Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

Best Tau Commander for Combat Patrol
Reply
Old 07 May 2007, 22:27   #1 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Argentina
Posts: 583
Send a message via MSN to Adam Baker
Default Best Tau Commander for Combat Patrol

Who is the best tau commander for Combat Patrol?
Someone says that the Commander is the best, other says Shas'Ui and other says Ethereal.
Which one?
Adam Baker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 May 2007, 22:31   #2 (permalink)
Ethereal
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 18,087
Default Re: Best Tau Commander for Combat Patrol

Shas'ui. No question. You need to pack in the firepower to have much chance at that scale, and the Ethereal re-roll doesn't make as much difference with only two or three other units on the table.
khanaris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 May 2007, 22:33   #3 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 224
Default Re: Best Tau Commander for Combat Patrol

You can't have a shas'ui for a commander.

I imagine that a Shas'el is a pretty cheap choice if you give it a burst cannon and a plasma rifle with a multi tracker.

fluff wise I don't think a Ethereal would go with a Combat petrol but it might allow you to field more worriers.
__________________

(\_/) this is bunny
(0.o) please copy and paste this into your sig and
'(__)' help him achieve world domination
Greater good or bust. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 May 2007, 22:35   #4 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 408
Default Re: Best Tau Commander for Combat Patrol

Quote:
Originally Posted by Greater good or bust.
You can't have a shas'ui for a commander.

I imagine that a Shas'el is a pretty cheap choice if you give it a burst cannon and a plasma rifle with a multi tracker.

fluff wise I don't think a Ethereal would go with a Combat petrol but it might allow you to field more worriers.
and why can't you in a combat patrol?

Burst cannon and plasma rifle is not a suggested combination. You have enough s5 ap5 shots from your firewarriors
__________________
A strange game. The only winning move is not to play.

It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man.
Amaliel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 May 2007, 22:39   #5 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Fenton, MI
Posts: 1,151
Default Re: Best Tau Commander for Combat Patrol

Combat Patrol rules don't allow any model with more than 2 wounds. Tau Commanders are therefore illegal. I'd suggest a normal XV8 Shas'ui (or 'vre if you want to give him some special issue gear).
__________________
"i like to think of playing against my list as being like punching jelly. you put all your effort in but it just moves out of the way and you cause no damage. then your arm is covered in jelly. and the chicks come out and start wrestling in the jelly, and i drink a beer with stone cold steve austin, and we watch the chicks jelly wrestling, and then the slap-bass funk starts wakka chakka wakka wakka woh" -- Spooky, describing Mech Tau

"You can of course make a list that attempts to work via fragility and easy VP donation and Pathfinders fit into that just fine." -- kai
T0nkaTruckDriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07 May 2007, 22:43   #6 (permalink)
Shas'La
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Some where under antarctica
Posts: 408
Send a message via AIM to Funshade
Default Re: Best Tau Commander for Combat Patrol

seems like the commander wouldn't show up for a measly patrol. i agree and just have a crisis as the leader of the patrols

Ethereal seem like they are to high and mighty to join in patrols eather
__________________
I swear upon this day.
I will always win some way.
I have half times the strength
I have half the weight
I will have five times the stamina
~those who never louse... always win~
Funshade is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 May 2007, 00:51   #7 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: on Dal'yth
Posts: 1,326
Default Re: Best Tau Commander for Combat Patrol

agreed. actually, I just have a shas'ui in the fire warriors, and say he's the leader, even though my stealths equal his rank, they've got there own thing to do, but if you want a "leader", go with a crisis suit shas'vre

Cheers!
__________________
"The gue'la will either except our destiny, or die!"
-Shas'o Castris
Quote:
Originally Posted by Faolin
"Human nature" only prevents a better future if we accept it as unchangeable.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MechTau
Shasocastris, since my return to these boards, nothing has made a bigger impression than you and your views.
shasocastris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 May 2007, 02:58   #8 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Washington
Posts: 671
Send a message via AIM to Rogue_FireWarrior
Default Re: Best Tau Commander for Combat Patrol

I would personaly perfer using a Shas'vre With a Plasma Rifle Missle pod Targeting array and a Hard wired-Multi tracker.
__________________

wins:21 Draws:9 Losses:8
[/img]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farseer_Emlyn (working on campaign)
They may be laughing at your red paint jobs or bat-eared grots when you deploy, but after loosing a few units to "da green horde" they'll learn to take your sonz of funguz seriously.
Rogue_FireWarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 May 2007, 04:01   #9 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Jose, California
Posts: 1,269
Send a message via AIM to Tralfagar Send a message via MSN to Tralfagar Send a message via Yahoo to Tralfagar
Default Re: Best Tau Commander for Combat Patrol

Shas'Vre
TA,MP,CiB
HWMT
Total:77 points. It's an all-rounder that can take down TEq, MEq, and GEq, as well as light vehicles(about the only ones you'll find in CP). however, it does none too admirably.

Or, a Fire Warrior Shas'ui if you can take it. Him with a few buddies can wreak some havoc in CP. And it'll probably be less than the commander, unless you buy a ML or DF. But even then it may be worth it.
__________________
Home-Brewed
Tau Mercenary Rubric(Deadnight)
Warhammer 40k d10 Edition(Wargamer)
Codex: Farsight Enclaves(me)

Quote:
Originally Posted by GeekyGator
The divide between what gets put up on an art gallery and what gets you thrown in jail is mostly dependent on the quality of the frame, even though both are just as good for fapping.
Tralfagar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08 May 2007, 14:40   #10 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 959
Default Re: Best Tau Commander for Combat Patrol

I am of the opinion that a Shas'Vre with TL MP, AFP, & HW Multitracker would make the best commander of a combat patrol.
__________________
Peace through Superior Firepower! =^.^=
KCKitsune is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Combat Patrol Zekery Ork Army Lists 21 18 Nov 2008 00:11
Combat Patrol Zekery Orks 0 11 Nov 2008 04:16
Combat Patrol Cal Tau Army Lists 10 08 Apr 2008 07:07
combat patrol! panda monium Tau Army Lists 9 14 Nov 2006 19:49
combat patrol 500 points Catachan 2nd armour supported patrol Jeff Imperial Guard Army Lists 1 01 Jun 2006 11:04