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What's the difference between shas'O and Shas'el?
Reading the codex, it seems both are attained through the "Tau Crisis Battlesuit Commander" set?
Well, besides the points cost and stat block differences, an 'o is a higher military rank than an 'el. (Presumably an 'o is more experienced than an 'el, too.) For the game, GW represents that with superior stats for the 'o when compared to the 'el.
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Thanks for the fast response.
So the "O" and "el" vary only in stats, not in looks or armament choices?
Also, I named the correct set right? The battlesuit commander set: Tau Crisis Battlesuit Commander | Games Workshop
are the bodyguards just regular xv88s?
Commanders, Shas'vre bodyguards, team leaders and regular Crisis Battlesuits are all based on the exact same model. They only differ ruleswise. The Commander boxed set comes with some additional weapons and the likes, but besides that, there's no difference whatsoever. Unless you just want it for variety or some of the extra weapons, I would recommend just using the Crisis Battlesuit boxed set.
I've never desired fielding any of the newer special issue weapons, I always stuck with plasma rifles and missile pods, so I just bought the regular Battlesuit box instead of the Commander one.
There isn't much difference beyond that.
The bodyguards have an entry of their own in the Codex, but essentially model-wise they are the same as the standard Elite units. As Shas'vre level guys though they have benefits like access to wargear etc.
Last edited by eiglepulper; August 13th, 2009 at 23:08.
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On that note, what is a "railhead," a "Deathrain," or a "Fire Knife?"
Deathrain and Fireknife are terms used to describe different weapon combinations on Crisis Battlesuits. Deathrain is twin-linked missile pods plus something like a blacksun filter or a targeting array, whereas a Fireknife is traditionally a suit equipped with a missile pod, plasma rifle and multitracker.
If you give the forum a quick search, I'm pretty sure someone's listed them all out.
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don't worry i don't know the names either, but all you should remember is that the shas'el is a pointless option, the 'o is a must but i believe you can only take one, beyond that you must use junior commanders shas'el, but thats neither here nor there.
i wish you weren't wrong, i would give anything to take broadside commanders and body guards.
The Shas'El with a Targeting array does the exact same job a Shas'O does but a lot cheaper (Fireknife with Multi and TA costs 97pts compared to 112 for the Shas'O)
I don't know where you get the idea you can only use one shas'O and must use Els. You can use two Shas'O's if you want to (I would not advise it), or two Shas'Els or one O and one EL. The only restriction is you must take one HQ XV8.