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Old 29 Jan 2006, 23:05   #1 (permalink)
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Just a question of curiosity. How would everyone feel if the fast attack drone swarm could take markerlight drones and shield drones, as well as gun drones? Simply wondering.

[Edit: Gah, crap. Posted this in general instead of Tau Main. Could a kind mod move it for me? ]
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Well... I don't think it would be too broken. Could we take a full squad of marker drones? That would be cool. A full squad of shield drones? ;D

That would be interesting. It doesn't seem very Tau though... according to most people.
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mixed drone squads? sounds interesting if not somewhat useless
 
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Uniformity is an issue I hadn't thought of. While most Tau units do operate in homogenous units, I think drones are handled differently in their war theory that an exception could be made.

I don't think they'd be entirely useless. You could have a regular gun drone squadron, a mixed gun drone / markerlight team, or a more survivable type of either.

Thanks for the move, btw.
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I think it's a great idea. The Tau fluff states that there are supposed to be a Drone for every job, and I think having squads of different ones sounds cool.

Can you imagine a medical drone squad, floating around, healing Fire Caste Warriors, or a repair Drone, fixing the Hammerheads guns. ;D
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Another thing to think about when concerning these drones would marker drones be viable upgrade for characters and would they be able to JSJ with a marker light?
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I think the fluff is trying to convey that all drones are standard (hey, uniformity!) except for each one's "specialist" package. I see no reason why a squadron of four gun drones, two markerlight drones, and two shield drones couldn't jump.
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As far as I understand, Markerlight Drones have to remain stationary in the movement phase to shoot, but can make an assault move as normal (just like Stealth Suits with a markerlight). Then again, in the new codex they could change it so that Markerlight Drones can move and shoot (like destroyers!). That would be awesome!

An all shield drone squadron... My Commander would never die! Ahahahahahah! Power weapon what? That would be hilarious. Then my commander would do nothing but chase after my friends Librarian and then assault him.
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