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I have a question on the Multi tracker that are not very clear in the codex.
If you have a twin linked wepon (i.e TL Missle Pods), whitch the codex states is two battle suit wepon systems, will a multi-tracker allow you to fire each missle pod at a different target? or does a TL wepon have to fire at the same targed since they are...well...Twin Linked?
Nope have to be fire twin linked. As much as we would all love a Shas'el with twin linked missile pods, a third missile pod, and hard wired multi tracker and a target lock that could separate the linked ones to lay down pod fire we do not get that luxury.
The only way you can fire at 2 different targets is a target lock (not multi tracker) and that just lets the user fire at a different target from the rest of his unit, not fire at multiple targets themselves.
thank you vary much on both of my posts. you have helped me make a decision on my starting army list. I will post it in the Army List section if you are interested in reviewing it.
Actually, you were starting from the wrong understanding of the multitracker in the first place, even before getting the twinlinked weapon involved. It doesn't allow you to shoot at two different targets, it allows you to shoot two weapons....at the same target. The only thing in the tau armory that allows a model to engage two different targets at the same time is the vehicle version of the target lock (beware, the vehicle version and the battle suit version of some wargear that have the same name do very different things!!!) . A perfect example of this is that a target lock on a hammerhead would allow it to shoot the rail gun at an enemy tank while shooting the two burst cannons (there's another contradiction to the usual rules...the two burst cannons on the railhead are in fact two separate weapons, they aren't one twinlinked burst cannon!) at some infantry.
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I'm new to tau and want to know whether or not a Multi-tracker is required for twin-linked weapons?
No it's not required. Twin-linked weapons count as a single weapon when firing (P.31 BRB second paragraph under "Twin-linked"). So you can have for example 2 missile pods (which count as twin-linked), have a second type of shooting weapon on your Shas'el/Shas'O/Team Leader/Shas'vre, give them a hard-wired multitracker and you can then fire the missile pods (with re-rolls on the misses) and the other weapon type as well at the same target.
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