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Old 17 Jan 2006, 02:48   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hey! (Rail Rifle question)

For kicks, I read the Rail Rifle rules again.

I didn't find the part where they have to be guided by markerlights (!). Have I been deluding myself? Or is this wrong? Or am I just insane? What is the purpose of the universe?
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No Rail Rifles do not need to be guided by markerlights, where on earth did you get that idea? Also they do not have to have the target lock either and without it they do not suffer the gets hot rule.
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People say they are giuded by markerlights because they always use the markerlights to aim for the rial rifles (bye bye marines!). However, this is illegal as the markerlight is not networked.
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Yes! I'm going to take a few now... I find myself lighting up Marines quite often, and having some dead before the Helios shoot is going to be nice.

Just shows we all have to learn...
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 07:55   #5 (permalink)
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In response to Impulse...

Guiding rail rifles by markerlights is illegal? Please expound. I was hoping to field a small pathfinder group this weekend with 5 models (shas'ui, 2 rail rifles, and 2 pathfinders with carbines + markerlights which I thought were standard). I was going to use the 2 pathfinders in the shooting phase to try to score hits with their markerlights at range, then in the same phase, next fire the rail rifles, with each rifle potentially using a markerlight (if they both hit - otherwise, this is just a "normal" rail rifle shot).

Is this a legal option for pathfinders in the shootie-shootie phase? Please explain!

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Old 17 Jan 2006, 08:16   #6 (permalink)
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Guiding rail rifles by markerlights is illegal? Please expound. I was hoping to field a small pathfinder group this weekend with 5 models (shas'ui, 2 rail rifles, and 2 pathfinders with carbines + markerlights which I thought were standard). I was going to use the 2 pathfinders in the shooting phase to try to score hits with their markerlights at range, then in the same phase, next fire the rail rifles, with each rifle potentially using a markerlight (if they both hit - otherwise, this is just a "normal" rail rifle shot).

Is this a legal option for pathfinders in the shootie-shootie phase? Please explain!
I don't think it's legal. Units from the same unit can't markerlight for eachother. That's where you need the network markerlight, which pathfinders do not have. Correct me if I''m wrong here.
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Old 17 Jan 2006, 08:19   #7 (permalink)
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When you resolve shooting you throw all the dice together. In effect shooting from one unit is simultaneous, so you cannot use markerlights to guide a weapon from the same unit.

The new codex is strongly rumoured to change this.
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You can't use markerlight hits from the same squad.. as the squad does all its shooting at once (even if they have target locks etc). In the new codex, some squad will have Networked Markerlights which allow the squad to use its own Markerlight hits.

Regarding the original question - Rail Rifles don't HAVE to be guided by markerlights, but you can if you want (as long as its not from the same squad).
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