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Old 13 Aug 2009, 11:02   #1 (permalink)
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When acting as wargear (not a drone-only squad) to Fire Warriors, Crisis Suits, Broadsides etc... is there a limit to how many drones I can take as wargear PER SQUAD? I was lead to believe that you could take 3 total per squad (Example - 2 crisis suits in the same squad both having drone controllers and 3 drones a pieces, making it 6 drones total plus the 2 crisis suits... would be not legal).

Or am I completely wrong and can u just put as many Gun Drones in a squad as i can afford? I have a friend who plays as my army sometimes and he will bring a squad of 5-10 drones, which doesnt seem right.

I coulda swore the rule was (per squad):
3 Gun Drones or
2 Marker drones and 1 shield/gun drones or
2 shield drones and 1 Gun drone

theres so many sections on this forum! is this the correct section for general questions like this?


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Old 13 Aug 2009, 11:42   #2 (permalink)
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You are allowed up to 2 gun drones (or indeed up to two drones in any combination) per drone controller. Only certain models have access to drone controllers and this in turn limits the number of drones available.

Your codex will let you know who can have a drone controller.
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Old 13 Aug 2009, 12:09   #3 (permalink)
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ah ok so its 2 altogether. i knew my friend was cheating. "Yeah I brought a squad of Crisis Suits... with 29 gun drones." WTF

and yea i tried explaining to him that only Seargents/Squad leaders could take the drone controller. good to know tho; theyre not 100% clear in the codex. Thanks again for confirming!!
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Default Re: Drone questions

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and yea i tried explaining to him that only Seargents/Squad leaders could take the drone controller. good to know tho; theyre not 100% clear in the codex. Thanks again for confirming!!
Actually you are wrong here...well partially.

For fire warriors and pathfinder only the Shas'ui(Sergeant) can take a drone controller.

However EACH and EVERY suit in a squad can potentially take a drone controller so for XV-8 and XV-88 you could have 3 suits and 6 drones and be perfectly legit. For Stealth suits you can have 6 suits and 12 drones and still be perfectly legal.

And, I'm sorry, but the codex is quite clear about who can take drone controllers and how many drones can be taken per controllers.

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