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Old 24 May 2006, 08:43   #1 (permalink)
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Do the sniper drones have to stay within the 2 inch unit coherency rule???

i expected that they did, until i saw THIS picture on a GW site. please confirm guys.

ok so i cant do the hyperlink thing, im not sure how it works. ill jst post the URL for you guys

http://uk.games-workshop.com/tau/tactics-basics/12/

copy paste it in you browser, if that doesnt work, goto the GW website, goto tau, and have a look at the relatively new, Tau Tactics: basics article, then the sniper drones section.

its a picture of a spotter, far more then 2 inchs away from the drones.
EDIT::: i have the same picture from a different angle, in an australian white dwarf:issue 315age 12... also looks like it was taken later in the game, it shows the entire army, and there are 3 drones, even further away.


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... hmm, very odd...

However, that picture also only shows two Drones, whereas you must have three...

I keep them in coherancy, simply for the sake of simplicity.
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Me thinks that's just GW trying to look cool...
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personally i would believe that drones themselves are free to come and go as they please....ONLY from the spotter, however... because sniper-drones have target locks built in to solve the problem of the single unit. That would make having target locks pointless if they all functioned independently....but I'm not sure. It would make sense if you could keep the spotter separate and slightly independent,(he is after all, there commander and controller of sorts...) but then you have to remember that markerlights and rail rifles both have the same distance, so keeping the spotter in coherency with its drones makes perfect sense as well....

I do agree it is quite difficult to judge...
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I say there's a simple answer;
The drone rules (p31) says "Drones must maintain coherency with the unit their controller is in."
Info for the Sniper Drone Teams (p40) say Nothing about coherency, so the general Drone Rule applies. (As stupid as it may seem for a semi-autonomous unit...)

Think of it as a sniper with a 4-barrel gun
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Hah, not to mention a marker light to boot, im definately not complaining, but hey, who's countin'?
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Well, Here in my store we assume that as long as the drobnes have line of sight from the spotter, then it's ok.
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Well, Here in my store we assume that as long as the drobnes have line of sight from the spotter, then it's ok.
That's the problem; it's an assumption.

I have assumed from the offset that the Drones maintain coherancy... the controller is a Tau Sniper of sorts, just with a triple-barrelled gun which aims itself.
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Yeah,...but I also read the australian WD too. So everyone have their own theories. Mine would be the LOS idea.
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Come on guys. GW pictures are not rules. GW pictures are dioramas that sell models.

Here's all you need to know:

Tau Codex, Page 40; "Sniper Drone Teams"

"... The spotter is armed with a pulse pistol, a drone controller ....."

Tau Codex, Page 31; "Drones"

"... Drones must maintain coherency with the unit their controller is in...."

--- It's that simple. And if you're doing something different, you're using a house rule, or cheating.

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