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AX39 Sun Shark Bomber

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
AX39 Sun Shark Bomber * 6+ * 6 6 12 * 6 4+
MV17 Interceptor Drone 20" 5+ 5+ 3 4 1 1 6 4+
An AX39 Sun Shark Bomber is a single model equipped with a markerlight, a missile pod and two seeker missiles. It is accompanied by 2 MV17 Interceptor Drones, each equipped with two ion rifles.
DAMAGE
Some of this model’s characteristics change as it suffers damage, as shown below:
REMAINING W
M
BS
A
7-12+
20"-50"
4+
3
4-6
20"-30"
5+
D3
1-3
20"-25"
5+
1
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
7
Ion rifle
When attacking with this weapon, choose one of the profiles below.
 - Standard
30"
Rapid Fire 1
7
-1
1
-
 - Overcharge
30"
Heavy D3
8
-1
1
If you make one or more hit rolls of 1, the bearer suffers a mortal wound after all of this weapon’s shots have been resolved.
3
Markerlight
36"
Heavy 1
-
-
-
Markerlights
15
Missile pod
36"
Assault 2
7
-1
D3
-
5
Seeker missile
72"
Heavy 1
8
-2
D6
Each seeker missile can only be used once per battle. This weapon only hits on a roll of 6, regardless of the firing model’s Ballistic Skill or any modifiers.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • This model may take a second missile pod.
ABILITIES (Sun Shark Bomber)
Pulse Bombs: This model may drop a pulse bomb as it flies over enemy units in its Movement phase. To do so, after this model has moved, pick one enemy unit that it moved across. Then, roll a D6 for each model in that unit (up to a maximum of 10), adding 1 to the result if the enemy unit is INFANTRY. For each roll of 5+, the target unit suffers 1 mortal wound.

Airborne: This model cannot charge, can only be charged by units that can FLY, and can only attack or be attacked in the Fight phase by units that can FLY.

Supersonic: Each time this model moves, first pivot it on the spot up to 90° (this does not contribute to how far the model moves), and then move the model straight forwards. Note that it cannot pivot again after the initial pivot. When this model Advances, increase its Move characteristic by 20" until the end of the phase – do not roll a dice.

Attached Drones: When this model is set up, its accompanying Interceptor Drones are attached, and are treated as being embarked. Whilst the Drones remain attached, this model is considered to be equipped with their weapons in addition to its own. However, a hit roll of 1 when firing the ion rifle on overcharge setting results in one of the Drones being slain rather than this model suffering a mortal wound.

Hard to Hit: Your opponent must subtract 1 from hit rolls for attacks that target this model in the Shooting phase.

Crash and Burn: If this model is reduced to 0 wounds, roll a D6 before removing it from the battlefield and before any embarked models disembark. On a 6 it explodes, and each unit within 6" suffers D3 mortal wounds.
ABILITIES (Interceptor Drones)
For the Greater Good

Detach: Both Interceptor Drones can detach at the start of your Movement phase by disembarking as if from a transport. From that point onwards, they are treated as a separate unit. They cannot reattach during the battle.

Saviour Protocols: If a <SEPT> INFANTRY or <SEPT> BATTLESUIT unit within 3" of a friendly <SEPT> DRONES unit is wounded by an enemy attack, roll a D6. On a 2+ you can allocate that wound to the Drones unit instead of the target. If you do, that Drones unit suffers a mortal wound instead of the normal damage.
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE, <SEPT>
KEYWORDS (Sun Shark Bomber)
VEHICLE, FLY, AX39 SUN SHARK BOMBER
KEYWORDS (Interceptor Drones)
DRONE, FLY, INTERCEPTOR DRONES
Does not include wargear or Drones
Includes wargear
RAPID FIRE

Rapid Fire weapons are versatile weapons capable of aimed single shots at long range or controlled bursts of fire at close quarters.

A model firing a Rapid Fire weapon doubles the number of attacks it makes if its target is within half the weapon’s maximum range.
Hit Roll
Each time a model makes an attack, roll a dice. If the roll is equal to or greater than the attacking model’s Ballistic Skill characteristic, then it scores a hit with the weapon it is using. If not, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. A roll of 1 always fails, irrespective of any modifiers that may apply.
Wound Roll
WOUND ROLL
ATTACK’S STRENGTH VS TARGET’S TOUGHNESSD6 ROLL REQUIRED
Is the Strength
TWICE (or more)
than the Toughness?
2+
Is the Strength
GREATER
than the Toughness?
3+
Is the Strength
EQUAL
to the Toughness?
4+
Is the Strength
LOWER
than the Toughness?
5+
Is the Strength
HALF (or less)
than the Toughness?
6+
If an attack scores a hit, you will then need to roll another dice to see if the attack successfully wounds the target. The roll required is determined by comparing the attacking weapon’s Strength characteristic with the target’s Toughness characteristic, as shown on the table to the right:

