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Old 06 Oct 2008, 00:43   #1 (permalink)
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Default Markerlight Questions

Ok, so I'm thinking about starting a new list to include a whole bunch of markerlights and wanted to know if:

1)How long do the markerlight counters stay on the unit that is hit? Does it stay on until the end of that shooting phase or until the counter is used for a benefit?

2)Can the unit that shoots the markerlight also shoot their primary weapons? For example, can a stealth team light a unit and then benefit from the hit with their busrt cannons?
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Old 06 Oct 2008, 00:46   #2 (permalink)
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1) p29. [...] The counter remains until the end of the current tau shooting phase or until they are used. [...]

So in other word "Whichever comes first."

2) Yes and no. They can shoot their primary weapon (and if the Leader have a multitracker he can shoot both the markerlight and the primary wepaon) HOWEVER they cannot benefit from their own markerlight...only other team can benefit from it.

The only way for the firing unit to be able to use it's own markerlight token is if it as a Networked markerlight found only on markerdrones, sniper spotter and Skyray.
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Old 06 Oct 2008, 01:13   #3 (permalink)
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The only way for the firing unit to be able to use it's own markerlight token is if it as a Networked markerlight found only on markerdrones, sniper spotter and Skyray.
And some units in Imperial Armour Update III: Taros Campaign. But only if you've got it and care to spend big $$$$ on Forge World stuff.
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Old 07 Oct 2008, 02:49   #4 (permalink)
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Along the same lines, can a unit fire at a different target to its markerdrones, or do all have to fire at the same target?
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Old 07 Oct 2008, 03:25   #5 (permalink)
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Along the same lines, can a unit fire at a different target to its markerdrones, or do all have to fire at the same target?
all of one squad has to shoot at the same target unless they have specal wargear (cant recall name, i think its target lock) and u cant give it to the drone...
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Old 07 Oct 2008, 04:23   #6 (permalink)
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Along the same lines, can a unit fire at a different target to its markerdrones, or do all have to fire at the same target?
all of one squad has to shoot at the same target unless they have specal wargear (cant recall name, i think its target lock) and u cant give it to the drone...
Yes, target locks are what allow you to shoot different units. They're very handy.
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Old 07 Oct 2008, 20:08   #7 (permalink)
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With the advent of 5th Ed. Does anyone know if we are now able to improve our BS above 5? The book has a chart that goes all the way up to BS10...and I am pretty sure that the Tau, with markerlights, are the ONLY race that can get that high.
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Old 07 Oct 2008, 20:27   #8 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, no. Not yet. The codex actually limits both Markerlights and Target Arrays. So the Shas'O can not go to BS6, and Markerlights can only increase BS to 5. It is uncertain whether this was deliberate on GW's part, or if they were just trying to make the list less confusing. But until it is FAQed or updated, Tau can't take advantage of the new table.
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Old 07 Oct 2008, 20:57   #9 (permalink)
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Not to bring up an old question, but what are people's thoughts about using markerlights in a Death or Glory?
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Old 07 Oct 2008, 21:04   #10 (permalink)
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It automatically hits, causes no damage, and the model who used it gets squished. The counter hangs around until the Tau player's turn, since counters are removed at the end of the Tau shooting phase. So you could use it to put a counter on an enemy vehicle, but there wouldn't be much point unless the firer was going to be destroyed by shooting or assault anyway. I don't think you could use a Markerlight to launch a Seeker during a Death or Glory attack, since that would really be two shots instead of the one you get.
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