Mephet'ran wrote:I still don't understand where you get twice as much from.
Did you read the maths on page 2?
Badsnik wrote:However, there's one thing that the PFs bring that's available nowhere else in the army, and that's the Marker Beacon. Coupled with a Postional Relay, I feel this makes a deep-striking Helios or Sunforge truly a thing to fear.
Mephet'ran wrote:...What I'm really trying to get at is that each has its own niche, its own role as ML carriers in an army and it depends almost entirely on your list and playstyle which is better for you.
Justyn_Lyons wrote:The big difference between a PF ML team and a SS ML team is really in three little words, Stealth Field Generator (not to mention the ability to move faster), bottom line if you are out over 24" there is less than a 12% chance of the enemy being able to even see you!
mont'ka wrote:Deepstriking Tornado's[AC/HB @ 80pts]will get close enough AND take out the whole team in one go.
stevefox wrote:Not just one. Maybe a whole squadron, but even thats not a sure thing. But that same squadron will almost certainly take out a pathfinder squad as well. Stealths will get their regular save, whereas the PFs will only get whatever cover save they are lucky enough to have.
T0nkaTruckDriver wrote:Sure, the Stealths will get their save, but the Marker Drones (which are in the majority and will be assigned wounds first) won't be getting theirs.
stevefox wrote: but I believe we were talking about a full squad of steaths with a TmLdr with DC and ML. So the team would be the majority armor.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe we were talking about a full squad of steaths with a TmLdr with DC and ML. So the team would be the majority armor.
stevefox wrote:Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe we were talking about a full squad of steaths with a TmLdr with DC and ML. So the team would be the majority armor.
Justyn_Lyons wrote:While I don't dispute this fact I can name several other units that will kill PFs easier than a Stealth team, Dev squads w/ HB for starters, but that isn't the point.
Yep, but they will have a hard time killing both the PF's and their DF in one go, were as nailing the single SS unit is simpler.
Justyn_Lyons wrote:... Now I agree you can get a stripped down squad for 180-200pts, but everytime you strip something down you lose survivability, 220 pts is about the minimum for an 8 tau team all ML that has the equipment to survive effctively...
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