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Old 22 Jun 2005, 08:35   #1 (permalink)
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Default new units what do you want to see

what type of units would you like to see in a tau army?

may be as Auxillarerys or a new tau weapon or type of unit.

i had a decusion about this in another forum and i posted Eldar Tau what do you think about this idea?

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Old 22 Jun 2005, 09:41   #2 (permalink)
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I would like to see some more Troop choises, maybe some heavy weapon squad or something like that, maybe FW snipers, or FW burst cannons, or something like the foregeworld´s Prianah.
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Old 22 Jun 2005, 10:18   #3 (permalink)
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I don't think any new units are necessary. I do think certain units in the tau list need to be given a going-over.

Suits: need to be powered up or dropped in price. shas'vre deserve bs4. crisis and broadfside suits need new models. they look too bulky and clumsy, and lack the organic feel of the tau vehicles. I'd like a look closer to shas'o r'myr's suit. they need new heads, shoulder pads, weapon mounts and chests.
etherials: their inspiring presence rule needs to include re-rollable pinning, and leadeership tests
drop the price of kor'vesa squads
make the krootox a kroot unit upgrade instead of taking a HS slot
Pathfinders should have hidden deplyment. it suits their fluff a LOT more than the scout rule.
an expanded guided missile and vehicle secondary weapon options in the armoury.
GUe'vesa'la should follow the IG platoon structure a bit more closely, as opposed to the tau squad size of 6-12.

And as its the flavour of the month, some form of doctrines/skills for tau would be nice. especially sharpshooters!
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Old 22 Jun 2005, 10:59   #4 (permalink)
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All I could really think about that would be a nice addition that wouldn't be over-the-top would be:
  • Some kind of Armory for the Shapers to access, to have a reason to take a Shaper.
  • Add in the Forge World Kroot selections to the codex, that would make great fun (Knarlocs and the like)
  • Create different types of seeker missiles, maybe the normal seeker, but also a blast template seeker, much like a frag missile. Also perhaps a specialized seeker for vehicles, like a fusion seeker with the same characteristics as the fusion blaster, and limit the number we can take and price it all justly.
  • Allow the Ethereal to be updated to have the same ability as the "Rites of Battle" (that the new Marine HQ stole from the Tau and made twice as good).
  • The forge world turret upgrades for hammerheads would an interesting addition, not a good one, but at least more variety.
  • Allow broadsides to take an ion cannon instead of a railgun -- This is a joke, it would be way too powerful, but I can't help but want that.
  • Perhaps transport upgrades, like being able to upgrade the Devilfish burstcannon to a Fusionblaster or something.
  • Fixing up the drone rules so that they either work like they used to, or at least fix the text so people stop getting it confused with how majorities work.

That's all I can think of for now though.

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Old 22 Jun 2005, 11:46   #5 (permalink)
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I would like to see Railrifle as assault weapon for crisis suit.
Then i would like to see some possible upgrades of weaponry for stealthsuits (or grenades for them)
I would like have the option to mount Human auxiliaries in devilfish.
I would like to see more weapon options for devifish, and more secondary options for hammerhead (like plasma rifles railriffles as secondary weapons)
I would like to see SMS on something different than HS unit (OK forgeworld commanders would probably be just fine).
I would like to be able to field Heavy gun drones wargear through drone controller.
I would like to see some more weapon options for broadsides (for example assault weapon as primary armament)

And i would like to see some methods to be able to re roll to wound and Armor penetration rolls with railgun. (On last tournament two of my railguns did exactly nothing in five battles as they didn't hit (most of the time on 2+ from marklight, and if they hit i rolled all the time 1 for to wound roll, that was really annoying).
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Default Re: new units what do you want to see

all very good ideas id like to see ion cannon toting BS to that would be very cool.
maybe a squad of body guard for a etherial
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Old 22 Jun 2005, 12:53   #7 (permalink)
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What I would like to see is some indirect fire weapons.

Also for those who would like to have an Ion Cannon for Broadsides, how do you think this would work. One Broadside in a squad can swap out his TL Rail Gun for an Ion Cannon (no TL). With Target Lock support system, this would just get nasty! =^.^=

Next I would love to get a Targeting Array for Crisis Suits. Make the Array 10 points. That would make a fireknife 75 points (or thereabouts)

The last thing I would like to see would the ability to use the fourth hard point on a Crisis Suit.
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Default Re: new units what do you want to see

i think we just need new units we can't really change anything really besides mech and static i thought my wheeled tau tank idea would be good and so would be some veteran guys or something. weapon platforms would mix it up a bit too
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Old 22 Jun 2005, 13:12   #9 (permalink)
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How about a true fast attack option, like a fat skimmer with a smart missile system, that could zip around the table, staying out of LOS, and letting loose volleys of smart missiles.

That would be just what the tau need. O0
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Default Re: new units what do you want to see

i agree with the doc may be some fast bike options unlike the tetras tho some thing a fire warrior could ride have a burst cannon or twin P-rifles or somthing like that may be rail rifles ;D nasty idea and also some heavy plat forms aswell they would be a cool heavy support choice.

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