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Old 17 Jan 2006, 19:53   #1 (permalink)
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I've been reading over the Codex, that Waffly Versatile leant me, (I'm waiting to buy the new one) and I keep seeing 'HQ'. I read on, but with no luck in finding out what the HQ is. Is it a main crisis suit? Or is it something other?

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Old 17 Jan 2006, 20:14   #2 (permalink)
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Reference the Force Organization Chart from the main rulebook. In a given battle, you select units from a number of different categories; Troops, HQ (Headquarters), Fast Attack, Elite, and Heavy Support. The number of units you can have from each category is restricted. The Tau units belonging to the HQ category are the Shas'O, the Shas'El, and the Ethereal. The Shas'O and Shas'El are just Crisis suits with better profiles (and better equipment once the update rolls around).
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 20:16   #3 (permalink)
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That means your commander dude. HQ means head quarters. And like khanaris here says, use the force organization chart to help you.
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So, if I were to buy the O'Shovah model, the Fire Caste Commander... That would be my HQ?
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 20:39   #5 (permalink)
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So, if I were to buy the O'Shovah model, the Fire Caste Commander... That would be my HQ?
You are allowed to take two HQ choices in a single FOC. So yes, O'Shovah would be one of your HQ choices, and you could also take another Shas'El or Shas'O (Farsight can't be used with Ethereals).
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 20:47   #6 (permalink)
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Read. The. Rule. Book.
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 21:47   #7 (permalink)
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It seems to me he is asking what models are used for Tau HQs...

Crisis suits, Ethereals, O Shovah, and Aun Shi are all that is current. The most common option is to just use a regular crisis suit. It uses the profile of the commander (Shas'El or Shas'O, your choice) in the HQ section of the Tau codex as opposed to the normal crisis suit profile in the elites section.
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Old 18 Jan 2006, 07:02   #8 (permalink)
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Thank you very much, good sirs!
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Old 18 Jan 2006, 15:50   #9 (permalink)
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Krimxon, you can use your crisis suit as a commander & get a box of firewarriors for your 2 troops choices. This will get you started before you get more exotic units. The only Tau HQ i've ever used is a shas'el or a shas'o. Never used ethereals or special characters. Yet......
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Old 18 Jan 2006, 23:03   #10 (permalink)
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Keep in mind that any army with Farsight in it is an improved (or inferior, depending on your POV) version of the Tau force. For instance, you can give Orkfighting to your suits, making them decent in combat. However, people feel that the limitations aren't worth it.
He's a cool model, but a Farsight army is a veteran's army.
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