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Forum: 30k Tactics and Army Lists   08-28-14, 12:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 32,993
Posted By Someguy
So with the veterans you obviously don't give...

So with the veterans you obviously don't give them all power weapons. That would be a bizarre thing to do when terminators exist. They are about having a squad of 10 guys and a lot of flexibility. So...
Forum: 30k Tactics and Army Lists   08-22-14, 03:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 32,993
Posted By Someguy
A biker command squad is one fairly good option...

A biker command squad is one fairly good option actually, I agree. I don't recall the cost but doubt it's even remotely reasonable! Still, T5 and 2+ save is a good start and you do get all the toys....
Forum: 30k Tactics and Army Lists   08-22-14, 12:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 32,993
Posted By Someguy
The thing about Praetors is that they give you...

The thing about Praetors is that they give you Rites of War, which are a really big deal. They radically change the way you put together an army. You’ve got a few generic ones that anyone can have...
Forum: General 40k   02-18-13, 04:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,185
Posted By Someguy
That's not the case. It was never on pre-order...

That's not the case. It was never on pre-order and people do have them already, if they went to warhammer world and picked it up. They are actually sold out right now though, which is sort of absurd.
Forum: 40k Tactics   02-02-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,436
Posted By Someguy
What I'd say is to not be too precious with them....

What I'd say is to not be too precious with them. People will tell you that they will die, like that's a problem. They are a cheap, non-scoring unit. They are not a defensive weapon and they do not...
Forum: 40k Battle Reports   09-10-12, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 605
Posted By Someguy
Nova report

Last weekend I flew from the UK to Washington DC to take part in the Nova Open. It was my first US tournament. I've been to loads in the UK so I thought it would be fun to have a look at the US...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-26-11, 12:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,142
Posted By Someguy
You shouldn't underestimate units, just as you...

You shouldn't underestimate units, just as you shouldn't overestimate them. The fact is, units are not equal value for the points you pay for them. If you take the more efficient units you will do...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-25-11, 12:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,142
Posted By Someguy
This is half true. Your opponent will bring...

This is half true. Your opponent will bring whatever units he wants and you will have to deal with them. Sometimes any unit can do well, and cause you grief. However, you would still be advised...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-22-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Someguy
Mech is probably the answer, but heavy mech so...

Mech is probably the answer, but heavy mech so the psycannons and storm bolters dont eat you.orks probably want kana, battle wagons (shoots boys firing out) and lootas far back. TH/SS termies in...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-21-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,094
Posted By Someguy
A few people did take GKs to the recent throne of...

A few people did take GKs to the recent throne of skulls last weekend, and did ok. Two of us got 4 wins and a loss. I'm not sure how people did on average out of the ~10 GK armies present.
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Forum: 40k Tactics   07-20-11, 04:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By Someguy
There's nothing stopping the librarian casting...

There's nothing stopping the librarian casting shrouding to give his smoked land raider a 3+ cover save as well.

Overall, I think they are both worth aboutwhat they cost. Storm ravens are not...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-20-11, 12:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,094
Posted By Someguy
GKs are powerful, and clearly in the top tier of...

GKs are powerful, and clearly in the top tier of lists. People will come up with tactics to use against them though. as it happens, bloodcrushers go straight through them just as easily as they go...
Forum: Archived Events   07-20-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,237
Posted By Someguy
It would be cheating to vote for somebody you...

It would be cheating to vote for somebody you didn't play. I'm not advocating that at all, just saying they probably wouldn't know if you did. If they do check, that's a good thing. Generally, most...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-19-11, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,182
Posted By Someguy
Some tips, in order of importance: -...

Some tips, in order of importance:

- Disregard anything you are told by a Games Workshop employee. Experiment with doing the opposite of what they say.
- Play games. You will see what works and...
Forum: Archived Events   07-19-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,237
Posted By Someguy
The favorite army thing is broken. You can vote...

The favorite army thing is broken. You can vote for your friend even if you didn't play them. The form just asks for your ticket number and theirs, but do you think they check to see if you...
Forum: Archived Events   07-19-11, 04:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,237
Posted By Someguy
If they gave the prize to the wrong guy then...

If they gave the prize to the wrong guy then that's ridiculous. Why not email them to query it? Maybe they would sort it out. I left before the awards and I'm glad I did, if they are given out at...
Forum: Archived Events   07-19-11, 10:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,237
Posted By Someguy
That was me. Sorry about that. :P I had the...

That was me. Sorry about that. :P I had the blue-ish infantry GK army.

