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Andy Nichols
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If you have a leader, one of each drone, two specialists, one with an ion rifle and one with a rail rifle, and three troopers, with the leader and each trooper having either a pulse pistol or pulse carbine that comes to 990 points. Give the leader photon grenades to make it 1000.

That's a reasonably well equipped squad with no new recruits and has nine figures. The Tau maximum is ten. They can always buy some visors, markerlights, reloads, and pistols, so extra money isn't wasted, but they seem to get most of what they want quickly.

If you look at the other similarly priced teams Orks can have 20 models, Genestealer Cult can have 15, Astra Militarum and Skitarii can have 3 specialists.

The special rule Tau get is to get 3 drones. However, they cost 210 for one of each with no equipment or weapons available to buy. So 70 per model average makes the problem worse.

Given a box of pathfinders has 3 drones and 10 Tau, I was thinking of house-ruling it so the rules are 10 figures and additionally 3 drones, instead of 10 figures including 3 drones.

Has anyone played them? Is this house rule necessary, or are they fine as they are?
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AndyNichols wrote:
Given a box of pathfinders has 3 drones and 10 Tau, I was thinking of house-ruling it so the rules are 10 figures and additionally 3 drones, instead of 10 figures including 3 drones.

That's what the actual rule is, per the latest FAQ.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/05/05/shadow-war-ar...
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Thanks. It looks like the FAQ has been updated since I last read it.
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damiangerous wrote:
AndyNichols wrote:
Given a box of pathfinders has 3 drones and 10 Tau, I was thinking of house-ruling it so the rules are 10 figures and additionally 3 drones, instead of 10 figures including 3 drones.

That's what the actual rule is, per the latest FAQ.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/05/05/shadow-war-ar...


Okay. I'm not seeing that in there. Am I looking at a weird cached version of the FAQ?
 
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Gamethyme wrote:
damiangerous wrote:
That's what the actual rule is, per the latest FAQ.

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2017/05/05/shadow-war-ar...


Okay. I'm not seeing that in there. Am I looking at a weird cached version of the FAQ?


... and yep. Somehow, I was looking at a cached version.
 
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