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A - Commander Dunestorm
2 (16.7%)
B - Alar Geiserig
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C - O'Elan
0 (0%)
D - Warpseeker
5 (41.7%)
E - Caldur Hawkeye
2 (16.7%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Voting closed: September 29, 2013, 11:15:36 PM

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Create A Character Contest [Voting]
« on: September 22, 2013, 11:15:36 PM »
A note to Entrants. I took the liberty of formating the entries to a more uniform presentation. Hopefully I have not meesed anything up, but in the event I have, don't hesitate to message me. It is also not in the order I recieved them :P

A - Commander Dronestorm
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B - Alar Geiserig
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C - O'Elan
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D - Warpseeker
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E - Caldur Hawkeye
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« Last Edit: September 23, 2013, 08:50:48 AM by Narric »
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Re: Create A Character Contest [Voting]
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 01:46:43 AM »
Ok, some interesting ones here.

1, Im not sure what a Gravity Wave Projector is, I don't recall it from the Tau dex. All that springs to mind is the Grav Inhibitor Drone.

2, Cloak of the Abyss and Ave Dominus Nox seem REALLY powerful. I get what they are trying to do fluffwise, but still, you will be facing an Army of Ld2 in no time.

3, Only S4? Crisis Commanders are usually S5 aren't they? He's also a bit passive, but I have used a similar build myself and it can work.

4, A nice simple entry, but how much does it cost?

5, How, after being describes as "much lighter" than normal Power Armour does this still have a 3+ save? With the +2 to cover on top thats pretty brutal. Why not base it on scout armour?

Obviously, nobody should actually respond to these comments so you don't give away who you are. But they are just the bits that jump out at me.
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Re: Create A Character Contest [Voting]
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2013, 08:35:28 AM »
B: I agree with Jayne. Maybe if it was just -1 Ld for each kill point, but every won combat? That includes combats that are won where the enemy passes their morale check. Ld2 in no time.

C: I've fought against something similar that had joined a broadside team. It hurt, a lot.

E: How would preferred enemy (characters) work? would you re-roll to hit against any unit with character in it? I think this could work better with a simple bonus to precision shots (precision shot on a 5+ rather than 6 to hit, perhaps).

1, Im not sure what a Gravity Wave Projector is, I don't recall it from the Tau dex. All that springs to mind is the Grav Inhibitor Drone.

3, Only S4? Crisis Commanders are usually S5 aren't they? He's also a bit passive, but I have used a similar build myself and it can work.
I just looked these ones up, and to answer your questions:

1. Gravity Wave Projectors are in the wargear section, but they are only usually available to Grav Inhibitor Drones.

2. Yes, they are. I guess that was a typo.

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Re: Create A Character Contest [Voting]
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2013, 08:53:31 AM »
Corrected a couple of mistakes. requested by the Entrants.

I think once this contest is over, each Entrant should probably post their creation in the House rules board, for a better discussion :P
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Re: Create A Character Contest [Voting]
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2013, 09:50:13 AM »
Hmm, I wonder why they don't just have the option to take a Grav Drone then? Seems like the thing a Drone commander would take.

Now that O'Elan is S5 it seems much better. Well, more proper at least. The support commander is a fairly sensible idea anyway.
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Re: Create A Character Contest [Voting]
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2013, 08:36:21 AM »
Well folks, your breakfast has been dissected, and the winners of this contest have been chosen!

In first place we have:
Fhanados, with the Warpseeker

Then in Second place we have:
Warptide, with Alar Geiserig

And in Joint Third place we have:
  • Mabbz, with Commander Dunestorm
  • Narric, with Caldur Hawkeye

Hopefully you'll have a big lunch.

Thanks to everyone who entered, and thanks to those who voted.
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Re: Create A Character Contest [Voting]
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2013, 08:39:39 AM »
I blame my third place on you repeatedly calling him Dunestorm ::)

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Re: Create A Character Contest [Voting]
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2013, 08:48:15 AM »
Sorry about that dude ^_^;;
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Re: Create A Character Contest [Voting]
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2013, 03:28:55 PM »
I scored no votes? Well there goes my sense of well being :P
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Re: Create A Character Contest [Voting]
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2013, 04:20:43 PM »
I scored no votes? Well there goes my sense of well being :P
My criticism for O'Elan is that he didn't really seem that unique. He was just an ordinary Shas'O with a set loadout, some more options with his drones. The only unique thing about him were his two special rules, the first of which actually made him less special (allowing other models to do anything he can) while the second was useful but forgettable. I did like his fluff, but his rules don't set him apart from standard HQ choices much.

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Re: Create A Character Contest [Voting]
« Reply #10 on: September 30, 2013, 08:35:58 PM »
I scored no votes? Well there goes my sense of well being :P
And I feel really bad for that :(

Without having the new codex myself, I couldn't really get a decent opinion of the character.
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Re: Create A Character Contest [Voting]
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2013, 09:58:35 PM »
Try a game with him, you might be surprised at the difference it makes. Stick him with your broadsides, then have a unit with Plasma Rifles deny cover while a Fusion Blaster team gets Tank Hunter. Having all that gear in one place is great, but the ability to have that single unit do everything and still spread those skill around, when used properly, makes a horrible mess of anything.

You could even have a second commander making a second unit beasty. I don't think a special character, especially a Tau one, should just be about "How awesome am I?". It should be about "What can I do for the Greater Good? How can I make THEM better?"

The Drones thing, I admit it is a bit simple, but honestly, that fact that they don't sacrifice themselves by default just seems like a HUGE oversight to me.

I get what you mean though and I don't really have an issue with not getting any votes, I just felt it was a different take on special characters in keeping with the Tau mindset.
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