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    on crisis suits,

    ah yes, crisis suits, the jewel of the tau. but how does one use them?
    i had a few questions.
    the first, i notice that you can twin link your flamer. now, as you dont have to roll to hit,
    how is this useful?!
    its amazing how farsight can have 7 bodygaurds, but what a point sink! anyone gonna use it?
    also, what is yalls opinions on the new wargear and such?
    my main questions are on the general effectiveness of the new shortranged weapons.
    what would yall suggest for equipping a commander?
    my two most important q's though, the frag launcher and the cyclic ion cannon.
    what are its uses? especially the ion cannon, it seems incredibly weak to me,
    does it to anyone else? three firewarriors can pump out more shots at much higher strength.
    and whats the point of being AP1 melta if it is str3, too weak to even glance AV10?


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    Quote Originally Posted by iamspartacus
    ah yes, crisis suits, the jewel of the tau. but how does one use them?
    i had a few questions.
    the first, i notice that you can twin link your flamer. now, as you dont have to roll to hit,
    how is this useful?!
    its amazing how farsight can have 7 bodygaurds, but what a point sink! anyone gonna use it?
    also, what is yalls opinions on the new wargear and such?
    my main questions are on the general effectiveness of the new shortranged weapons.
    what would yall suggest for equipping a commander?
    my two most important q's though, the frag launcher and the cyclic ion cannon.
    what are its uses? especially the ion cannon, it seems incredibly weak to me,
    does it to anyone else? three firewarriors can pump out more shots at much higher strength.
    and whats the point of being AP1 melta if it is str3, too weak to even glance AV10?
    TL flamer re-rolls to wound rolls.

    Yes it does seem that they're a point sink, but farsight is limited in his other army choices.

    Ion cannon can punch holes in standard troops, and is somewhat useful against marines. Fragmentation launcher is a great swarm killer, and can hit tons of any troops. And since when is the cyclonic Ion gun a melta?

    Edit- just check the forum, most of your questions have been answered in a different topic.
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    oh you are right, i think i misread the melta part.
    see if it was melta then MAYBE it could hurt a vehicle, being str 3 still.
    but the entry states its used to take out light vehicles, yet it cant even hurt them?!

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    It says lightly armoured enemies, not vehicles. Which explains its use, 5 shots is a great deal of shots. Against marines, a few lucky sixes could lead to 1 or 2 extra casualties. It is useless against vehicles. Also, the airbursting frag weapon is useful on suits as you don't have to roll to hit, as it is a barrage weapon. You put it on a BS 3 suit and he doesn't have to worry about bad luck (well, except for scattering).
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    good point with the guess range, much better than the ion thing, a lasgun shot isnt worth three imo.

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    This is a very popular topic, and has been addressed many times. You may even find some better answers in old threads.

    But to put things simply, crisis suits are used as per their name. Send the suits to "Crises" in your lines to back up other throops. Tau cannot work without effective combined arms tactics. Crisis suits are meant to lessen your weaknesses and augment your strengths. Its a surprisingly simple philosophy to put into practice.
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    sorry if this is a dunb question, but i don't have my rulebook at hand.

    does the fragmantation launcher sactter or is it just guess, i thought/remeber that only barage weapons scatter.

    correct me if i am wrong but i dont know it any more.

    thanks

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    Technically teh way Guess Weapons worked in 3rd Edition is no more, the Barrage Ruling is what guess weapons work off of now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elfwarden
    sorry if this is a dunb question, but i don't have my rulebook at hand.

    does the fragmantation launcher sactter or is it just guess, i thought/remeber that only barage weapons scatter.

    correct me if i am wrong but i dont know it any more.

    thanks
    It scatters, under 4.0 barrage weapons scatter.
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    thanks for clearing it up, guys, really

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