Monday, June 6, 2016

Tau Won the Alamo GT, or Why That Doesn't Count At All

On May 21st and 22nd of this year, the Alamo GT took place in San Antonio, Texas, and something unprecedented happened. Tau won the GT! There were some really cool-looking armies present, noticeably several very large models (several Lords of War, FW Superheavies, etc). But, I'm not counting it as a win for the codex or the army (despite the fact that it clearly did). Why?

Monday, April 4, 2016

Tau Didn't Win 2: Electric Boogaloo

Adepticon 2016 has come and gone! It looks like the event was amazing as usual, but let's focus on a very specific part of it for a sec, the 40k Championship...

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Your army is broken, Waaaaa!

Man, oh man, what a ride! Very recently Tau was the center point of conversation in the 40k community thanks to the latest ITC FAQ (as I discuss here). Then that post happened to get linked to a Dakka thread where 20 pages later people are still whining about how OP Tau are and are being extremely childish about the whole thing. But hey, that's the internet! This isn't another post about that ITC ruling but rather about generalship, practice, and other things I talked about here. So let's dive in; are Tau really overpowered? Should we all call it quits because they can't be beat?

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

ITC vs TAU, Round 2

Here we are, another round of Tau rulings from the Frontline Gaming guys for their ITC tournaments. Let's just skip the intro and dive right in.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tau [don't] win again!

In reference to my most recent posts regarding Tau's new Coordinated Firepower, ITC Ruling and Coordinated Firepower, it looks like a tournament happened a month ago that may or may not have proven my point...

ITC Ruling

The ITC polls regarding the Tau Coordinated Firepower rule in the Hunter Contingent detachment are in. With only a 3% difference between the yeas and nays, the guys over at Frontline Gaming (the ones in charge of the ITC rulings) decided to rule with the majority and ban the sharing of special rules (codex or core rules) granted by the Rules As Written which I covered in my last post here. In a not-surprising sweeping majority people also showed they have little understanding of the English language by ruling against how Target Locks work (and other interactions including Gargantuan Creatures, etc) in conjunction with the Coordinated Firepower rule. So, what does this mean for YOU? Well the answer is not so simple...

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Coordinated Firepower

Coordinated Firepower is a detachment special rule introduced in the Hunter Contingent detachment in the new Tau Empire codex, and it has everyone's panties in a twist! When used in combination with a few wargear items and universal special rules, people are claiming this is the most broken rule ever written by Games Workshop! There are literally people quitting 40k over it, including Tau players. But why? What is Coordinated Firepower all about? And is it really as bad as the hype?