Looks good so far, no damage from the travel to my house
Sorry for the delay.
We got, objective markers, cards, and a wallpaper
Look, no more prototypes. No new signature systems though.
Some dumped all the artwork in an old thread, check sup or whatever, i'll dump the ones I saved
digital - fast dedlines - lower prices.
>kroot fuck by putting hands on the females back
>Tau choosing their colors for practical reason instead of aesthetic and heraldic
I haven't bought a GW product in years. I think they are over priced and GW is a greedy company that couldn't give a fig about games other than as a means to profit.
That being said the art, layout and quality (other than rules) of their printed products and miniatures are excellent.
They still haven't improved their troops drawings though. It's still the same lazy shit as 30 years ago, with cookie cutter templates with colour swaps and that's about it.
I still can't believe nobody _ever_ calls them on this shit. They could do some amazing, Osprey quality illustrations.
But no, here are two pages of the exact same fucking models in various colours and you all gobble it up. Fuck that noise.
> Breacher team shas'ui Losad and pathfinder shas'la Fyra od Dal'yth sept. The bright green of this armour as introduced as a camouflage against the carnivorous Phoroki, who could not visually register this colour.
People are this desperately in love with the setting.
I can't even imagine what could be if it was in the hands of someone competent
There's now also the fear of a complete setting nuke if people don't buy
What is this Tau face trying to convey, /tg/?
Looks like boredom. He's about to fall asleep in there.
it doesnt make any sense. to have something in ultraviolet, youd need a material that only reflects electromagnetic waves in the corresponding wavelength and frequency like with any (visible) colour.
if its night, you also couldnt see ultraviolet, cause theres no (sun-)light to be reflected
Thats why Forgeworld books are so fucking awesome despite their huge prices (which btw GW is approaching really fast)
plus I love they actually try to make the miniatures look like real photo scenes of battle rather than slap on the miniatures on a normal table without any filters
You realise Forgeworld does exactly the same page filling, right? They just use a bit more shading and have more vehicles, but it's the old "lineout + colour palette switches" formula. A lot.
I wish pic related was the _standard_ for patterns and paint scheme illustrations, rather than a wonderful exception used for flavour.
funny that a 15mm historical game does that
where it is really hard to add too much details to the face
I'm still considering something around pic related scheme.
That sounds like it would take a lot of work. And more crucially, most of the historical buffs who used to do that stuff have moved on.
Maybe they're fighting in an environment permeated by ultraviolet light?
If that purple armor glows purple, we could bullshit that it functions as a cold spot or stealth in UV environments.
Probably the same that thought that shitty ass model was a good idea.
>Targeting a Ghostkell
I don't think so.
That's retarded. I don't think a meltagun or lascannon even HAS a targeting system. I mean, lasguns are literally hitscan weapons for all intents and purposes. All you need to fire one is a regular sight.
Want some more fun? take a look at >>43460190
It would be a halfway passable image without the clone army in the background.
>We're not sure how it fools Ork systems, mind, given that they're made out of bits of old wood and string and tins and stuff - we just known it does!
I like the writers, sometimes.
>It's simple; it disguises the Ghostkeel and its signatures from any electronic targeting and scanning technology that may try to lock onto it
anything without targeting systems would be unaffected
>Wait you actually like the rules of the current Chaos Codex?
I do, apart from the standard chaos space marine squad I've had more fun tinkering with this codex then any other I've played.
for instance, I recently used Cultist figures and Ork Trucks to build mad max rhinos, nothing in them (their squads were NM hanging in the back), I just needed the Dirge casters up there with the CC guys. Then I added the Destoyer blades for shits and giggles to great results.
When you don't expect anything from a token unit it's amusing how effective they sometimes become.
>Do you play a generic warband or did you just never experience 3.5th?
Didn't play chaos during 3.5th sadly. I got in with the horrid 5th ed. codex, which was my first army. Shelved it until 6th which was a breathe of fresh air. Throw in daemon allies now and it's a blast, you have so many units to pick from and it's a converters wet dream. I've been stuned by my own win rate aswell. Only thing that really breaks my testies are Imperial Knights.
And I'd stick with this "bad" book a hell of a lot more then I'd want that layout.
It is produced in the N'dras sept. The Area 51 of the Tau Empire. They might have found some ancient toys.
>Is it true? did you see them take him?
>Yes it is, I saw a group of black clad fire warrios taking the old scientist a few hours after he told his team he had made a breakthrough in understanding the gue'la's secret technology
>The next day we got told that due to his contributions to the greater good and the Tau empire he got his own lab on the N'dras Sept.
to all you people sayin you could just target a ghostkeel using regular sights, remember that f.ex. space marines have targeting arrays in their lenses and dont actually use their sights that much. additionally, going from "holophoton countermeasures" it is implied that there is some kind of photon, so light, emission. if, IF GW writers know their greek, holo means whole. so a whole lotta light. or they meant holo as in holographic which would mean sth along projectors that disguise the suits actual position via hologramm
>space marines have targeting arrays in their lenses
Scouts do not, however.
>disguise the suits actual position
No, read it again. It has no effect on bare eyes. Just electronics.
>GW writers know their greek
>GW writers know
We have holofield tech. It's called holo-fields and they do exactly what you described. But in that case guns targeting systems wouldn't refuse, they'd fire into thin air.
