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Old 19 Oct 2007, 21:07   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Tau player, a few questions.

Well, I have two sets of Firewarriors and a basic boxed set on the way.

One of my major questions is modeling... I plan on having my commander being equipped with twin-linked missile pods and a plasma rifle. But I dislike how the missile pods look. Too shrimpy... squished.

How literal is the 'what you see is what you get' rule? How creative can I get making my own?
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Old 19 Oct 2007, 21:29   #2 (permalink)
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As long as it looks like some kind of missile-firing device, or you can make something to reasonably represent a weapon of equal potentcy, it should be fine.
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 00:55   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Tau player, a few questions.

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Well, I have two sets of Firewarriors and a basic boxed set on the way.

One of my major questions is modeling... I plan on having my commander being equipped with twin-linked missile pods and a plasma rifle. But I dislike how the missile pods look. Too shrimpy... squished.

How literal is the 'what you see is what you get' rule? How creative can I get making my own?
honestly you probably don't need twin linked missiles because of the high BS but i would glue the 2 missile pods on each other for ONE missile pod and if you heart is set on twin link make another double decker
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 00:59   #4 (permalink)
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That could also represent a twinlinked system as it is litterally two missile pods.
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 04:09   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Tau player, a few questions.

You could also magnetize the weapons so you can change if necessary... I believe there's more than one tutorial around here somewhere...
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 04:10   #6 (permalink)
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Here's the magnetizing link for you: http://www.tauonline.org/Article/55/...onCrisisSuits/

I'll be doing this with my Crisis suits as soon as my earth magnets come in the mail...
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Old 20 Oct 2007, 10:43   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Tau player, a few questions.

Also, just a piece of advice - don`t twin link weaponry on your Commander. If you field an El, give him a TA, which boosts his BS to 5; if you already play an O, use the thrid hardpoint for something else (Shield gen, VRT, Command and Control Node, etc). BS 5 TL is quite a waste of points, imo...

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Old 20 Oct 2007, 14:05   #8 (permalink)
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Well, I have two sets of Firewarriors and a basic boxed set on the way.
Ummm whats a "basic boxed set"? :P

As long as it looks like a missile pod its fine, you could allways just buy the smart missile component from a broadside. As people have said I wouldn't go for twin linked anyway, I wouldn't take the plasma either, I prefer cyclic ion blaster as plasma rifle can be taken by a crisis suit of any rank
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Old 21 Oct 2007, 05:51   #9 (permalink)
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Ummm whats a "basic boxed set"? :P

As long as it looks like a missile pod its fine, you could allways just buy the smart missile component from a broadside. As people have said I wouldn't go for twin linked anyway, I wouldn't take the plasma either, I prefer cyclic ion blaster as plasma rifle can be taken by a crisis suit of any rank
The Tau battleforce set, which means atm I have 1 Crisis Suit, 3 Firewarrior squads, 1 Devilfish, 1 Kroot Squad, 3 Stealth Suits, and a handful of drones available to me

My general impression of the cyclic blaster was it seemed kind of... low powered? I guess is what I'd call it. Do like the look of it, though if I wanted to use it I'd need to go buy a Tau commander.
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Old 21 Oct 2007, 07:24   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Tau player, a few questions.

Nah, don't need to buy the whole commander... though it is cool... you can just buy the special issue weapon bits from the WarStore:

CiB: http://www.thewarstore.com/product27880.html
Frag Projector: http://www.thewarstore.com/product27879.html

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