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Old 20 Mar 2008, 18:32   #1 (permalink)
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Is there anywhere I can go to determine what pieces represent what in a sprue. For example I don't know a targeting array from a target lock, etc. Am I overlooking something in the codex for Tau? Like for the marines the hand drawn weapons on the weapon page in the core rule book helped a lot. Being new to 40k I didn't realize I had modeled fusion blasters on a crisis suit as opposed to plasma rifles until I saw the Farsight model and knew he came with the plasma rifle. I also have a Templar army and trying to figure out what the little bits in the BT upgrade sprue are makes me want to pull out my hair.
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 18:44   #2 (permalink)
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The codex has some pictures of some of the upgrades. For example most of the weapons and some of the support systems are pictured in Codex Tau Empires, but others like the targeting array aren't pictured and don't even come on the sprue. Are there any in particular that you need help identifying?
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Old 20 Mar 2008, 20:53   #3 (permalink)
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In the 3rd Edition Codex: Tau, there were beautiful drwings of the weapons; sadly, they are not available in the new Codex: Tau Empire.

But most weapons are pictured on page 53, and some vehicle equipment can be seen on page 57.
Targetting Arrays can be everything you want, as long as they are represented the same in the army. I, personally, don`t show them, as they are integrated into the suits in my army, which should be fine as long as you notice your opponent in advance.

Vehicular equipment is a different matter - only the Seeker and the Sensor Spines really have a model; the rest is up to you to decide what is waht on your tanks.

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Old 20 Mar 2008, 21:55   #4 (permalink)
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You can do what I do sometimes and just photograph the pieces in question and ask for the help of others to identify them for you.
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 02:39   #5 (permalink)
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I thought the TA was also represented by the TL?

My problem is that I can't figure out which arm goes to which for the fire warriors. ??? They're not numbered like the IG sprues.
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 02:43   #6 (permalink)
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The Fire warrior arms are opposite the matching arm.

Games Workshop made an article on modeling the extra stuff
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 02:54   #7 (permalink)
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...would've been nice to know that awhile back. :P Thank God I have sticky-tack though. ^^

Here's another question regarding Tau still on the sprue and such...where's the actual stand for the drones and the suit? ??? I don't see any clear plastic rods...(I got the smaller battle force box thing. The one that's enough for a 500 point army.)
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Old 21 Mar 2008, 17:50   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Nizno
I also have a Templar army and trying to figure out what the little bits in the BT upgrade sprue are makes me want to pull out my hair.
If you still have the box, it will help, PM with the sprue and I am willing to help ID the part. I have used several of these upgrade boxes and am familiar with most of the equipment.
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