Tau Missile Battlesuit

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Tau XV-96 Smart Battlesuit Team

XV-96 Smart Battlesuits were introduced to add mobile fire support to Tau armies in difficult situations where neither XV-88 Broadside Battlesuits nor the Hammerhead Gunships were useful. These units were adapted for difficult situations where they were used as a mobile support weapons, offering heavy fire support wherever they were needed across the battlefield.
The Smart Battlesuits lack the firepower of the Broadside Battlesuits due to their ability to utilise a Jetpack, enabling them to offer fire support anywhere. This was only made possible through minimising armour and support systems so the battlesuit could cope with the heavy weaponry.
Even in positions where no enemies could be seen due to their Smart Missile Systems. This made Smart Battlesuit Teams extremely efficient on difficult situations where extra mobility was required.



Heavy Support

The following army list entry may be taken in Tau armies, occupying one Heavy Support choice on the Force Organisation Chart.

XV-96 Smart Battlesuit Team

NameCostWsBsSTWIALdSave
Shas'ui50 pts234422283+
Shas'vre60 pts234423283+
Team Consists of 1-3 Battlesuits
Equipment Smart Teams are equipped with an XV--96 Smart Battlesuit. The above profile has been amended to include the suit's enhancements
Character One Shas'ui per team may be designated a team leader at +5 points. They may then select items from the Tau Armoury. A Shas'ui team leader can be updated to Shas'vre at +5 points.



Special Rules

Independent You may take up to three XV-96 Smart Battlesuits as a single Heavy Support choice but each member of the unit operates independently on the battlefield. So therefore automatically pass the All On Your Own test. As such the team may not be bonded by the Ta'lissera.

XV-96 Smart Battlesuit

STWSave
+1+1+1+1
Jetpack, 2 Smart Missile Systems, Hard-Wired Support System



XV-96 Smart Battlesuit Team Hard Point Options

  • 2 Individual Smart Missile Systems
  • May replace 1 Smart Missile System with twin-linked Missile Pod at +7 pts
  • Choose one hard-wired Support System from this list:
Hard-Wired Support SystemPoints Cost
Multi-tracker+10 pts
Target Lock+7 pts
Blacksun Filter+3 pts
Drone Controller plus 1-2 Gun drones+10 pts per drone
Drone Controller plus 1-2 Shield drones+15 pts per drone




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