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The Tau are an available army in Warhammer 40K, with an emphasis on long-ranged combat.

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Should Commander Farsight's crisis suit be blue instead of red?

In the Warhammer 40k novel Crisis of Faith by Phil Kelly, O'Shoh (aka Commander Farsight), the main character, is asked why he painted his battlesuit red. He replies, "It is to honour the Arkunashan ...
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Do markerlights put on a unit embarked in a dedicated transport remain on the passengers after the vehicle is destroyed?

If I place markerlights on a unit that is inside their dedicated transport and subsequently destroy said transport, can I still use the remaining markerlights when I target the disembarked passengers ...
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Can a unit use a markerlight token to fire a seeker missile at BS 5 after jinking?

The rules say that skimmers who have jinked can only fire snapshots (BS 1) on the next shooting phase. On the other hand, the markerlight seeker rule says that one can spend a markerlight token to ...
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Does a dedicated transport for a troops unit retain objective secured after the troops disembark?

If I take a devilfish for my strike team in a combined arms detachment, will the transport have objective secured even after the unit has disembarked? If so, can I disembark the fire warriors on an ...
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How to determine points costs of Tau unit enhancements?

I have been trying to figure out which are the points costs for the several enhancements to tau units, but there is not a single comprehensive list for that. Sometimes model stats sheets have 'may ...
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How to identify miniature parts that correspond to in-game enhancements?

I'm totally new to Warhammer and to assembling my own miniatures. I'm preparing a team of tau fire warriors and I am confused with the enhancements and how to prepare the miniatures to reflect them in ...
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Warhammer 40k - Tau detachment benefit clarification

Coordinated Firepower is a Tau detachment benefit: Whenever a unit from a Hunter Contingent selects a target in the shooting phase, any number of other units from the same detachment who can still ...
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Can I put any ranged weapon on a Crisis Battlesuit?

I've read the Codex (6th) entry for the XV8 Crisis Team and it says: Any Crisis Shas'ui may take up to three items from the Ranged Weapons and/ or Support Systems lists. I can see only one list ...
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How well do differently-sized units of Fire Warriors work?

I've heard varying opinions on the 'best' sizes for FW squads, mostly at 6 or 12 warriors to a unit. Pros and cons of that I've heard for each are: A unit of 6 Smaller footprint - easier to hide ...
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What do the Tau battlesuit numbers mean?

Tau battle suits are often dubbed XV88 or XV81, is there a pattern to the number? What does it mean?
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What is a strategy rating?

My Tau Codex features a strategy rating. I've not seen this before. What is this used for?
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How could I augment my Tau army with Necrons?

I'm planning on using the 6th edition Allies rules to add some Necrons to my tau army. As a novice player I'd like to know which units would best suit this mix? I only barely know my Tau army, and I ...