My first purchase is the codex and a Cadre Fireblade. Since I hate that in the future, a sign of a leader is not wearing a helmet, I have adjusted my model to have a helmet. Besides that I only had one real gripe with the model and that is no options for the upraised hand. Tau have no reason for a knife except to cut their steaks. That my good sir is no steak knife.
I did get a quick read through of the book. As usual I skipped the fluff since I like these guys because they look cool and went straight for the units.
Today I will go over first impressions and what I am going to have to change to be up to date with my army. First is no more targeting array for my suits making the twin linked weapons a necessity. Since this opens a hard point will have to decide what to add if anything to my suits. I am leaning towards a missile pod or fusion blaster.
The 2 commander list is not an auto decision now that we have some other choices. Now that Shadowsun can join squads I might just start using her as well as the fireblade. I am on the fence with the etherals though. I am not sure any of those buffs are worth losing the HQ slot.
It is nice that the sniper team has sniper rifles now. I am sad that they are no longer AP1 but over all I think the change is ok. This at least gives us some different choices. Before it was take a sniper team or take pathfinder with rail rifles, both choices gave you 3 rail shots. While the pathfinders gave you markerlights as well, they also made you pay for a devilfish making them even more expensive.
I am also now seriously looking at getting some Kroot. A huge squad of snipers might be what I need. Just imagine 20 sniper shots that do percision on 6's to hit and then wounding on 4's and rending on 6's to wound. All just for a cheap prices. Plus they are troops. I might try to get a buddy to let me proxy some orks as these guys and see what they can do.
I guess that is enough for now. Big week this weekend. My first ever Con. I decided to do the friendly at adepticon to avoid the extreme pressure of a grand tournament. I want to get some video of the day so I might try to borrow my brothers flip video for the weekend. Either way I will have some thoughts and post about the time I had there. until next time...
Questions? comments? Pew pew pews?