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Tau Commander (with or with out bodyguards)
I would like to see what the most prefered HQ is.
I know what I like. I want others favorite HQs here.
Last edited by Toko Zob; January 5th, 2009 at 20:15.
Checking out the Tau Army Lists forum will let you see what most people go for. There are so many different combinations out there, but the answer to your question will probably end up being the Shas'el Fireknife+
Having a look through this thread will help you as well.
"Tau Commandment #226: Participants who use Velocity Trackers in the Tau Clay Pigeon Tournament will be disqualified"
For the majority of games I play, it'll be a Shas'el. I have on occasion used Shadowsun, but the one time I proxied an Ethereal it turned out QUITE badly. Never again.
Farsight is cool, but no Kroot is baaaaad news.
Last edited by PsyBomb; January 6th, 2009 at 18:32.
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@ Toko Zob: I'm not convinced of the utility of this poll, particularly since Commanders are already 1+, which means everyone has to take at least one Commander as their HQ (unless taking Shadowsun). Which in turn means that the Commander option is likely to represent probably 99% of the outcome, with the 'El Fireknife almost certain to be by far and away the most popular configuration, as E. has already mentioned.
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i have a battle suit commander and a old misty eyed gem called Kais from the firewarrior game for the PS2. it was a limited mini but i had some left overs and made him.
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I think the question is a little futile. I'm not criticising you for asking, but rather commenting on the irritating 1+ entry next to the Battlesuit Commander entry. In many ways your HQ choice has already been made. I think Ethereals would be far more popular were it possible to use one instead of a XV8 commander.
As it stands I tend to use the XV8s.
The Ethereal is a a liability, if it had a decent armour save and did not die if someone even sneezes near it then it would be fine. Even with a full retinue it is at risk because it is a different model (stats wise) and has to be allocated wounds (if enough are caused) and you cannot allocate any wounds to other models if it is wounded. When it dies it causes real pronblems for the lowish LDS models in the Tau army.
The XV8 Shas'El offers so much more for not many more points, it can still join units but it is tougher and has offensive capabilities which the Ethereal does not. The was only one Ethereal worth taking and he has gone by the wind.