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I am sort of out of the loop lately and I jsut heard that there will be a crisis suit commander model being released after the codex. I find this to be intriguing as we do not have such a model yetand I am eager to pick one up cause just having a regular crisis suit leading your army seems too bland for the tau, they should be battle scarred and distinguished with grand armour IMHO. Thats how I picture a shas'el or shas'O commander. O and did any of you tau players convert your crisis suit to be your commander if so please share.
A good paintjob and twenty minutes with a craft knife can do wonders for your command suits.
Mine is modded to be floating or hovering a little further off the ground than the rest of my suits, and I moved his arms to both be extended straight out, palms down so he's pointing both guns (a plasma rifle and a missile pod when he's on the table, a pair of gold-plated plasma rifles on the shelf) downrange. Add a flashy paintjob and some extra bits (added shield discs to the sides of his jump pack, flipped target locks backwards on the top shoulder points and multitrackers sticking straight up off the lower shoulder points) and he's good to go.
He fits well with the rest of my army, since a lot of them have "gunslinger" poses (including a small pile of Kroot with all sorts of wacky guns out of my bitz box and a Shas'ui with carbine out "gangsta" style. Impractical, but amusing as conversions).
I'm thinking about a second command suit that's either in a two-handed firing stange (if that's possible on the model) or one in a "death from above" pose.
As for the new command suit, well, there isn't one. What there is, from what we've heard, is a sprue that includes some new bits that you can add to a Crisis suit to make it a command model. Bigger ears, the new gun(s), that sort of thing.
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Well I'm not a very good modeler personally... but my younger brother can paint and convert like no bodies buisness. For my Shas'O, he cut his left arm and extended it out straight, the left leg was cut and brought up under his body, his right was kicked out and planted on the base. He appears to be leaping off of his base with his gun out ready to fire. If I can get a pic on here I will try, it's quite beautiful and I have gotten several whistles of approval. Of course red and black tau aren't seen that often anyway
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I've seen pictures of what may be the Commander suit, and I was Disgusted.
I think that by only modifing oinly things like the head, weapons and support systems that the rest of the model just dosen't seem to fit with all the fancy stuff.
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The Commander suit isnt meant to be a new suit, its just a crisis box with an extra sprue that contains bits for the new Special Issue weapons and Crisis suit upgrades.
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I don't think anyone was saying its a whole new model....
But just to clarify, a Standard suit thats been made with the special commander bitz is a Command Suit, no?
@ Fcuk26: Personnally, I don't see tau like that, I see them as alot 'cleaner' in regard to thier War Material, keeping things running and in good repair and such...