Harkus959 wrote:I do sometimes include a markerlight on the stealth team, but it's just as accurate/inaccurate as the marker drones so there's no real advantage there, and it means you can't fire the BC on the XV25 so I think it's actually inferior in terms of efficiency to just taking another marker drone as you only save 1 point on buying it instead of a drone.
where did you get that you only save 1 point? was the ML price on suits FAQ'd? cause in my book its 3 points...
also the idea with stealth was since you are taking them as support for ML unit(s) they shouldn't get very close to enemy, especially since you don't even take the FB, and that the XV25 shas'vre can take support system and markerlight (uless that section of rules was FAQ'd) thus allowing him to reroll 1's with multi tracker, getting slightly better chance to hit then drones for just a few points, which might help you paint the priority target at beggining of game, especially since BC ain't really good anyway so you don't lose that much if you decide to shoot the ML instead of BC (in case you did something wrong and you are within 18" range with your ML unit)
The index does list a markerlight as 3 points, so it might just be a battlescribe thing that the upgrade is listed as 9 points, but it could also be because you have to take a markerlight AND a target lock as a single upgrade.
If it is only 3pts for a ML then you can take a multi-tracker for the shas'vre to increase it's accuracy and still have an upgrade total cheaper than another drone, but if it is a nine point upgrade, then that multi-tracker means your Shas'vre markerlight is now more expensive, although probably still more points efficient, so definitely worth it. Thanks for pointing that out, I'll be sure to give the Shas'vre a ML and TL and just stick the controller on a regular shas'ui.
And yeah, 18" range is kind of limiting, but it's the same as the carbines the pathfinders have, so you're not really losing anything there. It can be quite useful for if you get charged, as you can fall back the next round and have the burst cannons hose down the unit that was attacking you. But yes, situational and not something to invest in unless you have a specific plan to work with.