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Difference between Battlesuits and Commanders?
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 17:20   #1 (permalink)
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Hey I'm new to the forums and just starting a tau army. I want to know the difference between a tau XV8 Battle suit commander and a XV8 Crisis Battle suit. They both sound and look the same.
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 17:40   #2 (permalink)
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The Commander has better statistics, and has access to weapons and wargear that a normal XV8 cannot obtain.
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 17:42   #3 (permalink)
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The Commander has better statistics, and has access to weapons and wargear that a normal XV8 cannot obtain.
But can the model be treated like a commander?
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 17:47   #4 (permalink)
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But can the model be treated like a commander?
Yeah. The normal XV8 can be called a Commander.

Plus, GW came out with an actual XV8 Commander model, with new weapons and two new heads that the normal XV8 doesn't have.
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 17:56   #5 (permalink)
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oh so i can get a Battlesuit and count it as an HQ.
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 18:04   #6 (permalink)
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Yep. Not much difference... just some shiny bitz
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 18:04   #7 (permalink)
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thx
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 19:08   #8 (permalink)
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Basically, unless you're using special issue weapons(AFP and CIB), the only real diff with the commander is that he's got a metal head with one, centrally mounted antennae. Not a biggie.

Though, IIRC, he comes with either a shield or a marker drone, I forget. Might be a factor.
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 20:00   #9 (permalink)
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No I'm getting a battle force and wanted to know if it would come with the compulsory army.
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Old 06 Jul 2007, 23:18   #10 (permalink)
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Yes, you can make about a 400-500 point force from the Tau Battleforce. After that it depends on your playstyle as to what to buy next. If you want help in that department play a few games, and then let us know what you did and did not like.

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