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Old 29 Apr 2007, 18:56   #1 (permalink)
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when i look at threads with the word battlesuit in it people always give them nicknames like heilos whick i dont know what they mean so can someone explain what the nicknames mean and what things they have
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Old 29 Apr 2007, 19:12   #2 (permalink)
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Fireknife:Plasma, Missile Pod
Deathrain:Twin Missile Pods
Sunforge:Twin Fusion
Centurionont remember, but exactly 100pts
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Old 29 Apr 2007, 19:15   #3 (permalink)
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Sure. Most of the original names were defined in a GW article, found here: http://uk.games-workshop.com/tau/bat...configurations

The "Fireknife" is any suit armed with a Plasma Rifle, Missile Pod, and Multi-tracker.

The "Deathrain" is a suit armed with twin-linked Missile Pods and a support system or Flamer.

The "Helios" is a suit armed with a Plasma Rifle and a Fusion Blaster.

"Sunforge" and "Blinding Spear" also show up from time to time.

There have been attempts to further clarify the terms: http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=8260.0.

There are also a number of less widely-used nicknames that players have been trying to popularize since the update, such as "Centurion" and "Aurora".
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Old 30 Apr 2007, 02:26   #4 (permalink)
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Look up to the top of the page and there will be stickied threads with information about Tau naming systems and also some fluff backround.
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Old 30 Apr 2007, 11:14   #5 (permalink)
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Don't forget the lesser known but incredibly lesser able suit configs:

Zippo: TL flamer, targeting array

Edsil: fusion blaster, Airburst frag projector, sheild generator

Stumpy: burst cannon, flamer, shield generator

Doh: burst cannon, sheild generator, drone controller, gun drone

Clown car: drone controler, black sun filter, target array, shield drone

King t-i-double "guh"- "er": Air burst frag projector, plasma rifle, sheild generator, failsafe detonator, HWDC, marker drone, Iridium armor, HW BSF, bonding knife, ejection system



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Old 30 Apr 2007, 13:05   #6 (permalink)
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Wanax, why would you put a TA on a suit with TLFL? To save points why not use a BSF?

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Old 30 Apr 2007, 13:14   #7 (permalink)
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The idea of WANAX's configs is that they are all but useless. Especially clown car
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Old 30 Apr 2007, 14:09   #8 (permalink)
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Wanax, why would you put a TA on a suit with TLFL? To save points why not use a BSF?

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Because you don't roll to hit with flamer templates


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The idea of WANAX's configs is that they are all but useless. Especially clown car
Thanks. Glad you like it. It is not hard to find ways of wasting points with Tau, and these suits are certainly some of the best.

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Old 30 Apr 2007, 14:16   #9 (permalink)
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I see now, as I didn't read the whole post, and didn't notice they were joke suits. Good ones though. I like the Tigger suit, but I think it need a Pooh suit as a friend. What would that be?

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Old 30 Apr 2007, 14:19   #10 (permalink)
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I see now, as I didn't read the whole post, and didn't notice they were joke suits. Good ones though. I like the Tigger suit, but I think it need a Pooh suit as a friend. What would that be?

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? TLdrone controllers, BSF, 2 honeybee drones?

Hmmm...Have to think about it.
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