Kilazar wrote:Panzer wrote:I still don't get why Pathfinder should drive as close as Breacher to do their job, but sure why not.
In my 5breacher 5pf w/3 rail rifle single fish, I abuse the way you can exit the vehicle. Breachers exit and get within the 5 inch range (so exit front) and the PF's exit rear and get to max rapid fire range for the rails. The recon drone sits inbetween the two units if it gets out as well.
So yes the fish is flying "breacher close" but you have 9 inches worth of movement and the fish itself is 5 inches long. So you can keep a decent distance from the enemy.
I was looking at running a similar unit, except I thought of using 5 Pathfinders with rails, a fireblade and 6 gun drones, including the 2 drones from the fish when they pop out they get 48 shots backed by the rapid firing railrifles all in one nice little package, you can even deploy the drones to soak up wounds for the finders after they get out.
Drop them onto an objective/into cover to clear someone out and set up a nice 30 inch threat range that no one wants to get near!
I'm now considering pairing them with a second fish with Strider and some breachers for some really fun shenanigans.
I used a squad of 10 Pathfinders with 3 rails and 2 marker drones in a local tournament recently, I had a missile pod and DC commander babysit them and add 2 of his own drones and I found myself calling montka on first turn a lot to get the number of marker hits I needed. The rails did some pretty heavy lifting for me, taking some serious wounds off a wraithlord that got in range, killing 2 nob bikers in a single round of rapid fire, and even when I put them against a wave serpent they managed to strip 6 wounds off in 3 turns. Even though their flimsy their points are very easily made back with the right targets, and your opponent generally has a lot more pressing matters to concern themselves with then some backfield pathfinders.
looking forward to trying them in my front lines.