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Old 11 Feb 2005, 23:42   #1 (permalink)
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Default Do Pathfinders Need More Love?

I think that pathfinders aren't really all that good, but I love them. I personally feel that the pathfinders could do with some more lovin' and be given an enhanced somithing in cover. My friends and I flung around a few ideas like giving them the 'stealth armor' rule when in cover, to reflect their sneakyness. Anyone think that this might be a change for the better for the most underloved 40k race?



PS: WTH are squats? and why would they be angry at not being included in 40k?
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Old 12 Feb 2005, 00:22   #2 (permalink)
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Huh?* ???

Pathfinders are used to scout ahead and pick out targets for commanders..hence the fact that they carry markerlights and a devilfish to move them around...it is not in their nature to be in the thick of the fighting, but to hide behind their devilfish using their markerlights to the fullest extent.* With a Devilfish hanging around, one could come to believe that there will be no room for "sneakyness"

And the stealth armor is reserved for stealth suits, whereas the suits are built to be in the thickness of the fight.

I also believe that the tau is fine the way they are, and there will not be any drastic changes in the forecoming future...

And out of curiousity, what tactics are you using with your pathfinders? Later days*
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Old 12 Feb 2005, 01:07   #3 (permalink)
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I could see them having some equivelent of Cammouflage, like IG does, so that they can deploy differently for hidden set up...which doesn't really exist anymore.

I think they could be 15pts each, but I'm not sweating it. You have 8 guys, upgrade 2 to have rail rifles (TL or not) and then the remaining six can marker light for six different crisis suits, a whole team of XV15s, all you heavies...whatever. If the enemy wants to waste time going after than, that's one less unit you have to worry about.

I think a team of Path finders with EMP grenades and 2 rail rifles is a mean set up and a very versitile unit.
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I think that they are fine the way they are. And I find the rail rifle quite usefull in may situations.
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Old 12 Feb 2005, 07:25   #5 (permalink)
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I could see them having some equivelent of Cammouflage, like IG does, so that they can deploy differently for hidden set up...which doesn't really exist anymore.

I think they could be 15pts each, but I'm not sweating it. You have 8 guys, upgrade 2 to have rail rifles (TL or not) and then the remaining six can marker light for six different crisis suits, a whole team of XV15s, all you heavies...whatever. If the enemy wants to waste time going after than, that's one less unit you have to worry about.

I think a team of Path finders with EMP grenades and 2 rail rifles is a mean set up and a very versitile unit.
i agree. but i don't use em, i prefer to twinlink my crisis weapons.
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for their points cost, I could just take another unit of what I'm using the markerlight for. However, seeing as to how I've never really given them a chance... next battle I'll use em.
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Old 12 Feb 2005, 23:07   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, give'em a try. Designate a unit of DF mounted FCWs as PFs for a game or three - see what you think. That bonus move is after both sides finish deploying, so it can make enemy deployment all off if you do it right; then rolls for who goes first. I like to keep thier DF cheap and definitely equipped with Flechettes for suicide runs when things get to crunch time. Ususally these guys get way deep by turn three, making a swing wide to the enemy weak flank. Then I just light things up.
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PS: WTH are squats? and why would they be angry at not being included in 40k?
Back in the good 'ol days before Necrons and Tau, before Heavy Support was a common sight, there was a race called the squats. They didn't have heavy, didn't sell, and so instead of updating them to give them heavy, GW decided to say they all died out. That's all I know.

Dude, Del's 40K vs. Pokémon was a comedy. That was one of the jokes. Squats are the opposite of wise.
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Old 13 Feb 2005, 01:48   #9 (permalink)
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never have, never will use pathfinders. over and out.
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I have 19 Pathfinders I don't use.
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