I haven't been playing much and mucked up my first game, but won the other 4. I actually think I've got a pretty good list...
Forum: The Empire Army Lists   07-10-10, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,975
Posted By Someguy
2k Empire 8th Ed

I've been playing around with different empire lists and this is what I have currently. I'd be grateful for input.

Lords (415)

Arch Lecter. Dawn armour and shield.

Wizard Lord. Level 4. Grey...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-09-10, 05:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,981
Posted By Someguy
A unit of burna boyz in a battlewagon can...

A unit of burna boyz in a battlewagon can actually be devastating. The thing is, when putting the template down from a transport, you can count all the guys as firing from the same place. So you...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-08-10, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 755
Posted By Someguy
A squad of 5 is a very different thing. Once you...

A squad of 5 is a very different thing. Once you start having 5 guys, giving people combi-weps and power fists, the points very quickly add up. It begins to look like they should have a transport...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-08-10, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Someguy
If I had 3 (actually I do... never mind that) I...

If I had 3 (actually I do... never mind that) I would go with 2 typhoons and one with melta/flamer.

Assault cannons aren't great. There's hardly any situation where they are better than the...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-06-10, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By Someguy
If converting, the single lascannon from the...

If converting, the single lascannon from the bastion kit fits on it. You could then fit either plasma guns on the cannon itself or mount them on one of the cupolas. It's a bit different but it's...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-05-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By Someguy
My main objection with the heavy bolter one is...

My main objection with the heavy bolter one is that it's just worse than a rhino. The squad inside can fire more than it can if they open up the top hatch. If you wanted your army to have a kill...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-05-10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,374
Posted By Someguy
Certainly the lascannon. One heavy bolter isn't...

Certainly the lascannon. One heavy bolter isn't really much of a worry to anything.

I'd also recommend magnets, or just not sticking parts of it together. If you leave the turret ring thing and...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-04-10, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By Someguy
I've found uses for all the available heavy...

I've found uses for all the available heavy weapons, apart from heavy bolters.

I don't use lascannons a lot but they are still very good guns. They are expensive of course, but without a few of...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-03-10, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,522
Posted By Someguy
Or just use the venerable model for a normal...

Or just use the venerable model for a normal dread.

I think ironclads work well as a defensive unit in a shooty army. They are actually twice as hard to kill for S8 fists compared to armour 12...
Forum: Modelling and Painting   07-01-10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,343
Posted By Someguy
Looks very good. The blue glow around the...

Looks very good.

The blue glow around the plasma is very nice, but perhaps a bit strong. The effect is very cool but in reality I think it wouldn't light the black bits up quite as much. When...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   07-01-10, 11:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,338
Posted By Someguy
Warning, long post inc, in which I try and...

Warning, long post inc, in which I try and explain what tournament players are about.



Not quite the point I was making. Yes, obviously people pick the more powerful codexes. I just don't see...
Forum: 40k Tactics   07-01-10, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,949
Posted By Someguy
The Kanz can run. Alternatively, they can shoot...

The Kanz can run. Alternatively, they can shoot down land speeders with their rokkits.

I'm not sure about deep striking into an ork army. Point is, the ork wants to get to your guys. Dropping...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   06-30-10, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,338
Posted By Someguy
Codex balance, while an important issue, is...

Codex balance, while an important issue, is actually not important at all at a GT. Any player who stands a chance of winning a GT has built an army specifically to do so, using one of the "good"...
Forum: 40k Tactics   06-30-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,099
Posted By Someguy
Lord Rahl, I think you have fundamentally...

Lord Rahl, I think you have fundamentally misunderstood the purpose of the "Tactics Forum". This is the place to discuss tactics and whether things are effective in the game or not. There are other...
Forum: Archived Events   06-30-10, 11:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By Someguy
I do think it massively weakens the event. It's...

I do think it massively weakens the event. It's supposed to be the throne of skulls. There should not be four of them. The person who gets to sit on it should be there because they won, not...
Forum: 40k Tactics   06-30-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,949
Posted By Someguy
That's a properly nasty ork set up. Some options...

That's a properly nasty ork set up. Some options do exist but not all that many.

If you are fast enough and powerful enough, you may be able to just assault them. Kanz aren't unbeatable in cc...
Forum: Archived Events   06-28-10, 05:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By Someguy
I've now had a look at the pack. Hmm. ...

I've now had a look at the pack. Hmm.

Coring is 3 for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. You can get 1, 3 or 5 bonus points if people pick you s the best opponent 1, 2 or 3 times. 18 points...
Forum: Archived Events   06-28-10, 03:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By Someguy
Well, I'm not sure about a handycap. For one...

