Beerson wrote:Arka0415 wrote:You bet, it was the old Targeting Array. Great piece of wargear. However, the Targeting Array would need to be very cheap for it to be better than a third weapon. Let's look at some Burst Cannons:
XV8 w/ 3x Burst Cannons (72 points): 12 shots > 6 hits
XV8 w/ 2x Burst Cannons + Targeting Array (62+x points): 8 shots > 5.34 hits
So, for the 2x Burst Cannon + Targeting Array to be equal from an efficiency standpoint, x (the cost of the Targeting Array) would need to be 2.08 points. Would Games Workshop give us a +1 BS boost for 2 points? Who knows.
That only works if they don't fix the BC price or rework them completely, at which point I will stop buying any tau related stuff from gw or fw, you know, voting with my wallet
If they fix the price third BC will be always better, if they rework them, who knows...
If they did this I would want to see extra support system slot on xv8 like in the old days if I remember it correctly
Still not a fan of autoincludes, I really want to see battle suits at BS3+ even if bodyguards/paid upgrade to shas'vre (whole team)
This is absolutely just an example- I expect Burst Cannons to get a points reduction (and possibly a rework?) in the Codex but I'm not going to guess what it will be.
And yes, old XV8s could take some hard-wired support systems which did not take up slots! I'd love to see those come back again too.