Col. Dracus - Tau

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Re: Col. Dracus - Tau

Post by cicero » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:02 pm

Looking good! I enjoyed your battle report as well.
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Re: Col. Dracus - Tau

Post by Col. Dracus » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:47 pm

Thanks, i hope to have more Tau Bat Reps in the future.

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Re: Col. Dracus - Tau

Post by Col. Dracus » Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:41 am

So I started trying out some base work. This is what I have so far...

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I tried a few different ways of putting the snow on, I am still wating for a couple to dry that used the Water Effects. I will post pictures of how the different ones came out, but I am pretty happy with the way these ones came out.

What do you guys think?

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Re: Col. Dracus - Tau

Post by Col. Dracus » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:06 pm

So again from my April comitment

Before:
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After
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I ended up painting alot more this month. So here is everything I have painted/based so far...
Army Pic!
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That is
36x Fire Warriors
8x Pathfinders
3x XV88
2x XV8
2x Hammerheads
1x Devilfish
1x GunDrone
lots of bases

And for my commitment for May...
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11x Drones
5x XV8s
1x Devilfish

I hope you guys like it so far. :-) I feel like I need more time in a day becuase I want to keep working on them.

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Re: Col. Dracus - Tau

Post by cicero » Wed May 01, 2013 2:23 pm

Very nice!

:D The army looks great on the table, I agree with you about not enough hours in a day for sure.
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Re: Col. Dracus - Tau

Post by Col. Dracus » Tue May 28, 2013 9:22 am

So I had a slow start this month. I was able to get the Devilfish done rather early in the month, but with work, after work meetings and other family and social obligations I was worried that I would not meet my goal this month.

With a few new additions to my nerd cave I was able to finally sit down and get some Hobby work done!

Here are the nice new editions to the cave
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Nice TV that was going to get thrown out I was able to get for free along with a Nintendo Wii. I also decided to pull out an N64 too. THe cave keeps getting better :-)

Now for the models!
Commitment Completed!
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I also Managed to get a 2000 point game in (at the LAtCS Thunderdome) with them and some allied Space Marines (Celestial Lions) against Ravenwing (devastation banner list)

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It was a fun game, It was the Relic with Vanguard deployment. It was a low scoring game as normal with "The Relic". The game would have been a tie at the end of turn 7 (1-1) but on the last shot of the game (from Broadsides) I managed to kill Azrael giving me Slay the Warlord and tabling my opponent.

Tau Victory!

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Re: Col. Dracus - Tau

Post by BigC_13 » Wed May 29, 2013 8:27 pm

Looking good man, wish I could paint at the same pace as you. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the army.

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Re: Col. Dracus - Tau

Post by Col. Dracus » Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:27 pm

Ok, so I think I have finally changed my list from the old book... I am still not 100% on it, but I will run with it for now.


HQ:
Commander -179
-2x Plasma Rifles
-Drone Controller
-2x Marker Drones *change*
-XV8-02 Armor
-Target Lock
-System Jammer

Commander -125
-Flamer
-Puretide Chip
-Multi-Spectrum Suite

Troops:
12x Fire Warriors W/Devilfish-188 *Change*
12x Fire Warriors -108
12x Fire Warriors -108
20x Demiurg Snipers (counts as kroot) -140

Elites:
3x XV8 Crisis Suites -216
-2x Missile Pods (each)
-Velocity Tracters

2x XV8 Crisis Suites -138
-2x Fusion Blasters (each)
-1x Target Lock
-1x Retro-Vectored Thrusters
-2x Shield Drones

Fast Attack:
4x Pathfinders -44
4x Pathfinders -44
0x Gun Drones -00 *Remove*

Heavy Support:
3x XV88 Broadsisdes -270
-TL-Plasma Rifles (each)
-TL-Heavy Rail Rifles (each)
-Velocity Tracker

Hammerhead -145
-SMS
-Submunitions *
-Disruption Pods

Hammerhead -145
-SMS
-Submunitions *
-Disruption Pods

This should come up 4 points short, but I don't know where to put 4 points...
I choose to go with a 2nd commander so that I have a choice to put him with either the Missile Suites or the Broadsides. I know I could have upgraded one of the Crisis Suites to take the Puretide Chip and Sensor Suite, but it would have cost 10 more points and I would be forced to put the commander in that squad.

What do you guys think?

*EDIT*
*=unit edit as of 6/11/13
*removed Gun Drone Squadron
*Changed the Gun Drones on the Commander to Marker Drones
*Added Devilfish to 1 fire warrior squad.
*Added submunition rounds to the Hammerheads
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Re: Col. Dracus - Tau

Post by cicero » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:20 am

Looks very similar to what I plan to run. Personally I would rather drop the fire warrior squads down in size to bond them. Leadership will be a big issue for your troops, the large kroot squad in particular is very vulnerable. But really the more that gets shot at the kroot the better. :D
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Re: Col. Dracus - Tau

Post by Col. Dracus » Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:25 pm

Ok, so I know I missed the deadline to set a goal for this month, so my goal for July with be the Demiurg/Kroot.

Here are the before pics.

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Fire Warriors are for scale... and because they look cool.

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