- Make all models stubborn
- Fire an extra pulse weapon shot when shooting at half range (aka the triple-Tap), which works on Kroot as well
- Feel no pain on a 6+ (hooray?)
- A unit can run and still fire snap shots after moving
Generic Ethereal: Cheap, easy to kill, gives two points for slaying a Warlord, but can hand out some serious buffs to surrounding units with several “bubbles”. I think he is actually a pretty good HQ but you need to use him wisely and build you tactics around him and maximizes his protection.
Aun’Shi: Double the price of the generic version but all those points go to close combat toys that are pretty sad by non-Tau standards. It’s a fun model, but a poor HQ choice.
Aun’Va: So close, and yet so far. His abilities are impressive and fairly desirable; however he’s a soft target and you can expect to lose him pretty quickly. Once again: a poor choice for your HQ.