Rizzle wrote:I wouldn't get too hung up on porting the 40k incarnation of Pathfinders into Shadow War, except where doing so directly covers a balance issue. Ideally, a skirmish level game can capture the essence of a Pathfinder team better; that's one of the reasons I've been looking at established fiction for new space to explore.
In this case, I also think a 10+5 team would be very strong. Gun drones ought to make great patrol candidates too and at that point you'd need to think carefully about the overall balance of the list.
But yeah! Additional drone types would be ace. The Guardian Drone had established a generator/amplifier dynamic. I've been sketching out the idea of having a single support system 'slot' in Recon armour. The guardian field amplifier for 5++ within 6" of an MV36 Guardian Drone (normally 6++) becomes an interesting choice if that slot could instead be filled by, say, a Target Lock granting +1 to hit on marked targets or a mirage field amplifier granting camo gear (plus, say, the ability to hide in the open when near a MV5 Stealth Drone) and so on.
ARC'Thunder wrote:Also, I can't say I fully support increasing the base range of the pulse carbine. I think it's a difficult situation. Even though the Skitarii carbines, shotguns, and sluggas have increased range from the tabletop, we can still increase ours via the accelerator drone whereas most "close ranged guns" aren't able to mount a telescopic sight. Although, most armies aren't limited to only one basic weapon that has such a short range, and even our range increase is only 6" where other basic guns usually get an additional 12". If we were to increase the base long range of the carbine to 24" (maybe 20"-22"? Shadow Wars doesn't seem to worry about strange weapon ranges) it would most certainly need to be more expensive at 35-40 points.
Peregrim wrote:Costs are derived from the WH40K codex. One pathfinder's cost (with standard equipment) is 10x the codex cost. I suppose there's a floating 5 pts, but I'm not sure I agree that the cost of our basic guns would need to be increased if its range was increased to match the typical basic range for SW:A.
BillyBones wrote: if a shield drone would give lets say 5++ on a radius, that is our compensation for camo gear.
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