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Offline Temperance

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OMG Tracks!
« on: January 26, 2016, 03:53:17 PM »
So I've been away from the hobby for a long time.... but they've added littled groove marks for the tracks on tanks now? That's amazing. For real. I swear to god track gluing was my nemesis for the longest time when I used to play, this is the simplest - and most amazing - innovation ever. I'm assembling a chimera and leman russ atm, and this is just the best quality of life thing ever.

From BoLS, I hear they even have the tracks in resin /on/ the model and you don't have to glue them at all (for some things). I'm not sure how I feel about that, as I like assembling my models, but eliminating the track-angling guess work is such a good idea on GW's part.

Props to them.

This post really has no main point. I just felt it had to be said.

In other news, my return to 40k ended up taking an IG form after all. I loved that initial Tau squad I bought, but quickly realized it was just the models I liked, and not the army. I'd much rather have an army with models I like and rules/feel I enjoy than an army with models I love and rules I'm not entirely on board with. I ended up picking up the big boxed set with 20 guardsmen + pcs + 3 hwt + lr + chimera, and mixed it up with ~20 guardsmen and a few commisars I already have. Not a bad army start. I have a bunch of sisters of battle as well, and think I'll use them as proxies for vets (if not allies). I have two repressors, which I'd proxy as tauroxes (i hate the taurox, and think the FW repressor is super-cool).

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« Last Edit: January 26, 2016, 05:08:49 PM by Temperance »

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Re: OMG Tracks!
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 09:31:14 PM »
Some will never understand the  pain of the old style Russ and Chimera kits. The tracks I could cope with but dear God those wheels...

Oh and if you're not a fan of the normal Taurox there are some nice 3rd party conversion kits for them to give them wheels, makes them look a lot better than with the gw standard tracks.

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Re: OMG Tracks!
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2016, 07:42:51 AM »
My personal problem with the Taurox isn't so much the tracks as the terrible armor rating.

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Re: OMG Tracks!
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2016, 09:20:52 AM »
Yes, the new track system is a gigantic improvement over the old ones, being so simple and maker friendly to do.  Making IG tanks is a  pleasure these days.  However, the old ones were useful for converting.

And I don't mind the tauroxes tracks either.  What bothers me is the layout of the weapons.  Either stuck to the side behind the passenger doors or in a turret that is blocked by the back of the roof.  Not very practical.

And maybe it could be a bit cheaper in points too.  Just a bit.  35 maybe?

 


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