If the roll is less than the required number, the attack fails and the attack sequence ends. A roll of 1 always fails, irrespective of any modifiers that may apply.
Invulnerable Saves
Some models possess supernatural reflexes or are protected by force fields that grant them an invulnerable save. Each time a wound is allocated to a model with an invulnerable save, you can choose to use either its normal Save characteristic or its invulnerable save, but not both. If a model has more than one invulnerable save, it can only use one of them – choose which it will use. If you use a model’s invulnerable save, it is never modified by a weapon’s Armour Penetration value.
Mortal Wounds
Some attacks inflict mortal wounds – these are so powerful that no armour or force field can withstand their fury. Each mortal wound inflicts one point of damage on the target unit. Do not make a wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saves) against a mortal wound – just allocate it as you would any other wound and inflict damage to a model in the target unit as described above. Unlike normal attacks, excess damage from attacks that inflict mortal wounds is not lost. Instead keep allocating damage to another model in the target unit until either all the damage has been allocated or the target unit is destroyed.
HEAVY

Heavy weapons are the biggest and deadliest guns on the battlefield, but require reloading, careful set-up or bracing to fire at full effect.

If a model with a Heavy weapon moved in its preceding Movement phase, you must subtract 1 from any hit rolls made when firing that weapon this turn.
Terrain and Cover
The battlefields of the far future are littered with terrain features such as ruins, craters and twisted copses. Models can take shelter within such terrain features to gain protection against incoming weapons’ fire.

If a unit is entirely on or within any terrain feature, add 1 to its models’ saving throws against shooting attacks to represent the cover received from the terrain (invulnerable saves are unaffected). Units gain no benefit from cover in the Fight phase.
Advancing
When you pick a unit to move in the Movement phase, you can declare that it will Advance. Roll a dice and add the result to the Move characteristics of all models in the unit for that Movement phase. A unit that Advances can’t shoot or charge later that turn.
ASSAULT

Assault weapons fire so rapidly or indiscriminately that they can be shot from the hip as warriors dash forwards into combat.

A model with an Assault weapon can fire it even if it Advanced earlier that turn. If it does so, you must subtract 1 from any hit rolls made when firing that weapon this turn.
Markerlights

A projected holo-beam illuminates the target, rendering it vulnerable to pinpoint fusillades from supporting units.

If a model (other than a VEHICLE) fires a markerlight, it cannot fire any other weapons in that phase. When a unit is hit by a markerlight, place a counter next to it for the remainder of the phase. The table below describes the benefits T’AU EMPIRE models receive when shooting at a unit that has markerlight counters. All benefits are cumulative.

MARKERLIGHT TABLE
MARKERLIGHTSBENEFIT
1You can re-roll hit rolls of 1 for T’AU EMPIRE models attacking this unit.
2Destroyer and seeker missiles fired at this unit use the firing model’s Ballistic Skill (and any modifiers) rather than only hitting on a 6.
3The target unit does not gain any bonus to its saving throws for being in cover.
4T’AU EMPIRE models attacking this unit do not suffer the penalty for moving and firing Heavy weapons or Advancing and firing Assault weapons.
5 or moreAdd 1 to hit rolls for T’AU EMPIRE models attacking this unit.
Overwatch
Each time a charge is declared against a unit, the target unit can immediately fire Overwatch at the would-be attacker. A target unit can potentially fire Overwatch several times a turn, though it cannot fire if there are any enemy models within 1" of it. Overwatch is resolved like a normal shooting attack (albeit one resolved in the enemy’s Charge phase) and uses all the normal rules except that a 6 is always required for a successful hit roll, irrespective of the firing model’s Ballistic Skill or any modifiers.
For the Greater Good

The greatest proof of the superiority of the T’au’va is the sight of a hundred pulse rifles firing in unison.

When an enemy unit declares a charge, a unit with this ability that is within 6" of one of the charging unit’s targets may fire Overwatch as if they were also targeted. A unit that does so cannot fire Overwatch again in this turn.

The <SEPT> and INFANTRY keywords are used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

HQ
Troops
Elites
Fast Attack
Army List
Dedicated Transport

This datasheet has Flyers Battlefield Role. Full list of T’au Empire units sharing same Battlefield Role follows:

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