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Old 21 Oct 2008, 22:08   #1 (permalink)
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Question:

In the Tau Codex, the HQ Commander is "1+ Commander". If I am fielding Farsight, do I have to have a regular Shas'o or Shas'el as well, a sum of 2 HQ units, or does Farsight fill the requirement?

I know this may sound noobish, but I am looking for clarification. I think I have to field both regardless.
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 22:10   #2 (permalink)
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This is covered in the 5th Edition Tau Empire Codex FAQ, downloadable here.

The answer is that Farsight counts as your 1+ selection so you do not need to field another.
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 22:10   #3 (permalink)
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+1 means you have to field at least 1, Farsight as a single HQ is ok
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 22:11   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: HQ Selection Question

Nope, look up the TAU FAQ on the GW site. Farsight (like Shadowsun and O'R'myr) counts as your '1+ commander' so you do not need to field a 2nd Commander..but you can if you want too.
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Old 21 Oct 2008, 23:41   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone, hah, guess I was off.
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Old 22 Oct 2008, 07:24   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: HQ Selection Question

It's really not that bad of a question, as up until a few months ago when they updated the Tau FAQ, you did have to take an additional commander with him. But, then GW got their heads out of their butts and figured out that Farsight should count as the mandatory crisis commander, hence the name Commander Farsight.
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Old 22 Oct 2008, 13:08   #7 (permalink)
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Well the fact that he wasn't a '1+ commander' was a holdover of 3rd edition. Back then the only restriction was on Ethereal and they just forgot to add this tidbit in the 4th ed codex.
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Old 24 Oct 2008, 07:53   #8 (permalink)
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Pritty sure that the actual tau book says he counts as a +1 commander. Im not sure that might have been the old book.
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