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Old 20 Jul 2004, 00:55   #1 (permalink)
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Now I know the it is mandatory for a team of pathfinders to have a Devilfish. However, does the Devilfish have to be with them at all times or can it just drop them off somewhere and then go transport some Fire Warriors? Also can you deploy about 9 Rail Rifles in a Devilfish and then just unload them at the start of the game alongside your Fire Warriors? This would be an excellent way to get some anti-rine support and would be even better if the Devilfish can transport other units.
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Old 20 Jul 2004, 05:57   #2 (permalink)
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Unless I'm mistaken...(but i shouldn't be) Yes the Devilfish can just drop off the Pathfinders at the start then go and transport someone else. but pathfinders work the best with a Devilfish at their side, thats all. And no you can't unload 9 railrifles with a buch of fire warriors because the fact that you are only allowed to take 3 in a squad.

So to sum up yes the devilfish can leave to transport others and yes you can at the start uload beside the fire warriors, but make sure you have the right amout of Rail rifles though.
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3 to a squad... That sucks... Well that just ruins my whole plan.
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heh.. and yeh devilfish is required, although u can use it elsewhere in the battle, as long as you take it at the start..
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I cant think where else u would want to use a devilfish cos you really shouldnt with fire warriors cos u really should use them as a firebase along with Broadsides
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Actually, no. The 'Fish can be deployed miles away from the pathfinders, but its not a Taxi. IE: the only people who can get on are the pathfinders. Only transports like the Falcon and Land Raider truly have this ability, as they're not (normally) an upgrade to a unit.

Sorry, but they covered this 'un in a chapter approved a while back.

Page six, Part 9 of this PDF backs me up.
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Old 20 Jul 2004, 13:10   #7 (permalink)
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Thats that one cleared up then... although i dont see how this will make much difference to Tau because u dont really want to transport other units anyway....
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well say if you have an assualt squad of firewarriors, basically half the squad has carbines, u get close, drop em off, the carbines unload at the enemy, the fw hop back on and get out of there... i dno.. but thats the general use of carbines i think..
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That explains it then cos i dont use carbines in fws, like many others...
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I find that is the best use for carbines, although drones can do this a bit better.
However relocating firewarrior teams is not that bad an idea, you could use this tactic to draw a nice juicy squad of something and then leave it stranded.
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