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Old 06 Jul 2007, 08:21   #1 (permalink)
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Default Honor blade or no?

I've got the etherail model and i really like the honor blade but from what Ive heard is that you shouldn't give them you Honor blades because you don't want them in CC ???
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 09:27   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: HOUNOR blade or no

Just find Aun'Shi and use his rules. Now theres a guy you want in CC. I've had Aun'Shi fight and beat An Emperors champ. some Harlequins, and a bunch of other stuff. Hes insane.
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 13:29   #3 (permalink)
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Just find Aun'Shi and use his rules. Now theres a guy you want in CC. I've had Aun'Shi fight and beat An Emperors champ. some Harlequins, and a bunch of other stuff. Hes insane.
A link would be helpfull
He's in the old tau codex, and he was a badass.
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 13:41   #4 (permalink)
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Only problem is that you can't use him anymore either. What are the reasons you want to have an Ethereal in the first place? I own one of the models and since 4th edition haven't used him once. Too bad since he's such a cool model.

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Just find Aun'Shi and use his rules. Now theres a guy you want in CC. I've had Aun'Shi fight and beat An Emperors champ. some Harlequins, and a bunch of other stuff. Hes insane.
you're not allowed to post copywritten stats from Games Workshop, that could get us in lots of trouble ~Lonely~
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 15:34   #6 (permalink)
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well if you've got the points to spare.. but the only reason i'd have an etheral is to have his bodyguard, and i'd probably give him one, 3 strength five attacks.. and i'd give the fire warriors grenades too, in a devilfish, one nasty unit, whenever i use one and he died nothin runs away normally.. and they have to see him too, so suits wont run away if there hidden and there aint much else to run away that couldn't regroup,
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well he is leadership 10 and rending... he wont run away that fast...
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 19:11   #8 (permalink)
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The big problem is that he can be singled out in CC. It only takes one power fist to put him into the ground. This doesn't apply if in a retinue, of course....

But, if the attacks are directed on the unit, not on him, his special ability does not apply.

So, while he is definitely the best Etherial in melee...he's still gonna die. A regular etherial? An honor blade is just wasted points.
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But its still three strength five attacks for a normal etheral, makes him better in close combat than crisis suits, well.. attack wise
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 20:09   #10 (permalink)
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Please everybody, refrain from posting copywritten material, it can get us into plenty of trouble with Games Workshop and shut us down.

On topic, Aun'Shi was the greatest Ethereal in existance, and then 4th edition came out and snuffed him really bad. Get special permission from your opponent to use him, if you want, but remember that they most likely would only want you to play with the newer Ethereal rules, as opposed to the old ones (unless your opponent is a good person...)
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