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I was thinking that the tau should have more suits so I came up with the XV25, as a heavy infantry/ light vehicle killer.
XV25 Assault suit
- Recoil absorbtion
- weapon: T.L. Plasma rifle
- team: 3-6 shas'ui
- options/character: see XV15 suits
- note: the suit does not have jumppacks
- points : 35 each
Maybe it should have a jumppack, or stealth abilities but I think this would unbalance them, (already having the fire power to destoy a terminator squad in one shooting fase).
The suit has only very limited uses, it's slow, shooting at light infantry you're better of with steath-suits and there are better weapons avaible to shoot tanks.
I called it Assault suit because it should deal with heavy close combat units (not get in close combat themself) if anyone has a better name please don't hessitate.
Any comments, reactions, etc, are welcome
I think a jump pack might be useful, as it could then jump out, shoot, then jump back into cover again, and if you are using it for assault, you get the extra movement bonus. How about a Plasma rifle and a fusion blaster? that way it could take out heavier vehicle, as well as terminators and such with the plasma rifle
Thanx for the reply
They are like the XV15, so have only one gun (altough twin linked) on the model, because PR is a lot more powerfull then a burst cannon the suit will need a lot of power, leaving no room for much else.
A FB is not nececary (got enough tank busters) and a jump pack would only get reactions that it's cheesy.
It's not intended as a cheap XV8 version wich would have a much higher point cost (about 60, but they have a jump pack). It's battlefield role should be different, and let's face it, six twinlinked plasma rifles on deep strike :blink: ?
I might want to change it though, losing the TL-option op the PR and give them stealth abilities.
How about the two Plasma rifles fire separately? This would make it good
Benio, your right, it would be good...
...and twin linked fusion blasters. Don't forget the railgun, or mabye even power fists. I find that they are quite lacking in the tau list. Josef is perhaps trying to make a characterful (and balanced! addition to his army, not just something thats gonna be effective. Leave that to GW and their next marine variant...
Sorry about the sarcasm, but really, if you want the rifles you've gotta pay the points.
It's useless without a jump pack and by putting one on you basicly get a crisis suit..... <_<
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make them 45 points, and give them twin-linked rail rifles. now that would be cool. however, no jump packs, and no +1 to strength.
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Even the Stealth Suit has +1 to Strength. If this didn't, you'd basically be saying that a Firewarrior wearing his pajamas should be able to lift two plasma rifles. Recoil absorption doesn't make the things any lighter.Originally posted by Infrazael Draennonssraav@Jun 2 2004, 13:19
no +1 to strength.
To keep some degree of mobility without jump-packs I didn't take a heavy weapon, but a rapid fire weapon with a nice range and recoil absorbtion.
Letting him have two separate plasma-rifles would make it to much bigger because now he has two guns and need a multi-tracker (wow I just saw a vision of a XV8 witout jump packs).
I already have models intended to use as XV25 (some nice Synthia Tactical Synths from the I-Kore Void-range), they dont have jump-packs, got big gunz wich look twin-linked, are about the size of XV15 suits, and look very Tau.
They also have jet-bikes with burst-cannons .........