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Old 15 Sep 2006, 03:31   #1 (permalink)
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just bought the tau commander and i was wondering how to equip him (weapons and wargear? i plan to have a mobile tau force. also wondering how you guys equip your commanders with and how you use him (or her) on the battlefield?
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 04:03   #2 (permalink)
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I run a Helios Shas'el.

Shas'el w/ fusion blaster, plasma rifle, targetting array, HWMT
97 points.

He's cheap, he's accurate and he packs a punch. I keep him on his own and use the independant character rule to keep him untargettable.

Opponents don't like him very much (at least when he doesn't roll a string of ones as he so often does)
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 04:29   #3 (permalink)
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nowadays my Commander is run as a helios, but i use to use the BC,MP,MT config a lot (cant remember the name though :P)
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nowadays my Commander is run as a helios, but i use to use the BC,MP,MT config a lot (cant remember the name though :P)

Firestorm. And I love them.

I also run a Helios, except mine is Shas'O.
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 04:36   #5 (permalink)
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nowadays my Commander is run as a helios, but i use to use the BC,MP,MT config a lot (cant remember the name though :P)

Firestorm. And I love them.

I also run a Helios, except mine is Shas'O.
thanks mate, its been far too long since i have played with my Tau (over three months ).

another one i liked the idea of was the CIB, Plasma, Multi-Tracker. yay for dead MEQs!
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I run mine as a helios. Plasma Rifle, Fusion Blaster, Sheild Generator, and a hard wired multitracker. 132 pts as Shas'O. it's well worth using him as a shas'o.
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 04:43   #7 (permalink)
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what about drones. do you guys equip the commander with a drone controller and equip him with drones (gun, shield), or is it a waste of points.
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not the commander, no, but sometimes the guard. the comm needs the invulnerability, and the sheer amount of resistance gd's put out is awesome. not something i put on the shas'o
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 05:06   #9 (permalink)
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I wouldn't unless you're giving him a bodyguard. With Maj. T&Sv you could end up losing a wound or worse as a drone...
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Old 15 Sep 2006, 05:14   #10 (permalink)
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what about drones. do you guys equip the commander with a drone controller and equip him with drones (gun, shield), or is it a waste of points.
I wouldn't. The best proctection he has is simply being an indepandant character. Therefore he's not an elegible target unless he's the closest model to the enemy.

Drones don't really increase your offensive capabilityes, they just increase your points cost for a marginal increase in damage soaking ability.

Keep the commander cheap, mobile and hard to hit. He'll stay alive and cause lots of damage.
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