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How many Crisis battlesuits do you use?
View Poll Results: How many Crisis battle suits do you usually use in a 1500 point army list?
1 (my commander!) 3 3.95%
2 (2 commanders!) 4 5.26%
3-5 (1 commander only) 39 51.32%
3-5 (2 commanders) 12 15.79%
6-9 (1 commander only) 9 11.84%
6-9 (2 commanders) 7 9.21%
10+ (1 commander) 1 1.32%
10+ (2 commanders) 1 1.32%
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Old 13 Jan 2006, 14:09   #1 (permalink)
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Default How many Crisis battlesuits do you use?

So I've been making a lot of army lists recently and personally I haven't been including a lot of crisis suits in them.

I was wondering how many suits other people use on average and what a good number of suits is.

Personally at the moment the only suits in my lists have been 2 Shas'els, but I'm starting to consider adding a couple more.
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Old 13 Jan 2006, 14:20   #2 (permalink)
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I use 5, one unit of 2, one unit of 3, but NO commander. Etheral has easily paid for itself over and over again.
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One commander, and 3 Crisis Suits is my average.
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Old 13 Jan 2006, 14:21   #4 (permalink)
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Effective Tau tournament armies can vary dramatically in the number of Crisis suits they use. Some will take nothing but 2 commanders, others fill the elite slots with crisis. Both approaches work.
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Old 13 Jan 2006, 14:35   #5 (permalink)
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agreed, the important thing is the JSJ rather than what guns they have.. i prefer the stealths for their holofield tho...

wargamer why not 2 commanders and 2 crisis? its way WAY better than 1 commander and 3 crisis... a squad of 2 can't be below half, a commander gets IC status.

im surprised that people have voted for '3-5 suits, 1 commander' instead of '3-5 suits, 2 commanders'
if you have the HQ slot free, its worth upgrading one, the BS4 pays for the 20 pts cost then you get all the extra stuff free

if you dont have a HQ slot free, slap yourself for taking an ethereal :P (but thats off topic)
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Old 13 Jan 2006, 14:57   #6 (permalink)
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i play with between one and 5.
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Old 13 Jan 2006, 15:03   #7 (permalink)
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if you dont have a HQ slot free, slap yourself for taking an ethereal :P (but thats off topic)
Farsight. As well as either 4 or 6 Crisis.
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Old 13 Jan 2006, 15:09   #8 (permalink)
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bah he's a crisis / commander :P
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Old 13 Jan 2006, 15:14   #9 (permalink)
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I use Farsight and two or three suits, all Orkfighting Shas'vre. Sometimes I'll take an Orkfighting Shas'o, but it gets pointy (138 pts, usually).

In terms of use, I'll deploy them near to each other and attack as a group. One suit isn't a threat in assault, but three can trash most enemies rather brutally. Farsight is one of my best anti-armour units (I use one railhead), and he's got a lot of tanks under his belt.
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I generally use 4 with 2 commanders/2 monats. Sometimes only one commander in certain lists. I am finding the deathrain monat elite struggles to make his points back as sooo few people take vehicles, especially light vehicles that he can really threaten. I might drop him or just switch him to plasma.
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