derelictwinter wrote:Just as a nitpicky note, while you did a great job showing the point considerations, the point cost ratios cant really show another important factor in the decision. In that we have a lot of great HQ options and the xv9 is the only current legal monat alternative to the commander. It can be an important note, particularly if you're playing in a tournament format that forces everyone to use the patrol detachment (relevant to a local tournament just held at my FLGS).
We'll need to see what tournaments start looking like I guess. I think it would be far more likely that a tournament bans Forgeworld models, than one that forces everyone to use the same detachment or something like that. Outside of that restriction though, given the rules for HQs in Detachments I don't think we'll ever run out of space to have extra HQs.