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    I have decided, after many years of using marines, to get a Tau army.
    As I have had no previous experience of Tau I would like to ask a few questions about the Firewarriors.

    Marine squads can take special weapon upgrades ( flamer, melta, plasma) do Firewarrior squads get any kind of weapon options, can they take any special weapons?

    If not do you only have the broadsides and crisis suits to deal with enemy armour?

    Does the firewarrior transport have any anti-tank weapons? If it has is it best to use it in this role?


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    1. Nope, no special weapons. Most people who switch to Tau after playing Marines (or any other army really) strongly dislike this. Youl'll get used to it though, it's not so bad... it's just one more thing that makes Tau different from the rest of the 40k universe. And c'mon, they've all got S5 weapons, do you really need more than that?!

    2. Yes, and Hammerheads, Seeker missiles (similar to Hunter-killer). Also, infantry can take EMP grenades which are useful against armor. Also, because everything Tau has at least S5, essentially ALL our guns are useful against rear armor, which makes deep striking gun drones and Stealth Suits also good against armor in a pinch.

    3. No, the Devilfish isn't like a Razorback. It's a great transport, and is equipped with a gun that is very complimentary to the weapons of the troops it's transporting... since the Firewarriors serve an anti-infantry role, the gun on the Devilfish also is an anti-infantry weapon.
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    yes, but it can take seeker missiles, very useful vs. tanks
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    Originally posted by KhorneOnTheKob20@Dec 16 2004, 004
    yes, but it can take seeker missiles, very useful vs. tanks
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    True, but unless you take someone with a markerlight, seeker missile are useless.

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    Well, you could count the pulse carbin as a special weapon, or at least consider it a weapon option.
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