Well something had to give, you can't be expecting S5 30'' and supporting overwatch for 10 points a mini, swings and roundabouts
ok cool, so when you see ws 3 I 3 on your marines with 18" range bolters ill just tell you "well something had to give, you can't expect 4's all across the board, with combat tactics, free grenades, 24" s 4bolters, and ATSKNF while only being 3 or so points above a firewarrior"
wow, people are just eager to hate on tau and always have been i don't get it.
24" range is fucking stupid. plain and simple, the only redeeming quality of firewarriors has thusly been stripped away. wonderful, if this is true then i don't know if i'll be playing anymore.
and where the hell did this mentality of overwatch being so devastatng come from? OVERWATCH IS NOT EFFECTIVE! its a piss poor attempt at stand and shoot in fantasy that rareyl changes anything about a charge, ever. overwatch is almost useless, with the odds of doing any actual wounds to a unit almost abysmal unless you have lots shots, and oh sure firblade this and that +1 shot and such, cool so now your tellingme my new codex thats suppossed to be "so much more flexible" than our current one is pushing you to use a static gunline army to get the most out of the ew armywide special rule. if you think 24" range pulse rifles is fair then you must've though that GK were underwhelming, and that necron airforces in the current meta are'nt op, or that hell drakes aren't very good fliers. delusional.