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Old 05 Oct 2005, 18:54   #1 (permalink)
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How do you make your shield drone models different from your gun drones?
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Old 05 Oct 2005, 18:56   #2 (permalink)
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no guns ;D

...and two aerials instead of one...that's why there are two depessions in the disc, to allow you to make a shield drone with the same parts.
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Old 05 Oct 2005, 18:59   #3 (permalink)
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How do you make your shield drone models different from your gun drones?
I use the Shield Drone bits. *
(metal shield generator unit and pair of antennae).


If you don't have that there have been a number of conversions, most using the crisis suit Shield Generator bit somewhere in the conversion.


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Old 05 Oct 2005, 19:01   #4 (permalink)
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Shield Drone bits. But only one of the antennas.
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I just pull the carbines of a pair of drones, then put them back on after the battle.
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Old 05 Oct 2005, 20:11   #6 (permalink)
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Just curious, do you actually use the drones, or are you just putting together a few for modelling. I've never actually seen their value. If (and sometimes that is a big if) I intend to use drones the gun drones are the only way I go. I'd appreciate anyone giving me their reasons for using the Shield Drones over the Gun Drones.
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Having your Shas'O take a Krak missile to the face. Melta guns, lascannons all those pretty trinkets that instant kill your suits. They're very expensive though so i only take it for my Shas'O(Don't even bother with shas'el)
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Old 05 Oct 2005, 20:20   #8 (permalink)
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Having your Shas'O take a Krak missile to the face. Melta guns, lascannons all those pretty trinkets that instant kill your suits. They're very expensive though so i only take it for my Shas'O(Don't even bother with shas'el)
But don't the gun drones take hits the same way?? I'd prefer to strike back if possible with the remaining drone(s). And I rarely take the drone option for my Shas'O any I prefer his IC status.
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Old 05 Oct 2005, 20:24   #9 (permalink)
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I know the shield drones get an invulnerable save if that's what you mean, gun drones don't.
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I use Shield Drones with Broadsides. That's about it.

They usually deploy far enough back that the only weapons with range to them are Anti-Tank weaponry which will insta-kill the Broadside and negate the armor of a Gun Drone.



My Combat Patrol list has more Gun Drones than I own... so I am proxying my Shield Drones as Gun Drones until I get a few more. You can see the Shield Drones mixed in with the Gun Drones in this photo. It was made by attaching a Shield Generator on top of the Shield Drone bit.

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