Vio'ra Mal'caor wrote:Dude, have you read the guidelines for the wiki??? They explicitly say NOT to post 'rule corrections' even if they are 'custom'. Just try to stick to the moderation rules for the forums OK???
Lil_misfit wrote:Following the rules of the current 8th edition the closest I've gotten to the sniper team represented in the book (two members with rail rifles or one with rail and one with carbine) is by using pathfinders. A team of 5 with two rails and the rest with carbines and markerlights.
What I was thinking for the Sniper unit which would be a squad of 2 (with the ability to add one more model) that had similar stats to the Pathfinders except better BS and a better save. Also the option to either be deployed anywhere on the map after the first turn or something akin to the stealthsuits like Infiltrators or Camo Fields.
Lil_misfit wrote:Thanks for the replies and sorry to cause some issues. I thought that this would be okay to post here . Anyways like I said I'm new to the table top game and haven't heard of Shadow Wars or of Kill Team quite yet. (I'll read up on what those are) When I buy my next set of pathfinders I'll have a go at modelling them and refining the rules to "update" this post.
With many sorrys,
One thing I was thinking about though- it's very rare (actually, non-existant) for any Tau units to have BS3+ without a special targeting array (like the Hammerhead, Skyray, or Firesight Marksman). Maybe you should give them a rule like "Expert Snipers" or something that gives them +1BS if they didn't move or something?
Also, you might prefer the name "Snipers" or "Sharpshooters" since "Marksman" is already taken in the Index
Lil_misfit wrote:Okay, that makes sense as that (in a narrative way) would be like the sniper setting up his shot(s). I just put that ballistics skill as I thought he would be a better shot than most ''normal'' warriors.
QimRas wrote:A solid start. I would say you may want to reconsider the battlefield role, however. Tau snipers are currently Heavy Support, Astra Militarum are generally Elite, and Space Marine currently are Troops because they are weird. Any particular reason these are Fast Attack?
QimRas wrote:Also, if you want them to act as actual snipers (aka character killers) then they will need some way to target Characters. On other Snipers this is done as a weapon note that lets them target Characters even if they are not the closest target. You may want to add a rule to let them do that.
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