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My response from GW about Marker lights
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Old 19 Mar 2005, 08:58   #1 (permalink)
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the following is an email I sent to GW about Marker lights. following this in Italics is the response.


I am writting to address your attention to some confusion caused by the third point under the Marker lights heading in the latest Tau FAQ. The third point reads:

- One weapon may be fired for each marker light hit, with the shot hitting on a 2+.

The confusion centers around the word "shot" in the statement. It seems many people are under the impression that if a multi shot weapon ie an Ion cannon were to use the benefit of the marker light, then only one of the three shots it has will hit on a 2+ and ignore cover saves, the two remaining shots are fired as normal.

I am assuming that this is not correct and that your latest Tau FAQ has a typo. In the above statment it should read "shot(s)" not "shot". Is this Correct?

Kind regards,


Hi there

I think this has become a lot more confusing than it should be.

The rules for marker lights are as they were. The main word to focus on is WEAPON. It states one weapon may be fired for each marker light that hit. It may have been clearer if it "shot" was replaced with shot/shots or something similar.

As it is the weapon that locks on, not the ammo than all shots coming from the weapon, be it 1 or a 100 will hit on 2+

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good to have that cleared up with solid proof, now your opponent cannot complain ;D
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