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Old 23 Mar 2007, 15:39   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pathfinders + ML Drones

As we know ML Drones have networked markerlights ,and that allows team with ML drones to utilize theirs markers to increase its BS.
Idea is to add 2 drones to pathfinder team and use them to boost pathfinders BS.
Statistical looking in 4 turns we would get (unless you are hated by dice gods)
- One turn when both drones miss and pathfinders shoot at BS 3
- Two turns when one of the drones hit and pathfinders shoot at BS 4
- One turn when both drones hit and pathfinders shoot at BS 5.

Could someone mathammer this to check if point cost of drones would be worth added BS to pathfinders ?
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Old 23 Mar 2007, 15:46   #2 (permalink)
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I sorry....

This is illegal. It specifically says in the Codex that makerlights cannot be used as a boost for other markerlights (Sorry, I don't have a specific page reference).

IMHO- They did this because otherwise that would be way overpowered.

Nice, wishful thinking though...

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Old 23 Mar 2007, 16:03   #3 (permalink)
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I sorry....

This is illegal. It specifically says in the Codex that makerlights cannot be used as a boost for other markerlights (Sorry, I don't have a specific page reference).

IMHO- They did this because otherwise that would be way overpowered.

Nice, wishful thinking though...

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Yeah my wrong .Just checked Codex its at the bottom of ML description.
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Old 23 Mar 2007, 16:23   #4 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure that rule was put in precisely to stop this exact tactic.

When I first got the new Tau codex I thought of this, but was (like so many others) disappointed to see the Games design folk had predicted this loophole.
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What about using to boost rail rifles, though? Could be fairly efficient, and you could still support other squads with the remaining 1-5 markerlights.
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Old 23 Mar 2007, 21:05   #6 (permalink)
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What about using to boost rail rifles, though? Could be fairly efficient, and you could still support other squads with the remaining 1-5 markerlights.
That`s what Sniper Drones are there for.... And they`re much better at it, than Pathfinders could ever be...
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What about using to boost rail rifles, though? Could be fairly efficient, and you could still support other squads with the remaining 1-5 markerlights.
That`s what Sniper Drones are there for.... And they`re much better at it, than Pathfinders could ever be...
Yeah, but if you want markerlight support for other units AND rifles, the pathfinders scouting into cover will get you it cheaper than taking sniper drones and pathfinders both.
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