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Are Camo troops forced to deploy in marker state?

Discussion in 'Rules' started by korva, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. korva

    korva Member

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    See title. I've been gone from infinity for a while and I seem to remember that models with CH: Camouflage could choose to deploy just as their model rather than a marker, but my memory could be playing tricks on me, or I could be remembering old rules.

    Help a returning player out?
     
  2. Stiopa

    Stiopa Trust The Fuckhead
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    Higher levels of Camouflage are optional; you can choose not to use them. They allow you to deploy a trooper in a Camouflaged state, not force you to do it.
     
  3. korva

    korva Member

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    That's what I figured, thanks for the quick response.
     
  4. macfergusson

    macfergusson Van Zant is my spirit animal.

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    But why would you? There's literally no downside to deploy as a Camo marker.
     
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  5. david_lee

    david_lee Well-Known Member

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    Datatrackers
     
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  6. macfergusson

    macfergusson Van Zant is my spirit animal.

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    Seems a waste. What's the camo doing for you at that point, why not just get something heavy and durable for a Datatracker or some such?
     
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  7. colbrook

    colbrook Black Fryer

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    The Sphinx, Uhlan, and Cutter all make good Datatrackers.
     
  8. david_lee

    david_lee Well-Known Member

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    Different missions require different things from datatrackers. In decapitation for example, if I have the first turn, I'll gladly deploy a cheap camo infiltrator as a model to make them my datatracker in order to get 3 OP with my first order or two.
     
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  9. macfergusson

    macfergusson Van Zant is my spirit animal.

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    If it works for you then it works!
     
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  10. korva

    korva Member

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    Datatrackers yeah.

    If I go first with Uxia I get a guaranteed 3 points on Transmission Matrix, which just so happens to be a mission for an upcoming tourney.
     
  11. Sabin76

    Sabin76 Well-Known Member

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    You still get the -3/-6 to hit. The way it reads:
    makes it seem like the marker state is optional, even if you choose not to bring it down to mimetism.
     
  12. psychoticstorm

    psychoticstorm Aleph's rogue child
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    Yes, they can be deployed in normal state useful for datatracker indeed.
     
  13. macfergusson

    macfergusson Van Zant is my spirit animal.

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    You're definitely allowed to deploy as a marker instead of a model, and there are visibility penalties associated there. My point is just that instead of paying for a camo unit that won't be utilizing camo, you might use a mimetism unit so that point cost could get you something useful. As a primarily Ariadna player I wasn't really thinking in terms of TO camo. ;)
     
  14. Sabin76

    Sabin76 Well-Known Member

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    Heh, it sure does make a difference when choosing your DT.
     
  15. Barrogh

    Barrogh Well-Known Member

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    I mean, normally you are right, but there are gimmicky strats involving units with unique (for your army) deployment rules to make use of for Datatracker-related objectives. Fiday comes to mind.

    Granted, you aren't probably achieving anything else with that unit.
     
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