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Old 19 Oct 2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
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what does everyone think of these new models ??? I am interested in seeing them on the table they sound like they will be a great all around killer


also as i have been running around checking out old posts on here i cam across something that being a new player of the tau I must ask it will however make me look really stupid . Anyway here goes what is the deathrain and burning eye ooh and fireknife what are these i am very confused by the terms .
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Old 19 Oct 2005, 07:13   #2 (permalink)
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Hey! Im also quite new, but those names go for XV-8 Crisis equipment schemes, for example, Deathrain is the scheme with Twin-Linked Missile Pods, Fireknife is the one with a Plasma Rifle, a Missile Pod and a Multi-Tracker, etc. I'll quote a topic for you:

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Note: This is a form of shorthand which is meant for casual conversation and internet discussions; when writing out complete army lists, each piece of wargear must be listed in full in order to accurately convey your thoughts.

These suit names were developed from the following rough pattern:

Plasma Rifle: "Knife/Blade"
Missile Pod: "Fire"
Fusion Blaster: "Surge/Forge"
Burst Cannon: "Storm"

One Weapon Suits: Consists of one twinlinked weapon and a support system (or Flamer) in the third hardpoint

Sunforge: Twinlinked Fusion Blaster
Deathrain: Twinlinked Missile Pod
Burning Eye: Twinlinked Plasma Rifle

Two Weapon Suits: If one of the weapons is twinlinked, the configuration name will be followed by a number which is the strength of the twinlinked weapon. The Multitracker will then therefore be Hardwired.

Fireknife: Plasma Rifle + Missile Pod
Helios: Plasma Rifle + Fusion Blaster
Bladestorm: Plasma Rifle + Burst Cannon
Firesurge: Missile Pod + Fusion Blaster
Firestorm: Missile Pod + Burst Cannon
Stormsurge: Burst Cannon + Fusion Blaster

Three Weapon Suits: Consists of three weapons and a Hardwired Multitracker

Sunfire: Plasma Rifle + Missile Pod + Fusion Blaster

Here are a few popular examples detailing the way the twinlinking nomenclature works:

Fireknife-7: [Plasma Rifle, TL Missile Pod, HW Multitracker]
Fireknife-6: [TL Plasma Rilfe, Missile Pod, HW Multitracker]
Helios-6: [TL Plasma Rifle, Fusion Blaster, HW Multitracker]
Firesurge-8: [TL Fusion Blaster, Missile Pod, HW Multitracker]
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Vespid Info/Discussion: http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=11957

Deathrain etc = crisis suit configs:
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XV8 Battlesuit Configs/Tactics: http://forums.tauonline.org/index.ph...9433#msg139433
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Old 20 Oct 2005, 15:49   #4 (permalink)
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Being new here perhaps you didn't know it but there is a search function. I have used it extensively to find specific topics.
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Old 20 Oct 2005, 16:27   #5 (permalink)
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Being new here perhaps you didn't know it but there is a search function.* I have used it extensively to find specific topics.
You could of also looked at the Stickied Topics (maCe has quoted the stickied thread), as that thread Yamamaya quoted is linked in that topic. But as your new I'll let you off due to inexperience, though it would be beneficial to you if you check the sticked topics because everything within them is there because it is very useful or a common occurance, such as Crisis weapon configs. Thanks.

Anyway that aside the Vespids actually look quite cool but I wouldn't class them as all round killers, especially if you take into account what we have been told about them (located in the topic maCe quoted). They seem abit fragile. Anyhow it makes little difference to me being a Farsight player. Pure Tau all the way...

Edit by RJay: I apologise if I sounded overly harsh, I was merely offering advice.
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its his first post, i don't check everything before i post either theres just too much so you can't expect him to.

Edit by RJay: I was not saying he should check everything before he posts everytime, I was pointing out it would be worthwhile for him to look at the stickied topics once to know what is in there. (qw anything new is kept seperate from that topic for the first fortnight so people know what's been added.)
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I wasn't trying to knock the guy. Just pointing out something he may have missed. Honestly - I was new too once ;D.
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Well thank you Elessar and Firehawk. Yes that was basically my thought(no i hadn't noticed the search function) I was making a quick post before heading to bed and everything is rather daunting to take in all at once ,thank you for the heads up and I will try to do that in the future .
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