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Old 08 Sep 2009, 23:44   #1 (permalink)
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If you take an honour gurad with an etheral do the firewarriors still count as troops allowing them to take points or is this not allowed becuse their honour gurads now.
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Old 08 Sep 2009, 23:46   #2 (permalink)
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They use all the options of the Fire Warrior Team, but they are classed as HQ choice because they are now the Ethereal unit.
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Old 08 Sep 2009, 23:52   #3 (permalink)
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Ie. They aren't a scoring unit.
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Old 09 Sep 2009, 00:03   #4 (permalink)
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so yes, you may field upwards of 7 firewarrior teams.
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Old 09 Sep 2009, 00:07   #5 (permalink)
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The 7th Team also has the advantage of having a BS upgrade. In game terms, it makes the pulse rifle even more deadly ;D
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Old 09 Sep 2009, 00:14   #6 (permalink)
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Theoretically, yes. In reality the Ethereal is something of a race starter. At an undisclosed point in the game, he's going to challenge all tau units on the board to see who can make it back to (and off) their table edge fastest. 6 fire warrior teams actually do quite well at this.
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Old 09 Sep 2009, 01:05   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help
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Old 09 Sep 2009, 02:22   #8 (permalink)
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In my more than one decade of gaming with my Tau. I've had this happen exactly once~....

The risk can be minimized to such an extent that it is a non issue.

3 XV88s, 2 shield drones. you're set.
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Old 09 Sep 2009, 05:10   #9 (permalink)
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In my more than one decade of gaming with my Tau. I've had this happen exactly once~....

The risk can be minimized to such an extent that it is a non issue.

3 XV88s, 2 shield drones. you're set.
Do you mean you join the Ethereal AND his Bodyguard to the Broadsides? That is not legal.
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Old 09 Sep 2009, 06:19   #10 (permalink)
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Correct, and if it were just the ethereal joined to them anything that can hit the squad with 6 wounds is giving your ethereal a 50% chance of surviving (assuming you're in cover).
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