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Sniper Drones or Skyray?
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Old 09 Apr 2006, 15:37   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sniper Drones or Skyray?

HQ:
Shas’O
Plasma Rifle
Missile Pod
Multi-tracker
Stimulant-Injectors
Iradium Armour
Total: 137 pts

HQ TOTAL: 127 pts

Elite:
Monat Crisis Suit
Plasma Rifle
Missile Pod
Multi-tracker
Total: 62 pts

Monat Crisis Suit
Plasma Rifle
Fusion Blaster
Multi-tracker
Total: 62 pts

6 Stealth Suits
Total: 180 pts

ELITE TOTAL: 304

Troops:
4 x 10 Fire Warriors
Shas’ui - Markerlight (is it networked?), Multi Tracker
Devilfish –
Targeting Array
Decoy Launcher
Target Lock
Multi-Tracker
SMS
Total: 980 pts

TROOP TOTAL: 1020 pts

Heavy Support:
2 x Hammerhead Gunship
Rail gun
Burst Cannon
Multi-tracker
Decoy Launcher
Total: 330 pts

TOTAL HEAVY SUPPORT: 330 pts


As you can see, I am lacking in the Anti MEQ department.

I love the Sniper Drone, but it is static, and cannot keep up with the rest of my army.

The Skyray gives me some MLs, and enough Seekers to squash a Devastator Squad.

Which should I use?

PS, Please, if my list is no good, please comment.

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Old 09 Apr 2006, 15:45   #2 (permalink)
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I say the skyray. he sky ray would benefit from the markerlights in yuour army along with its own Networked marherlight. Also it is mobile and this suits your mech tau army.

But personally you ought to have a Ionhead in your army along with the Railhead and the skyray. Decrease the stealths to 3 or split them up into teams of three. The crisis suits should be teeamed up with the same weaponary. That way you have 2 teams of stealths and one team of crisis suits.

About the commander, hard-wire the multitracker and take a shield generator. That way it will be tougher to kill.

the other parts on your list is good.
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I love the Sniper Drone, but it is static, and cannot keep up with the rest of my army.



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I would actually say to use the skyray, it goes with all of your other vehicles, and can match their firepower, (with how many markerlights your army has, and the Skyray's own networked markerlights). Do some proxies, (they always help), and after one or two you should know which choice you favor.
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I love the Sniper Drone, but it is static, and cannot keep up with the rest of my army.




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First, your army isn't actually too fast, you only have only one vehicle, (and it's usually a vehicle that doesn't move too far, as it needs to fire it's railgun), and all of your other troops move normally. I would actually say to use the sniper drones, but it depends on how much you use seeker missiles. Do some proxies, (they always help), and after one or two you should know which choice you favor.
Ur....dude? Did you see how many of them he have? He have at least 4 teams all with devilfishes on them. Unless of course it is stated otherwise.
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One tank???
Try 6. 2 hammer heads, and 4 devilfish
Everything else Has a JSJ.

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Oh, whoops, my bad, I missed that, it's edited.
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i would say that you should take the sniper drones because when they get left behind your opponent will either forget about them or take them as too high of a threat to allow them to live.* the skyray is more durable but it is stll a vehicle and can be taken down by long range fire and stuff like that whereas the sniper drones have the stealth field so they have to get in really close, giving you a chance to destroy them before they make it into close combat.*
 
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Oh mah bad too. But I say replace one of the railhead with an Ionhead. that will help.

Railhead, Ionhead, and skyray...........good combination there.
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I'm of the opinion that you should run your heavies like this

Choice 1) Ionhead w/ Multi-tracker, target lock, decoy launcher, disruption pod, and secondary weapon system of your choice (I always run SMS).

Choice 2) 3 Broadsides with A.S.S and the team leader with 2 shield drones, bonding knife, HW target lock, HW multi-tracker. You can upgrade to plasma if you have the points &/or the desire.

Choice 3) 3 Sniper Drone teams.

This gives you plenty of anti-tank firepower, and any marines out there are going to be crapping themselves.
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BS 5 FW are the most efficient at killing marines. Period.

Two Railheads and a Skyray would do nicely.

Skyray > Ionhead

Longer range, insta-kill, no WBB!, markerlights.
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