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T’au EmpireXV88 Broadside Battlesuits
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XV88 Broadside Battlesuits

NAME M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv
Broadside Shas’ui 5" 5+ 4+ 5 5 6 2 7 2+
Broadside Shas’vre 5" 5+ 4+ 5 5 6 3 8 2+
MV8 Missile Drone 8" 5+ 5+ 3 4 1 1 6 4+
This unit contains 1 Broadside Shas’ui. It can include 1 additional Broadside Shas’ui (Power Rating +7) or 2 additional Broadside Shas’ui (Power Rating +14). A Broadside Shas’vre can take the place of one Broadside Shas’ui. Each model is equipped with a heavy rail rifle and two smart missile systems, and may either be accompanied by up to 2 MV8 Missile Drones, each equipped with a missile pod (Power Rating +2 for each model accompanied by any Drones), or up to 2 Tactical Drones (Power Rating +1 for each model accompanied by any Drones).
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES
35
Heavy rail rifle
60"
Heavy 2
8
-4
D6
Each time you make a wound roll of 6+ for this weapon, the target unit suffers a mortal wound in addition to the normal damage.
25
High-yield missile pod
36"
Heavy 4
7
-1
D3
-
15
Missile pod
36"
Assault 2
7
-1
D3
-
8
Plasma rifle
24"
Rapid Fire 1
6
-3
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
 • Any model may replace its heavy rail rifle with two high-yield missile pods.
 • Any model may replace both its smart missile systems with two plasma rifles.
 • Any model may take a seeker missile.
 • Any model may take one item from the Support Systems list.
ABILITIES (Broadsides)
For the Greater Good

Bonding Knife Ritual: If you roll a 6 when taking a Morale test for this unit, the test is automatically passed.
ABILITIES (Missile Drones)
For the Greater Good

Drone Support: When a unit 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: 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.
FACTION KEYWORDS
T’AU EMPIRE, <SEPT>
KEYWORDS (Broadsides)
BATTLESUIT, XV88 BROADSIDE BATTLESUITS
KEYWORDS (Missile Drones)
DRONE, FLY, MV8 MISSILE DRONES

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

Does not include wargear or Drones
Does not include wargear
Includes wargear
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.
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.

High-yield missile pod used in following datasheets:

Heavy Support
Lords of War
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

The XV88 BROADSIDE BATTLESUITS keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Heavy Support
Lords of War

The MV8 MISSILE DRONES keyword is used in following T’au Empire datasheets:

Heavy Support
Lords of War
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.
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.
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.
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