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Old 12 Jul 2006, 02:20   #1 (permalink)
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What should i put on my battlesuit commander and should i give him bodyguards?
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Old 12 Jul 2006, 02:33   #2 (permalink)
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Unless you plan to use mass amounts of Markerlights or are playing a game of 2500+ points, do not use Bodyguards. They make the Shas'el/'O stop being an Independent Character.

If you use a Shas'O or a Shas'el with the Targetting Array, definitely take a Cyclic Ion Blaster. Do NOT take a Airbursting Fragmentation Projector! It will not make use of a Commander's higher ballistic skill. For your other weapon, take either a Missile Pod or Plasma Rifle (or Fusion Blaster if you are confident enough to get close up). Then, take a Multi-Tracker hard-wired. I would recommend Stimulant Injectors, but they are optional.
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Old 12 Jul 2006, 02:39   #3 (permalink)
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cyclonic ion blaster,
hard wired multi tracker,
missile pod,
stimulant injector,
hard wired drone controller
1 shield drone,
1 gun drone

Hows that sound?
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Old 12 Jul 2006, 03:18   #4 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if you can mix drones like that, but otherwise it is a commander I would use. But you need to add one more support system to fill the last hard-point (Stims do not take up a hard-point).

Shas'el: Targetting Array

Shas'O: Multi-Tracker (instead of hard-wired)
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Old 12 Jul 2006, 03:48   #5 (permalink)
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Please! Do a forum search. There are thousands of "What should my commander be equipped with?" threads. Even on the first page of the Tau board, there are 3-4 threads on this.
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drones take away his IC status, I believe.
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Old 12 Jul 2006, 05:29   #7 (permalink)
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drones take away his IC status, I believe.
+ hard wired target lock
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Old 12 Jul 2006, 05:31   #8 (permalink)
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drones take away his IC status, I believe.
i thought he became non independant when he had bodyguards, anyways if i add a hard wired target lock, hell be fine
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Old 12 Jul 2006, 06:29   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah both drones AND bodyguards take away his IC shield.

my config:

TL plasma rifle
missile pod
HW multi-tracker
stim pack

(note: this configuration isn't competitive at all. purely for casual play and the cool looking model. equip at your own risk.)

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Yeah both drones AND bodyguards take away his IC shield.

my config:

TL plasma rifle
missile pod
HW multi-tracker
stim pack

(note: this configuration isn't competitive at all. purely for casual play and the cool looking model. equip at your own risk.)

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