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Old 07 Nov 2008, 04:29   #1 (permalink)
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Just a small question, guys.

I must have dyslexia or something, because I'm trying to figure out how Target Lock would be used in 5th ed. Please get back to me.
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Old 07 Nov 2008, 04:49   #2 (permalink)
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Target lock is used as it was before, for the ability to allow the equipped unit to fire at a different target from the rest of the unit.

Firewarrior Shas'Ui w/ a markerlight and a target lock can light up the tank on the right for the broadsides, while the rest of the team puts pulse rounds through marines on the left.

Crisis Team Leader decides his buddies better set some close offenders on fire while he puts a fusion blaster shot through a nearby tank.

Sniper Drones each fire at different targets attempting to pin.

Hammerhead Railgun attempts to wound a MC down the field while the burst cannons take care of some gaunts.

Just some easy examples that one can easily relate to.
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Old 07 Nov 2008, 05:29   #3 (permalink)
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If it's about the target priority test, just ignore that part completely. The model with the Target Lock simply gets to shoot at a different target. Done.
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Old 07 Nov 2008, 06:39   #4 (permalink)
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Indeed, since I autopass TP tests, I, for example, can have one eye on this thread, and another eye tracking that someone has turned into Obama Zero. (:P)
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Old 07 Nov 2008, 12:54   #5 (permalink)
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On a slighly off note, does anyone miss target priority tests? It seems kind of good and bad for us. Before, you could put a squad of gun drones in front of some FW and the enemy most of the time would have to shoot at the drones. But then agian, you can also choose your fire as well. A toss up I guess...
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Old 10 Nov 2008, 01:03   #6 (permalink)
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Sniper Drones each fire at different targets attempting to pin.
Am I missing something? Sniper Drone teams can't take items from the armory. ???
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Old 10 Nov 2008, 01:04   #7 (permalink)
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Am I missing something? Sniper Drone teams can't take items from the armory. ???
They don't need to. They come with a Targetting Array and a Target Lock as standard. It is in their profile along with the Stealth Field Generator.
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Old 10 Nov 2008, 01:05   #8 (permalink)
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correctomundo...ninja :shifty:
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Old 10 Nov 2008, 01:25   #9 (permalink)
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As an aside to target locks, chaos demons have an ability "We Are Legion" that is similar to a target lock, but it allows the demon to fire its one or more weapons at multiple targets. Thus any weapons with more than 1 shot can split its fire. Target locks do not allow this. The model with the target lock can fire his weapons at a different squad, not the plasma one way and his missile pod another.
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Old 10 Nov 2008, 08:22   #10 (permalink)
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I don't think i can quite explain just how sexy that would be. it would certainly make flamer/missile pod suits more interesting.
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