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XV25 Stealth suit setup questions from a n00b (any advice/info/links needed)
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Old 02 May 2009, 17:49   #1 (permalink)
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Default XV25 Stealth suit setup questions from a n00b (any advice/info/links needed)

So I just got my 2 sprues for the XV25s and the Drone, (remember that I'm still a noob) and I'm not sure how many different configurations there are to choose from. I tried searching around, but I can't find anything.


Any links or info would be MUCH appreciated.
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Old 02 May 2009, 18:06   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: XV25 Stealth suit setup questions from a n00b (any advice/info/links needed)

There are 2 configurations.

Basic stealth suit with the burst cannon. And Stealth suit 'upgraded' with the fusion blaster.

I would say make 4 or 5 with burst and maybe 1 or 2 with the fusion.
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Old 02 May 2009, 18:17   #3 (permalink)
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I got enough for 3 suits and I'm not sure if I'm going to be buying more or not; it depends on if I can get another deal on ebay.

So either 2 with burst and 1 with fusion or all with burst?
Also, maybe I got jipped or something, but how many bases are in the kit? I got 3 black and 1 clear. In the picture on GW's site, I see 4 black and 1 clear.
Meh, I could always just get another base.

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Personally I would do 3 burst cannon. Since you want to keep yuor Suits as far away from your opponent as possible I find the fusion is better on a XV-8.

Well Yes and no. GW do send 4 black base ans 1 clear, but since you only need 3 (one per suit) the 4th base is useless...unless you want to use it for an objective marker.

The clear base is for the drone of course.
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Personally I would do 3 burst cannon. Since you want to keep yuor Suits as far away from your opponent as possible I find the fusion is better on a XV-8.

Well Yes and no. GW do send 4 black base ans 1 clear, but since you only need 3 (one per suit) the 4th base is useless...unless you want to use it for an objective marker.

The clear base is for the drone of course.

In the picture for the Stealth suits on GW's site, in the picture is something that uses the 4th base. I'll show you the picture




So it looks like the kit came with 3 of one weapon and 1 of the other. I'm guessing the roundish ones that you have to attach half of the barrel to is the Burst Cannon? And the other one is the fusion blaster?

I'm planning on spraypainting Chaos black primer onto the models and then Enchanted blue. Much like this picture but with a brighter blue:
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Here you go

If you are new to Tau, I would recommend going with a basic setup. 3 Stealth suits, each with a drone controller, burst cannon, and gun drone. Maximum damage and survivability, with minimum cost.
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That weird thing all alone on a base is a stealth field generator.
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That weird thing all alone on a base is a stealth field generator.
Sigh, not again.

It is not a stealth field generator. It's simply a thingamabob they add for no real reason. Makes a great objective marker.
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Here you go

If you are new to Tau, I would recommend going with a basic setup. 3 Stealth suits, each with a drone controller, burst cannon, and gun drone. Maximum damage and survivability, with minimum cost.
Thank you so much!! This is exactly what I need! Thank you!

I'm thinking of possibly buying an XV15 as the squad leader and equipping him with a markerlight and target lock. Do I need a 'Ui or whatever it's called in order for him to be a squad leader?
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I'm thinking of possibly buying an XV15 as the squad leader and equipping him with a markerlight and target lock. Do I need a 'Ui or whatever it's called in order for him to be a squad leader?
Yep, the way it works is this.

regular 'ui
Team Leader ('ui stats but access to wargear and such)
'vre (team leader, but with better stats and access to special issue stuff if in a crisis team)

So you need to be an 'ui to be a team leader, and you need to be a team leader to be a 'vre.
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