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Old 23 Apr 2008, 23:01   #1 (permalink)
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The Title says it all, are the worth it for the benefits they bring your army?

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Commander Farsight/O'Shovah

Commander Shadowsun/O'Shaserra


and lastly, the long forgotten (and the only Special Character Tau I own) -

Aun'shi Now I know he's not 'official' 4e - but I like him

Firstly the colors are unnecessary and troublesome to read depending which theme is in use. Secondly do not post points costs except for units tallied up from individual items. The total cost. As Special Characters are sort of package deals they have one point cost and thus should not really be posted outside of army lists.

Lastly you forgot ANGHKOR PROK, tsk, tsk, tsk.
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Old 24 Apr 2008, 01:30   #2 (permalink)
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I like my O'Shovah as he is allright in close combat (allright not the best) and can be used to slow up even other enemies for you even though it would be an expensive loss but I'm sure he would've made his mark at least on the enemy.
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Old 24 Apr 2008, 02:02   #3 (permalink)
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Being a 'fluff monster' I love the idea of them, I might pop into town tomorrow and treat myself actually Lol.

But (and I can only talk from the previous codex's perspectiv) Aun'shi just wasn't worth it, I could do a custom Ethereal myself for about the same points who was generally more usefull if you get me.
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Being a 'fluff monster' I love the idea of them, I might pop into town tomorrow and treat myself actually Lol.

But (and I can only talk from the previous codex's perspective) Aun'shi just wasn't worth it, I could do a custom Ethereal myself for about the same points who was generally more usefull if you get me.
That's so true, If they were to update his rules so actually was an allright character he would be a choice maybe but at the moment no one can see how he would benefit the army.
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Love the Miniature though
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Love the Miniature though
My friend actually bought him and used him for a while then he realised he wasn't worth it and cut off his weapon and yer that didn't work so well. So he gave me his model and I converted into a nice Fire warrior team leader.
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I keep meaning to convert a Model to look like my Avatar actually, sort of a partially armoured Ethereal.

I might even write a bit of Fluff for him too
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Old 24 Apr 2008, 02:27   #8 (permalink)
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Farsight and Shadowsun are sort of worth it, although neither one is particularly impressive compared to the Special Character from other books. They have specific niches, but they are not a replacement for a normal Commander.

My favorite is actually Commander Longknife from Imperial Armour 3. He is definitely worth his points, although he is again not all that different from a normal commander.
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I keep meaning to convert a Model to look like my Avatar actually, sort of a partially armoured Ethereal.

I might even write a bit of Fluff for him too
That sounds a bit too extreme for me as it's such a nice model allready and I don't see how it could ever be a Ethereal. Although it is your decision mate.

In the 5th edition of Tau i do hope they change Commander Farsight again into having a BS of three again plus something else that actually benefits them in battle as what he gives them at the moment is far from enough.
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That sounds a bit too extreme for me as it's such a nice model allready and I don't see how it could ever be a Ethereal.
From scratch, a BRAND new model - I tend to use plastics for such a project, its easier to 'envisage' where you are going with them - if you get me.

I wouldn't make him 'armoured' per-se either, I would write it into his Background that he was seriously injured and the Armour is more like a portable 'iron lung' - without it his stats would be lower than a regular Ethereal. Just a bit a colour to bring him to life.

I don't believe in 'power gaming' I do (however) believe good story telling can enhance any gaming experience.


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In the 5th edition of Tau i do hope they change Commander Farsight again into having a BS of three again plus something else that actually benefits them in battle as what he gives them at the moment is far from enough.
Its going to be an interesting journey is 5th Edition 40k, don't you think?
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