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Commander in XV81 Crisis Battlesuit

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Commander in XV81 Crisis Battlesuit 8" 3+ 2+ 5 5 6 4 9 3+
An XV81 Commander is a single model equipped with a burst cannon and a smart missile system. It may be accompanied by up to two Tactical Drones (Power Rating +1). Only one of this model may be included in any T’au Empire army.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
8
Burst cannon
18"
Assault 4
5
0
1
-
15
Smart missile system
30"
Heavy 4
5
0
1
This weapon can be fired at units that are not visible to the bearer. Units attacked by this weapon do not gain any bonus to their saving throws for being in cover.
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • The XV81 Commander may replace their burst cannon with a single item from the Ranged Weapons and/or Support Systems list.
 • This model may take an additional item from the Ranged Weapons and/or Support Systems list.
ABILITIES
For the Greater Good

Master of War: At the beginning of your turn, a single friendly COMMANDER can declare either Kauyon or Mont’ka. You can only use the Master of War ability once per battle, irrespective of how many models in your army have this ability.
  • Kauyon: Until the end of the turn, you can re-roll failed hit rolls for friendly <SEPT> units within 6", but these units cannot move for any reason.
  • Mont’ka: Friendly <SEPT> units within 6" can both Advance and shoot as if they hadn’t moved this turn.

Drone Support: When a Commander in XV81 Crisis Battlesuit is set up on the battlefield, any accompanying Drones are set up in unit coherency with it. From that point onwards, the Drones are treated as a separate unit.

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.

Manta Strike: During deployment, you may set up an XV81 Crisis Battlesuit in a Manta hold instead of placing them on the battlefield. At the end of your Movement phases, they can use a Manta Strike to enter the fray – set them up anywhere on the battlefield that is more than 9" from any enemy models.
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE, <SEPT>
KEYWORDS
BATTLESUIT, JET PACK, FLY, CHARACTER, COMMANDER, COMMANDER IN XV81 CRISIS BATTLESUIT
Does not include weapons, Drones or support systems
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ranged Weapons
 • Airbursting fragmentation projector
8
 • Burst cannon
8
 • Cyclic ion blaster1
18
 • Flamer
6
 • Fusion blaster
18
 • Missile pod
15
 • Plasma rifle
8
Ghostkeel, Riptide and Stormsurge/all other models
Y’vahra, Ghostkeel and Stormsurge/other units
Y’vahra, Ghostkeel, Riptide and Stormsurge/other units
Support Systems
 • Advanced targeting system
 • Counterfire defence system
10
 • Drone controller
5
 • Early warning override
 • Multi-tracker
10
 • Shield generator
 • Target lock
 • Velocity tracker
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.
Units and Unit Coherency
Models move and fight in units, made up of one or more models. A unit must be set up and finish any sort of move as a group, with every model within 2" horizontally, and 6" vertically, of at least one other model from their unit: this is called unit coherency. If anything causes a unit to become split up during a battle, it must re-establish its unit coherency the next time it moves.

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

HQ
Troops
Elites
Fast Attack
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.
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.
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