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

Ethereals
Reply
Old 14 Jun 2007, 02:32   #1 (permalink)
Kroot Warrior
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 21
Default Ethereals

I dunno if this is allowed but since the old codex isnt current and those rules arent used, is it possible that someone here could tell me the rules for the old ethereals, all i hear about is how they are much better
magnesium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 Jun 2007, 02:45   #2 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Texas
Posts: 2,500
Send a message via AIM to Mavfreak
Default Re: Ethereals

Well, the main difference between the two (without the codexes at hand), are how the moral worked. Namely, under the old codex, the Etheral gave a bonus to every Tau model on the table, while in this edition, the etheral only benefits those in its line of sight. To counteract this, now when an etheral dies the Tau units get preffered enemy, but it is still not worth it.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mage

And Mav is the probably the smartest one of us, so it makes sense.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lonely Tau
My advice is simply walk through life and see what happens, and remember the one thing most of my yearbook from this year is filled with...

"Sex can wait, masturbate"
Mavfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 Jun 2007, 05:56   #3 (permalink)
Tyr
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Kerikeri, New Zealand
Posts: 246
Default Re: Ethereals

I think only Tau units that take the moral check get prefered enemy.
__________________
Proper placement of pathfinders portends possible pulse pleasure. - Darklord

"I have taken great pains not to laugh at the actions of aliens, nor to weep at them or to hate them, but to understand them."- Aun'shi
Tyr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14 Jun 2007, 06:33   #4 (permalink)
lonely tau
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Ethereals

Currently we're not allowed to post the rules for the Ethereals from the previous codex because Games Workshop still has copywrite on them.

but they were better than now's editions.
  Reply With Quote
Old 15 Jun 2007, 05:26   #5 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 176
Default Re: Ethereals

Is it worth it to play them? They look very cool, so I am interested in purchasing one, but how are they game play wise? Any particularly useful strategies?
__________________
chrisness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 Jun 2007, 05:47   #6 (permalink)
lonely tau
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Ethereals

Ethereals in now are only good if your entire cadre is based around them. If you can find a third edition codex and your opponent lets you play with those rules for your Ethereal, I'd suggest you do it.
  Reply With Quote
Old 15 Jun 2007, 18:26   #7 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 1,069
Default Re: Ethereals

I use them all the time.

My army's generall hybird construction with the static component generally coming to around 500 Pts. The rest are suits, tanks, infiltrators, etc.

I love to use him, because your foot slogging taus, and even the suits are regularly taking ld checks at Ld8. Failing one is usually catathrophic. Not failing one is also sometimes catasthropic too.

Also, the way i deploy him, i put him in with my xv88 suits, who sports 2x shield drones. This allows the xv88s to pass their target priority check more reliably, and save them from running away when the drones are sacreficed.

LOS isn't a big issue for me as xv8s are generally set up with great LOS anyways.

Beside, if my firebase has been assaulted and my ethereal and xv88s go down, then i'm doing so badly it really doesn't matter anymore.

Knight Actual is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 Jun 2007, 21:54   #8 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: LONDON ONTARIO
Posts: 247
Send a message via MSN to The General
Default Re: Ethereals

is it worth taking an ethereal in a 1500 point match because i have a great ethereal but i dont know if it is worth it or not.....
__________________
Knowledge is power.
Power Corrupts.
Study Hard.
Be Evil.
(\_/) this is bunny
(0.o) please copy and paste this into your sig and
'(__)' help him achieve world domination
The General is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16 Jun 2007, 01:53   #9 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
The Orange's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 2,208
Default Re: Ethereals

Quote:
Originally Posted by magnesium
all i hear about is how they are much better
They were much better last time because you didn't need LOS to them to get the LD bonus that they gave (which is the same as the current ethereal). So not only can't you hide them, but even putting them out in the open dosen't guarantee that your troops will get the benefit (mumbles about SM "Rites of Battle"). And to boot, the only ethereal with an Inv. save was dropped.

Oh and last edition you diden't have to take a XV8 commander, so you could easily get away with a cheap 50pt ethereal HQ.
__________________
The Orange is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17 Jun 2007, 02:22   #10 (permalink)
Shas'Saal
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 224
Default Re: Ethereals

... (sobbing) I love Aun'shi... :'(....
__________________

(\_/) 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
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
Where did the Ethereals come from? F3AR Tau 40 13 May 2008 18:03
Ethereals Cal Tau 31 11 Nov 2007 09:44
New Ethereals spiceweasel Tau 36 11 Jan 2006 04:52
Do you actually use ethereals Elessar Tau 14 06 Oct 2005 02:08
where do ethereals come from? swimmerdude116 Tau 15 29 May 2005 08:11