [Resource] Cosmographer 3 Art Tool

Don't trust the Zhodani and their mind powers. Beware the teleporting commandos. I trust my FGMP-14 to take care of them. I want Tau to have PGMPs and FGMPs! The damn Imperials have them. That aside, it looks very nice but £33 for the software and box (£28 download only) is a tad steep. At £20 I wou...
by LTgland
Sep 20 2010 03:40
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: [Discussion] Environmental costs of our hobby
Replies: 23
Views: 6404

Re: [Discussion] Environmental costs of our hobby

I'm not buying those bird pictures. The small plastic bits would have passed through the bird, the large bits would have clogged its intestines and would have killed it long before the rest could be digested. What they are saying is the gyre is a serious problem, and I would agree with them. http://...
by LTgland
Aug 21 2010 08:13
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Fluff or Color?
Replies: 11
Views: 2611

Re: Fluff or Color?

Cheers Monk! You don't need a steady hand, just time. Its a base colour, then a green/base mix to do big blobs, then the green to do smaller blobs, then a brown/base mix big blobs, then the brown small blobs. Then I had an even darker brown to break contours, and the bleached bone dots. They were a ...
by LTgland
Aug 21 2010 04:45
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Fluff or Color?
Replies: 11
Views: 2611

Re: Fluff or Color?

I wanted mine to be soldiers so I went for a camouflage colour scheme. I wanted to paint them multicam, but that was way too diffcult and they came out in a DPM type pattern. http://s42.photobucket.com/albums/e308/LTgland/Devilfish%20interior/ for the fish interiors. http://s42.photobucket.com/album...
by LTgland
Jul 31 2010 03:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Rules Query] Seekers and other Markerlight "Buffs"
Replies: 149
Views: 25174

Re: [Rules Query] Seekers and other Markerlight "Buffs"

Come one people, its plastic spacemen not the UN Security Council. Its a game that is meant to be fun, playing rules lawyer like this just annoys everyone. The game degenerates into a fight. Everyone knows the way it should be: if a target is painted by a markerlight, you can use the markerlight to ...
by LTgland
Jul 26 2010 06:19
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Fire Warrior Assembly Question
Replies: 10
Views: 3582

Re: Fire Warrior Assembly Question

The round object with the spines is actually meant to be a drone controller. I use them as sensors/auspixes.
by LTgland
Jul 24 2010 11:29
Forum: Common Workbench
Topic: Firewasps Tau Cadre
Replies: 18
Views: 6785

Re: Firewasps Tau Cadre

Very nice Flecktarn on that 'fish. It must have taken ages to paint.
by LTgland
Jun 18 2010 12:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Premeasuring & Tau
Replies: 19
Views: 3833

Re: Premeasuring & Tau

I prefer the no pre measuring.

If a rapid firing enemy gets close, they have the choice of shooting or taking a chance at the assault. With pre measuring, that interesting little choice disappears.

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