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Old 07 Dec 2007, 21:57   #1 (permalink)
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Default marker lights....

as ive been reading around this and other forums i have come to a point where i have been wondering, where are your marker lights coming from?

many people say that pathfinders are not a good unit choice for games unless well over 1500 pts...marker drones are expensive...giving a firwarrior a networked light makes you lose a shot, potentially two.

so...where are markerlights coming from?
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 22:03   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: marker lights....

Markerlight can be taken by the following units

Crisis Teams
Stealth Teams
Fire Warriors
Pathfinders

Skyrays

Three of these units can carry them by hand or mounted on there weapons, while all four can take them by using a drone controller.

The skyray comes with them mounted already.

FW has a XV84 that mounts one in its spine.

Also the Remora has it's own system.
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 22:09   #3 (permalink)
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...dont forget the tau human auxiliaries
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 22:32   #4 (permalink)
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Or the Tetra, which is arguably the most effective unit with them.
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 22:53   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: marker lights....

Crisis suits can take Markerlights?

Oh and, not many peeps have Tetras lying around (which I did though)
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Old 07 Dec 2007, 23:17   #6 (permalink)
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Crisis suits can take Markerlights?
Only forgeworld ones using rules from imperial armour 3.
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Old 08 Dec 2007, 00:32   #7 (permalink)
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Technically, Crisis Suit units can also take them via Marker Drones.
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Old 08 Dec 2007, 00:34   #8 (permalink)
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Technically, Crisis Suit units can also take them via Marker Drones.
Technically XV88's also.
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Old 08 Dec 2007, 04:35   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: marker lights....

Sniper drones are also a great source of Markerlight hits.

This is because:

1) They're usually not going to move like a Firewarrior, Crisis suit unit, or Stealth unit.

2) They've got Stealth Fields, making them harder to target.

3) Their markerlight controllers fire at BS4.


That being said, much of the time I tend to use my Sniper Drone markerlight hits to guide the drones themselves unless I'm going to split the fire.
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Default Re: marker lights....

With a static fire warrior squad you upgrade your shas'ui leader with a markerlight and Hardwired multi-tracker and voila! He shouts and paint the opponent.

But yes the Sniper drone squad, as mentionned by Nuke, is still one of your best source or markerlight. and I would add:

4) its a networked markerlight so the sniper drones can use it also (as opposed to a regularmarkerlight not being usable by the unit that 'shot' it)
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