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Old 07 Dec 2004, 16:50   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tau need a walker/light skimmer

I'ed really like to see a tau version of a dred but with no ccw and 2 weapons say arround 100 pts like eldar warwarkers but walker/skimmers like battle suites but with armor isntead of of wounds like a heavy battle suite
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 16:53   #2 (permalink)
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warwalkers can be brought down too easily....i would hate to have skimmers that have 10 armour all round....because they can be taken down with a lot of standard weapons fire....so maybe more like a dreadnought sort of thing...sounds kinda kool...maybe even a new weapon for it to make it different to a battlesuit or being able to mount an ion cannon would be great ;D
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 16:56   #3 (permalink)
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Nice idea ;D
Twin linked Ion cannons on the shoulders, that would be nice!
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Tau do have light skimmers:

The Piranha

The Tetra

As for Walkers... they use Battlesuits instead.
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Default Re: Tau need a walker/light skimmer

i dont like those light skimmers, not amred heavily enough to be effective (piranha) and not wel amoured enough (tetra). I was thinking of a war walker type idea (e.g walker with a pilot not man in a suit), armour 12, 11, 10 (maybe a bit too ambitious but hey) and armed with a twin linked ion cannon and maybe a burst cannon as well....i have the vehicle design rules so i could see what that would come too.....but i also heard there are seperate design rules for tau?? can anyone give me a link for these?, thanks
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There are no seperate design rules for the tau butthere was a modification made that included tau weaponry and equipment etc.

Walkers do not suit the tau fluff at all which is precisley why there arent any, The vehicle you are suggesting is pretty much a slightly toned down hammerhead. Which would mean it would just be fulfilling the same battlefield role as it.

I dont think there is a need for a tau walker in the army or the fluff. The light skimmers that have been shown fill any niche role that was previously open. IMO.
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i dont like those light skimmers, not amred heavily enough to be effective (piranha) and not wel amoured enough (tetra).
Perhaps I should have pointed out what "light" means. Let's look shall we?

Land Speeders: Fast vehicle, 10 armour all around, one/two guns.
Vyper: Fast vehicle, 10 armour all around, open-topped, two guns.

So what on god's good earth made you expect anything more?
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i don't think the tau need a light skimmer but it would be really cool if they had a dread. i agree with rich on the choice of weapons. or it could have one ion cannon and twinlinked burst cannons.
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The Tau already have great units and firepower - don't give them any more!
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more is good
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