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Old 27 Jul 2008, 20:39   #1 (permalink)
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Default Couple questions! Rules clarification and bitz buying!

So, as topic states, a couple quick questions and I'll be out of your hair

I'm a brand new Tau player, just started a week or two ago and getting a few games under my belt.

I had a unit of 6 Stealthsuits, 1 drone controller 5 targeting arrays. The drone controller had 2 marker light drones. I was told that this is a silly tactical idea, as if the stealthsuits move, the drones cannot fire, as markerlight is heavy. Since the marker drones become the type of unit that their controller is, this should technically make them Jump infantry (jetpack) style. Which would infer the Relentless rule, and allow them to fire their Markerlights, wouldn't it?


Second question, is there any place online to order Tau bitz or sprues? I need a bunch of drones (shield, preferrably), a skyray weapons sprue, and as many pulse carbines as I can get my pinning little hands on.

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Old 27 Jul 2008, 20:44   #2 (permalink)
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I had a unit of 6 Stealthsuits, 1 drone controller 5 targeting arrays. The drone controller had 2 marker light drones. I was told that this is a silly tactical idea, as if the stealthsuits move, the drones cannot fire, as markerlight is heavy. Since the marker drones become the type of unit that their controller is, this should technically make them Jump infantry (jetpack) style. Which would infer the Relentless rule, and allow them to fire their Markerlights, wouldn't it?
Yes you are right. Under 5th ed, by being added to a jet pack unit, they gain the jep pack quality including relentless.

Under 4th ed your friends are right though.

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Second question, is there any place online to order Tau bitz or sprues? I need a bunch of drones (shield, preferrably), a skyray weapons sprue, and as many pulse carbines as I can get my pinning little hands on.
Try: http://www.thewarstore.com/TauEmpireBitz.html

This should help

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Shield drone in Canada, if you are Canadian: http://ca.games-workshop.com/storefr...3033&orignav=9
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Old 27 Jul 2008, 21:03   #3 (permalink)
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Again, you are correct with Relentless. They may move and fire. The new rules are confusing a lot of people during this change-over period.

I also recomend The Warstore, just follow the link in the above post. But there is also this for shield drones:

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/ca...ameStyle=wh40k

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Old 27 Jul 2008, 21:51   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help guys I noticed those Shield drone boxed sets, only problem is it's $6 to get the parts for 4 drones, and that's also me needing 4 additional gun drones. Assuming I get a gun drone from thewarstore.com, it's putting 4 shield drones at $14 for 4 shield drones.

Ouch I'm trying to run with a tactic a veteran Tau player recommended to me yesterday, and that's 6 model stealth squads, all with drone controllers and 2 shield drones a piece. Point wise I'm fine, but yuck at $42 for the 12 drones I'll need. Was hoping there might be something cheaper, but I guess all else fails this will work

Thanks again! I'm going to buy me a whole bunch of carbines and the skyray sprue at minimum
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Old 27 Jul 2008, 22:25   #5 (permalink)
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Well, you probably don't need, and shouldn't get, just gun drones. Pretty much anything Tau comes with a boatload of Drones. So as you buy more FWs, Devilfish, suits, ect. just horde those drones and then buy the upgrade pack.

Also, if you have extra shield generators from Crisis Suits; then just use those to convert some extra drones aswell.
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Old 28 Jul 2008, 00:28   #6 (permalink)
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also in 5th shield drones arnt that good... normal gun drones are cheaper and do the same basic thing
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Old 28 Jul 2008, 02:02   #7 (permalink)
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also in 5th shield drones arnt that good... normal gun drones are cheaper and do the same basic thing
A significant number of the players at my shop go for "cheesy" armies, and thus have entire armies with nothing but low AP guns or power weapons, or monstrous creatures. The invulnerable saves will help the team stay alive just that much longer to wittle them down
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also in 5th shield drones arnt that good... normal gun drones are cheaper and do the same basic thing
A significant number of the players at my shop go for "cheesy" armies, and thus have entire armies with nothing but low AP guns or power weapons, or monstrous creatures. The invulnerable saves will help the team stay alive just that much longer to wittle them down
With Fifth's prodigious amiunt of cover saves, a gun drone is practically as good as an invulnerable. If you get charged...Well it won't matter that much anyways.
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Old 28 Jul 2008, 02:11   #9 (permalink)
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also the invonerable save is olny for the drone, so in 5th they are just spare wounds... in 4th it was cool because you could roll for saves before deciding what died... but in 5th the gun drone is still a spare wound, but it shoots back ;D
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