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Old 20 Oct 2006, 02:47   #1 (permalink)
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Just what the subject line says, how do you actually equip your commanders, and why?

There's a lot of variants out there, and it would be cool to know what people field for themselves.
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Old 20 Oct 2006, 06:18   #2 (permalink)
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Just the standard fireknive ( maybe with some addition )

Because of the higher ballistic skill you need to build something that is usefull in a few more ways. That way you dont waste a turn with youre commander
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Old 20 Oct 2006, 07:08   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, not a whole lot of replies so far ;D Good to know the old workhorses are still getting use though!
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Old 20 Oct 2006, 07:43   #4 (permalink)
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Fireknife basically with a third weapon (CIB for me) for added flexibility. I've seen people do fireknives with fusion blasters well too.

In smaller games I prefer a standard Shas'el Fireknife with TA for the added BS.

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Old 20 Oct 2006, 08:57   #5 (permalink)
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I'm currently making a Commander conversion (pics here: http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=33655.0). But so far I'm giving him a CIB, AFB, stims, TA (as the's an 'El) and probably more...


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My shas'els and shas'o are kitted the same way: PR, MP, FB, HWMT.

99 for a shas'el, 124 for the O. Never let me down once, 95% of the time they make their points back.
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Old 20 Oct 2006, 16:13   #7 (permalink)
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Shas'O: XV-84 Markerlight/Target lock; Missle Pod; CIB; Command and Control Node; Stimm Injectors; HW Multi-Tracker.

Shas'El: Missle Pod; Plasma; Fusion; Multi-Tracker; Iridium Armour

Shas'O is a support commander. He sits with my static base and makes sure they're hitting the right targets with his C&CN and BS5 Marker. Been contemplating putting Marker Drones with him, too. I'm not so sure about that, he's definately getting a retinue to support him though.

Shas'El is the only garaunteed Deep Striker in my army. If I can, this guy drops in every game. Been thinking of putting Shield Drones on him. The whole IC thing doesn't matter much because once my Shas'O gets his Body guard, one of them will have a Positional Relay, so he WILL drop in 2nd turn behind the enemy tank/heavy unit and will be targetable anyways. So I want him to survive long enough to do some damage. But right now it's ok without, because he comes in on turn 3 or 4 most of the time, so can retreat with his IC status pretty quick when he needs it.
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Old 20 Oct 2006, 18:19   #8 (permalink)
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Shas'O: XV-84 Markerlight/Target lock; Missile Pod; CIB; Command and Control Node; Stimm Injectors; HW Multi-Tracker.
Sounds like a great Commander. I was moaning as late as last night about how annoying it is that the Codex Commander can't get a Markerlight on his suit. A bit like the new Eldar Auntarch (sp?), the Commander should have all the technology available to him.


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Old 20 Oct 2006, 18:20   #9 (permalink)
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It is, it's FW, but the cost is the same as giving a ML/TL to a Shas'Ui.
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Old 20 Oct 2006, 18:41   #10 (permalink)
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Aurora+ Shas'El and Helios+ Shas'El, at 100 and 97 points, respectively. Shock commanders! They use their IC status in order to protect their expensive loadouts, which are rather powerful, but bad for killing swarms. Excellent at killing Termies and their equivilents.

Aurora: Cyclic Ion Blaster and Plasma Rifle, with a Multi-Tracker (may or may not be hard wired), the '+' refers to the Targetting Array.
Helios: Fusion Blaster and Plasma Rifle, with a Multi-Tracker (may or may not be hard wired), the '+' refers to the Targetting Array.
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