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Old 02 Apr 2006, 13:54   #1 (permalink)
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Default Urgent questions about marker drones.

OK I am obviously a noob (the topic name). I just finished converting two of my gun drones into marker drones and now I am full of questions about them....
-Can marker drones be in a gun drone squadron?
-Can marker drones only fire one marker light per turn?
-What is the best unit to include marker drones in?
-Are marker drones in the new codex or are the considered to be forge world non tournament models?
-Are marker drones worth having?

Any help is appreciated ;D
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Old 02 Apr 2006, 14:05   #2 (permalink)
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marker drones are official in the codex now

marker drones only fire one markerlight

marker drones are used with drone controllers,pathfinders may be a good choice

not in drone squadron
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Old 02 Apr 2006, 15:51   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Urgent questions about marker drones.

Marker Drones have what is called a Networked Markerlight. This means that they can guide the shots of the squad they are attached to. Because of this, I would say that they work best when attached to either a team of Broadsides, Crisis Suits, Stealthsuits, or Fire Warriors.
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Old 02 Apr 2006, 15:59   #4 (permalink)
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do the whole squad get the bonuses if the markerlight hits?
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The thing is that networked markerlights can mark for their own squad. You roll the marker drones first, and your squad can claim the benefit from those markerlights
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Old 02 Apr 2006, 16:23   #6 (permalink)
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do the whole squad get the bonuses if the markerlight hits?
The entire squad that you clain the benefit for gets the bonus.

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Old 02 Apr 2006, 16:25   #7 (permalink)
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marker drones are used with drone controllers,pathfinders may be a good choice
You aren't saying so, but I'm inferring that you argue for marker drones in Pathfinder squads so that subsequent shots by pathfinders benefit from the +1 BS. Note that Markerlight hits can never benefit from markerlight tokens (fired by previously fired or networked markerlights).

To give an example, I have a markerlight token on a unit of Marines. I fire a unit of fire warriors, whose Shas'Ui has his own markerlight, at that target of Marines. The Fire Warriors pulse weaponry may take advantage of the +1 BS. If the Shas'Ui fires the markerlight, he may not take advantage of the +1 BS.

For this reason, marker drones in Pathfinder units are poor choices, because the pathfinder markerlights can't get any benefit (not nightfighting, not target priority, not +1 BS). Rail Rifles and pulse carbines could, but that's not generally why we take pathfinders.
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Old 02 Apr 2006, 16:43   #8 (permalink)
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sounds usefull
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Markerlights are still a Heavy weapon, though, so I might not use a Marker Drone in a Fire Warrior team, Stealth Team or Crisis team that I expected to be moving. Their best usage might be with Broadsides.
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