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Old 15 Jul 2007, 23:28   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tau Battlesuit jump pack? (eBay find)

I know this kind of thing is frowned upon, but I just thought this was an awesome thing to find and had to share it...even if it hurts my own chances of possibly winning the auction.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...2145&rd=1&rd=1

He says only 3 people have a set of them. I think it looks kinda cool myself, maybe just a tad too big...I'd have to see it on a suit to judge. In either case it's a truly unique piece of gear to set your commander apart.
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Old 15 Jul 2007, 23:44   #2 (permalink)
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Seems odd. What would they be doing in Tennesee if they were a Forge World prototype? They do look pretty nice, though.
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Old 15 Jul 2007, 23:48   #3 (permalink)
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I don't really know, but weird stuff happens all the time. :P

Battlesuits as a fast attack choice, now that's interesting. What could happen, pros/cons?
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Old 15 Jul 2007, 23:50   #4 (permalink)
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Super VRT? I wonder if they ever made rules for these....
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 00:17   #5 (permalink)
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No wonder they weren't used, they look horrible.
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 00:23   #6 (permalink)
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Well to be fair, Tau battlesuits look horrible period. I really don't know why they went with that as their final instead of one of Cirillo's other designs...they just look awkward in general. :-\

I dunno, I can't judge unless I see it on a completed battlesuit. When it's mounted on the jetpack it looks a bit big. Combine that with the weak ankle problem and yeah, I guess it would look ridiculous.
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 00:34   #7 (permalink)
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Hmm, Battlesuit as a FA choice...

Probably something that's a cross between Vespid and a Stealth Suit? Use the XV-15 or Fire Warrior statline, Fleet, maaybe a Stealth Field Gen, and options for Burst Cannons and the Vespid Neuron Blaster(same stats, different gun obviously). And the guns would be bought separately like the Crisis Suit's

Downside: About 15 or so points per model without a stealth field
I'd say 20 or so with.
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TO me it looks like a conversion. It mght be. The rules seem like it would allow a tua oplayer to take a ridiculos amount of battlesuits like 20 while taking Xv8s and not using farsight.
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Old 16 Jul 2007, 01:55   #9 (permalink)
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Hm.......it looks pretty gundam to me. Now if only I have a Paypal account. Then I can use it with the GW Shas'o Kais conversion..>
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OMG Those are sweet! I would never pay that much for them but they are sweet!
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