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Old 31 Dec 2005, 19:58   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gun drones on Hammerheads not possible?

I keep seeing posts where people speak of taking gun drone upgrades on hammerheads, but as I understand this cannot be done....
Yes the codex lists it as un upgrade available to the tank..but... the codex also states that the drones are housed in the recesses on the tank until deployed (a la devilfish style) my opinion is that the recesses on the hammerhead are already taken up by the sms or bc systems and therefore the drones cannot be taken on the HH no?
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 21:48   #2 (permalink)
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They can be taken, but you will have to be a bit creative with it. Some people have made conversions where the secondary weapon rests under the chin of the hammerhead, next to the targeting array. I don't think this makes allot of sense though (they can't fire when on board), so I just say they are being stored inside of the ship.
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Old 31 Dec 2005, 22:34   #3 (permalink)
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Since when? They can always fire when on board.
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(they can't fire when on board
Since when? They can always fire when on board.
As in when they're passengers inside the tank.

Technically, you can take Gun Drones on a Hammerhead (under the current codex) though it seems to be something GW has overlooked (apparently will be fixed in Tau: Empires). It has been asked numerous times, and the answer from us, and even GW themselves, has been 'be creative'. The result of one such creative journey of TheVoid, can be seen here: http://www.posaz.de/?site=conversion&id=voideng
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Old 01 Jan 2006, 01:11   #5 (permalink)
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My favorite solution is to keep the drones in their regular sockets and build door gunners at the side doors. The only problem is what to do to make sure the engines don't get in the way, but it gives the Hammerhead more of a "gunship" feel to it.
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I have a Hammerhead converted for Gun Drones. I just got my webcam fixed, so if anyone is willing to tell me how to display a picture, I'd be glad to share. I'm not finished painting it though.

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Old 01 Jan 2006, 19:59   #7 (permalink)
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I put them in the sockets and then had the missiles/bursts under the nose. Now that I think about it, it would make sense to keep the drones on the inside of the side doors. You dont have troops in it, so why not put them there.
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Old 03 Jan 2006, 01:15   #8 (permalink)
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I have a Hammerhead converted for Gun Drones.* I just got my webcam fixed, so if anyone is willing to tell me how to display a picture, I'd be glad to share.* I'm not finished painting it though.

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Old 03 Jan 2006, 01:28   #9 (permalink)
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The manager at my local GW store said that hammerheads can have them. He said that they just pop out the back, so you don't need to do any conversions.
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Old 03 Jan 2006, 01:39   #10 (permalink)
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This has been a problem that I have long been boggled with.

Certainly you CAN take Gun Drones with the Hammerhead, it says so in the rules, however.....

The problem comes from the WYSIWYG rule..... So, it takes clever modding.

Now, there are a couple problems here, And you COULD get called on them by people at a tourniment, and thats with angles of fire.

If you mount them out the side doors, ala Gunship mode... Someone can claim that you cant get a 360' firing arc on each gun, And odd's are, a Judge would agree...

As clever as it would be to say, "They just pop out from somewhere..." most judges wouldnt accept that.

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