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Old 28 May 2009, 16:45   #5 (permalink)
Sunscreem
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Phoenx, AZ
Posts: 83
Default Re: Joy with stealth marker lights?

Just like anything else, there is a learning curve involved. I use PF's and while they do take a lot of fire once on the board, unless I'm seriously unlucky they usually survive the battle. But I may play them differently then most. I usually don't start them on the table, instead I bring them in as flankers. This way they can be a slight 'surprise' unit and most opponents will turn their anti-infantry weapons on them, leaving my FW's to hold & contest objectives w/ less interference from my opponent. I may only get 2-3 rounds of markerlights from the PF's, but markerlights are elsewhere in my list, so it's not horribly detrimental - they come in to help finish the game. By the time they arrive, most of the opposing units are in cover, so the en masse markerlights from the PF's are what I use to strip the cover saves from my opponents.

I do use the stealth markerlights, but mainly to increase the BS of the stealth team (networked markerlights on the drones), it's cheaper than outfitting the entire team w/ TA's.

~Sunscreem
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