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Old 20 Jul 2005, 10:35   #1 (permalink)
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Hi to all!
I'm yet a newbye, so I'll hope you'll excuse me if my questions have alredy an answer. =)
I'm a player from 1st and 2nd edition of WH40K, now trying to use the new 4th Edition.
So, I've a couple of question:
- Tau units: besides the ones from the codex, the ones from Imperial Armour Update 2004, and the ones from incoming Imperial Armour vol.III, are there any other unit or special character?
- Imperial Armour Update: I think I bought the wrong one. Mine hasn't Drone Turret, but have Tiger Shark, Barracuda, Heavy Gun Drones and Sky-Ray. Maybe is from an old Edition? Are the rules changed?
- Heavy Gun Drones: a couple of days ago, I ask about employ them in place of normal gun drones (not in squadron - heavy support choice), but attached to normal units or vehicles. Are you sure that I can use them in this way?
- Markerlight: Does Markerlight permit Armor Save or Invulnerability Save?

Thank you very much.
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Old 20 Jul 2005, 11:00   #2 (permalink)
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-There are two units which are not in codex or forge world publications and these are pathfinders with rail rifles and human auxiliaries. Both are official materials and their rules are on GW net.

- Yes you got the older update, the other is called Imerial armor update 2004, there are more units but the rules doesn't changet as far as i know.

- Heavy gun drones can be used only in heavy support slot as lone squadrons, they can't be included in other units or purchased as wargear.

- Marker light itself doesn't wound so there is no save against it, but of course the guided weapon which fire afterwards using the mark for guiding is treated normaly except you can't use cover save, but armor and invulnerable saves are working if they would be normaly usable.
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Old 20 Jul 2005, 11:02   #3 (permalink)
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Hi and Welcome to the forum btw :P

Tau Units:
Anghor Prok - special character available only from Games Day 2001 (I think).
Rail Rifles - http://uk.games-workshop.com/tau/railrifle/1/
Kais - from ages ago, only useable in the specific scenario - he's the character in the book/game fire warrrior - the rules and scenario were in a white dwarf around the time the game got released.
Human Aux - see GW resources thread at the end of this post
- The only important one here is the Rail Rifle Rules.

Imperial Armour Update:AFAIK, theres only one, the 2004 one. In which case, it should be the right one:
looks like this

and according to the contents page its all there > http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/imparm04contents.htm

Heavy Gun drones:
Refer to the replies in that thread. (http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=9575.0)
How they are used depends entirely on the rules, find and read the rules first.

Markerlight:
Ignores cover saves, as stated in the codex/updates. That is all.

Refer to the GW Resources thread - http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=7202.0 for links etc to Tau related resources and articles.
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Old 20 Jul 2005, 11:23   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies.
Unluckly, I have the wrong Imperial Armour =(
And the 2004 one seems to be SOLD OUT =((
So, I need help about rules:
- Drone Turret: seems that with a markerlight I can deploy a turret with deep strike rules (the roll with dice) without scatter it. Right? What roll have I to make to "hit" the location?
- Orca: has anybody the rules from Forgeworld Site? 'cause it's rather expensive, I don't want to waste the money for it =)

Thanks for the help
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Old 20 Jul 2005, 11:49   #5 (permalink)
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Drone Turret - Markerlight is for shooting, deploying things by deepstrike isn't shooting. I've never heard of deployment by markerlight. (In which case, you'd be landing on an enemy unit wouldn't you?)

Orca - the trial rules - yes.
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Old 20 Jul 2005, 11:55   #6 (permalink)
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All the Tau stuff is republished in Imperial Armour-Taros Campaign, along with other new rules.
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And it is possible that there will be changes in the rules.
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