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Old 05 Jun 2009, 00:52   #1 (permalink)
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Ive read the paragraph about it but to me i don't see or understand the actual usefulness for one. can anyone shed some light on it for me
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Old 05 Jun 2009, 01:07   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: what is Target lock good for

Quite simple you can target 2 enemy unit (or more) with your squad instead of one.

For exemple a XV-8 team with 2 gun drones. you have 2 regular suit, 2 gun drones and a Xv-8 team leader with a Target lock (and a drone controller)

Now while the 2 regular suit and the gun drones shoot at a squad of assault marine, the Xv-8 team leader can decid (but it is not mandatory) to shoot at the techmarine who is trying to fix the broken lanraider instead.

In the case of a sniper drone squad where every sniper drones have a target lock , each squad can shoot at 4 different units and potentially pin 3 of them...stealth team can have up to 6 target lock, so can target up to 6 different enemy unit.
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Old 05 Jun 2009, 01:14   #3 (permalink)
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ahhhhh ok gotcha sweet ability ;D
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Old 05 Jun 2009, 04:21   #4 (permalink)
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Just a thought, but unless you're talking about carrying drones along, too, giving everyone a TL is kind of pointless, as there is always ONE person who can target separate of the rest.
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Old 05 Jun 2009, 04:30   #5 (permalink)
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You can also put them on vehicles, which should be mandatory on hammerheads. Lets you hit an IG command squad with SMS while blowing up a leman russ with the railgun.
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Old 05 Jun 2009, 05:44   #6 (permalink)
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Just a thought, but unless you're talking about carrying drones along, too, giving everyone a TL is kind of pointless, as there is always ONE person who can target separate of the rest.
I mean it isn't that pointless. If you have a deepstriking team of crisis suits with x weapons and one of them has a TL fusion blaster they can target a tank while the others are shooting at a different target. Just little stuff like that.
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Old 05 Jun 2009, 10:41   #7 (permalink)
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I think that's what he means :P

I saw it like that too.
Think about it, you'll never need a full squad of Target locks because one of your suits will be firing at the normal squad anyway (or else you just wouldn't target them in the first place :P). Where as the rest of your suits (in your squad) will select different units.

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Old 05 Jun 2009, 10:47   #8 (permalink)
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Or putting Markerlights in Fire Warrior Squads... Don't have to waste the Fire Warriors shooting just because you want to use the Marker at a target over 30". Or on a Squad of Broadsides... ;D
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Old 05 Jun 2009, 10:57   #9 (permalink)
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I do find that Broadsides are one of the best ways to use a Target Lock. Having a squad of 2-3 Broadsides that can target 2-3 pieces of the enemy's armor in one turn can be crippling.
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And it does Surprise the enemy a tad. 'Right I'm gonna fire my broadsides at This, This and This..' 'HOW THE HELL CAN YOU DO THAT' 'The joys of Tau my friend.'
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