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Old 18 Nov 2006, 09:48   #1 (permalink)
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Default How many Markerlights?

After looking around a bit I found threads about markerlights. So now I know that pathfinders are the cheapest per markerlight hit and what are the best uses for markerlights but I'm still unsure as to how many there should be in an army of a certain size. So, how mayn markerlights would u recommend in 1500pts? All in 1 pathfinder squad? Or should I take them on something else as well? And if yes, what else?
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Old 18 Nov 2006, 12:04   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't put em all in one pathfinder squad. They will probaly be gone on turn 2 or 3.
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Old 18 Nov 2006, 14:17   #3 (permalink)
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Now I'm new myself but here's what i think

Yes your pathfinder are your main markerlight units, however (like Gairon said) the pathfinders will be hunted and probably not make it past turn 3.
Always a good choice is to equip you troop shas'ui with a markerlight. This upgrade isn't cheap (20pts) but its well worth it. If you have a devilfish or hammerhead (with seeker missiles) in your army a markerlight becomes a deadly rockerlauncher. I also like to give my stealthsuits a markerdrone making it a stealth markerdrone! Markerdrones ain't cheap (30pts) but in a army of 1,500 Pts you can squeeze two or three drones in.

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Old 18 Nov 2006, 14:47   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: How many Markerlights

There are many ways to have markerlights in your army.

First you must choose whether you want them or not. I don't play with them, but a lot of players do.

Second you must decide how you want to bring them to the field. Pathfinders? Stealth suits? Skyray? Mix?

I'd say 4~6 markerlights for 1500 pts, maybe max 8 if you bring a SkyRay.

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Old 18 Nov 2006, 23:31   #5 (permalink)
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I would never put a Marker Drone in a Stealth unit. It's much cheaper to upgrade a Team Leader and give him a Markerlight (15pts)

Then he's got a 3+ save, and I'd rather have the Team protect him than a Drone with a 4+ save.
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Default Re: How many Markerlights?

just as semo says.....

if you have any firewarrior squads that are not accompanied by a devilfish then give the shas'ui a markerlight. It's cheap and if you succefuly hit with the markerlight, the rest of the squad will be able to hit on rolls of 3+. This will boost the firepower from your static squads.

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Old 19 Nov 2006, 02:21   #7 (permalink)
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The rest of the squad won't, the Shas'Ui light isn't networked, the next unit will hit on a 3+.
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Old 19 Nov 2006, 02:38   #8 (permalink)
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So 4 pathfinders + 2 on shas'ui of 6 man FW's is about right? If I have a skyray that would bump it up to 8.
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Old 19 Nov 2006, 03:50   #9 (permalink)
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That would be it.
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Old 19 Nov 2006, 03:56   #10 (permalink)
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I can't see why you wouldn't use all 8 pathfinders in the team. It only costs an extra 48 points, and the cost of the markerlights for a squad of pathfinders factors in the fish, so reducing the number of pathfinders in the team raises the points you spend per markerlight.
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