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Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   04-06-11, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,192
Posted By Cyklown
Plus... you want a libby in any game big enough...

Plus... you want a libby in any game big enough for Vulkan to be worth it. That way your dual rocks both have a HQ leading them.
Forum: 40k Tactics   03-02-11, 03:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By Cyklown
I'm with Arrorro on the Dante front, except a...

I'm with Arrorro on the Dante front, except a Sang-guard oriented army *does* work. It's just different from "regular" jumpers.

Other than that go with Libbies. You NEED libbies, honestly. They...
Forum: 40k Army Lists   02-28-11, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Cyklown
The 40k in 40 mins rules quite clearly don't...

The 40k in 40 mins rules quite clearly don't require anything but a troops selection.

What sort of flexibility *will* she allow? Are Chimeras alright at all? Sentinels?

Since it's just friendly...
Forum: General 40k   02-28-11, 08:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,441
Posted By Cyklown
lawl. This is why we should all start using...

lawl. This is why we should all start using Skype. Although, mind you, having every call be routed through the Netherlands would be downright magical in it's own way.
Forum: General 40k   02-26-11, 08:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,441
Posted By Cyklown
So, like, Stella is willing to admit that some...

So, like, Stella is willing to admit that some codices, largely due to age/the edition they were made for, are better than others, and some are decidedly worse than the mid-line. He just dislikes the...
Forum: 40k Tactics   02-25-11, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 886
Posted By Cyklown
It depends on the army. Nids do it well at low...

It depends on the army. Nids do it well at low levels but not at high levels. The "fexstar" (1 fex, 1 prime, regeneration on both, you get cover saves because half of the squad is infantry) is solid...
Forum: General 40k   02-23-11, 09:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By Cyklown
Oh, classy. Change the name to something that I'd...

Oh, classy. Change the name to something that I'd rather not show up on history on some computers.

The site didn't die because of exposure, he just didn't have time to keep it up with all his...
Forum: 40k Tactics   02-23-11, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,689
Posted By Cyklown
Exactly. Harlies are slower and need to close...

Exactly. Harlies are slower and need to close suddenly. Incubi are tougher and get transports.

Incubi also fare considerably better if they win their combat too fast. Veil of tears is nice, but...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   02-23-11, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By Cyklown
There isn't any power creep. There's a new...

There isn't any power creep. There's a new standard for 5th edition codices, and some variance in there, but the 5th codices are all up to roughly the same standards. If there was codex creep, DE and...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   02-23-11, 09:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,698
Posted By Cyklown
So... make less poor choices in troops, then....

So... make less poor choices in troops, then. Guardian Defenders are bad. If you want to take them, stick to storm squads, or at the very least cut the warlocks. Embolden is cool, but 30 points for...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   02-23-11, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Cyklown
Exactly. Going to ground doesn't effect LoS at...

Exactly. Going to ground doesn't effect LoS at all.
Forum: General 40k   02-23-11, 08:55 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 9,543
Posted By Cyklown
I've got no issue with it. I'll dl any dex, since...

I've got no issue with it. I'll dl any dex, since the ones I do own are frequently not with me/a pain to carry around and look through, and ones I don't own... well, I want to know what the other...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   02-23-11, 10:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,698
Posted By Cyklown
Fire Dragons are amazing, but only one squad...

Fire Dragons are amazing, but only one squad means they'll just die. You need 2 at 1.5k points.

As far as Prisms... there need to be two for them to be worth anything. Then they're amazing. Also:...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   02-23-11, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By Cyklown
Plus there are things that just DO NOT WORK...

Plus there are things that just DO NOT WORK outside of apoc. The Achilles, for instance, is terrible against some armies and nigh unkillable for others. Eldar come to mind.

As far as competitive...
Forum: 40k Tactics   02-23-11, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,689
Posted By Cyklown
Harlies get 2 base attacks, 1 for weapons and 1...

Harlies get 2 base attacks, 1 for weapons and 1 for the charge.
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   02-23-11, 12:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By Cyklown
The wings are counted, odds are. Valks and falcs...

The wings are counted, odds are. Valks and falcs would be fucking stupid if you didn't.
Forum: 40k Tactics   02-22-11, 11:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,401
Posted By Cyklown
5? That's, like, practically your whole troops...

