T’au Empire – TX4 Piranhas
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TX4 Piranhas

NoNAME  M WS BS S T W A Ld Sv Base
43
TX4 Piranha (base: 60mm flying base)
1‑5
43
TX4 Piranha
16" 6+ 4+ 4 5 6 2 6 4+ 60mm flying base
10
MV1 Gun Drone (base: 32mm flying base)
2
10
MV1 Gun Drone
8" 5+ 5+ 3 4 1 1 6 4+ 32mm flying base
This unit contains 1 TX4 Piranha accompanied by 2 MV1 Gun Drones. It can include up to 4 additional TX4 Piranhas, each of which is accompanied by 2 MV1 Gun Drones (Power Rating +4 per TX4 Piranha). Each TX4 Piranha is equipped with a burst cannon, and each MV1 Gun Drone is equipped with two pulse carbines.
WEAPON
RANGE
TYPE
S
AP
D
ABILITIES 
Burst cannon
Burst cannon
18"
Assault 4
5
0
1
-
+7
Fusion blaster
+7
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.
If the target is within half range of this weapon, roll two dice when inflicting damage with it and discard the lowest result.
Pulse carbine
Pulse carbine
18"
Assault 2
5
0
1
-
+5
Seeker missile
+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.
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
WARGEAR OPTIONS
 • Any model may replace its burst cannon with a fusion blaster and may take up to two seeker missiles.
ABILITIES (Piranhas)
ABILITIES (Piranhas)
Attached Drones: When a Piranha is set up, its accompanying Gun Drones are attached, and are treated as being embarked. Whilst the Drones remain attached, the Piranha is considered to be equipped with their weapons in addition to its own.
Explodes: If a Piranha 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 3" suffers a mortal wound.
ABILITIES (Gun Drones)
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 (Piranha): VEHICLE, FLY, TX4 PIRANHAS
KEYWORDS (Gun Drones): DRONE, FLY, GUN DRONES

Datasheet-related Stratagems

1CP

MODULATED WEAPONRY

T’au Empire Stratagem

The T’au never cease working to maximise the power of their weapon systems, always enhancing their arsenal.

Use this Stratagem in your Shooting phase, when a RIPTIDE, GHOSTKEEL or VEHICLE model (other than a TITANIC model) from your army is chosen to shoot with. Until the end of that phase, do not roll to determine the Type characteristic of Heavy weapons that model is equipped with; they have their maximum values (e.g. a Heavy D6 weapon makes 6 shots).
2CP

AUTOMATED REPAIR SYSTEM

T’au Empire Stratagem

Nanite repair drones swarm over the damaged battlesuit or vehicle, knitting together ruptured composite plating and repairing vital life-support systems.

Use this Stratagem at the start of any turn. Pick a VEHICLE or BATTLESUIT model from your army. That model regains D3 lost wounds. You can only use this Stratagem once per turn.

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

ASSAULT
Assault weapons fire so rapidly or indiscriminately that they can be shot from the hip as warriors dash forwards into combat.
If a unit includes any models equipped with Assault weapons, that unit is still eligible to shoot with in your Shooting phase even if it has Advanced this turn, but you can only resolve attacks using those Assault weapons when you select that unit to shoot with. If a model shoots an Assault weapon in the same turn in which its unit has Advanced, subtract 1 from hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks.

  • Can be shot even if firing model’s unit Advanced.
  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if the firing model’s unit Advanced.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
Embark
If a unit makes a Normal Move, an Advance or it Falls Back, and every model in that unit ends that move within 3" of a friendly TRANSPORT model they can embark within it. A unit cannot embark within a TRANSPORT model that is within Engagement Range of enemy models, and it cannot embark if it has already disembarked from a TRANSPORT model in the same phase. Remove the unit from the battlefield and place it to one side – it is now embarked within the model.

Units cannot normally do anything or be affected in any way while they are embarked. Unless specifically stated, other units’ abilities have no effect on units while they are embarked, and Stratagems cannot be used to affect units while they are embarked. For all rules purposes, units that are embarked within a TRANSPORT model that has made a Normal Move, Advanced, Fallen Back or Remained Stationary also count as having made the same kind of move that turn.

  • Units can embark in a friendly TRANSPORT if every model ends a Normal Move, an Advance or a Fall Back within 3" of it.
  • A unit cannot embark within a TRANSPORT that is within Engagement Range of any enemy models.
  • A unit cannot embark and disembark in the same phase.
  • Units cannot do anything, or be affected in any way, while they are embarked within a TRANSPORT.
Disembark
If a unit starts its Movement phase embarked within a TRANSPORT model, that unit can disembark in that phase so long as the model itself has not yet made a Normal Move, an Advance or has Fallen Back that phase.

When a unit disembarks, set it up on the battlefield so that it is wholly within 3" of the TRANSPORT model and not within Engagement Range of any enemy models.

Units that disembark can then act normally (move, shoot, charge, fight, etc.) in the remainder of the turn, but its models count as having moved that turn, even if they are not moved further (i.e. they never count as having Remained Stationary).

  • Units that start their Movement phase embarked in a TRANSPORT can disembark this phase.
  • A unit must disembark before their TRANSPORT moves.
  • Disembarking units must be set up wholly within 3" of their TRANSPORT and not within Engagement Range of any enemy models.
  • Units that have disembarked count as having moved this turn.
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 1 point of damage on the target unit, and they are always applied one at a time. Do not make a wound roll or saving throw (including invulnerable saves) against a mortal wound – just allocate it as you would any other attack and inflict damage to a model in the target unit. Unlike damage inflicted by normal attacks, excess damage from 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.

If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, resolve the normal damage first. If an attack inflicts mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, but the normal damage is subsequently saved, the target unit still suffers the mortal wounds, as described before. If an ability modifies the damage inflicted by a weapon, and that weapon can inflict mortal wounds in addition to the normal damage, the modifier does not apply to any mortal wounds that are inflicted (unless the rule specifically states otherwise).

  • Each mortal wound inflicted on a unit causes one model in the unit to lose one wound.
  • No saving throws can be made against mortal wounds.
  • Mortal wounds inflicted by attacks in addition to normal damage always apply, even if normal damage saved.
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.

  • Each time an enemy unit declares a charge against this unit, this unit can fire Overwatch before the charge roll is made.
  • While a friendly unit with this ability is within 6" of this unit, each time an enemy unit declares a charge against this unit, that friendly unit can fire Overwatch before the charge roll is made. If it does so, until the end of the phase, that friendly unit cannot fire Overwatch again.
Designer’s Note: This allows T’au units to fire Overwatch in the same way that they did in the previous edition, and as such, units with this ability do not require the Fire Overwatch Stratagem from the Warhammer 40,000 Core Book in order to do so.

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

Dedicated Transport
Fast Attack

The XV104 RIPTIDE BATTLESUIT keyword is used in the following T’au Empire datasheets:

Lords of War

The XV95 GHOSTKEEL BATTLESUIT keyword is used in the following T’au Empire datasheets:

HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
HEAVY
Heavy weapons are amongst the biggest guns on the battlefield, but they require bracing to fire at full effect and are unwieldy to bring to bear at close quarters.
When an INFANTRY model shoots a Heavy weapon, subtract 1 from the hit rolls when resolving that weapon’s attacks if the firing model’s unit has moved for any reason this turn (e.g. it made a Normal Move this turn).

  • Subtract 1 from hit rolls if firing model is INFANTRY and its unit has moved this turn.
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