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In my construction of Tau units, I've found some pieces which I can't figure out what they are.
First up is crisis suits. The weapons are outlined in the codex, but there are more pieces. First is the tiny little head-like thing with 3 dots in it. Then, the larger thing with a cube with 5 bubbles on it, and an antenna. Finally, the little round thing. What do these pieces do, and where do they go?
Next is ships. The three extra pieces here are the seeker missile, and two others. I'm guessing the thing with three antennae is the sensor spines. What is the single large antenna? Where do these pieces go, anywhere you want? Then there are more vehicle systems. Blacksun filter, Flechette Discharger, Decoy launchers, Disruption pod, Target lock, Multi Tracker, Targetting array... A lot of these must have no model.
Fire Warriors have a thing that looks like some kind of sensor device attached to some left arms. What is this?
Right now I only have crisis suits, a devilfish, and fire warriors. Are there any other strange parts I should be forewarned of?
the crisis suit pieces are meant to represent non hard-wired non weapon systems such as droid controllers target lock multi tracker etc.
Look in the codex to find out more about the vehicle things, they both can be used to represent a variety of things
The sensor thing for the fire warrior are actually grenades that the firewarrior is holding its hand, there are 2 diff types of nades
Thanks. Wow, that sure is a funny looking grenade!
But the other stuff can be basically whatever you say it is? Doesn't seem to go with the WYSIWYG rule.
For XV8s, the tiny little head like thing is a Target Lock. The polyhedron with 5 bubbles and an antenna is either used to represent a Multi Tracker or a Drone Controller. Finally, the round, shield looking thing is a Shield Generator.
You're right about the vehicle parts, as far as I know.
If that sensor looking thing has two antennae sticking out of it, it's not a grenade. It's just a sensor. No rules for it, but I imagine it's similar to an Imperial auspex.
Other than that I think everything else should be fairly self explanatory.
I don't think you have to represent the drone controller. the drones represent the drone controller.
Go the the GW website, go to the Tau section, and then Tau armoury. It shows all the pics of the guns and other stuff.
wow, ive been so confused all this time,i thought the 2 little things(#3 in the first pic of model parts for the firewarrior)are spare battery packs or energy packs for the rifle/carbine
I thought #5 in the same pic was the emp grenade or another type of nade
i was so off...
You know it says in the codex what everything is, pg 38.
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