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Old 18 Feb 2008, 10:26   #1 (permalink)
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Default tau area defence drone

i thought this up after watching the area denial node in white dwarf and an episode of future weapons and i thought well the tau might use such a ting too

the small brother of the denail node designed to be carried by 2 men or dropped these drones allow the tau to create a sensor network and no go zones


area defence drone front side rear BS 50 pnt
10 10 10 2

specail rules area defence drone: any glancing or penetrating hist destroy the drones at 2+

you may deploy them any were in your deployment zone

may fire at max 3 targets within 18'' each turn (no LOS required)
if infantry/jump infantry get hit by TL SMS
beast/bike/jetbike a TL missile pod
if vehicle FA is < 12 then a TL missile pod
FA is > 13 a S 8 AP 1 missile is launched how ever this counts as 2 shots
you may select the same target multiple times

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any suggestions or changes (like the pnt)?

some picts
http://s259.photobucket.com/albums/h...fence%20drone/

edit forgot the deployment rules
edit changed some rules and changed link to album including the painted
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Old 18 Feb 2008, 11:06   #2 (permalink)
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Looks good. I'll dig up some things that might be worth adding later...
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Old 18 Feb 2008, 13:00   #3 (permalink)
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Very nice, but I'd think it shouldn't be able to Deep Strike, since it would have it's anti-grav system disabled, and instead, have more weaponry (in this case, missiles).
Now for my idea, I would allow the Area Defence Drone to fire up to 3 weapons at a time. From the start of each of your shooting phase, you may select to equip the Drone with Smart Missiles, or TW Missile Pods, not both. You can then select up to three squads 15" or less away from the Area Defense Drone, and you can fire at them with the Missiles you have selected (the squads have to be in Line of Sight for the TW Missile Pods though). The next turn, you can pick different missiles, and so on. E.g. You select the TW Missile Pods, and you select a Vehicle and a Group of Orkz. You dedicate one missile pod to the Vehicle, and you dedicate the other two to the Orkz. You then fire with them, and so on.

Hope this helps, and good luck!
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Yeah, I missed its special rules because they were hidden between the stats and pics...

Deep Striking / Infiltrating this thing is wrong.

Anyway, found what I was after; as this is rather puny, I'd suggest giving it the rules that Imperial Sentry-Turrets have; any Glancing or Penetrating hit automatically destroys the turret.

In addition, it would probably benefit from similar operating rules: You either have an Anti-Infantry mode (say, fire at the closest non-vehicle unit within 12" each turn), and an Anti-Tank mode... though it lacks Anti-Tank.
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any Glancing or Penetrating hit automatically destroys the turret.
but if you would have to deploy this in side your own deployment zone it would remove the idea
as for the deepstrike i think the tau can just parachute them in and it digs into the ground for a stable platform
as for the guns i think Harlequin2's idea is good.but you still don't need LOS for the pods as it uses a sophisticated sensor array (or maybe its just smart missiles equipped with a bigger warhead)

thanks for the idea's

will post painted picts in a couple of minutes
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What's wrong with it being in your deployment zone? Given how Tau work, it makes sense; the Defence Drones are planted to provide a rallying point for the army if things go tits up.

For "offensive" turrets, we already have the Run'Al defences in Imperial Armour.
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i don't have IA 3, but if the tau already have that OK.
how about a 6'' longer deployment zone (the pathfinders have set them up a bit further to have a bigger retreat zone)
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Again, no. Nobody else gets to infiltrate their defences.
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Again, no. Nobody else gets to infiltrate their defences.
True but the Tau can deep strike their Defences in Taros campaign Book, so that could still work, although i do like the idea of them being used more to cover a tau retreat/feint during a game and thus being in your deployment zone.
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Again, no. Nobody else gets to infiltrate their defences.
True but the Tau can deep strike their Defences in Taros campaign Book, so that could still work, although i do like the idea of them being used more to cover a tau retreat/feint during a game and thus being in your deployment zone.
The Imperial Guard can deploy Tarantulas via Valkyrie. Does that mean they should have the Deep Strike rule as well?

The Run'Al is a large, fortified position designed to be deployed from above. This is a small turret that is virtually man-portable. Dropping it from a great height is probably not wise.
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