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Old 09 Mar 2006, 11:59   #1 (permalink)
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I played a battle versus Chaos yesterday and my Gundrones worked like a charm. They deepstriked behind his LasCannon Predator within LOS of the PathFinders DevilFish so they wouldn't deviate too much and it paid off. BOOM! Finally the drones will have a place in my army.


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Old 09 Mar 2006, 12:19   #2 (permalink)
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What did your drones actually kill, or do in the mission?

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Old 09 Mar 2006, 13:55   #3 (permalink)
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I've found that stealthsuits have all the abilities of gundrones, with the addition of stealth armor and greater efficiency, ie more bang for the point. Versus any target with high leadership, I don't think a pinning test makes up for it. The only time I use gun drone squads is when I have no elites left, and still need another squad.
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Old 09 Mar 2006, 15:38   #4 (permalink)
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I personally hate using stealth suits but thats my personal preference. I find gun drones an excelent unit that is vastly underestimated. They have twin linked weapons meaning they hit more accurately than Firewarriors much of the time, they have decent armor, can JSJ, cost fairly little and can deep strike. They are perfect for dropping down late game to grab an out of the way objective, to threaten the enemy and pull their focus to protecting their rear armor and if they do scatter and die, or get oblitterated distracting the enemy you havent lost much. Not everything is about offencive capability in the main build of the army. If you have the points a single drone squadron can be very usefull.

Also I believe his drones blew up the Predator from the way he wrote that.
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Yes, do not underestimate to power of drones. With the new pathfinders, deepstriking unit became just lot more dangerous.
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Old 09 Mar 2006, 16:14   #6 (permalink)
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Vash113, I use to hate stealthsuits as well, but with the new markerlight rules... they can lay down a spray of fire that even Marines will fear. Though I will never again deep strike any crisis suits. They are too fragile (& expensive) without JSJ. Drones fill this niche quite well.
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Old 09 Mar 2006, 17:29   #7 (permalink)
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What did your drones actually kill, or do in the mission?
They blew up the darn predator and held on to his Furies for a turn (hate 'em!).



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