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Old 06 Dec 2004, 22:28   #1 (permalink)
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I was wondering about what you think about having a Shas'o with PR, MP, FB, HW TL, HW MT, HW Drone C (2 shield drones)
and have him join a squad of 8 gun drones?
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 02:41   #2 (permalink)
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that is always a good idea. drones provide excellent sacrificed for your commander but the thing is drones aren't just sacrifices, they can do damage. also drones can keep up with the shaso because they both have jet packs.
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 06:51   #3 (permalink)
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Can the commander start the battle in the squad or do it have to join it on turn 1??

What do you think of the shas'o configuration, in the unit??

should i take 2 shield drones of just 2 more gun drones??
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 07:00   #4 (permalink)
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I believe whenever an Independent Character is within 2" of a squad they are joined, but you might consider the within 6" can't be shot at rule.
As for the config, you may want to keep in mind that even with the MT you can only fire 2 weapons, moving a HW to point or twin linking my be an idea.
With the new majority rule, you may just wish to take gun drones if you are going to link the Shas'O to a squad as the drones shields will be worthless, may as well have that extra wound do extra damage as well. If you don't link... depends on style.
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Gun Drones count as models when determining casualties.. so putting them i a squad with the commander isnt such a good idea because they get shot to pieces :S
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 12:12   #6 (permalink)
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well, not to be nasty but that is almost the worst idea I've ever heard (slightly better than taking an etheral) I always minimise HQ, lesspoints on HQ is more troops, just take a fireknife commander and put him within 6'' of a fireknife squad or drones and watch your opp cry as he tries to kill the HQ while you "play" w/ his army ;D
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Old 07 Dec 2004, 14:29   #7 (permalink)
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Ok ;D
I found the idea in some other post, and wonderd if it would work!
I am getting my tau army next week, have never played with them so i dont realy know what works
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IMO i would just let if be by his self as an IC,that means he wont be shot at half way in the battle.
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Thats what i do...give him PR, FB, MP and hard wired multitracker...then make ure hes at the fornt of the army but within 6" of another fairly resilient squad (stealth team), then it effectivly adds 6" to his weapons range (well thats how i look at it), and thereofre makes the fusion blaster more effective as it can be in range and also gives you the possibility of having his plasma rifle in rapid fire range!
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ok, so the enemy can't target him if he i within 6" even if he is the closest target??
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