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Old 10 Jun 2007, 11:51   #1 (permalink)
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As the subject...are targetting arrays worth the 10 points? I've come up with a nice anti-light infantry unit (6 stealth suits, all with targetting arrays), and I usually give them to my Broadsides too, but I dunno if anyone has done the math, or has any other ideas?
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Old 10 Jun 2007, 12:01   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Are targetting arrays worth it?

I suppose you mean Stealth suits? Crisis don`t come in squad sizes of six, usually...

As for TAs on your Crisis: I totally depends on the weapons on the suit. I employ TA equipped Deathrain (TL MPs) with tremendous success.

Right now, I`m also thinking about getting a Bodyguard for a Shas`el with TAs, FBs, PRs and HW MTs... sounds like a good unit to me.
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Old 10 Jun 2007, 12:06   #3 (permalink)
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Targetting arrays seem to be a favourite on Shas Els and makes you less dependent on markerlights. Personally though id take a multi tracker instead. If you have access to wargear I may take the targetting array and make the multi tracker hard wired but it all depends on the points cost of the game.

An anti infantry squad needs all the shots it can get and firing one weapon no matter how better aimed that shot is. For 5pts less the multi tracker would probably be a better choice for your basic crisis suit but probably a good choice on a Shas el and maybe Shas vre if equiped with a hard wired multi tracker.

Hope this helps. ;D

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Old 10 Jun 2007, 12:07   #4 (permalink)
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I always take a targeting array on my Broadsides, and usually on my Crisis Suits (depending on what configuration I take for them). The targeting arrays are worth it for me because it gives you that much more certainty that the big, expensive Crisis (or Broadside) Suits will actually hit something when you need them to. That reliability is easily worth the ten points for me.

However, I never take targeting arrays on Stealthsuits. Simply because there are more cost effective ways of increasing a Stealthsuit's BS (namely, Markerlights). There are too many Stealthsuits in a unit for the Targeting Array to be viable (it's better to spend 10 on a Crisis Suit with two powerful weapons then 10 on a single, fragile model with one).
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Old 10 Jun 2007, 12:08   #5 (permalink)
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Whoops didnt realise you were talking about Stealtsuits.

Sorry.

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Old 10 Jun 2007, 12:17   #6 (permalink)
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Anyway, I just did some math on Broadsides with and without TA, and their to-hit chance with their TL Railguns:

Without TA: 75% chance to score a hit
With TA: 89% chance to score a hit

So, from "likely to hit" to "almost certain to hit"...sounds good to me
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Old 10 Jun 2007, 12:24   #7 (permalink)
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Targeting Arrays for Stealth teams are nice, but you have to weigh up whether you want more bodies, or a smaller unit 'footprint'.

A three man team with TA's runs 120 points, and will get on average 6/9 hits with their BC's.
A four man team with no TA's runs 120 points, and will get on average 6/12 hits.

As it scales TA's become less useful, until you get a full team, and even then I would only recommend giving them TA's if you actually have enough points spare, as you could get another Minned FW team, a Piranha or even a Deathrain+ suit for the price of the Arrays.
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Old 10 Jun 2007, 12:28   #8 (permalink)
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TA stealths average the same number of kills per point spent on them as non targeting array stealths. Therefore, it is probably better to just use more without it unless you have pts to spend and you're on your final elite slot or something
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Without TA: 75% chance to score a hit
With TA: 89% chance to score a hit
Damn it, I already glued drone controllers on them.
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Old 10 Jun 2007, 12:51   #10 (permalink)
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Damn it, I already glued drone controllers on them.

It shouldn't be a problem. You can't represent targeting arrays without a conversion anyway (there's no bit for them), so you can still say they have targeting arrays.
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