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Noob question from me here... Just been thinking about how I play my firewarriors and coming up with the numerous configurations of armies and the like... I have created some doubt in my head that I am playing this correctly as per the rules... I will post an example, please tell me what I am doing is correct or not.
Two 12 Man Firewarriors units. Each has a Shas'ui with a markerlight, target lock & multi-tracker.
Beginning of my turn, I dont move them as my opponent is within maximum range.
Shooting Phase - Sequence of events.
FW 1 - I take a target priority check to use the target lock in order to light up enemy squad 1. A hit is scored. Markerlight counter placed on enemy squad 1. One Pulse rifle is fired at squad 1
FW 2 - I take a target priority check to use the target lock in order to light up enemy squad 2. A hit is scored. Markerlight counter placed on enemy squad 2. One Pulse rifle is fired at squad 2
FW 1 - Takes the markerlight hit from FW 2 and fires at Enemy squad 2 with increased BS; 11 shots.
FW 2 - Takes the markerlight hit from FW 1 and fires at Enemy squad 1 with increased BS; 11 shots.
End of shooting phase...
Is that right? Or must I fire the entire squads weapons before I move onto the next squad?
You are meant o fire the whole of a squad before moving onto the next meaning that you could use the target lock to light up enemy 1 but then would have to shoot the rest of the unit at enemy 2 (or 1 if you dont use the target lock) meaning that they wouldn't be able to benefit from other markerlight.
Please tell me if you have any more questions.
Yeah, Gazboy has it right.
When a units turn to fire comes up (sequence of turns is up to you, of course), everything is fired, and resolved, before moving to the next unit. So, the Target Locked Markerlight Shas'Ui has not only shoot at the same time, but has to pick his target at the same time.
This is because there is an opportunity for abuse. To better illusteate the abuse, Lets talk instead about 3 broadsids in a unit, each with a targetlock. And here is the sequence of events, dont WRONGLY (is that a word?)
Broaside 1 aims and shoots at a LandRaider, BS 2 and 3 stand by.
Broadside 1 hits but fails to get through the armor.. so
Broadside 2 tries to hit the same landraider... BS3 stands by...
Broadside 2 destroys the LandRaider. YAY!
Now Broadside 3 lines up on that Razorback rushing towards them...
The above, is the worst way to go in abusing the targetlock rules... wherein you leave the targetlocked models in reserve, and wait to see what happens before you assign their target.
And now, with this in mind, you could most likely see why the Shas'Ui has to pick a target the exact same time the rest of the squad picks theirs.
Hope that cleared up any confusion, or at least, averted any bad habits!