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Old 23 May 2006, 08:51   #1 (permalink)
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Hey.. Im getting the new codex tomorrow, along with a crisis commander suit. so, what Im wondering is how has you guys kitted your commanders?

My army will go heavy on fire warriors, namely 36 - 48 of them. Then a team of piranhas, 2 hammerheads and some suits to finish the deal off..
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Old 23 May 2006, 08:54   #2 (permalink)
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I dont play tau myself but a good combo i've seen is

Ion Blaster
Missile pod
Fail safe det
Stim injectors.

If that helps at all...
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Old 23 May 2006, 09:23   #3 (permalink)
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This is my Commander lately:

Commander Shas'El @ 100 points:
- Airbursting fragmentation launcher
- Cyclic ion blaster
- Targeting array
- Hard-wired Multi-tracker
[size=8pt]The CIB and the AFL are weapons which work extremely well together. They have the same range and are both good versus Troops. Also the Shas'el has the Independant character special rule which let's him to get in range to fire the weapons.[/size]

Some people will claim that having a targeting array is a waste of points because the AFL doesn't use the Commanders BS, but the CIB becomes more effective with the higher BS.


First you should decide what role your commander is going to get. Then you can pick his equipment.
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Old 23 May 2006, 09:43   #4 (permalink)
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I plan on having him in a infantry hunting role, running behind a unit of XV8
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Old 23 May 2006, 09:53   #5 (permalink)
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well if he's infantry hunting here are some set ups i've used
ION BLASTER
BURST CANNON
TARGET ARRAY
HARDWIRE-MULTI TRACKER
some people well tell you not to go burst cannon it's just a matter of choice. a missle pod goes great with this combo too. another i use for my second commander is
PLASMA RIFLE
BURST CANNON
SHIELD GENERATOR
HARDWIRE-MULTI TRACKER
he's more ideal to deal with hord or power armor.
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I plan on having him in a infantry hunting role, running behind a unit of XV8
Well then my Commander is very good versus Infantry. An other combo is:

Commander Shas'El @ 100 points:
- Plasma rifle
- Cyclic ion blaster
- Targeting array
- Hard-wired Multi-tracker

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Old 23 May 2006, 16:37   #7 (permalink)
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My Commander

Shas'o 132p
ion blaster
fusion blaster
hard wired multi-tracker
Stimulant injector
sheildgenerator

He is a deep striker that is going to rendezvous with my stealth suits to hunt down heavy support slots and important targetts
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Old 23 May 2006, 16:42   #8 (permalink)
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Well, for an heavy infantry unter aye...this is my combination.

Shas'o
CIB
Plasma rilfe
HW MT
Shield gen
stim inj

total=145 pts

This guy is meant to hunt down light and heavy infantry while also being able to survive from the target's heavy weaponary. Works like wonders.
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Old 23 May 2006, 16:43   #9 (permalink)
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My commander (non-Forge World Commander Suits)

Shas'O 135 pts
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Plasma Rifle
Missile Pod
Shield Generator
Hard Wired Multi-Tracker
Hard Wired Blacksun Filter

He is set up for light anti-Marine work as well as killing light to medium tanks

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My commander (Forge World Commander Suit)

Shas'El in a XV-84 (the one with the Markerlight): 115 pts
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Missile Pod
Shield Generator
Targeting Array
Hard Wired Multi-Tracker
Hard Wired Blacksun Filter

This commander is used to direct the rest of the Cadre... The Missile Pod is a "backup" weapon.
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Old 23 May 2006, 16:56   #10 (permalink)
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I have 2 commanders running in 2000pts:

One infantry hunting
Shas'el
--> AFP (Airburting Fragmentation Launcher)
--> TL Missile Pod
--> Stim. Inj.
--> Hw Multi-tracker
@ 103pts

One more for armour pierce (with lucky 6's)
Shas'el
--> CIB (Cyclic Ion Blaster)
--> Plasma Rifle
--> Tar. Array
--> Hw Multi-tracker
@ 100 pts
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