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Old 03 Feb 2006, 07:26   #1 (permalink)
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Default A question about the Commander.

Well I wanted to know how good is a Single commander in a crisis suit with 2 gun drones that joins a team of gun drones? ???
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As of right now with the current rules. It is a much better idea to not use drones of any kind with a commander. Rely on the commander's IC rules to avoid him getting shot up. As for a commander that does have drones, entering a drone squadron. I would imagine that the drones just take the hits for him until there is only 1 drone left. It's a possible tactic, but not one I'd employ unless a situation occured that called for it (assualting a weaken target). The commander would be vulnerable to pie plates and just plain being the last model left in the squad during that shooting phase. The majority of the time it's best to just use a commander on his own. Proper use of cover and friendly units will make sure he doesn't get shot at. And if he does and its something really nasty ( ap3 or less) cover saves are often better than spending the points and a hardpoint for a sheild gen. if you were going to consider that to make your commander more survivable.

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Old 03 Feb 2006, 08:38   #3 (permalink)
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but if all drones are killed,and hes alone,the IC rules aply right? or was u refering to the fact wounds may be allocated to him when only one drone left?
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The bigger risk of joining a commander to a squadron of drones is that if they are reduced below half-strength and broken, he will be dragged off the board with them (at 3d6 per turn). Characters can not leave broken units, remember. He actually gets much better protection from standing behind a drone squadron without actually joining it.
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No drones. the drones will cancel his IC status. And IC status is a very good rule too.

Drones dies rather easily, and the Bs is kinda weak although they are twinlinked
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Old 03 Feb 2006, 15:40   #6 (permalink)
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theres not point useing the drones. i have found that out with many battles

ok its a waste allso i have found that useing the other points for more fire warriors will help you out allot
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Oh okay thanks for the info ;D
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The commander works best with the srones in front of him and not attached. However, this might be a problem for deep striking.
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That tactic was made popular by the person I hate. He does it, so every new guy says, "That sounds good..."

I hate Michael. And yes, that tactic is utter rubbish.
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Which one? the deep striking done+ commander or the advancing drone+ commander (I do the advancing combo).
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