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Old 11 May 2006, 05:39   #1 (permalink)
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i was looken playing a game last Friday night and was usen the warfish so i shot off my smart missiles i was usen there bs of 2 but do they get the bonus of a higher bs if there is targeting array on it .guy sayed i had to use bs of 2 cause its says fires with the intel of a drone;this guy is spock logic what am i doing wrong.plz no flame first time for me to post something thanks guys
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Old 11 May 2006, 05:40   #2 (permalink)
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The drones fire at BS2 but are twin linked the burst cannon and SMS if you buy it fire at the BS 3 of the fish or BS4 if you use the targeting array.
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Old 11 May 2006, 05:42   #3 (permalink)
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k cool thanks is that also cause they cant unload ? like a gun drone can
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Old 11 May 2006, 05:54   #4 (permalink)
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No, its because the gun drones are gundrones. They're a special case in that they're passengers firing "out" of a fully enclosed transport.

Burst cannons and SMS are actual vehicular weapons, and thus use the fire-control systems of the tank they're mounted on.
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Old 11 May 2006, 20:27   #5 (permalink)
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its easier if you just ignore the drone chassis where the SMS and burst cannon are involved.

both the SMS and burst cannons are weapon systems on the vehicles. therefore, they fire withe the vehicles BS.

as a side note, next time your friend says: theyre guided by a drone, they must be BS 2, point this out to him. it never mentions they are guided by gun drones. so why should be say they have the same BS as gun drones.
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Smart missils are in fluff guided by a drone intelligence, its what lets them need no LOS. This is just fluff however and does not mean that they fire on BS 2. Note that all rules are in the profile for the unit, if it does not say in its profile that the SMS fire on BS 2 instead of the vehicles BS then they dont.

So if he says that again just show him the unit stats and tell him fluff doesnt = game rules.
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Old 11 May 2006, 23:20   #7 (permalink)
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Simply, The chassis is an empty drone shell: those things are probably even more mass-produced than pulse rifles: in most fluff images you see all sorts of unarmed drones. The frame itself is a standardisation thing: the drone cradles are sort of like universal hardpoints: you can charge/protect/reload (and probably program/get-telemetry/feeds from) drones that are connected there.

Or you can use that same hardpoint to connect some real weapons.


Tell ya what: if he insists they're drone controlled, then tell him you'll agree to his house-rule making them drones.

Then, following his own argument and logic, detatch them and see him pale as your brand-spanking-new SMS drone squadrons start hunting his troops while your hammerhead stays safe!

He'll either retract his earlier statement, or suffer horribly. If people are going to rules-lawyer against you, might as well one-up them. Their little loopholes can go both ways sometimes..
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