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Hi everyone, I just thought I'd check with everyone what your thoughts are on a hammerhead not using its flying base, but simply resting on its landing gear. This places the vehicle lower, negating the problem more "scenic" models have of being big LoS targets, but more importantly means I don't worry about the flying stand breaking, as it's stable on 3 legs.
However, in a tournament are people picky enough to say that I have to have it on a flying stand isntead of landing gear if I've not actually landed, but have in fact moved over 6"?
Thanks for all info
I have never used the flying stand with my Hammerheads and never had anyone raise issues with it.
I don't think in all my time of playing Tau that I have actually "landed" my Hammerheads. They need to keep moving to stay alive.
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I agree, I dislike the flying base and none of my opponents has raised the issue. Just bing your flying base to tournements and the likes.
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the best way to prevent it from breaking, is to drill out the middle and replace the bit at the end with a metal rod (brass will do nicely). this will strengthen the connection between the base and the tank, not gluing it is advisable as well, keeping the landing gear retracted would keep it looking as though it is skimming. when landing, just remove the flying stand and place it on the ground, the retracted landing pads will do just the same job.
hope this helps
or raise it 2 cm's off the ground and tilt it slightly to make it look like it's taking off or landing
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Hi guys, thanks for the replies, especially for the brass wire tip - will have to try it out sometime... as I'm unlikely to enter any tournaments any time soon, looks like I'm keeping my landing gear out!
The 5th edition rules state that one cannot remove the base of a skimmer at any time.
Keeping the base allows for the Fish of Fury (FoF) tactic, and the Landing Gear Vehicle Upgrade allows the Tau Devilfish (or Hammerhead or Sky Ray) to land, thus providing cover for models behind it.
As for the base I just never glue mine onto the tank, I add it when i play games and rarely does it ever land. I have yet to have it break on me.
Also it provides a slight advantage to us (the Tau) since a tank elevated roughly 1" above the table surface allows for more models to crowd around it, as opposed to it hugging the table.
As stated before, it all depends on your opponent. So decide accordingly.
From what I've read on the stickies considering the FoF, it was really good during 4th edition but since all the new codex's and rules it isn't as effective as it once was now.
Regardless, give it a go and see for yourself.
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