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Old 13 Feb 2009, 00:39   #1 (permalink)
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Default Made a nifty little commander?

But I don't know how effective he'll be....

as he is no he is a

XV8 El (cyclic ion blaster, AFP, Targetting array, Irridium armor, HW DC, HW MT, and two shield drones)

basically does anyone thing this would be an effective commander, or just way too much wargear on one suit? I also thought about dropping the targetting array and going O' so that I could take the stimulant injector?
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Old 13 Feb 2009, 01:27   #2 (permalink)
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I used to use this configuration and attach him to a 8 man gun drone team. You can take the stim injector without taking him as an 'O. In fact, I recommend switching the Iridium Armor with stims as 3+ with FNP is mathmatically the same as 2+ (except versus AP3 weaponry). It is still a very expensive suit though.
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Old 13 Feb 2009, 01:38   #3 (permalink)
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In fact, I recommend switching the Iridium Armor with stim
Take both and go 'O 2+ and FNP = Undying Commander

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Old 13 Feb 2009, 01:57   #4 (permalink)
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you can't take him with both without being an O' because that would be over 100 pts in upgrades.
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Old 13 Feb 2009, 02:06   #5 (permalink)
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grr lemme go look at my dex
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Old 13 Feb 2009, 02:07   #6 (permalink)
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you can't take him with both without being an O' because that would be over 100 pts in upgrades.
I read the rule as 100 pts of Battlesuit wargear, so the weapons and support systems don't count towards that 100 pts? In which case I make FNP, Iridium, 2 Shield Drones, MT much less than 100..
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Old 13 Feb 2009, 02:11   #7 (permalink)
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I read the rule as 100 pts of Battlesuit wargear, so the weapons and support systems don't count towards that 100 pts? In which case I make FNP, Iridium, 2 Shield Drones, MT much less than 100..
yep, its only wargear.

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Take both and go 'O 2+ and FNP = Undying Commander
I now take an Aurora with this, a shield generator, and 2 shield drones. It functions great and is nigh impossible to kill. However, I am paying almost 200 points for something with the same kill output as a Centurion. While its certainly fun to drop this durable a unit into the enemy lines, it is by no means efficient.
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sweet a 2+ save commander with two 2+ save drones each with 4+ invul saves, and who has FNP.... I'm thinking it might be a bit hard to kill.Possibly even a close combat commander.

Should I trade in the AFP for something more for hitting heavy targets?
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Old 13 Feb 2009, 02:15   #9 (permalink)
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Yea Ive taken to fielding the Shield O with a positional Relay, but I take a PR instead of a CIB, works wonders, hasnt died yet. Need to type up my list sometime :P

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Possibly even a close combat commander.
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Tau arent bad at CC, Its just that you could be SHOOTING instead of ASSAULTING, which Tau FAR excede at, only good Tau CC units in my opinion are the ones that are good enough to survive your assault phase and Die in your opponents opening them up to shooting but dissallowing them to shoot at you
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Old 13 Feb 2009, 02:29   #10 (permalink)
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True but the CIB tends to open everything from marines to hormagaunts like tin cans.

cany anybody who's good with math figure out what it would take to actually bring this behemoth down?


Edit: bad news iridium armor almost negates the effects of Feel no pain.... so which is better?

P.S. I dubb this new commander, the juggernaut
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