View Full Version : Why are Scouts bikers the only units allowed Locator becans

ard boy stu
21-03-2009, 15:58
As the titles says I would like to know why scout bikers are the only unit in the entire army allowed to have beacons?

druchii lord narakh
21-03-2009, 16:02
its because scout bikers are as the name says scouts. they go ahead of the main force to lets say count enemy #, asses enemys base streanght, sabatage enemy vehicles, and so on. they get the beacon so that they could suddenly have large amounts of drop pod reinforcments to help so discord into the enemy right before the main force attacks.

ard boy stu
21-03-2009, 16:04
But why cant normal scouts then?

21-03-2009, 16:19
But why cant normal scouts then?

Same logic as why Scouts are the only unit that can take those nifty Hellfire shells...game balance :D

21-03-2009, 16:39
But why cant normal scouts then?
The locator beacon is probably rather unwieldly and/or requires a constant power source in order to send this signal. The needed energy is provided by the bike.

I pulled this out of where the sun don't shine, but I think it's as good as explanation as any. :D

Gorbad Ironclaw
21-03-2009, 16:43
Because then Scout bikers do something special. That's half the reason why only one unit can do whatever it is they do.

21-03-2009, 16:44
Wait, if only Scout Bikers can have Locator Beacons, does that mean Drop Pods are made from the remains of Scout Bikers squads?

21-03-2009, 17:12
As the titles says I would like to know why scout bikers are the only unit in the entire army allowed to have beacons?

Um...Drop Pods have them too.

And two words: Game Balance.

That is all.

21-03-2009, 20:53
It's probably a hazing ritual. "Here, Scout Bob, bring this flashy light along with you so we can know your location at all times."

"Yes, Brother-Sergeant!"

*Brother-Sergeant proceeds to watch Bob crap his pants when an entire squad of Termies appears right in front of him without warning*

22-03-2009, 18:24
AS most people said, game balance. However drop pods can also have the beacons and scouts can still take teleport homers. So its not like they are without their ability to call in their own special friends.

Lord Damocles
22-03-2009, 18:40
If the Beacon from the Terminator Squad box is anything to go by, I wouldn't want to have to lug anything like that around with me deep behind enemy lines...

22-03-2009, 18:54
Crap rolls down hill my man, thats why they get the noobs to carry it heh.

23-03-2009, 18:59
Its all about game balance.
And pods have them too.