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Would you put an Ethereal in a tournament army?
View Poll Results: Would you put an Ethereal in a 1,500 point tournament army?
Yes, I definitely would. 3 3.80%
Yes, I probably would. 7 8.86%
It depends. 18 22.78%
No, probably not. 22 27.85%
Absolutely no way. 29 36.71%
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Old 14 Oct 2007, 19:45   #1 (permalink)
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Default Would you put an Ethereal in a tournament army?

I'd like to find out how many people risk using Ethereals in smallish games like this.
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Old 14 Oct 2007, 20:27   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Would you put an Ethereal in a tournament army?

well, i collect FE so i dont have much experience with them, but judging by what i have seen of them if i was to field an infantry fire base army then i probably would
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Old 14 Oct 2007, 21:11   #3 (permalink)
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I usualy dont unless its a kinda small game. If he is used its only for the honor guard's bs4.
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Old 15 Oct 2007, 02:01   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Would you put an Ethereal in a tournament army?

Probably not. Only if the rest of the army is constructed to use him as a lure. Armies like Tyranids or Dark Eldar are going to go straight for him. If you can not exploit this fact, you are just going to lose him 2nd or 3rd turn and then your army will run away.
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Old 15 Oct 2007, 02:46   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Would you put an Ethereal in a tournament army?

I'd like to see an Ethereal in an Apocalypse game. More so just to see the effects on the remaining ~3000 points of Tau should the Ethereal get killed... at that, Vortex Grenades, and high-str/low-ap/Str-D weapons do a very good job of doing just that.
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Old 16 Oct 2007, 19:15   #6 (permalink)
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Probably not. Only if the rest of the army is constructed to use him as a lure. Armies like Tyranids or Dark Eldar are going to go straight for him. If you can not exploit this fact, you are just going to lose him 2nd or 3rd turn and then your army will run away.
I agree I wouldn't risk having one person's easily caused death ruin my whole game.
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Old 16 Oct 2007, 19:44   #7 (permalink)
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The sad thing about the Ethereal is that not only do they hurt the army more than help it (the LOS thing is stupid), but he takes up an HQ choice. I know that in a tornament, my commanders do a lot of work, and I'd rather have them. It's like chess. Would you rather have a queen attacking people, or a king. Everyone chooses the queen, because if the king is able to be captured (eg checkmate), you lose. It's like an Ethereal. If the Ethereal is killed, you basically lose, as everything runs away. Plus, you lost a second commander's firepower from taking the Ethereal. All in all, it's a lose, lose situation.

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Old 17 Oct 2007, 14:50   #8 (permalink)
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No I would not, too small a game. Plus with the command and control node, you don't really need him anymore, if you ever.
In bigger games I do field him with bodyguards armed with pulse rifles, three Ddrones, and 1 mdrone. Leave them behind and use them as support where needed.
In apocalypse I'd like to see my ethereal bringing a vortex grenade along. With 4 drones and a full honour guard to kill before getting to him, he should be able to deliver !!!
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 14:56   #9 (permalink)
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No, No, No, No, No
Ethereal is not very good, he costs too much points for what your actually getting whereas a crisis suit commander can be much more effective in battle for only a small extra amount of points
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 15:11   #10 (permalink)
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Nope, for the reasons stated above and also for the sake of my fluff.


Even though soe of the other gamers do say that he is good, but the risk is not worth it. One scatter template and your army will be gone in one go.
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