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Old 03 Mar 2009, 00:18   #1 (permalink)
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Default markerlight hits and drones?

Can a markerlight hit be used to up the ballistics skill of a drone, The reason i ask this is that it wouldn't make much sense for the sniper drone team to have a markerlight if this were not the case.
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Old 03 Mar 2009, 00:31   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldn't see why not. I have done so in the past and had no complaints. ;D

Granted the codex does state "counters may be expended by subsequently firing Tau & Vespid (Strain Leader must be alive). So I can see where there might be a debate.
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I agree, I dont see why drones wouldnt benefit from Marker lights...seeming the sniper drones have a spotter.
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 05:42   #4 (permalink)
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Drones DO benefit from markerlight hits, unless it's a marker drone (because markerlight shots can not benefit from previous markerlight hits). Gun drones on a vehicle can use a markerlight hit, just not the same one that the vehicle is using (tau FAQ). The only things in our army that can not benefit from a markerlight hit are kroot, vespid without the strain leader, the airbursting frag projector, or other markerlights.
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The only things in our army that can not benefit from a markerlight hit are kroot, vespid without the strain leader, the airbursting frag projector, or other markerlights.
Really???? They don't affect it? Can you tell me where it says this?
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The only things in our army that can not benefit from a markerlight hit are kroot, vespid without the strain leader, the airbursting frag projector, or other markerlights.
Really???? They don't affect it? Can you tell me where it says this?
It says so in pg.25 in the Tau Empire codex just under the Battlesuit armory.

Air Bursting Fragmentation Projector: This weapon scatters fragmentation bomblets over a wide area, at a height calculated by a simple AI within each warhead to cause optimum damage. The weapon suffers no penalties for moving and firing, and may not benefit from markerlight hits
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Old 04 Mar 2009, 16:56   #7 (permalink)
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Hmm okay I guess Ill have to look at that when i get home, my entire command squad is BS4/5 so I dont ever really use markerlights on them anyways but I guess I never saw that before. Thanks for the info
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Old 05 Mar 2009, 02:52   #8 (permalink)
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I expect that the bit about the ABFP will be changed in the next codex. Keep in mind that when the codex was written, a guess / barrage weapon did not use ballistic skill. I think the rule was intended to mean that you can't use markerlights to influence the pinning check that it causes. Of course, RAW is RAW, which means that if a crisis suit with burst cannons and ABFP uses a markerlight counter for a ballistic skill increase, only the burst cannons benefit from it.
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Old 05 Mar 2009, 11:58   #9 (permalink)
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On a side note as we are talking about BS increases, could you give a Shas'O a Targeting array and have a BS 6 character?
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Old 05 Mar 2009, 12:49   #10 (permalink)
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Only goes up to bs5 last line in the wargear entry.
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