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Old 02 Aug 2007, 19:05   #1 (permalink)
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Default My take on Sniper Drone teams

So, I don't like the sniper drones GW makes, and I think that rail rifle Pathfinders have no place in my army. That being said I used the rail rifle Pathfinders to "count as" the drones, and converted a drone to "count as" the spotter. The spotter is just a regular drone, with no pulse carbines. On one side is the target lock from the XV8, and the other side is a converted pulse pistol made from a chopped up pulse carbine. Any C&C welcome. Know that I haven't painted any lenses/basing or any of the fine detail work. That will have to wait until Golgothan is over. Enjoy


I made all three teams, and now my Necron friend hates me.




Here is a close up on the pulse pistol. I just shortened the barrel and cut a few pieces off, and then glued a chunk on the bottom for the magazine.





And then the "sniper drones" I just think they look cooler using the pathfinder models. Plus you save about $15 doing it this way.


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Old 02 Aug 2007, 21:24   #2 (permalink)
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Pretty good, good thing you have the marker drones with them, so they more of those Marine slaying shots hit more often. I presume the carbine holding person is the Shas'ui? Again, pretty good.
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Old 02 Aug 2007, 21:27   #3 (permalink)
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I like it! Simple yet effective, and the Drone being a spotter still makes sense.
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 16:39   #4 (permalink)
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These are awesome, and I love the color. Scoutfox deserves some Karma for a great idea if you ask me!
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 17:01   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, this idea makes MUCH more sense to me than having the snipers be drones. Looks very cool! I'd like to see just a little bit of conversion on the snipers, though. They look too much like the pathfinders at the moment.

Maybe adding some bitz like a modified FW backpack... or what would be even cooler is replace the pathfinder rail rifle with the rail rifle from the drone!

Of course, doing that would negate any cost savings you get from using the pathfinders.... :-\
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 17:17   #6 (permalink)
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Yes, this idea makes MUCH more sense to me than having the snipers be drones. Looks very cool! I'd like to see just a little bit of conversion on the snipers, though. They look too much like the pathfinders at the moment.

Maybe adding some bitz like a modified FW backpack... or what would be even cooler is replace the pathfinder rail rifle with the rail rifle from the drone!

Of course, doing that would negate any cost savings you get from using the pathfinders.... :-\
But then you'd have even more unique units!

I might have to do some XV25's converted like this...then the cloaking would make sense too. I'd have to ignore the cost differences then.
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 17:48   #7 (permalink)
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Personally I love the Sniper Drone teams, but I don't think the Drones should have to stay in coherency with the Drone Controller. Still, I like your squads.
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Old 03 Aug 2007, 22:30   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone. Maybe down the road I can convert them some more, but for now they will stay as is. I just wanted to get them on the field to kill Necrons, and they do a great job. If I change anything I will be sure to post new pictures.


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They look great... but I' have a couple issues with them from a playing them perspective.

All the bases shrunk, which is illegal.

Small Flier base ->25mm
48mm -> Small Flier base

and there's the issue of why do my 3 tau die when the 1 Drone dies?


From a "look at that model" perspective, they look pretty cool though.
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Old 04 Aug 2007, 12:10   #10 (permalink)
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They look great... but I' have a couple issues with them from a playing them perspective.


...and there's the issue of why do my 3 tau die when the 1 Drone dies?


That's easy to explain actually. In the old fluff the target locks (or something dealing with the sighting ) could kill the user. Chalking it up to that would be easy.
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