The Tau Of Vas'Quez 4
Devilfish Troop Carrier Swift Maelstrom
If you want Pathfinders, you have to have a Devilfish to carry them. It's a rule. The Pathfinder Union on T'au is remarkably powerful, especially since they were permitted rail rifles; assassinations are up and Union opposition is down. So, no Devilfish, no Pathfinders. They go on strike, you know. Even if they don't want or need them.
Fortunately, Fire Team Commander Stormwind does have a use for a Devilfish; he hides behind it with his team and lays down a withering barrage under the hovering vehicle, using it for a shield. This 'Fish of Fury' technique is old but still valuable; you can shoot but the enemy cannot get to you easily.
Especially since approaching the Devilfish can cause the activation of flesh-shredding Flechette pods if an enemy assaults the thing.
And, of course, it is a good battlefield taxi, which can be used to run away... move to a more strategic position... in at a moment's notice.
But perhaps the best thing about the Swift Malestrom is the sweet, sweet Seeker Missile mounted underneath. If the Pathfinders can stop playing railgunner long enough to bother to get a Markerlight lock, no one can say no to the Maelstrom's gayly red-tipped message of love.
Commander Stormwind already considers the Maelstrom to be 'his' personal vehicle.
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