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Old 30 Dec 2005, 00:23   #1 (permalink)
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Default Helios suits - Black Templar Hell

Helios suits are quite able to kill 1-2 marines per turn. Each. Knowing that way more than half of your enemies are "Marines", this means they will almost always have something to do.

Now, if you already use Helios, good for you. Your going to love this.

If you don't use them yet... just wait until the Black Crusade comes out.

The *only* useful Tau upgrade is a flamer template for your Fusion Blaster.

Black Templars want to get close. This makes Helios suits even easier to use. But, if you feel a bit cocky...

Flamer them with your Str 8 Ap 1 goodness, more than DOUBLING their deadlyness... which is enough to kill of an entire squad easily.

It will be tricky. It will be a gamble. But hitting three marines with that flamer template isn't going to be hard. I estimate that to cover three marines, you will have to be ~6" away from the marines. So...

Helios jump in, closing in on the Marines. A single plasma shot at maximum and then you jump behind some cover. The marines move forward 6", maybe even more (cheating bastards). but they end up ~12" from you. This is where you charge forward, roating them all, but since 1 in 6 survive... you have six plasma shots.

Black Templars are going to have serious dying potential. Use it.
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Old 30 Dec 2005, 00:44   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Helios suits - Black Templar Hell

Where exactly does it say that you can apply a flame template to a fusion blaster? if I could, I would love it, for my next set of suits, I think I will get some helios..
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Its part of the Dark Crusade special rule thingies... the only one worth taking infact.

Other armies have pretty good ones, so we might as well milk this one for all its worth...
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This I have not heard but if it is true my Shas'O is going to have a field day. With the jungle fight rules he has been playing cards with the drones while the tanks do everything but with Dark Crusade and such an upgrade he can finally go back to doing what he is best at... killing plenty of marines and this should make him only better at it.

Hmm, yes I do think the Or'es Shi will participate in this campaign.
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Can't you also overcharge plasma and missile pods to use blast templates too?

And keep in mind it is one-use isn't it? It makes for a good turn-6 overcharge all crisis suits plasma/fusion carnage..
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Wow, I guess I missed something. Where are these rules listed?
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Old 30 Dec 2005, 03:27   #7 (permalink)
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It comes from a set of rules for a campaign thingy taking place early next year I believe. I've seen the sheets with the possible upgrades and such for tau and would have to agree that the Template blaster is indeed the best, seeing as it is the only one of the weapon upgrades that can be used more than once. For those of you that might not have seen these rules, I have heard that it is something only being done in the US, If true, that may be why some people have not seen them.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but they're part of the Dark Crusade campaign ruleset, that's being run next year in the US. I live in Oz so that's about all I know :s
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Helios suits are absolutely fantastic even without special rules that go away in a few months. With markerlight support, they can easily kill 2.2 marines per turn. That's up to 7 of the buggers in a single shooting phase...couldn't ask for more. If you can't find a way to kill the other three, you don't need to be playing tau!
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Old 30 Dec 2005, 15:48   #10 (permalink)
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flamer fusion blasters... aaaahh, just like the Tyranids, we say, come closer my pretties. And it's when we unleash a flamer, melt on them will they realize that theTau weren't being silly after all... hehehehe
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