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Old 16 Aug 2006, 15:48   #1 (permalink)
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[rant]

From the new (but certainly not improved) Tau FAQ -

Q. Does an army including Commander O'Shovah also need to include the mandatory Commander from the list (as they are 1+)?

A. Yes, you still need to field another Commander alongside O'Shovah.


Let's see, can't have more than 1 Hammerhead, can't include Ethereals, can't use either one of the new Tau special characters, and my bodyguard of 7 suits doesn't mean squat because I need to include ANOTHER Commander.

Wow, just one more reason why I'm glad I didn't do a Farsight Enclave.

Sorry, I'm just peeved that my favorite Tau special character got shafted... more.

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Old 16 Aug 2006, 16:03   #2 (permalink)
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I guess the needing another commander hurts slightly... not too bad tho, considering the price difference between a vre and an 'el is barely anything.
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Old 16 Aug 2006, 16:08   #3 (permalink)
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Also this "change" isn't a suprise. It's made pretty clear in the rule book.

An army needs 1+ crisis commander.
O'Shovah doesn't count as this commander.

I guess it represents the Farsight enclaves need a little more discipline (2 bosses on the field) and that heroics are something they value a bit more.

In the end it basically means a farsight army has to have a minimum of 3 battle suits, O'Shovah, 1 Crisis commander and 1 crisis suit. That's fine.
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Really, this one isn't as crippling as the hammering the poor nids took. Hell, who doesnt want an extra "hit on 2+" set of plasma/missiles/fusion/whatever
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Old 16 Aug 2006, 16:47   #5 (permalink)
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i dont think the nids were hit that badly as opposed to us (pathfinder USR hurts us most)
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Old 16 Aug 2006, 17:31   #6 (permalink)
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O'shova is not a comander? But Shadowsun still counts as the 1+? WTF. Is that some sort of double standard? "Everyone alreadt bought the model, so lets make it useless. Can't do that to the new one though, if she sucked no one would buy it."

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It's hardly makes O'shovah useless.

Really at WORST this is a minor annoyance.

A shas'vre with a targeting array is only five points less than a shas'el with nothing.

Just take the shas'el, give him two weapons and a multi tracker. Done, 2 HQ's. He'll cost between 80-100 points.
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O'shova is not a comander? But Shadowsun still counts as the 1+? WTF. Is that some sort of double standard? "Everyone alreadt bought the model, so lets make it useless. Can't do that to the new one though, if she sucked no one would buy it."

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Exactly. That's why I'm peeved. "Commander Farsight" is not a "Commander" unless you use 2 HQ slots in your army for another "Commander". WTF indeed.
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Didn't you hear? He's not "commander farsight" he's actually "good buddy farsight". You see he's not actually in command now that he deserted the empire. Instead he just likes to sit around with his 7 best buddies and smoke the reefer. He had to appoint some other guy to actually lead them and tell him what to do.

New commander to Farsight: "Farsight get off your lazy AZZ and go out there and kill something".

Farsight to New Commander: "Chill out buuuuudy, I'll do it after this joint, you're like totally crampin my style man".
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