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Old 12 May 2006, 19:32   #1 (permalink)
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Well, I've been playing some small battles recently and play an all-elite match between a mate of mine. He did Farsight and a body guard and I did Shadowsun and a group of Stealthsuits with Target Arrays, I won most due to the shield drones, but my Stealthsuits being BS4 for 5pts per piece seems highly worth it. I also played a match against orks with a unit just as such, and it was highly worth it! It killed two 1/2 horde things alone without the Hammerheads even Rail Raining on them. That +3 to hit really made them killers, more so than usual!* So anyone else meet with similar success?
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Old 12 May 2006, 19:34   #2 (permalink)
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Targetting Array is 10pts, not 5.

While it does make them very nasty they also become very pricey which is difficult to fit into a 1500pt list.
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Old 12 May 2006, 19:41   #3 (permalink)
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Actually you can fit them in. That's the configuration I always put on my stealth suits. Or else I wont use them at all.

You are more likely to kill more of your enemies that way.
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Old 12 May 2006, 19:56   #4 (permalink)
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Interestingly enough BS4 stealths have the same kills per point ratio* as BS3 stealths

*Kills per point ratio is the number of kills one can expect on average vs a given unit divided by the points spent on the firing unit.
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In other words, 3 stealths with TA cost the same, and kill exactly as much, as 4 stealths.

The only difference is that the 4 stealths have an extra wound.

There's no reason to take targetting arrays until you run out of space to take additional stealth suits.
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In other words, 3 stealths with TA cost the same, and kill exactly as much, as 4 stealths.

The only difference is that the 4 stealths have an extra wound.

There's no reason to take targetting arrays until you run out of space to take additional stealth suits.
Yup.
It also beats out the Drone Stealth Squad in certain aspects as you can max out the squad while keeping a low number of bases (easier to hide).
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Old 12 May 2006, 20:16   #7 (permalink)
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I however prefer simply adding a gun drone or two per squad memeber.

The unit is bigger but that is both a pro and a con.

However the best thing is the unit gets more shots and benifeits from markerlight support even more.

In my experience More Dice = better 99% of the time.
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Old 12 May 2006, 22:07   #8 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure that a gun drone each is actually a better choice for the damage, numbers-wise (slightly more accurate, extra model/wound, and adds pinning chance) as a targeting array.

The only flaw would actually be the larger squad size, when it comes to hiding.
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Old 12 May 2006, 22:15   #9 (permalink)
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As someone mentioned earlier, for 3 BS4 stealths you could get 4 BS3 ones. The 4 have the same chance of hitting, but have an additional wound which allows them to take another casualty and still be scoring. I think its sort of a no brainer to go for numbers.
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Old 12 May 2006, 22:23   #10 (permalink)
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Or go for both if you have the points.
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