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Old 27 Feb 2009, 09:42   #1 (permalink)
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Sooooo... just wondering GW! When and are we even getting an Apocolypse army... if anyone knows, i'd love to know ???

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Old 27 Feb 2009, 11:57   #2 (permalink)
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You haven't been on their website it would seem. We have/Had several apocalypse box set and several cool datasheet.

Granted 99% of our Apocalypse stuff is Forge World though, with all the flyers and what not. Titan forget about that, it's not part of our fluff and background.
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Old 27 Feb 2009, 12:08   #3 (permalink)
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yah.. im not really familiar with forge world.. i know they do the matas and stuff... but thanks for the info.

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Old 27 Feb 2009, 12:23   #4 (permalink)
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Forgeworld is an interersting company but truly cathering to a niche market.

The Imperial Armour stuff is expensive and there you have the flyer, super-heavy tanks and other stuff...where most of the Tau Apocalypse stuff can be found.

However, their Epic and Battlefleet Gothica are quite reasonably priced...almost on par with GW's. and their new Aeroantaica Imperialis is really interersting...Epic sized flyer...also quite affordable.

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Old 27 Feb 2009, 12:53   #5 (permalink)
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Actually, FW's BFG Tau fleet is CHEAPER than the one from specialist games. Doesn't worry me the least, though, because FW-ships look, like, 1 thousand times better than those ugly bricks Specialist Games offers...

About Apocalypse - why worry? I refer thee to the Apocalypse Board: "Why does Apocalypse suck". Apocalypse as-is is NOT a portrayal of the average "Epic" conflict in the 41st Millenium for a cariety of reasons, and it is not - to me - very fun.

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Old 28 Feb 2009, 04:33   #6 (permalink)
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Apocolypse does kinda suck. It's a huge mish-mash of all sorts of ridiculous Klkn with no strategy involved whatsoever. It can be fun if you're looking to waste an entire day with some friends. Generally speaking if I'm looking to play a HUGE game I'll just get together with a friend or someone at the store and see what can be done to completely max out the force organisation chart. I played a 4450 point game the other day with regular force organisation that was actually incredibly fun.

I will say that Tau got the short end of the stick in apocolypse. Almost every other race has some ridiculous vehicle with apocolyptic blast templates and multiple structure points. However the Tau just get large groups of our standard guys that we get in regular force organisation. The Rapid insertion force rules kinda suck because while it's cool that our guys all come down at the same time it TOTALLY sucks that the only benefit they get when they arrive is pinning. Which means about crap to EVERY army in the game... except tau. In any case... I generally avoid apocolypse unless I wanna see something ridiculous happen.
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Old 01 Mar 2009, 00:30   #7 (permalink)
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Yah I agree that the other apocalypse armies have incredibly ridiculous tanks etc. The baneblade for example, its massive. What I was thinking for the Tau on the other hand, is a hero of some sortas opposed to some massive machinery. He/she could do things like call for an Air Caste bombardment upon the enemy for its large blasting attack. Maybe he/she could added tank hunting weapons to counteract with the contraptions of the other armies. Bumping up the models overall stats could easily prove formidable?
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Old 01 Mar 2009, 01:36   #8 (permalink)
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I'm quite new to tau but think apocalypse- like what has been said- is great fun for a group of like minded friends who want to have a good time.
Fw produce a stunning range of tau models ranging from the rediculous manta to the tiny remora stealth fighters. If you buy the imperial armour apocalypse book you'll find a wealth of tau related datasheets. (my favourite is the tiger shark) nothing beat a heavy railgun which is destroyer or if fired as a submunition then 10" of meq death!
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Old 01 Mar 2009, 04:06   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah. I don't mind the detail of the FW mantas, but they're so blinking huge. I've just recently made a game board (6'x4&#39 and I couldn't imagine a manta sitting on it during a game, are we expected to play on a tennis court or something?
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