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Is it possible to use XV15 stealth suits with XV25?
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 00:41   #1 (permalink)
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Default Is it possible to use XV15 stealth suits with XV25?

Just wondering.. if It's possible to make a squad of 3 XV25 suits and 1 XV15 suit. The XV15 being the squad leader.

The way I understand the rules, is that you cant. Atleast not officially.

What's your view?
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 00:44   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is it possible to use XV15 stealth suits with XV25?

It's perfectly acceptable, there's really no difference between the two suits rules-wise and while the XV15 has a slightly smaller profile it isn't a dramatic-enough difference to have any real effect in game. So I think you could use it as your leader just fine, I can't imagine anyone objecting to it unless they just wanted to be difficult.

I believe there's some Tau fluff somewhere that even says veterans prefer the XV15 over the 25 for that very reason, the smaller profile.
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 00:47   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, and yea. I've read the same thing.

Also, now that I've been browsing the board and reading about the drones here.

Does shield drone increase the shields/save throwes for the owner?

I guess the weapons drone acts as its own character and can add little firepower.

The marker drone is still a puzzle for me.

Already got myself one Tau XV15 stealth suit (first Tau I got), and it came with the drone. Now just thinking how i'll build it.
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 00:51   #4 (permalink)
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Oh nevermind.

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Old 07 Mar 2010, 01:03   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Is it possible to use XV15 stealth suits with XV25?

Shield drones, if I understand correctly, are like an extra model in the unit that has the same toughness and armor save as the owner. You can allocate wounds to the drone and make them take the save instead of the owner, but they also count when taking casualties from shooting, so if you have a unit of two broadsides with two drones and you lose a drone, you take a Leadership test from suffering 25% casualties from shooting.

It sucks, but that's an outdated codex for you.
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Old 07 Mar 2010, 02:00   #6 (permalink)
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Yea. From what I've read, drones are most usefull currently in troops of 8, and deep striked into enemy territory to slow the enemy down for your other troops to soften them up.

Or, if you've got some stealth suits infiltrated and using them to capture an objective. A group of gun drones between the objective and the enemy could prove very effective, even if all of them were killed in one or two turns.

I for one would definitely use drones in my army for tactics like that.
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