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How many Marker Lights do you use in your army?
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Old 25 Oct 2005, 15:51   #1 (permalink)
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Default How many Marker Lights do you use in your army?

I would've made this a poll if I knew how!
So, in say a 500 point game, 1000 point game and 2000 point game, how many Marker Lights do you load up on?
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Old 25 Oct 2005, 15:55   #2 (permalink)
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Having not made Tau lists in a while, this is hard to remeber but up to point values of 1500, the simple answer is "none" - they didn't fit my playstyle, and Pathfinders are pricey. Upgrading to 1750 or 2000, though, in go a full pathfinder squad, making 8 lights.
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Old 25 Oct 2005, 16:03   #3 (permalink)
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at 500p, none.
I tried, but since I don't use pf, adding ML to my FW squad or Stealth, is just to expensive.
I would like to, really.
Maybe with the new marker drones? I like drones.
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Old 25 Oct 2005, 16:22   #4 (permalink)
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500 pts : None so far
1000pts : 2 to 6
1500pts: 6 to 9
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Old 25 Oct 2005, 16:31   #5 (permalink)
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At 1500, I have 2-3.

I always bring 2 Tetras, and sometimes I bring Gue'vesa with a ML upgrade.
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Old 25 Oct 2005, 16:33   #6 (permalink)
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500: 0 (unless you use Shas'ui fire warirors (which I never use), you won't have any)

1000: 0 (see above)

2000: 8 (8 Pathfinders will give you enough markerlights)

Note that IF the Tetra comes legal, we may see more Markerlights in 1000 points, and maybe 500.
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Old 25 Oct 2005, 16:43   #7 (permalink)
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1750pt = 5 PF w/'ui upgrade.

Below = 0

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Old 25 Oct 2005, 17:12   #8 (permalink)
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So, in say a 500 point game, 1000 point game and 2000 point game, how many Marker Lights do you load up on?
Currently;
500: 0
1000: 0
1500: 4-6
2000: 6+

After new codex
500: 0
1000: 4
1500: 8-10
2000: 10+

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While I agree on liking the Marker Drones, I will have a hard time justifying more than two in an army list. At 30pts each, they are a very pricey option.

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As for the Tetras, the aren't going to be in the new codex.

The only FW models to make the cut are the Piranha and Sky Ray.


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Old 25 Oct 2005, 17:18   #9 (permalink)
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If the SKy Ray has a markerlight, then I like it. But why they didn't take the ultracool Tetras instead was a terrible decision.
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Old 25 Oct 2005, 17:27   #10 (permalink)
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I have 3 by the way. One in each of my three Gue'vesa units. I figure if they help wipe out one tank they're paid for!
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