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Old 21 May 2006, 22:02   #1 (permalink)
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Default Death Rain Twin-linked MP + Flamer or Targeting Array

I have searched through about 11 pages of "Crisis Configurations" but most of the posts are old and pre-Tau Empire.

1) I am curious, is the Death Rain Suit dead?

2) Which configuration works better for the death rain suit?

a) TL: Missile Pods, Flamer, BS 3

b) TL: Missile Pods, Targeting Array, BS 4



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Old 21 May 2006, 22:08   #2 (permalink)
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id have to say missle pod with targetting array only because the flamer is the polar opposite to the missle pod although i can understand why u'd want it, for the close encounters but i dont think thats gonna happen to much with a 36" range and JSJ.
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Old 21 May 2006, 22:33   #3 (permalink)
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Deathrain, Dead?

Its stronger than ever!

Definetely go for Targetting array, flamer was previously just a filler but now we have the targetting array to make all those tank busting shots hit it gets priority.
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Old 21 May 2006, 22:42   #4 (permalink)
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make that 3 counts for the targeting array. it might seem like accuracy overkill, but it works. your scoring 1.77 armour busting hits per suit, which is an exellent hit rate. if your looking to fill the third hardpoint cheaply, go for a blacksun filter. it will see more use since you are engaging at around 30", and is cheaper than a flamer.
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Old 21 May 2006, 23:14   #5 (permalink)
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I am also in the Targeting Array crowd. Also I have my team leader upgraded to a Shas'Vre so I can get the Air Frag Launcher. My reasoning... my Death Rain Suits rarely leave my Fire Warrior lines and when those darn hoards are coming in... Pie Plate Death for EVERYONE! =^.^= My Team Leader also has a Hard Wired Target Lock, Multi-Tracker, and a Blacksun Filter.

I have decided that since all the tourneys at the gaming place I go to has a mission with a Night Fight that I want to own my opponent, I have put a BSF on everyone who can take one.
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Old 21 May 2006, 23:31   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, would you mind checking out my finished list and giving me your opinions. I used some of your suggestions and went for a list to be a take on all comers for tournaments. Thanks again, here is the link

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.ph...#msg1058040557
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Old 22 May 2006, 00:39   #7 (permalink)
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I run a good number of markerlights, so I prefer to save the points and buy the flamer. I've never fired the flamer, but I can see it being useful at some point.
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Old 22 May 2006, 01:07   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: Death Rain Twin-linked MP + Flamer or Targeting Array

Commander Vimes has just about the one case in which it would be useful - when you don't really need the BS boost.

If you're using the elite slot, you need to make it as good as it needs to be, because those slots are valuable. Personally I think a deathrain team registers much too large on the opponent's threatdar. So I often take a single deathrain with TA - that's all I need around here. Lately though I've been trying 2x stealth teams, and so I switch my crisis to fireknife+ suits - plasma, missile, targetting array.
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Old 22 May 2006, 01:12   #9 (permalink)
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Something I just realized, having just got a copy of Tau Empires on loan from a friend... if you're looking to save points, why not get a hardpoint Blacksun Filter? Unlike a Flamer, it actually can have use other than "last resort".
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Old 22 May 2006, 01:57   #10 (permalink)
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Targetting Array. The Flamer, while cheaper, is next to useless in my games. I always keep my Death Rains closer to the back near my static fire base, so they never need it. The TA allows for the Crisis Suit to basically have two shots at BS5 S7, and only for 53 points. Factor in the fact that you get JSJ, two wounds, a 3+ save, T4, and ultra coolness and it is worth every point.
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