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Old 16 Dec 2009, 15:30   #1 (permalink)
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Default Pathfinders....and their rail rifles...

Ok, i'm battling my mate's Tau on saturday...with my Tau ;D

and i wanted to include Pathfinders in my list


Anyways, all i want to know are these things...
1) what is a good size for a Pathfinder squad?
2) are Rail rifles a good choice?
3) Can Pathfinders use their infiltrate/scout move to come on from a table edge, and their fish is just used to ferry normal FWs (by which i mean the 'Finders never actually get on it, and right from the start it's used w/ the FWs)

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Old 16 Dec 2009, 15:49   #2 (permalink)
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Anyways, all i want to know are these things...
1) what is a good size for a Pathfinder squad?
That depends on how many points you are willing to dedicate and how many marker lights you want to have guaranteed on a target.

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2) are Rail rifles a good choice?
Depends on your flavor and how many marker lights you're willing to give up. They'll do ID on any non-suit unit, but since none of them are multi-wound, that makes it pointless. They can be a bit nasty against Crisis and Stealth Suits, though.

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3) Can Pathfinders use their infiltrate/scout move to come on from a table edge, and their fish is just used to ferry normal FWs (by which i mean the 'Finders never actually get on it, and right from the start it's used w/ the FWs)
Dedicated Transports must come onto the board in the same turn as the unit they were purchased with. So, if you want to use a PF Devilfish with your Fire Warriors from turn 1, then the Pathfinders have to be there that turn. Pathfinders that are Outflanking MUST have their Devilfish either outflank with them, or come on as regular Reserves.
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Old 16 Dec 2009, 16:04   #3 (permalink)
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righty-ho

1) the battle size is 750pts... currently i've dedicated 92pts to a 6-man squad w/ 2 rail rifles, sound good?

2) presumably you can fire all your markerlights?, so that you can get say... 4 markerlight hits ???, do these have to be rolled? wouldn't have thought it'd be hard to simply point a laser sight at something ;D

also, do they have to be fired at the same unit?

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If you take railrifles, yes the unit has to all shoot at the same target, however the models with the RR have Target lock so they can target different targets from the main unit. The only way to get that with markerlights is to give the shas'ui in the unit a hard wired target lock.

Also, if the match is only 750 i wouldnt take pathfinders at all. Below 1k pts there are alot of other things to spent points on.
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Old 16 Dec 2009, 16:27   #5 (permalink)
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cheers

please can someone answer my last question, regarding whether P'Finders have to do a 'to hit' roll when firing their markerlights

Also

Should i Take an Ethereal?, got 66 points left, nothing much else will fit
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please can someone answer my last question, regarding whether P'Finders have to do a 'to hit' roll when firing their markerlights
Yes, they have to roll to hit, but no other roll is done for a Marker Light.

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Should i Take an Ethereal?, got 66 points left, nothing much else will fit
Ethereal's benefit is extremely questionable, especially for such a low key engagement. With 66 points left, I'd reccomend another Crisis Suit, even all alone.
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Old 16 Dec 2009, 20:00   #7 (permalink)
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Twin flamer suicide suit.
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Old 17 Dec 2009, 00:18   #8 (permalink)
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66 pts is enough to bring a shas'UI fireknife, which is much more useful.


Edit: argh brain fart
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Except you don't get Shas'la in battlesuits.

For those point you could probably swing a Deathrain with Flamer.
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Old 17 Dec 2009, 01:26   #10 (permalink)
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I meant that an elite XV-8 Shas'UI Fireknife costs 62 points, giving you room to smack a flamer on your HQ.
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