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Shadowsun or Farsight?
View Poll Results: what is better? strategy or brutality
shadowsun (strategy) 27 46.55%
farsight (brutality) 31 53.45%
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Old 19 Oct 2006, 01:32   #1 (permalink)
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Default Shadowsun or Farsight?

so tell me which is better and if you want to comment, go right ahead
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Old 19 Oct 2006, 01:46   #2 (permalink)
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Not really a fair question. They both lend themselves to different types of armies. Farsight armies, by virtue of their special selection rules, are pretty much forced to focus on Battlesuits and Fire Warriors. Shadowsun's odd loadout makes her better suited to a Static or Hybrid list. Farsight is a monster in Close Combat, able to go toe-to-toe with almost any model in the game. But he is difficult to support at times. Shadowsun is absolutely lethal at close range, and helps out Static Fire Warriors immensely, but she isn't as good on the offensive. They both work much better than Aun'va, though.
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Old 19 Oct 2006, 02:04   #3 (permalink)
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shadowsun, she is good...
but they can't take the might of the imperium...
and i have another question are the tau away of chaos yet? i read fire warrior but still not sure.
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Old 19 Oct 2006, 03:13   #4 (permalink)
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shadowsun, she is good...
but they can't take the might of the imperium...
and i have another question are the tau away of chaos yet? i read fire warrior but still not sure.
If they weren't aware of them as such before Medusa, they definitely understand something of what Chaos is now.
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Old 19 Oct 2006, 23:16   #5 (permalink)
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Not really a fair question. They both lend themselves to different types of armies. Farsight armies, by virtue of their special selection rules, are pretty much forced to focus on Battlesuits and Fire Warriors. Shadowsun's odd loadout makes her better suited to a Static or Hybrid list. Farsight is a monster in Close Combat, able to go toe-to-toe with almost any model in the game. But he is difficult to support at times. Shadowsun is absolutely lethal at close range, and helps out Static Fire Warriors immensely, but she isn't as good on the offensive. They both work much better than Aun'va, though.
oh.....well I was just showing there average "way of winning", but that's okay I won't try this again
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Old 19 Oct 2006, 23:29   #6 (permalink)
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I would say Shadowsun personally. I like the idea of a ranged Tau army. But Farsight does have his advantages. He can feild in large (massive really) game up to 20 crisis suits including him. This is an incredible might but it also has sume draw backs like putting all of your eggs in one basket. Shadowsun is great because of the leadership boost and the two fusion shots.
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I think it's a bit unfair to nair strategy to Shadowsun and brutality to Farsight.
I mean, it's not at all a sound argument that Farsight doesn't take strategy to win with, nor that he uses no strategy himself. Nor is it sure to say that Shadowsun lacks any form of brutality (Who can say dual Fusion Blasters isn't brutal? What about wrecking that statue OF Farsight?). Just seems like an out and out opinion question, really, with no good way to argue for either side - but then, it's supposed to be like that anyway, isn't it?

On a sidenote, the topic doesn't really suggest whether you mean in a gameplay sense, or in a fluffy sense ...

Oh, and of course, I vote for Farsight. The only thing wrong with him is that he doesn't count for your 1+ commander ...
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I'm going to have to go with Commander Puretide, he taught both of them afterall.
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Farsight is the only Tau I respect, he's not afraid to get his battlesuit dirty(i.e, Covered in blood), that and he has a giant sword, which is ALWAYS cool.
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Old 20 Oct 2006, 00:47   #10 (permalink)
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farsight can take a 7 man (Tau?) bodyguard. this makes him better with crisis heavy armies, and is a front line unit. shadowsun is more a support unit who bolsters the power of infantry. depending on how you use them, they are both deadly.
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