5? That's, like, practically your whole troops allowance right there.
Forum: 40k Tactics   02-22-11, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 595
Posted By Cyklown
Well, you give up your shooting and then move an...

Well, you give up your shooting and then move an extra d6, but can't assault that turn unless you also field Shrike...

Oh, wait. You meant, like, using them.

I'd use two LRs if you use any at...
Forum: 40k Tactics   02-22-11, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,689
Posted By Cyklown
Because Incubi are clearly so much better. ...

Because Incubi are clearly so much better.

Incubi get assault transports, power weapons, power armor, a base strength increase rather than furious charge and power from pain.

Harlies are... the...
Forum: 40k Tactics   02-22-11, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By Cyklown
Er, close... Against anything av12 or lower,...

Er, close...

Against anything av12 or lower, autocannons, scatterlasers, multilasers.

Against av13-14 tanks: melta if you want them to die (or railguns!. Otherwise.. yeah, missiles, sideshots...
Forum: 40k Tactics   02-22-11, 03:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By Cyklown
Well, sure. Heavy Gauss is all you get. Any...

Well, sure. Heavy Gauss is all you get.

Any army that has the choice, in any case, should go both roads: the heavy dude, vehicle kill stuff and lighter but more numerous suppression fire. You need...
Forum: 40k Tactics   02-22-11, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,271
Posted By Cyklown
You've got to think of it as two different sides...

You've got to think of it as two different sides to dealing with vehicles: destroying and suppressing them. Most balanced list need the ability to do both. Meltaweapons and their ilk (railguns, would...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   02-21-11, 09:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Cyklown
Er, DAVUs are cheaper than guardians. 60 points...

Er, DAVUs are cheaper than guardians. 60 points is fairly cheap compared to the 80 points+gun of Guardians.
Forum: General 40k   02-21-11, 09:22 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,441
Posted By Cyklown
There isn't a meta. Go play magic for a couple of...

There isn't a meta. Go play magic for a couple of years and you'll understand what a metagame is.

Some things work better. Vehicles do, and there are weapons that suppress vehicles well while...
Forum: General 40k   02-21-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,154
Posted By Cyklown
Always with the negative waves, Stella, always...

Always with the negative waves, Stella, always with the negative waves.
Forum: General 40k   02-21-11, 08:26 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,441
Posted By Cyklown
Mech Guard doesn't dominate, though. You've got...

Mech Guard doesn't dominate, though. You've got something of a false premise there. A well balanced list from a modern codex can compete just fine with Guard. Is it a solid, modern list build on a...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   02-21-11, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By Cyklown
Well... it's less entirely asinine than the...

Well... it's less entirely asinine than the actual battlepack book, at least.
Forum: General 40k   02-21-11, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,683
Posted By Cyklown
Require being stationary? I don't actually play...

Require being stationary? I don't actually play 'crons myself, but I could swear that heavy destroyers were jetbikes?

Jetbikes with the only lascannons you can field and some of the only...
Forum: General 40k   02-21-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,708
Posted By Cyklown
Yeah, but isn't it supposed to be competitive?

Yeah, but isn't it supposed to be competitive?
Forum: General 40k   02-21-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Cyklown
Sure, for rhinos. You can get through with 1/6 of...

Sure, for rhinos. You can get through with 1/6 of all hits, and death company get a billion attacks. It still leaves you bunched up, leaves the squad inside alright and hits less reliably than you're...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   02-21-11, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By Cyklown
Although if you're blobbing up and take a Lord...

Although if you're blobbing up and take a Lord Commisar and give him a cammo cloak they all get the cover save, but as always dethclock has it down pat.
Forum: General 40k   02-21-11, 01:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,683
Posted By Cyklown
Pariahs are bad, y0. Immies, destroyers and heavy...

Pariahs are bad, y0. Immies, destroyers and heavy destroyers, on the other hand, are dead sexy.
Forum: Modelling and Painting   02-21-11, 12:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By Cyklown
Still looks a bit front heavy. Maybe you could...

Still looks a bit front heavy. Maybe you could add a stabilization wing over the hurricanes?

Honesty, I'd have put the main wing a centimeter further forward.

All in all, the chassis itself is...
Forum: General 40k   02-21-11, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Cyklown
Exactly, but if you don't do something about that...

