Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yay for Failure!

I really hope GW never reads Advanced Tau T.
The vibe of "how dare dare we get CC units!" makes my eyes melt.

Cause it's great to spent 1 out of 3 game phases sitting on my thumb.

The "There are many ways to delay the enemy from closing" retorts are 10 gallons of stupid.
More or less you accept your opponent will get into Melee, then you die. Quickly.

Feeding my opponent Piranhas, Kroot, Pathfinders, Transports, etc isn't a solid strategy, it's delaying melee and loosing good units.

Other armies don't feed their opponents troops, they make their opponents earn their Victory Points.

When was the last time you heard a SM player say, "Oh no! Better throw a tank at them to slow them down!" I'm pretty sure what they said was, "Eat my Goram Thunderhammer Xeno!"

GW: Thank you for making the Codex better so we can play all three phases of the game.

If ATT asshats don't want to use the new units, they are welcome to continue the pity circle jerk.
I welcome our Space Midget Brethern!

Getting Ready!

Tomorrow night I try out my 1250 Doubles list.
It's weird by Tau standards but should complement Space Marines well.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Ruminations on Rumors

The new Grey Knights releases and the rumors of the Tau make me reach one conclusion:
Privateer Press will launch a Space miniatures game in the next Year.

How did I get to that conclusion? The Grey Knight's release (SPACE MONKEY!) and the Power Loader from Aliens Dreadknight combine and the Tau alien allies feels very "spacey."

Warhammer 40K does not feel spacey most of the time. The Knight Captain's don't teach green-skinned alien women to love, they set them on fire and purify the mutant's world.

The Warhammer 40K tech, most of it, feels like a World War 2 fight mixed with heavy metal.
"In the Grim Future, things are retro." Marines ride around in tanks and punch people. Not very futuristic is it?

Giant Robot suits and cyborg species yes! Tanks with treads and guys on wheeled bikes? No.

So the Grey Knight stuff is actually Futuristic, the Tau are rumored to get a HQ that lets us field more Robots! There are some aliens to go with the Tau for a multi-alien alliance. It's FUTURISTIC!!!!

Which lets face it is a change.

And why change now? Games Workshop, as anyone who has been a customer for more than 5 minutes knows they do not change. Like ever, they only ever change their prices for the higher.

So why actually make a change now? Hordes/War Machines is taking a bite out of their player base, but it's a different style game, it's fantasy/Steampunk-esque.

Therefore why change the Golden Goose? Something is coming to challenge it.
And I'm betting it's from Privateer Press and it will be a VERY futuristic game with multiple different alien races and Super Science.

Dude, Lag

Sorry about the lag, I'm about to become a Dad. and birthing classes ate my WH40K time.
Hopefully I'll get in some WH40K time for the next month and a half.

Tau Rumors

I apparently had a mental break down and posted to ATT.
While everyone on the forum is screaming "HOW DARE THEY GIVE US A CC UNIT!" because they like to lose and enjoy when toddlers beat them for their lunch money, it's about time Tau became less of a glass cannon.

The rumors make a lot of sense.

Adding another troop with CC shores up the Tau's main weakness.
While people can shout about Space Dwarves all they want, if it makes the army better and gives the Tau a unit better in CC than Kroot Hounds it's about time.
Feel free to scream "It doesn't fit the Tau!" but no one likes losing and it allows a weakness to be patched without changing the core of the Tau identity.

As for the Crisis Suits as troops; it makes sense from an army construction standpoint and from sales.
If the rumors of new models are indeed true, GW needs to sell them. With the amount of old Crisis Suits readily available most devoted Tau players already have their 12+ to field in an army.
Making them troop choices like the SM: Deathwing Termies means the player maybe able to field circa 30 of them and therefore *have to* buy 18 more. And thus sales.

These rumors are plausible. I would mention how it'd be nice to get some Kroot Psykers, but that would be wishlisting and I'd get scolded by the mighty Tau Overlords of ATT.