tau ordnance launch bays

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tau ordnance launch bays

Postby Glitch » 08 November 2016, 09:28

I have a question I hope someone can answer: When launching bombers do we get fighters with them? While in game if you put the mouse over the bomber icon it says something like number of bombers and then number of fighters... so when we send out bombers do they get a fighter or do those fighters stay behind and protect the ship as a weak version of the fighter option? Also do the bombers get the benefit from the Energy Shield upgrade? Thanks for the help, Im new and Tau are my first race to play, I just jumped straight into Skirmish mode before even playing the campaign. I hope this question isnt answered in the campaign and I just wasted yalls time, if so, sorry :oops:

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Re: tau ordnance launch bays

Postby Ashardalon » 08 November 2016, 13:46

the fighters escort the bombers and will engage enemy fighters bombers and ordnance on the way the fighters launched separately stay with the ships and engage any fighters bombers or ordnance that gets withing 6k range of the ship

the tau manta is kinda special as a bomber with far more hp and i think 5 anti-ordnance attacks itself so it only gets 2 fighters not the 3/3 composition of the basic bombers squad (orks have 6 bombers that are also fighters)

bombers dont get the benefit of the energy shield, that was tested in the beta and the damn things just wouldnt die :lol: things died way too quickly vs tau bombers so that was changed, should be in the upgrade description
not sure about the demiurg bombers

fighters escorting bombers will have a 1.2k engagement range and all fighters can attack at 600or800(not sure but 200 range is basicly nothing so not really relevant) so at 1.2k they will break from their escort formation and go to attack the enemy untill they get within 600 and do their attack run, after that they will rush to get back into formation

fighters launched with bombers go with the attack and then come back to the launchbay after the attack run is done
fighters launched separately will stay active until shot down by either enemy fighters or by enemy defensive turrets when one of their ships get close enough
defensive turrets have 1,25k engeagement range

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15924&p=50596#p50596
here you will find most things you can have questions about
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3114
here you will find even more if you have the patience for it

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Re: tau ordnance launch bays

Postby Glitch » 09 November 2016, 03:18

Ashardalon wrote:the fighters escort the bombers and will engage enemy fighters bombers and ordnance on the way the fighters launched separately stay with the ships and engage any fighters bombers or ordnance that gets withing 6k range of the ship

the tau manta is kinda special as a bomber with far more hp and i think 5 anti-ordnance attacks itself so it only gets 2 fighters not the 3/3 composition of the basic bombers squad (orks have 6 bombers that are also fighters)

bombers dont get the benefit of the energy shield, that was tested in the beta and the damn things just wouldnt die :lol: things died way too quickly vs tau bombers so that was changed, should be in the upgrade description
not sure about the demiurg bombers

fighters escorting bombers will have a 1.2k engagement range and all fighters can attack at 600or800(not sure but 200 range is basicly nothing so not really relevant) so at 1.2k they will break from their escort formation and go to attack the enemy untill they get within 600 and do their attack run, after that they will rush to get back into formation

fighters launched with bombers go with the attack and then come back to the launchbay after the attack run is done
fighters launched separately will stay active until shot down by either enemy fighters or by enemy defensive turrets when one of their ships get close enough
defensive turrets have 1,25k engeagement range

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15924&p=50596#p50596
here you will find most things you can have questions about
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3114
here you will find even more if you have the patience for it

hope to see you in pvp soon


Thank you so much Ashardalon!!! Those links are a HUGE help.


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