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T’au EmpireXV25 Stealth Battlesuits
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XV25 Stealth Battlesuits

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Stealth Shas’ui 8" 5+ 4+ 4 4 2 2 7 3+
Stealth Shas’vre 8" 5+ 4+ 4 4 2 3 8 3+
This unit contains 3 Stealth Shas’ui. It can include up to 3 additional Stealth Shas’ui (Power Rating +6). A Stealth Shas’vre can take the place of one Stealth Shas’ui. Each model is equipped with a burst cannon. This unit may be accompanied by up to 2 Tactical Drones (Power Rating +1).
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
8
Burst cannon
18"
Assault 4
5
0
1
-
18
Fusion blaster
18"
Assault 1
8
-4
D6
If the target is within half range of this weapon, roll two dice when inflicting damage with it and discard the lowest result.
3
Markerlight
36"
Heavy 1
-
-
-
Markerlights
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • Any model may take a single item from the Support Systems list.
 • One model may replace its burst cannon with a fusion blaster. If the unit numbers six models, one additional model may do this.
 • The Shas’vre may take a markerlight and target lock.
 • The unit may take a homing beacon.
ABILITIES
For the Greater Good

Camouflage Fields: Your opponent must subtract 1 from all hit rolls for attacks that target this unit.

Homing Beacon:
20
A homing beacon may be used at the start of your Movement phase by placing it within 1" of its unit. If there are any friendly homing beacons on the battlefield at the end of your Movement phase, one of your <SEPT> units that has been set up in a Manta hold can perform a low-altitude drop instead of a Manta strike. Set up the unit wholly within 6" of the homing beacon. The homing beacon then shorts out and is removed from the battlefield. Homing beacons are deactivated and removed from the battlefield if an enemy model ends a move within 9" of it.

Bonding Knife Ritual: If you roll a 6 when taking a Morale test for this unit, the test is automatically passed.

Infiltrators: During deployment, this unit and any accompanying Drones can be set up anywhere on the battlefield that is not within your opponent’s deployment zone and is more than 12" from any enemy unit.

Target lock:
6
A model with a target lock does not suffer the penalty to their hit rolls for moving and firing Heavy weapons, or for Advancing and firing Assault weapons. This model can also Advance and fire Rapid Fire weapons, but you must subtract 1 from its hit rolls when it does so.
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE, <SEPT>
KEYWORDS
BATTLESUIT, INFANTRY, JET PACK, FLY, XV25 STEALTH BATTLESUITS

Optional Wargear

SUPPORT SYSTEMS

 • Advanced targeting system

 • Counterfire defence system

 • Drone controller

 • Early warning override

 • Multi-tracker

 • Shield generator

 • Target lock

 • Velocity tracker


Other Wargear

WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
Advanced targeting system
A model equipped with an advanced targeting system increases the AP characteristic of all of its weapons by 1 (e.g. an AP of 0 becomes -1, an AP of -1 becomes -2).
10
Counterfire defence system
A model equipped with a counterfire defence system re-rolls failed hit rolls when firing Overwatch.
5
Drone controller
<SEPT> DRONE units within 6" of any friendly models equipped with a drone controller add one to their hit rolls.
Early warning override
If any enemy units are set up within 12" of a model from your army equipped with an early warning override as the result of an ability that allows them to arrive mid-battle (i.e. teleporting to the battlefield), then at the end of that phase the model may immediately shoot at one of those units as if it were your Shooting phase, but you must subtract 1 from hit rolls when resolving these shots.
10
Multi-tracker
Re-roll hit rolls of 1 in the Shooting phase for a model equipped with a multi-tracker if it fires all of its weapons at the same target and that target contains 5 or more models.
Shield generator
A model with a shield generator has a 4+ invulnerable save. You cannot take this support system on a Riptide battlesuit.
Target lock
A model with a target lock does not suffer the penalty for moving and firing Heavy weapons, or for Advancing and firing Assault weapons. The model can also Advance and fire Rapid Fire weapons, but must subtract 1 from its hit rolls when doing so.
Velocity tracker
Add 1 to hit rolls for a model with a velocity tracker when it shoots at a unit that can FLY.

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

Does not include wargear or Drones
Does not include 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.
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
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.
Morale Test

Even the bravest heart may quail when the horrors of battle take their toll.

In the Morale phase, starting with the player whose turn it is, players must take Morale tests for units from their army that have had models slain during the turn.

To take a Morale test, roll a dice and add the number of models from the unit that have been slain this turn. If the result of the Morale test exceeds the highest Leadership characteristic in the unit, the test is failed. For each point that the test is failed by, one model in that unit must flee and is removed from play. You choose which models flee from the units you command.
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.

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

HQ
Troops
Elites
Fast Attack
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.
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.
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