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Old 31 Dec 2005, 16:21   #1 (permalink)
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* * * While looking at army lists on this forum, something hit me.* Where are all the gun drones?* I have since then come o* the conclusion that they're horribly underated.* for 2 points more than a standered FW, you can deepstrike, J-S-J, and pin (at the sacrifice of range).* Plus, you most likely wont ever have more thn 1 (or 2) squads of Pathfinders, so your not taking up a needed space.* Gun drones have obliterated whole squads of Space Marines for me, and the LD penalty (4 under 4) hardley ever comes into effect.* So, why are they shunned?????
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 16:22   #2 (permalink)
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same here i find them terribly effective in cityfight!
so sad how underrated :'(
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 17:12   #3 (permalink)
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a search of just "Gun Drones" will give you several recent topics about gun drones... spelling out very clearly that they are AWESOME... unfortunately, people who build army lists and post them havent read those posts, or dont physically own enough drones to do any kindof representation with them... I personally own 12 one and a half squads. And taking that into account, yea, they get left in the unbuilt models bin.
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 18:12   #4 (permalink)
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I agree with you. Gun Drones are one of the most essential Tau units and every Tau player should have at least a squad. It's a real shame that people only see BS 2 aand not twin-linked.
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Drones are very good, a unit can come in very handy. However too many does not hold up too well, here is a tactica I wrote a while ago on the subject of drones:

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=13409.0
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 20:19   #6 (permalink)
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I love my gun drones. I've played in 3 games thus far with my Tau, and they have yet to dissapoint.

One game saw them destroy two vipers, and then become the focused fire of the remaining eldar army.

One game saw them destroy a deep striking unit from guard, and then drew the fire of their main battletank (and they would have survived had I spread them out instead of keeping them in the formation they deep struck in)

And today's game (first 1 on 1 with Tau vs Undivided, and I won! ) they didn't kill anything, but held his more powerful IC at bay in HTH for a couple of rounds, which kept him from ever getting too close.

A very good use of drones, I'd say.


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Old 31 Dec 2005, 20:27   #7 (permalink)
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Wow. Your drones did a lot. Usually mine are just targets. Occasionly they'll do something good though. One time my squad fired on a space Marine command squad. i was just trying to distract them, but I killed all except the master , who actually rolled two six's, failing his pinning test!
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 21:01   #8 (permalink)
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I agree with you. Gun Drones are one of the most essential Tau units and every Tau player should have at least a squad. It's a real shame that people only see BS 2 aand not twin-linked.
They are in no way essential.
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 21:04   #9 (permalink)
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You are entitled to your opinion and I to mine.

Gun drones are cheap, effective ways to distract an enemy while heavy hitters do real damage. Nuff' said
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Havent used them yet. Right now pathfinders are taking up their points. And doing a good job at what they do.
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