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So to use them on overwatch, you'd need to get them (from another unit) during that assualt phase. So from another unit performing supporting fire, presumably? I guess no reason why not - there's nothing to suggest that marker lights can't be snap-fired... so a unit of pathfinders camped near a firewarrior squad might manage to get a light or two on a charging unit, and allow the firewarriors to rapid fire at BS3 against the charge. That might put a few people off of trying the charge...
Possibly, but I was thinking more of shooting an excess of Markerlights onto a unit posed to assault. As an extreme example, lets say the Tau player hits the going-to assult unit with 6 lights. During that shooting phase, the Tau player actvates 2 of them so that he may hit on 2+. Then during the Assault phase, the Tau player activates the other 4, so that they may Overwatch on a 2+.

Edit: No wait, I understand now. The lights won't last until after the phase they've been shot. In that case yes, Overwatch Pathfinders may be useful.


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Nice idea with the pathfinders and markerlights.

But Vespid. . . . hmm.

Looking at the new rules, they still seem a little over-priced (maybe unfair to judge without a play-through, but still . .).

However, they seem to have a more specific function now too. Stealth (ruins)? Fleet? Move through Cover? And now with an extra 6" range?

All these things may see them being used a little more aggresively with scouting or "sniping" being the main focus. Might even work occasionally too.

But I6? Hit and Run? I cant really see this working. Its a good combo in theory yes, but even at T4 and 4+ Sv, they wont last long enough to use it effectively I think.

Even so though, overall, I think I'll be giving them a try again. They may not be "fixed" in the way we all wanted, but they may still be more useful than before. Yup, I'll definitely be giving them a fair go before shouting "sucks sucks sucks" in a mewling rage.

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Possibly, but I was thinking more of shooting an excess of Markerlights onto a unit posed to assault. As an extreme example, lets say the Tau player hits the going-to assult unit with 6 lights. During that shooting phase, the Tau player actvates 2 of them so that he may hit on 2+. Then during the Assault phase, the Tau player activates the other 4, so that they may Overwatch on a 2+.

Edit: No wait, I understand now. The lights won't last until after the phase they've been shot. In that case yes, Overwatch Pathfinders may be useful.
So if Pathfinders can take the BS2 overwatch upgrade, then that makes them invaluable for Overwatch support, as it allows more chances for Markerlight hits.
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Sooo other than those that they have released are there any more new units?
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Sooo other than those that they have released are there any more new units?
Apparently not - as with the recent few codexes, all of the new units get new models straight away.
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Apparently not - as with the recent few codexes, all of the new units get new models straight away.
Damn I wanted space dwarf golems and a GOD EMPEROR DAMNED drop ship.
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Damn I wanted space dwarf golems and a GOD EMPEROR DAMNED drop ship.
You were banking on the wrong rumours then. Thank Ghost21 for starting that shit. Even after he admitted he lied it kept cropping back up.
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What happened to the new battle force with the Piranha and three crisis suits? The old one is still up on the site, I had figured it would change when the models launched, but it's still there... Was that rumor not confirmed as I thought it had been?
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What happened to the new battle force with the Piranha and three crisis suits? The old one is still up on the site, I had figured it would change when the models launched, but it's still there... Was that rumor not confirmed as I thought it had been?
The new battleforce is down for release in May instead of April, apparently. It's in the White Dwarf along with the rest of the Tau stuff, there doesn't seem to be any real idea why it's later than the rest of the stuff.
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Clear out back stock likely. Big rush on models and folks starting new armies, so sell off the old BForce to folks who don't realize a new, better one is coming.
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