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Old 04 May 2007, 00:44   #1 (permalink)
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Ok here's the thing. The other day I though I came up with an absolutely insane combo for a crisis commander that would support the ground pounding elements of a tau army. Essentially it involves coupling the XV84 suit and it's markerlight with a command and control node for a devilish commander for directing units' fire.

My question for folks that actually have IA3 is: "Is this even possible?" Because if it is I think it would be one of the best support units for either a fairly static tau army, or the groundpounding elements of a hybrid army since he could just hide out, untargetable due to IC rules, mark units with his superior BS and give units nearby his ld for targeting checks (and you could use the marker token for a freebie pass if you really want to). Oh and he'd be damn good with whatever other weapons he has too

*crosses his fingers*
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Old 04 May 2007, 00:48   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry, the special suits can't have special issue items.

Its really annoying, and I feel, ridiculous. It makes the special suits mostly only good as placeholders.
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Old 04 May 2007, 00:56   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry, the special suits can't have special issue items.

Its really annoying, and I feel, ridiculous. It makes the special suits mostly only good as placeholders.
Where does it say that special suit variant can't take special issue stuff?

I look at Imperial armour vol 3 page 174, where the XV84 stats are, and no where it mention that the suit can't take special issue.
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Old 04 May 2007, 00:59   #4 (permalink)
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Because its Special Issue gear, they aren't permitted to take it in their profile, so they can't take it, would be my guess though I don't have IA3.

Notice only units with permission in their profile can take Special Issue items. So unless the special suits have that line of permission...
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Old 04 May 2007, 01:08   #5 (permalink)
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Notice only units with permission in their profile can take Special Issue items. So unless the special suits have that line of permission...
In that case, if it has to be mentionned... They can't since it's not mentionned in Imperial armour vol 3.

By the way, I expected to find only rules and some boring fluf in that book. I must say, I was impressed. The Taros Campain was... WOW! Make me want to play even more! Great story! I need more now!
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Old 04 May 2007, 01:29   #6 (permalink)
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Well, there goes that idea.

Oooh! Got a new one! How about a suit with a pie cannon? :sadnshocked:
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Old 04 May 2007, 01:32   #7 (permalink)
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Eh? ??? ??? ??? :
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Old 04 May 2007, 01:33   #8 (permalink)
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Well, there goes that idea.

Oooh! Got a new one! How about a suit with a pie cannon? :sadnshocked:
Pie plates or actual pies?

I mean, Im for it either way, but if it's actual pies, he needs a power fist, because nothing beats punch and pie.
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Old 04 May 2007, 02:41   #9 (permalink)
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Well, since you can't use it in tournaments (being FW) if you have a logical friend (like I do) you can still use the SI wargear with a commander suit from IA3, because the SI stuff is available to a Shas'O, not a certain XV-8 type. So a Shas'O can have SI stuff, the only reason it's not mentioned is because the IA3 book pre-dates the codex and the SI stuff.

I use this set-up (XV-84 with C&CN) myself, and he works really well.
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Sorry, the special suits can't have special issue items.

Its really annoying, and I feel, ridiculous. It makes the special suits mostly only good as placeholders.
actually, now that you can upgrade to Iridium Armor, doesn't that make the XV89 pointles? what I did was got an XV89 , trimmed down the special weapons, and used it as a normal commander with IAPs.
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