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Old 13 May 2006, 15:44   #1 (permalink)
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Default I need a cheap commander config.

I'm really not a big fan of the commander suit requirement since I don't regularly use even normal crisis suits. Can people suggest relatively cheap but still effective commander configs?
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Old 13 May 2006, 15:56   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: I need a cheap commander config.

what do you want him to do?

the generic jimbob:
basic fireknife is very handy. plasma, missile pod, multi tracker. 87 pts on a shas'el.

more specialised armour cracker:
missile pod, fusion blaster, multi tracker. 79pts. or else swap the pod for a plasma and have him hunt marines and terminators!

or give him a special weapon thingy. airburst frags for a shas'el and the cyclic ion for a shas'o.
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Old 13 May 2006, 16:12   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: I need a cheap commander config.

Probably the best value out of any commander config is the plasma/missile/targeting array/HW multi tracker.

Comes in at 97pts and packs all the firepower of a Shas'O
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Old 13 May 2006, 16:34   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: I need a cheap commander config.

2 Options I like

1) Shas'el, plasma rifle, fusion blaster multi tracker
87 points

He's nice and cheap, can kill up to three enemies within 12" and really puts the hurt on heavy infantry (Marines, termies, necrons). Pluse the fusion blaster can crack tanks.

2) Shas'el, cyclic ion blaster, burst cannon, targetting array, hard wired multi tracker
88 points

One point more than the other suit so it's a neglible price difference. This guy rips mid to light infantry apart. However thats basically all he does.
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Old 13 May 2006, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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here is a cheap config against ordes.

Shas'El w/ BC,MP,TA,HW MT-85 points and worth it.
 
Old 13 May 2006, 18:57   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: I need a cheap commander config.

I personally use:

Shas'el w/ CIB, Plasma Rifle, Multi Tracker 90

He can take down light infantry (the plasma may not be that good but it can certainly kill light infantry), heavy infantry (using the CIB's AP1 chance effect), and can take down things like raiders or landspeeders if the need is pressing enough. Alternativly, you could HW the multi tracker and give him a targetting array to make him 100 points but BS5.
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Old 13 May 2006, 21:20   #7 (permalink)
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Default Re: I need a cheap commander config.

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here is a cheap config against ordes.

Shas'El w/ BC,MP,TA,HW MT-85 points and worth it.
My own low point favourite. Lots of shots to deal with light infantry and light armour while maintaining a healthy distance.
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Old 13 May 2006, 21:24   #8 (permalink)
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yup, nothing pisses of nid players more than knowin that they cant hit you with anything or assualt you
 
Old 13 May 2006, 21:25   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: I need a cheap commander config.

I like this:

Shas'el, CIB, Plasma Rifle, Targeting Array, HW MT
Comes in at 100 points even and is quite good at taking down infantry.
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Old 13 May 2006, 23:58   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: I need a cheap commander config.

Can you use Forge World models? If so then you can run with a Shas'El in an XV-84 with Missile Pod, Targeting Array, Multi-Tracker for 92 pts. This suit can shoot at the bugs, but he is also a BS 5 Markerlight that can not be shot at. I run a 115 pt version that has a Shield Generator and HW Blacksun filter and I Hard Wire the Multi-Tracker. This guy's job is to support the Fire Warriors in their shooting.
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