Well, I'm not sure about a handycap. For one thing, ho would set it? You would never find two people with the same opinion of handycap values.

The system they are using is odd, but at least it...
Forum: Archived Events   06-28-10, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By Someguy
I suppose a better option might be to take an...

I suppose a better option might be to take an army loads of people take, which tends to do badly. That way, rather than having to watch what the one or two other necron/tau/wh players are up to you...
Forum: Archived Events   06-28-10, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,938
Posted By Someguy
Well stormbrow I don't think it works like that. ...

Well stormbrow I don't think it works like that. If the other people playing your army are useless, it makes you get scored better because it looks like you have a difficult army to play.

Trouble...
Forum: 40k Tactics   06-26-10, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,851
Posted By Someguy
I tend to agree that the KP thing shouldn't be an...

I tend to agree that the KP thing shouldn't be an issue. It's fairly easy to get the guy killed - just charge him at something. If he kills it he gets you a KP, so it doesn't matter whether he wins...
Forum: 40k Tactics   06-25-10, 12:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,439
Posted By Someguy
I think we're all aware that she has fleet. Not...

I think we're all aware that she has fleet. Not sure it has a lot to do with anything though. If she is fleeting away from my dread I'm pretty happy, because it means she is not killing my guys. ...
Forum: 40k Tactics   06-24-10, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,851
Posted By Someguy
I think the Nid guy probably won't be too...

I think the Nid guy probably won't be too concerned if you kill 1.63 of his gaunts, of any description.

Lone wolves just seem like a hassle to me. They get near the price of a land speeder...
Forum: 40k Tactics   06-24-10, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,439
Posted By Someguy
If you absolutely must fight her in cc, send a...

If you absolutely must fight her in cc, send a walker in. Use a dread if you have one or maybe something like an armoured sentinel. Have her bang her head on something with armour 12 or 13.

A...
Forum: Space Marine Army Lists   06-23-10, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By Someguy
Looks like you have a unit of grey hunters on...

Looks like you have a unit of grey hunters on foot. That's a huge nono in my opinion. They will be lash bait.

Lose the annihilator and WGBL and get yourself a land raider (whatever type you...
Forum: 40k Tactics   06-23-10, 01:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,576
Posted By Someguy
The chaos book has a bunch of options available...

The chaos book has a bunch of options available if you want MEQs for close combat. Zerkers are, without any doubt at all, the best. That's a shame because it would be nice to have some kind of...
Forum: 40k Tactics   12-22-09, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Someguy
If it's any help, most people just treat their...

If it's any help, most people just treat their crisis commanders like ordinary crisis suits, just with better BS. Missile pods, plasma and fusion are still the best guns. I'd say the airbursting...
Forum: 40k Tactics   12-22-09, 06:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By Someguy
I played a guy who runs burnas to great effect in...

I played a guy who runs burnas to great effect in a battlewagon force. 10 burnaz will get an insane number of flamer hits on any unit that gets too close. You put down a flamer template in contact...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   12-22-09, 10:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By Someguy
It's always been a case of steady eveolution with...

It's always been a case of steady eveolution with blood bowl. If you played with the version released in the 90s you would find a few minor changes but basically the same game. The changes are all...
Forum: Television and Movies   12-21-09, 02:13 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,836
Posted By Someguy
The film was better than I'd expected. The main...

The film was better than I'd expected. The main character kind of made sense, though the baddies were a bit boring. Mostly, it's worth going to see in 3d for the graphics, which really are...
Forum: Television and Movies   12-21-09, 02:07 AM
Replies: 14
  Poll: GI Joe curiosity
Views: 1,148
Posted By Someguy
I recently saw this "film". I'm not a fan. All...

I recently saw this "film". I'm not a fan. All the time I was watching it I was thinking about team america, which is basically the same thing, only on purpose. Right down to destroying Paris.
...
Forum: 40k Tactics   12-18-09, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,742
Posted By Someguy
A strategy based around out-shooting Tau may...

A strategy based around out-shooting Tau may work, but is not as reliable as engaging them in combat.

War walkers, honestly, are not at their best against an army where even the most basic trooper...
Forum: 40k Tactics   12-18-09, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,582
Posted By Someguy
I'd suggest the termies as well. Warlock in...

I'd suggest the termies as well. Warlock in Training gave a bunch of mostly-good advice about their use and the problems with the alternatives.

Noise marines are ok. Not the best troops in the...
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