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Old 01 May 2007, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
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this might seem kind of stupid but i don't really have any evidence to push it either way. i was talking to a friend of mine who plays tau and we were discusing good commander set ups and eventually got around to discussing a combination of the airburstting fragmentation projector and the cyclic ion blaster. he said that since they were special issue weapon systems that a single commander can only take one or the other not both.

i know that i probably wouldn't really ever want to take both due to lack of significant range and some what high point cost but i still think i could take both if i wanted to. i couldn't find anything in the codex about it but i also couldn't find anything on line about any one taking both weapons at the same time either.

is it true a commander cant take both the airbursting fragmentation projector and the cyclic ion blaster or is it just really unlikely?
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Old 01 May 2007, 15:05   #2 (permalink)
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Commanders can take both special issue weapons. Special Issue equipment can not be taken more than once per army, thats the only restriction placed on them.

Nevertheless, the AFP is not a good choice for your Commander. The AFP doesn`t need a to-hit roll, and works independently of the users BS. So the higher BS of your Commander is wasted.

I`d take it on a normal Crisis Shas`Vre instead.
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Old 01 May 2007, 15:06   #3 (permalink)
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No, only one of each special issue item can be in an "army" according to the rule book. Don't see any limitations on putting all on a single individual.

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Old 01 May 2007, 17:23   #4 (permalink)
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C:TE pg.25 Special Issue items:
"only one of each system may be taken per army..."
Have fun slapping your friend with that, ;D.
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Old 01 May 2007, 17:42   #5 (permalink)
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Nevertheless, the AFP is not a good choice for your Commander. The AFP doesn`t need a to-hit roll, and works independently of the users BS. So the higher BS of your Commander is wasted.

I`d take it on a normal Crisis Shas`Vre instead.
Yup, I put my AFP on a 'Vre Deathrain. I put a MT & TL and use it so when the enemy gets all their little fast suckers close enough... BOOM!
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Old 01 May 2007, 18:25   #6 (permalink)
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thanks guys

i thought that was the case. it's just that hardly anyone ever takes both so it seems like its forbidden or something.
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Old 02 May 2007, 22:25   #7 (permalink)
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oh... that's where that topping came from... that jusst made my lofe so much better thanks

oh, and I hope your friend doesn't give you any more trouble about special issue weapons
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