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Old 01 Jan 2008, 13:20   #1 (permalink)
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Default WYSIWYG and fluff question about a Tau with a flamer

My combat patrol is advancing very slowly but is advancing,but recently i came up with an interesting idea.Since my army theme is stranded in the middle of nowhere they should eventually run out of ammo,right?So when that happens then?I was thinking about giving my fire warriors a couple of diffrents weapons,like a flamer or similar.So i have two questions

1:Will this be acceptable in the terms of fluff?

2:Will it be WYSIWYG?He will have a pulse rifle but it will be strapped on his back
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Old 01 Jan 2008, 14:23   #2 (permalink)
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I think it wouldn't be WYSIWYG. Simply because Fire Warriors don't use Flamers.
Though, you can use the "count as" rule. It will be odd (mainly for your opponent), but legal.
But in friendly games I think it will be OK.

And in terms of fluff, I don't know if Fire Warriors are assigned special weapons.
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Old 01 Jan 2008, 17:31   #3 (permalink)
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it's an interesting idea, and i think if it's ok with the people you usually play against then, by all means, go for it (though that would require getting uncomfortably close to the enemy for tau). however it is part of the tau fluff that they never put heavy/special weapons in fire warrior teams (i forget why).
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Old 01 Jan 2008, 22:18   #4 (permalink)
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Because lugging a fifty kilo weapon around the jungle or in the desert is not a pleasant experience... Especially if you are carrying the standard equipment too...

The nifty markerlight however, weighs in at around 300 grams, and can call inn a seeker strike. The only reason we only have the one type of seeker is that GW probably never bothered about making more rules. Think about it. A napalm seeker, EMP seeker or bunker defeat ammo. It's perfect!

But we all know GW *sigh*
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i think its a cool idea... and i think that the Tau would improvise and scavenge weapons if they have too. My Fire Warriors are Chaos worshippers (don't ask me why) and use Warp Rifles instead of Pulse Rifle
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