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Old 09 Aug 2008, 19:00   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings, I checked the Forums for this question but I could not find it.

Does the rules for high b.s. apply to units that had their stat increased by a markerlight hit? In theory can a firewarrior squad or broadside team get the re roll?


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Old 09 Aug 2008, 19:21   #2 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, no. As they are now, Markerlights can only raise a unit's BS to 5. It is capped in the codex. You also can't give a Targetting Array to a Shas'O to give him BS 6. GW went with RAW on the FAQ, so we will have to see what happens in the next update.
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Old 09 Aug 2008, 20:10   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, Khanaris is right

But I reckon GW put that rule in the codex because at the time there was no bonus for being BS 6+, so maybe this will be changed in the next codex...
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Old 10 Aug 2008, 03:16   #4 (permalink)
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Any known date on the next codex?
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Old 10 Aug 2008, 03:26   #5 (permalink)
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Any known date on the next codex?
Yup... 3 days before Doomsday and 2 days after GW gets a clue.
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Old 10 Aug 2008, 04:41   #6 (permalink)
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Could be another five years, or more. Depends on whether or not they stick with their new "Get everyone updated for 5th" plan, I guess.

And I highly doubt they'll change the markerlight rule, either. Most people think Tau are too good, I doubt we'll be getting anything but nerfs next codex. And maybe some more useless wargear.
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Old 10 Aug 2008, 05:39   #7 (permalink)
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Could be another five years, or more. Depends on whether or not they stick with their new "Get everyone updated for 5th" plan, I guess.

And I highly doubt they'll change the markerlight rule, either. Most people think Tau are too good, I doubt we'll be getting anything but nerfs next codex. And maybe some more useless wargear.
Sure are looking optimistically there.

Even though we're a little clunky here and there for 5th edition, we don't exactly need it yet. Other armies like DE, WH, IG, DH could use it before us by a long shot.

As for the topic though, being able to go to 6-10 BS with markerlights would make pathfinder spam all the more ridiculous, hence why we'll probably never get it, even if it makes sense. More lasers, theoretically more logistics to go by and therefore higher accuracy, but in the world of 40k, please leave your logic at the door.
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Old 10 Aug 2008, 19:25   #8 (permalink)
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Most people think Tau are too good, I doubt we'll be getting anything but nerfs next codex...
wha?! ??? who does?
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Old 10 Aug 2008, 20:13   #9 (permalink)
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Well I can't tell you their names, they likely number in the thousands! Err...hundreds?

I don't know, but I've seen a lot of Tau bitching on other websites and that's enough for me. :P
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Old 11 Aug 2008, 01:52   #10 (permalink)
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tbh i can see us not getting a nerf bat to the face... the tau were a new army and as such were probs littered with deliberate balancing... look at the daemon codex for another example for new army syndrome... and if rumor mill that is bols is correct then we'd be lookin at tau and nids after as the 6th and 7th (not necessarily in that order) which is gonna be annoying for me just started doing nids to find out that both my armies are gonna get changed within months of each other lol! so I'd be lookin at 2010 for our codex and I'm gonna place a friendly bet on a summer release, any takers lol. and as fr marker lights unless they do a second FAQ that changes rules it's still BS5 as the highest we can go. BUT if it was/is changed then the answer would be yes the unit using the markerlights to get them BS6+ would get re-rolls.

Oh im gonna add to that bet... 1 or 2 new suits one being some sorta fast attack eldar jet bike style rules thing and the other being the xv22 stealth command suit
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