Wakshaani wrote:Based off the Marine codex (adding the Lieutenant) and the Chaos codex (Adding the Aspiring Champion), I'd imagine that the Tau will gain a "Sub-Commander", similar to the Commander but not quite as good or as expensive.
Return of the Shas'el ???
What if a commander gets nerfed to a Shas'el commander with 3 slots and then we spend 3 CP to upgrade to a Shas'o Commander with 4 slots
I'm afraid I don't know. I'm new to the Tau with this edition, having never played them before (and, in fact, am still assembling my first force) and my grasp of the backstory and terminology is *astoundingly* thin. I hope to correct that via the Codex once it arrives. When I was trying to find out what, exactly, was contained in a Cadre (The answer, it seems, is "It varies") I could swear that I saw that each one has only a single Commander in it, but that would leave room for a secondary command level in support of them. What my head stitched together was 1 Commander and three Subcommanders being "correct", with more command personell below that.
But I freely admit that I know *nothing* at this stage. I'm working with a basic outline of a ROman legion-ish force, with 12 X 12 Fire Warriors as the core for a complete cadre that would be roughly aligned with "Own an entire Space Marine battle Company". What all supports that, I'm still figuring out. Using 12 as the number of choice, however, allows for all kinds of interesting splits in terms of "How many X in this force".
But I digress.
What I'd GUESS at would be a remake of the Crisis suits into four general flavors:
The core suit which has a burst cannon and can trade it for 1-2 other weapons, plus a support system.
The Bodyguard suit which comes with a Burst Cannon and can have 1-2 other weapons, always has a Shield generator, and can have one other support system.
A "Sub-Commander" with burst cannon (trade for 1-2 weapons) and two support systems.
And a "Command" option with burst cannon (trade for 1-2 weapons) and two support sytems, one of which may be a Signature System.
This would bump the suits away from the current Quad Fusion style to a more balanced unit (and would, one would hope, drop in price!) and give you some more interesting options in terms of unit buffs. BUT, legacy is also a thing and I know that suits used to have a system of, in essence, "Pick up to 4 of whatever" and I don't know how well modifying that would go over. (But, in the end, is pure fantasy at this stage.)
Back on point... is there an older Codex that details a bit better what a cadre *does* contain? I need to do some reading before I get too deep. Heck, I've still not even picked a color scheme yet.