Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

Is this a cliche?
Closed Thread
Old 17 Nov 2005, 14:29   #1 (permalink)
Shas'Ui
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Ohio, USA
Posts: 516
Send a message via AIM to kaskal
Default Is this a cliche?

in an army list of mine i have a gun drone squadron of 8 that I intended to have my commander join so that he would have 10 gun drones with him. I was wondering if that's a worthwhile tactic?
__________________
kaskal is offline  
Old 17 Nov 2005, 14:30   #2 (permalink)
Ethereal
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: On the Midnight Ocean
Posts: 26,404
Send a message via MSN to Wargamer
Default Re: Is this a cliche?

In a word; no.

Drones aren't tough enough to be a worthwhile bodyguard.
__________________
Farewell, Kangaroo Joe, you shall not be forgotten.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Norman
"Wargamer is never wrong, Frodo Baggins; he knows precisely the rules he means to."
Wargamer is offline  
Old 17 Nov 2005, 14:31   #3 (permalink)
Kroot Shaper
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: up nord where it snows like a jamaican with dandruff(mn, us)
Posts: 86
Send a message via AIM to j1m7 Send a message via MSN to j1m7
Default Re: Is this a cliche?

it'd at least look cool...
__________________
"Maybe we should negotiate with the enemy. what did you say his name was? Aba...Abadonia...Abadon, that's it!"
---Unkown Water Caste Member
Copyright infringement, pah. i'll pay the $20 to Gw for saying the ponts. i will not, however, be kicked off the forums.
j1m7 is offline  
Old 17 Nov 2005, 18:11   #4 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,260
Default Re: Is this a cliche?

I've done it before, it's fun. Just make sure your commander is hidden during the first turn because he counts as a unit for being shot at. It's a good way to draw attention to otherwise harmless drones.

Don't forget the targetlock too. Likewise, remember your commander can give a 9 or 10 leadership to drones.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brother Edwin
Also note I have 6 lord level HQ's leading 10 scouts.
Join the arena, and succumb to the eternal lust!
http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=9054.0
ShadowDeth is offline  
Old 17 Nov 2005, 19:22   #5 (permalink)
Ethereal
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 18,087
Default Re: Is this a cliche?

Why bother formally joining the suit to the drones? Just keep him a seperate unit in the middle or behind them. I do this quite frequently. It actually provides him with more protection, without the added cost of a target lock or the risk of the drones failing a leadership test and dragging him off the board with them.
khanaris is offline  
Old 17 Nov 2005, 21:46   #6 (permalink)
Shas'Vre
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,137
Default Re: Is this a cliche?

its so cliche! it even on the warhammer website tau tatical

meh 40k tatics are like sex. every thing has been thought of, making most "new" things a just a repeated idea, any thing else called "new" is either stupid, dangerous or illegail and most likley combination of all 3.
Lanfeix is offline  
Old 18 Nov 2005, 01:48   #7 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,432
Send a message via AIM to MechTau
Default Re: Is this a cliche?

Its an ok idea. Remember IC status. It is your friend when all other lights grow dim...
__________________
Watch me rebuild my army! - Now with pics of my new scheme!

Open invitation to all: Send me a pm, and I'll be have a look at your army list.
[url=http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=11198.0]Crisis Suit Theory, Army Composition, and why Fireknives suck - You've got to read this classic by T0nka
MechTau is offline  
Closed Thread

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On