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Old 18 Jul 2013, 18:03   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Im new to Tau, Ive bought a second hand army off a friend of a friend.

Ive never played Tau or played against Tau

I have a question about the shooting order and markerlights

Lets say I have the following
1 Ethearal
2 units of 6 fire warriors
1 unit of drones consisting of 3 marker drones and one sheild drone


one unit of orks is 29" away from both my fire warrior units and 29" away from my drone unit

is the following how the shooting phase would play out

1) Fire warrior with markerlight in unit 1, hits orks - place marker light counter
2) Fire warrior with markerlight in unit 2, hits orks - place marker light counter
3) Drones fire marker lights (3 off) at orks, benifitting from +2BS (so firing at BS4) and removing the current markerlight counters from the orks
4) Assume all 3 drones hit, place 3 markerlight counters with orks
5) Fire warriors unit 1 fires at orks using up 2 counters, thus firing at +2BS (BS5)
6) Fire warriors unit 2 fires at orks using up last remaining counter, thus firing at +1BS (BS4)


Have i got this markerlight shenanigans correct?

Cheers
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Old 18 Jul 2013, 21:51   #2 (permalink)
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Units must do all their shooting at the same time. This means that if a unit of fire warriors fired their markerlight at a target they would also have to fire all their pulse rifles at the target in the same portion of the shooting phase. This means a markerlight catalyst unit (such as the fire warriors in your example) will never see the bonus of the markerlights themselves. What actually would happen is as follows:

Unit 1 fires markerlight and pulse rifles at target.
Unit 2 fires markerlight and pulse rifles at target.
Markerdrones spend 2 marker tokens to reach BS 4 and fire at the target.
All available firing units have shot and the shooting phase ends.

Obviously this means that you want to get your major light sources (dedicated markerlight units) firing as early as possible in the shooting phase so that you have more options available to you later in the phase to spend the tokens.
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Old 19 Jul 2013, 10:14   #3 (permalink)
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Ah i See,

Many Thanks

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Old 21 Aug 2013, 17:33   #4 (permalink)
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what models did you get? and if no one told you yet tau are the best army at ruining other peoples plan, they have a counter for like everything ever imagined, except close combat, but then again they do get insaine overwatch
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