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If you could throw commanders in any suit, what would you use?
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Old 13 Jul 2005, 19:15   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking a Shas'EL in a XV88 would be a total powerhouse. 9 leadership for checking target priority, immunity to attacks for a while, twin linked Ballistic skill 4 Railguns and probably plasma + hardwired multi tracker? I'm drooling at the thought. Nevermind the shield generator and terminator class armor over 3 wounds.

I could also see use for a XV-15 EL. Same deal, 4 BS burst cannon, and merge him with stealth suits.

Hopefully the next codex will allow more possibilities in the HQ department.

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Old 13 Jul 2005, 19:18   #2 (permalink)
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just make him a shas'O.
I would say Aun shi or ME(a radicalise over powered CC and Accurate High points HQ.)
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Old 13 Jul 2005, 19:26   #3 (permalink)
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House rules to mess around with in the meanwhile!
Pts. WS BS S T W I A Ld Sv
Shas'El 95 3 4 5 4 3 3 3 9 2+

Shas'O 120 4 5 5 4 4 3 4 10 2+

Weapons;
Twin Linked Rail gun, Smart missile system
May replace smart missile system with twin linked plasma rifles at +10 pts, or a twin linked markerlight at no cost.
May replace Twin linked Rail gun with an Ion Cannon at no cost.

Choose one support option for the third hardpoint:
Multi-tracker 12 pts
Target Lock 7 pts
Shield generator 22 pts
Drone Controller plus from 1 to 2 gundrones +12 pts each.
Drone Controller plus from 1 to 2 shield drones +17 pts each.

So what do you guys think?

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I would be much more likely to put him in a Stealth Suit than a Broadside. Broadsides are great when they can be planted and let loose with the big guns, but if you don't have a clear shot, then you are out of luck. With a Stealth Suit, you get JSJ and you have a Burst Cannon. I would also be much more willing to put a Marker Light in the Stealth Suit Squad. The leadership 9 would help directing it max effect much easier.
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I would be much more likely to put him in a Stealth Suit than a Broadside. Broadsides are great when they can be planted and let loose with the big guns, but if you don't have a clear shot, then you are out of luck. With a Stealth Suit, you get JSJ and you have a Burst Cannon. I would also be much more willing to put a Marker Light in the Stealth Suit Squad. The leadership 9 would help directing it max effect much easier.
Your HQ in a broadside suit would come down 4th in the deployment, so you should have your target!
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I would like the option to field a Shas'El or Shas'O out of a suit, but more for thematic purposes than anything else. If I had to pick a suit, I would go with a Stealth.
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I have a gue'vesa that I made out of green stuff that's just like me and is a shas"o with higher weapon skill as he's human.
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Broadside would be imbalanced. twinlinked bs4 S10 AP1 and a rapid fire TL S6 AP2? That cant be targetted? and has a 2+ save? That would be scary, since he would have a good chance of taking down Land raiders in one or two turns by himself... and if you got a multitracker, he would be good against termies and marines too.
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Give him a multi traker and 4 plasma rifles that ARE NOT twin linked.
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Give him a multi traker and 4 plasma rifles that ARE NOT twin linked.
.......why?
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