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Old 23 Sep 2008, 21:45   #1 (permalink)
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Default Infantry Armory Wish-list

I am not starting a thread for people to rant about the lack of options our firwarriors (or kroot) have. However I would like to know what you guys can come up with for aditional equipment that could be added to the list. I'll start:
1. Drone options for infantry specifically, like a drone that give then entire squad a 5+ inv. save. +20
2. Reinforced armor: improves armor to 3+ for the entire squad. point cost = no idea but will be per model I assume
3. Rail rifle option for the shas'ui ((s)he can take a marklight so the argument firewarriors don't have heavey weapons it mute, thanks GW... you contradictory dinks). Point cost = same as for pathfinders.
4. Stealth Armor: grants stealth universal rule.

Edit: i screwed up the font... sry
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Old 23 Sep 2008, 22:15   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not all that sure we need a wish-list, ok, so we are limited, but it's the battlesuits who are supposed to get the options, if you want masses of infantry choices, guardsmen are the one you you!
1. What do you mean? We have a sheild drone that gives 4+ inv. save for +15 points (with shas'ui).
2. I've thought about a battlesuit entry for troops with 3+ armour, but other than that, firewarriors are fine as they are.
3. Maybe, but I'd leave the rail rifles to pathfinders and sniper drones.
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Old 24 Sep 2008, 03:12   #3 (permalink)
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I just want kroot to be able to use markerlights: Maybe +5 points on a shaper for a helmet with HUD so he can see all those invisible laser pointers. I mean it works for the Vespid, so why not? Just imagine the carnage of 20 kroot rifles rapid-firing and hitting on 2's!

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Old 24 Sep 2008, 03:20   #4 (permalink)
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Firewarriors have a Markerlight, its an incredibly potent and powerful weapon.
2 Shield drones can give the unit a 4+ invul save, provided its not being attacked by more than 2 armour negating weapons.
A 3+ save on firewarriors is ridiculous. Marines need a giant backpack to provide the power to move in Power Armour, which is made out of the same stuff as Leman Russ's and other tanks. Tau may use the same technology for armour and tanks, but those tanks have weaker armour than Imperial ones.

Kroot being able to use markerlights would be awesome though. Might justify a leadership boost on par with Vespid, provided the Shaper lives.
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Old 24 Sep 2008, 03:21   #5 (permalink)
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I dont think kroot really need to be able to take advantage of marker lights. They're good at what they do and I think that it would be a little bit overboard.

Similarly I think that some of the things that you're asking for are a bit much but I understand why you feel that way.

I've felt the same way in the past about some of the things that you're asking for however I really dont think that they're neccessary. But then again that's just my opinion. I do think the Tau need some diversity in their troops choices. But I dont think the current ones need that much (if any) improvement in the current rules set.
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Old 24 Sep 2008, 04:32   #6 (permalink)
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well then lets change this a bit, what equipment would you suggest to give infantry a bit of diversity that would have an actual effect on the unit or individual soldier.

P.S. I get what Jedibean is saying and agree, though I can see kroot taking advantage of marklights, I was just trying to get a discussion on Infantry Equipment going.
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Old 24 Sep 2008, 05:21   #7 (permalink)
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I think an upgrade that give pathfinders the stealth Universal special rule would kind of be nice as you do not want the cadres eyes and ears getting shot into submission by enemy fire.
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Old 24 Sep 2008, 05:26   #8 (permalink)
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i would like to see kroot grenades
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By infantry, do you mean limited exclusively to Fire Warriors/Kroot, or would Drones fit the bill? Perhaps modular Fire Warrior(XV0) armor?
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Our fire warriors have a decent enough save as it is...
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