Exactly, but if you don't do something about that rhino/skimmer/what have you you're just going to be sitting next to it. Screaming at it.

Take the pistol, pop things, eat the squishies.
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   02-21-11, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By Cyklown
Really? I mean, I realize that all of those Gold...

Really? I mean, I realize that all of those Gold Demon competitors are so good that expecting others to be able to do what they do is crazy talk, but the Gold Demon pictures I've seen where people...
Forum: General 40k   02-20-11, 11:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Cyklown
Well, you don't get to choose how you use them...

Well, you don't get to choose how you use them unless they are in a vehicle. The point is that without a pistol you may be sitting there screaming at vehicle a whole bunch.
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   02-20-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By Cyklown
Well, they're calling it a tournament, right? So...

Well, they're calling it a tournament, right? So why should they soften it or encourage everyone to attend? I mean, if they called it a "playdate", or to use a less loaded phrasing, 40k Event or...
Forum: General 40k   02-20-11, 10:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,708
Posted By Cyklown
Well, sure. We all realized that there was a 45%...

Well, sure. We all realized that there was a 45% chance that it was a troll, right?
Forum: General 40k   02-20-11, 10:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,708
Posted By Cyklown
But... that list is still bad. FWs? Really?...

But... that list is still bad.

FWs? Really? You want one, and they steal the pathfinders rides.
Pathfinders, by and large, suck. Kroot are the good troops selection for Tau.

It's a monobuild,...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   02-20-11, 09:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,804
Posted By Cyklown
I'm against adding Foreworld units to the game....

I'm against adding Foreworld units to the game. They aren't balanced for the game itself, disproportionally effect some armies and the resin kits needed for them (yeah, yeah, scratchbuilding stuff...
Forum: Eldar Army Lists   02-20-11, 09:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By Cyklown
Tell him that Dire Avengers aren't good on their...

Tell him that Dire Avengers aren't good on their own, but that paying 60 points to make a vehicle scoring doesn't suck.
Forum: General 40k   02-20-11, 09:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,594
Posted By Cyklown
Ew. Yuck. It'd be a suckfest. Some armies, most...

Ew. Yuck. It'd be a suckfest. Some armies, most of which already work, would get a boost or would stay solid, and the older codices that already need help would get boned.
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   02-20-11, 01:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,081
Posted By Cyklown
... Good lord. Way to go all Stelek on...

...

Good lord. Way to go all Stelek on anyone who would every question your anecdotal evidence.
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   02-20-11, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By Cyklown
Or! mount a regular base *into* a larger base, so...

Or! mount a regular base *into* a larger base, so that you can remove it for games where people bitch.
Forum: 40k Tactics   02-20-11, 01:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,178
Posted By Cyklown
Go with two to a unit. Go check out the 80:20...

Go with two to a unit. Go check out the 80:20 rule for fractally goodness (basically, past a certain effectiveness the cost to effect rate goes into the shitter).

But! Take another squad.

Don't...
Forum: General 40k   02-20-11, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,708
Posted By Cyklown
Nob bikers aren't 'cheesy'. They're fail. Plus...

Nob bikers aren't 'cheesy'. They're fail. Plus there's no such thing as cheese, just things you can't figure out how to beat.

That list is also redonkulous.

Have him play deathwing or...
Forum: General 40k   02-20-11, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By Cyklown
Well, you're kinda SOL against vehicles unless...

Well, you're kinda SOL against vehicles unless you can shoot 'em...
Forum: 40k Rules Discussion   02-20-11, 12:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By Cyklown
They receive a benefit. They negate each other,...

They receive a benefit. They negate each other, thus removing a powerful rule in each side's favor.

I'd *love* it if I got the same benefit with regards to hoods.
Forum: 40k Army Lists   02-20-11, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By Cyklown
Well, Kroot are bloody neccesary, fire warriors...

Well, Kroot are bloody neccesary, fire warriors are bad and you really just want one minimum sized squad to sit in some pathfinder's devilfish, pathfinders are practically required, 2 heads...
Forum: Wargaming News and 40k Rumors   02-20-11, 11:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,359
Posted By Cyklown
See? All it takes is one conference call to ruin...

See? All it takes is one conference call to ruin everyone's day. It's true in call centers and it's sure as hell true in retail.
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