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Pathfinders... dead?
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Old 16 Aug 2006, 08:00   #1 (permalink)
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http://uk.games-workshop.com/news/errata/3/

Sooooo... Pathfinders aren't scouts anymore. Now there's almost zero chance of getting into a decent position to light up the field with markerlights. I'm baffled, honestly. We get a very subpar FAQ with no fluff or pictures that looks like it was done in 20 minutes, and now somehow the Pathfinders and their MANDATORY transport are separate units, even though they're one FoC slot? If the Path Fish gets a special rule for deepstriking WHYYYY can't they make a Scout move? In Escalation they could in theory start on the table, and leave their transport behind to arrive alone and empty later in the game. Completely mindboggling.

Oh, and O'Shovah can't command more than 7 people now. He musta gotten bonked on the head or something. It's just "Citizen Farsight" now, none of this "commander" rubbish.
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Old 16 Aug 2006, 08:08   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Pathfinders... dead?

complain all you like, its not like GW will amend the FAQ.

Its not that I disagree with you...just saying. You gotta deal with it.
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Old 16 Aug 2006, 08:11   #3 (permalink)
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At least we know about the CIB now.
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Old 16 Aug 2006, 09:49   #4 (permalink)
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Not one of those was in our favour, GW must have it in for the poor Tau :'(

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Old 16 Aug 2006, 12:41   #5 (permalink)
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Pathfinder tank = not scout.... so does this mean that we need to roll reserves for the damn tank!?..... or do the pathfinders stop being scouts .. period? cuz they're in the same force org slot and deploys together. Stupid. I wonder if they even talk to the people who wrote the rules at all.

now our characters are separate units when in CC... great. Not that i'm worried about them singling out the commander, i'm worried they WONT. example = honorguard in combat with imp guard powerfist lurking around. now the enemy unit can just decide not to attack our eth, and we wont be able to get him killed for the preferred enemy -_-' Luckily, most opponents we face will probably not think that far and gun for him just because it seems good to have every one take a morale check.

another commander apart from O'Shova.... doesnt is say in the dex (dont have it with me) that he counts as your 1+ commander? if so, then the ppl who wrote this faq didn't even read our dex

erm.... what's on page 53? :P

and they STILL havent addressed the issue of the jumping mklight on stealth platform.

where DO they do their player's survey?

the pathfinder thing hurts... that's it, time to go buy me some sniper drones, and marker drones

EDIT: LET ME JUST REITERATE HOW PISSED AND DISAPPOINTED I AM!
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Old 16 Aug 2006, 12:54   #6 (permalink)
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For O'Shovah, no it doesn't say that he counts for the 1+.

As for the Pathfinders, it's not so bad... it just halved their movement. Ah well.

Page 53 makes a mention of battlesuits taking 2 weapon systems and a support system, and stealths taking a weapon and a support.
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Old 16 Aug 2006, 14:28   #7 (permalink)
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The tank doesn't have scout.

What does this mean????

You can't move the tank one way unmanned and the PF's a different way.

You can however move the tank with the PF's in it.
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Old 16 Aug 2006, 14:32   #8 (permalink)
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The tank doesn't have scout.

What does this mean????

You can't move the tank one way unmanned and the PF's a different way.

You can however move the tank with the PF's in it.
It means the pathfinders have the "scout" USR, but not the tank. So if you have part of a unit that has a USR, but not the other part, neither part can use it.
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It means the pathfinders have the "scout" USR, but not the tank. So if you have part of a unit that has a USR, but not the other part, neither part can use it.
But if neither part can use it because the 2nd part doesn't have it and the 2nd part HAS to exists by a requirement of the 1st part, why bother giving it to the 1st part anyway?
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Old 16 Aug 2006, 14:45   #10 (permalink)
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oh damn this is rediculous, why did they suddonly decide to mention the pathfinders affter the second codex? they have allways been able to make a scout move, they like invented the scout move dude.
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