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TX78 Sky Ray Gunship

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
TX78 Sky Ray Gunship * 6+ * 6 7 13 * 8 3+
MV1 Gun Drone 8" 5+ 5+ 3 4 1 1 6 4+
A TX78 Sky Ray Gunship is a single model equipped with two markerlights and six seeker missiles. It is accompanied by 2 MV1 Gun Drones, each equipped with two pulse carbines.
DAMAGE
Some of this model’s characteristics change as it suffers damage, as shown below:
REMAINING W
M
BS
A
7-13+
12"
3+
3
4-6
6"
4+
D3
1-3
3"
5+
1
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
8
Burst cannon
18"
Assault 4
5
0
1
-
3
Markerlight
36"
Heavy 1
-
-
-
Markerlights
0
Pulse carbine
18"
Assault 2
5
0
1
-
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.
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
 • Instead of being accompanied by two MV1 Gun Drones, this model may take two burst cannons or two smart missile systems.
ABILITIES (Sky Ray)
Attached Drones: When this model is set up, any accompanying Gun 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.

Velocity tracker:
2
Add 1 to hit rolls for a model with a velocity tracker when it shoots at a unit that can FLY.

Explodes: 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.

Hover Tank: Instead of measuring distances to and from this model’s base, measure to and from this model’s hull or base (whichever is closer).
ABILITIES (Gun Drones)
For the Greater Good

Saviour Protocols: When resolving an attack made against a <SEPT> INFANTRY or <SEPT> BATTLESUIT unit whilst that unit is within 3" of a friendly <SEPT> DRONES unit, if the wound roll is successful, you can roll one D6; on a 2+ that DRONES unit suffers 1 mortal wound and the attack sequence ends.

Detach: Both Gun 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.

Threat Identification Protocols: In the Shooting phase, Gun Drones can only target the nearest visible enemy unit. If two units are equally close, you can choose which is targeted.
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE, <SEPT>
KEYWORDS (Sky Ray)
VEHICLE, FLY, TX78 SKY RAY GUNSHIP
KEYWORDS (Gun Drones)
DRONE, FLY, GUN DRONES

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

Does not include wargear or Drones
Includes wargear
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.

Markerlight used in following datasheets:

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.
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.
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.
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.

Pulse carbine used in following datasheets:

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.
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

The GUN DRONES keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

HQ
Dedicated Transport
Fast Attack
Heavy Support
Army List
Dedicated Transport
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