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Old 03 Apr 2006, 12:24   #1 (permalink)
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OK i am still kinda new to tau on-line and i still have a few questions about tau
firstly
. do drones take up a place in a squad IE (2 broadsides + 4 Shield drones) is this illegal or must it be like this
(1 broadside and 2 shield drones)
. does the Fusion Blaster have to half its range to do 2D6 Armour Penetration
. and with Rapid fire does the range of the weapon have to go to 12" when doing a double shot or does it half to 15"
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 12:54   #2 (permalink)
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I think a lot of these questions are answered in the main rulebook, but I'll answer them anyway.

1. No. I.E. a broadside team is 1 to 3 Broadsides, and then any attached drones in addition to that.

2. This is under Melta weapons in the main rulebook IIRC... in the notes you'll see it's a melta weapon... so yes.

3. Again, this is in the main rulebook. Double shot to 12". The fact that 12" is half range to most rapid fire weapons is just a coincidence.
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 12:58   #3 (permalink)
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ok thanks focus sorry i know there dumb questions but my local GW people aruge about this stuff all the time and i just wanted to know what u guys thort
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 13:09   #4 (permalink)
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It's all in the rulebook or codex..

1) The drones technically count as wargear, and don't contribute to the 1-3 broadsides limit (they're not broadsides obviously).

2) In the rulebook and codex.

3) See rulebook. It's 12" flat, not half range.

These questions would still have been better off in the dedicated Q&A/FAQ thread stickied above too..
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 17:09   #5 (permalink)
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do someone now how much points Shas`O R`myr have??? ???

plz reply
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 18:27   #6 (permalink)
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3) See rulebook. It's 12" flat, not half range.
How sick would that be? ;D
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 18:37   #7 (permalink)
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1. They do not take up a place, they are upgrades in the squad, it's the same as giving your crisis suit a mulit-tracker.
2. See page 31 of the Warhammer 40000 rulebook.
3. Rapid Fire is 12" no matter what.
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 22:02   #8 (permalink)
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Do drones take up a place in a squad?
They do count as part of the squad for determining its numerical strength (in assault, victory points, etc.), and they fill a slot on a transport, but they do not count towards the maximum number of models in the unit.
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Old 03 Apr 2006, 22:08   #9 (permalink)
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R'myr is in IA3 if you want to use his specific rules - I forget off hand how much he is.

To be honest, just use a Shas'o with twin-linked plasma rifles and a shield generator from the Tau Empire codex - and that way you'll be close enough and get to use him in tourneys!


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