And yes, Astartes Bolters are hideously overcomplicated and has a bunch of expensive doodads and targeting arrays and all that.
Take the humble cultist. He has an autogun. It's pretty much an AK. It shoots bullets. It has iron sights. Yet, ECM systems block it. They even lampshade that it probably shouldn't block Ork systems, since they're pretty much entirely mechanical. It's an interesting mechanic, but a questionable fluff motivation.
Why not simply state outright, or at least actually imply that it's Eldar holofield tech they've reverse-engineered? That would make much more sense.
huh. missed that apparently. i just thought the photons would mess up targeting arrays and prolly fuck up unprotected eyes.. also y'all dont forget the ghostkeel has ordinary stealth systems, it has stealth and shrouded, no excuse but maybe a step in the right direction
>ctrl+f dragon dildo
God damn it guys, not even a blueberry fleshlight.
That's great stuff, and yeah, exactly what I'm on about. I guess only historical people care about that level of detail and attention. Sad really.
Damn, that's brilliant! Petain with a cyber eye, haha!
But yeah, you'd need real artist, and clearly that's not what GW want to spend money on those days. Not when a quick copy paste job does the trick and only old farts like me find it a disgrace.
This is why we can't get nice things, etc.
>I guess only historical people care about that level of detail and attention. Sad really.
thats a double edge sword
they get REAL pissed about a fucking misplaced pocket on your 1814 austrian who is in fact a 1813 austrian from a different regiment
What's bullshit to me is the absolute Tau tabletop wank.
"The Tau could not stand against the Imperium spamming dozens of Reaver Titans like in Apocalypse, so therefore we invented the Stormsurge superheavy which we'll let Tau take multiples of in non-Apocalypse games".
It's a real shame. I'd actually buy those generic "battles of the XYZ" books if they were laid out like osprey manuals.
The sentence I wanted to write originally was "I guess only historical people are that autistic... in a good way?", but I guess that goes without saying, hah!
No but seriously, as a painter, I love how Vallejo Model Color has like twelve different shades of khaki depending on what army you want to paint. It's fascinating.
Let's face it, we'll always have autists in this hobby, but if at least we could get the nice art to go with it, I think that would be great!
I can ignore autists, I can't ignore lazy art.
>Developed to kill titans
>It's titan killing weapons can easily be mounted onto a hammerhead or skyray tank
>I can't even imagine what could be if it was in the hands of someone competent
Well that rules out /tg/ and the internet fanbase for 40k as a whole. :^)
I honestly have no problem with the heraldry as they've done it in the 7th Edition codices since the main point is obviously to help you if you want your models to have an "authentic" feel to them.
Like another Anon said, FW's heraldry is better by a bit, but you also pay more for those books. The two page layout showing gear and such that you find in those is books is nice and I wouldn't mind seeing it added to the codices, but it's nowhere near the same thing as the heraldry.
The mention of outgunning could also be referring to the Manta.
GW will also alter the setting as they see fit.
Kill yourself the Tiger Shark can be equipped with the heavy railguns and take out titans there's no need to only have mantas be titan killers when tiger sharks are way easier to build
It really is. The idea that to deploy one of these things, they're sacrificing an entire Cruiser (which could ordinarily carry 4 Hammerheads and 8 Crisis suits) for a single giant robot with no arms.
The whole battlefield role of the Stormsurge makes no sense when you stop to consider the Tau's other units for 2 seconds.
Why people still can't comprehend this is beyond me.
The anime and manga inspired battlesuits are a big part of what make the Tau what they are. Take those away and replace them with tanks and they don't have much to help stand out from other armies or at least the Eldar and Necrons.
How big is it actually? Is it much bigger than a riptide, because I kinda want one to paint up for my Tau vs Chaos diarama but that giant fucking pricetag is making me really nervous.
It's not worth it. You're money would be better saved up so you can get yourself a Tau'nar
>Bottom row, second from right
Holy shit that's my color scheme. Blue and purple best colors on the entire page.
There are pegs on the model that you can cut off if you desire to change the pose. There was a picture in WD of the Stormsurge sort of striding forward to get into firing position.
I actually think the dark red look kind of nice.
GW has been pretty decent with models such as the Riptide, Wraithknight, and Stormsurge where they include both the option for those who aren't confidant in their modeling abilities and those who either are or who want to try bettering themselves.
How would you guys feel about using Gate of Antares models for tau?
They got drones and everything! The crab suits maybe count as stealth suits?
though the starter set is quite pricey, have to wait for the individual plastic sets
Those Crab mechs could work great as some sort of Auxillary. A crustacean race wearing heavy armor.
They seem fine though. The human soldiers could work well as Gue'vesa, and the drones wouldn't be too out of place.
honestly I think you could jam in most of the GoA minis into a tau army without anyone thinking they look out of place
most are pricey as heck though being metal
You can't understand how someone might have more money than you?
That they might not want to pirate something they're going to use extensively over the next 2 years?
That the difference in price between the regular codex and the Limited Edition one is, to them, small enough that it is overshadowed by the additional pleasure and happiness that owning a fancy version would bring them?
You don't have to want to do something personally in order to understand why someone else would want to do it.