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Old 05 Jan 2008, 01:48   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pathfinders w/ rail rifles unnecessary?

Well, I've been thinking.... why even have pathfinders when there are sniper drones. I mean, sure you can get more units but the drones have stealth generators and all those other accessories making then virtually invisible to anyone at their maximum range. I understand there are different advantages but overall, do you think sniper drones are better? ???
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Old 05 Jan 2008, 02:44   #2 (permalink)
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I think Drones are for pansies. Real men use only infantry.

Don't listen to Tank-loving Nascar watching flashlight waving Impy Guards.

Too bad there isn't some sort of upgrade that turns markerlights into networked ones. Then you could do like 4 rifles and 2 net. markerlights in a squad. mmm.
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Old 05 Jan 2008, 02:59   #3 (permalink)
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Sniper drones take a heavy support slot, that is the biggest problem I can see people having with them. Personally I only use them when I don't use all my heavy support slots. I don't like using pathfinders either though, because they take a fast attack slot that I could use for drone squadrons or piranhas.
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Old 05 Jan 2008, 03:46   #4 (permalink)
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With the Sniper Drone team, you -do- get a markerlight, along with three Rail Rifles. And a Stealth Field Generator.

I have never given a Pathfinder a Rail Rifle, they are, in my opinion, supposed to be the Markerlight base of your army. They don't deal direct damage, they make it possible for other units to deal MASSIVE damage to anyone they light up w/ those markers.

I'd rather have another dice to roll for a markerlight than a shot with a Rail Rifle. That's just me though.
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Old 05 Jan 2008, 03:56   #5 (permalink)
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Before Sniper drones, Pathfinders were the only way to use railrifles. So that's the biggest reason why we have them.
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Old 05 Jan 2008, 05:05   #6 (permalink)
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Sniper drones are not a scoring unit, correct?
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Old 05 Jan 2008, 05:34   #7 (permalink)
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Nope. No Sniper unit in the game (aside from SM Scouts, which can be snipers but aren't by default) ever counts as a scoring unit.
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Old 05 Jan 2008, 08:10   #8 (permalink)
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why even have pathfinders when there are sniper drones.
Because sniper drones didn't exist last edition, pathfinders with RR's did. And it's about the only good thing that came out of the game Firewarrior IMO.
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With the Sniper Drone team, you -do- get a markerlight, along with three Rail Rifles. And a Stealth Field Generator.

I have never given a Pathfinder a Rail Rifle, they are, in my opinion, supposed to be the Markerlight base of your army. They don't deal direct damage, they make it possible for other units to deal MASSIVE damage to anyone they light up w/ those markers.

I'd rather have another dice to roll for a markerlight than a shot with a Rail Rifle. That's just me though.
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Altough the idea of giving them a rail rifle or 2 is interesting. It will pull more attention to them! Right now in all my games my pathfinders are a small target. I think I never lost them. Maybe once or twice.
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Old 05 Jan 2008, 10:53   #10 (permalink)
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I`m using RR-equipped Pathfinders as stand-ins for Sniper Drones - I didn`t want to buy the box, so I`ve used minis I have instead.

Oh. You meant an actual USE of a Pathfinder unit with RailRifles? Erhm.... ???

I`m afraid, can`t help you there...
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