Wedrujacy wrote:6th : commanders in xv8 and many use xv85
7th : xv85 is limited production almost exclusively for commanders
This does not indicate any kind of upward trend between 6th and 7th.
The 7th entry means that there are not a lot of Enforcer Suits in production, and the few that are made only go to Commanders. It means that a Shas'vre will not be seen in an Enforcer Suit. That's it. Does not at all indicate any kind of increased usage of the variant.
There is no trend, since we are only looking at two steps. Before there were no Enforcer Suits, then there were, and some Commanders used them. Nobody else did, because there weren't enough to go around.
Tau Empire Codex - 7th Edition
p. 76, second paragraph"Many Commanders pilot the latest iteration of the Crisis battlesuit, the XV8-05 Crisis 'Enforcer', which can bear a number of weapons, support systems, and signature systems"
Emphasis mine. Many, not all.