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Old 20 May 2007, 04:58   #1 (permalink)
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Default Question about markerlights

I hardly have any of them in my army so I was wondering if a firewarrior tags someone with a markerlight does the whole squad get the benefit of the +1 BS or is it only for a single unit firing?
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Old 20 May 2007, 05:07   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Question about markerlights

You can remove a markerlight hit to make one squad fire at +1 BS.
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Old 20 May 2007, 05:10   #3 (permalink)
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A single unit may take advantage of it.

Not the unit that fired the ML though, as a FWs ML is not networked.
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Old 20 May 2007, 06:35   #4 (permalink)
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What exactly is a networked markerlight?
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Old 20 May 2007, 06:41   #5 (permalink)
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What exactly is a networked markerlight?
It's a markerlight that the squad that fired it can benifit from. But to me, it's a complicted rule I rarely have to deal with(only with sniper drones).
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Old 20 May 2007, 18:00   #6 (permalink)
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Well thats cool I now see a decent reason for using it now since the entire squad gets the +1 I was thinking it was only good for 1 shot.
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Old 20 May 2007, 18:47   #7 (permalink)
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another unit can benifit not the firing unit.

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iv just re read the codex entry on Markerlights and no where does it say that the unit the Fires the makerlight cannot benfit from +1 BS,

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to allow a unit which fires at the target to do so at +1 Ballistic Skill.* This effect may be stacked, alloeing a ballistic Skill up to a maximum of 5.

So in theorie you may fire at a unit with say a Shas'ui and the rest of his unit can benifit from +1 to their BS so long as they fire at the Marker lighted unit.

Am i correct in this because i'm unsure my self now?

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Old 20 May 2007, 19:26   #8 (permalink)
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Well, no.

The point is that all shooting a unit does is considered to be done simultaneously - you can`t fire the Marker and then use the effect of said marker to increase the other dice rolls of said unit.
In theory, all the to-hit rolls of a unit are made at the same time, making oosting the BS of the Shas`uis own unit impossible.
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Old 20 May 2007, 19:29   #9 (permalink)
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Correct, which is we have the distinction between Markerlights and Networked Markerlights in the codex. Incidentally, the effects of the Markerlight are clearly described on page 29 of the codex.
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Old 21 May 2007, 11:49   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: Question about markerlights

Even if the thing is not stated under the "Markerlight" entry box, it is referenced in the "Networked Markerlight" entry as follows:

"Unlike a normal markerlight, the operator's own unit may benefit from its use. It is fired before the remainder of the unit fires."
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