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I was on Warseer today (WarSeer - View Single Post - Tau FAQ revised...), and someone was saying that the new FAQ wording allows for you to use the Multitracker with a twinlinked weapon and a regular weapon. I wanted to get your guys input on this.
Here's the wording from the FAQ:
"Change the last sentence to 'It enables the model to fire two weapons in the same turn'"
And for the multi tracker in the current codex:
"The multitracker is a sophisticated fire control system mounted in a sensor node, often upon a battlesuits shoulder. It enables the model to fire two battlesuit weapon systems in the same turn." (bold text replaced with above FAQ sentence)
And in the latest codex here's what it says about Twin-Linked weapons on suits:
"Where a weapon system is given two points values, the first the the price for the normal, single-mounted version and the second is for two weapons (counting as a twin-linked weapon of that type), A single-mounted weapon counts as a single battlesuit weapon system, and a twin linked weapon counts as two. No model may carry three of the same weapons system."
So, does this allow us to have a twinlinked plasma and a missile pod to have a super fireknife, or maybe twinlinked missile pod and a regular plasma?
Is this guy full of crap? Why would GW make such a subtle change to the sentence?
What do you guys think?
Also, looks like this would only effect your crisis team leader if you chose to upgrade him, since the rest of the team cant get hardwired multitrackers because they dont have Battlesuit Wargear access.
If I were to do this I would probably go the TL missile pod route because it would only add 6pts to your unit (instead of the +10 difference between plasma rifle and TL plasma rifle). I guess if you knew you were going against Marines you may go the more expensive TL plasma rifle route....
The subtle change was because the multitracker, or at least the hard-wired variety, is also included in the Infantry Armoury. The wording from the Multitracker had to be changed because it referred to the model being able to shoot two "battlesuit weapon systems", and a big discussion has been going for a long time as to whether this meant that a Shas'ui Team Leader could take a Markerlight, his Pulse Rifle and a HWMT and be able to fire both ML and PRifle or not, simply because the MT rules specified XV8/XV88 weapons.
The new wording now makes it clear that the Team Leader Fire Warrior can fire both a Markerlight and his pulse weapon.
It has never been the case that you needed a Multitracker in order to fire a twin-linked weapon on a Crisis suit because you had to buy two of the same weapons to gain the twin-linking facility. A TL weapon counts as being a single weapon of the particular type. The twin-linking is done to represent the fusillade of firepower. On a Crisis suit you are required to buy two weapons of the same kind for twin-linking, which will take up two of your three hard points. The set-up was done this way so that players didn't lump the two weapons onto the single hard point, allowing them to take more weapon systems than they should have.Well yes, you could have any of these but you don't have any hard points left to take the necessary Multitracker (except on the T-Ldr, who can take the hard-wired variety), so you're losing out on firepower. If the piece you quoted from the Codex about the weapon system stuff had also included something referring to the number of hard points involved it would have helped folks to understand better what was being explained.Originally Posted by ajefferism
Every time we take a weapon on an XV8 we use up a hard point. There are only three available, so a twin-linked weapon does cause a problem in a way. That's why we tend to see only Deathrains, twin-linked Fusion or twin-linked Flamer suits. Each has a specific reason for only having (effectively) one weapon system available for shooting each turn: long range fire support, crowd control or anti-armour. Usually the Deathrains/Fusion units have Target Arrays on the third hard point to boost the BS, although Deathrains sometimes take flamers instead for crowd control for when things get too close!
Last edited by eiglepulper; April 19th, 2011 at 20:49.
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