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Old 20 Jun 2006, 03:28   #1 (permalink)
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According to the CoD book, a unit MUST have more than one weapon with the sniper special rule. Which means, unfortunetly for Tau, we can not use it as we have no weapon with the sniper rule. My issue is that the GW website has it listed there. So what is the ruling? Can I give my PF Master Sniper strategem or not?

Here is the site link: http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...actics/tau.htm
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It was written by noobs. Just because GW hires them doens'y un-make them noobs.
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Simple evidence of how bad GW is at writing tactics for its own game. You would think that the people who made the thing would know better than that but apparently the writer of that tactica didnt even bother to have a look at the Tau reference sheet. Really quite pathetic. Take anything GW says on its sites with a grain of salt.

But to answer your question, no we cannot use it. None of our units contains a single, not one, sniper weapon thus it is a useless strategem for us. Just like demo shells and wrecker. There are many strategems we simply cannot use. Which is somewhat limiting especially as armies like the Space Marines dont seem to have any strategems they cannot use. Oh well.
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Old 20 Jun 2006, 06:13   #4 (permalink)
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Pretty sure Marines can't use repelling lines...for better or worse...
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Old 20 Jun 2006, 11:39   #5 (permalink)
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This reminds me of a tactic on the GW site..............

"if a Dreadnought is worth 10 models, charge it with 20 Kroot!"

Priceless.
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Old 20 Jun 2006, 11:44   #6 (permalink)
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... Wait... 20 kroot? that'll be 60 attacks, a good deal of which will hit. Sounds great.
well, except for the whole "can't actually ever hope to damage except maybe potentially a glance if you had some krootox and rolled boxcars since you can't actually touch that rear armor in CC with the rules...."

Do they hate tau, or have they just not actually read the codex (makes one wonder who wrote it)?

"If a dreadnought is worth 10 models, Fire a missile pod at it" now that works.
"If a dreadnought is worth 10 models, Railgun it" also works.
"If a dreadnought is worth 10 models, learn math. There's no 0 next to that 1" Much better.
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Old 20 Jun 2006, 13:44   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks a lot. I just wanted to make sure because that would be totally awesome for Pathfinders or Sniper Teams.
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