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Old 21 Feb 2006, 21:04   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,

I have wanted to collect tau for along time but never liked alot of their rules or models. But the new tau lit the fuse for me, i am buying the £50 Battle force box and a Battlesuit commander. What i need to know is what are the Stealth Suits main use? Are they an all good unit, anti-tank ect? I ask because i will have no use for my battlesuit the comes in the box so i plan to turn him into Anti-Tank but if this is focused on by Stealth Suits i will make him into an elite unit.

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Old 21 Feb 2006, 21:17   #2 (permalink)
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The most efficient use of Stealthsuits is mass anti-infantry firepower with all those burst cannon. Use them to sneak up on a unit from the side and blow it away- they do this better than anything else in the army. Crisis teams are better at a longer range for the same role or tank-hunting, depending how you specialise. Certain formations, such as those with a plasma rifle and missile pod, can even take out medium tanks from the side as well as infantry...both heavy and light. Crisis suits are able to do lots of different things, Stealths are just for taking out masses (or harder targets with sheer volume).
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Hide, shoot, evade with impressive holo-technology, do it all over again. :P
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Hope for Night Fighting rules...while rare enough, they make Stealth suits unstoppable :P
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Old 21 Feb 2006, 22:51   #5 (permalink)
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under the new codex, imagine a six man stealth suit squad, gobbling up 2 markerlight tokens to get +2 BS on some poor lit up unit...

18 S5 hits on 2+, no coversave (or does no coversave cost another light token?)

now imagine that the lit up unit was a platoon of 10 IG infantrymen with and armor save of 5+

now imagine the lit up unit being a huge swarm of 30 Hormagaunts/Ork Boyz with their armor save of well, lets just say dead meat!

now imagine the lit up unit being the side armor of an annoying Basilisk.. looking for a 6... or a few!

then, after this shining afterglow of imagining, imagine all this abusive shootyness, and now the enemy is ticked off, by finds the Stealths at 24" away... roll night fighting rules to spot them...... he needs a 7+ on 2 dice to even see ya!

speaking of night fighting rules... against stealths the already chopped range is againg halved, and ooh! they all got acute senses!!

;D as you can prolly guess, everyone loves stealths.
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18 S5 hits on 2+, no coversave (or does no coversave cost another light token?)
Each Markerlight hit allows the option of +BS or -1 Cover save, stacking as normal...amongst a few other more esoteric options.
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Old 22 Feb 2006, 00:14   #7 (permalink)
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I ask because i will have no use for my battlesuit the comes in the box so i plan to turn him into Anti-Tank but if this is focused on by Stealth Suits i will make him into an elite unit.
dont gule you crisis suits just paint them up and if the guns wont hold after a bit use a small part of blue tack. this way you can play around till you find the set up you like. i think you will find that some times crisis suit fill another suiting you hadent pervoiusly thought of so wait to glue it in.

stealth suit will have some anti-heavy-tank capablities next codex but currently the can only damage tanks with AV 10 some where on them.

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