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What Are the Contents of the Tau Commander Box?
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Old 14 Apr 2006, 05:34   #1 (permalink)
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Default What Are the Contents of the Tau Commander Box?

I bought the new Tau Commander box today. With the help of the codex I was able to identify most of the parts. There's just a couple that I can't figure out. In particular there's 2 alternate heads. One has a really long antenna on the top middle of the helmet. The other has a shorter antenna that points forward on the top of the helmet.

Do these represent certain wargear/equipment and if so what are they? I don't want to put one on my model only to find out it represents a certain piece of wargear that I didn't intend to use.

I've seen these on several models in the codex, one of which says what it has. That one is equipped with 2 hard-wired items that I don't think are it, they look different, and other items that don't look like it. Are these alternate heads just that, alternate heads to give people a different look for their models?
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Old 14 Apr 2006, 05:44   #2 (permalink)
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I think the forward-pointing one's a blacksun filter...

The really long antenna's probably the command node?
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The heads are just different heads. Don't worry about it. ;-)
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I think the forward-pointing one's a blacksun filter...

The really long antenna's probably the command node?
I know there's no bitz for a blacksun filter. GW's Tau page has a conversion for that, and for the injection system = me happy since I'll be using that.

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The heads are just different heads. Don't worry about it. ;-)
Ah okay. I like the long antenna one out of the two. Makes the model seem taller, thinner, and more elegant. I like that imagery. Many thanks to both of you.
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If you look in your codex it tells you which are which by looking at the pictures beside the bodyguard and the commander................ The forward antenna one is the Commander and the one with the long antenna pointing backwards is the bodyguard one. ;D

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If you look in your codex it tells you which are which by looking at the pictures beside the bodyguard and the commander................ The forward antenna one is the Commander and the one with the long antenna pointing backwards is the bodyguard one. ;D

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I just figured they were two different heads. I put the long backwards sloped head on my commander. I am gonna use the other for the squad leader of my other crisis team.
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If you look in your codex it tells you which are which by looking at the pictures beside the bodyguard and the commander................ The forward antenna one is the Commander and the one with the long antenna pointing backwards is the bodyguard one. ;D

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It does show that next to their entries however it also shows the Bodyguard with a Positional Relay. Doesn't mean only the Bodyguard can take that. Plus, if you turn to page 52 you will see Balttlesuits at the top. It shows (going from left to right) one with a forward antenna and one with the long backwards antenna. The caption for both of them is: "Crisis battlesuit Commanders."

Therefore, one could determine that they are both Commanders and both heads could be Commander heads.
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The heads are just there for the sake of it. As for the body guards using the special issue wargear they can do this as ranks above shas'ue can. Or atteast the crisis teams can. A crisis team leader that has been upgraded to shas'vre can take special equipment. Also the body guards are shas'vrs and it tells you that they can take special issues weapons and wargear. Same says for the Shas'vre teamleader for the crisis team.
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The heads are just there for the sake of it. As for the body guards using the special issue wargear they can do this as ranks above shas'ue can. Or atteast the crisis teams can. A crisis team leader that has been upgraded to shas'vre can take special equipment. Also the body guards are shas'vrs and it tells you that they can take special issues weapons and wargear. Same says for the Shas'vre teamleader for the crisis team.
Not to go on a tangent but in my post I said, "Doesn't mean only the Bodyguard can take that.." I never said Bodyguards couldn't take it. I said that it doesn't mean only the Bodyguads can take it. Basically I said it isn't restricted only to the Bodyguard.
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I think that whichever one you use, use the other head for bodygaurds...
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