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Old 25 May 2006, 13:46   #1 (permalink)
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Default Shield drones and CC

It's maybe a silly question but:
can shield drones fight in close combat???

I don't know for sure because they have a WS of 2,
but I can't figure what they would use in combat (maybe micro-claws :P)
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Old 25 May 2006, 13:50   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, anyone with a WS can fight in CC.

Shield drones just ram into you and hope for the best.
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Old 25 May 2006, 13:53   #3 (permalink)
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ok thanks,

it's maybe a weird strategy to ram the opponent but it can make sense
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Old 25 May 2006, 14:40   #4 (permalink)
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see them spikes on the shield?.. and them antennae? Real spikey and sharp they are.
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Old 25 May 2006, 16:10   #5 (permalink)
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My shield drones have hurt Greater Daemons! The flying headbutt of doom is an awesome thing to see. =^.^=
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Old 25 May 2006, 21:14   #6 (permalink)
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I once played a game where in the very last turn a lone gun drone killed my friends librarian in cc. Good times.
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Old 25 May 2006, 21:43   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, I always laugh when drones are in close combat. I imagine Benny Hill music as they try to do fly-bys to ram the enemy.

My best drone related feat was in 3rd edition, where one shield drone made 11 invulnerable saves in a row against a chaplain and team leader in close combat.

This edition, I've had two gune drones hold off 8 Sisters of battle for three turns in close combat, while killing two of the crazy women over the period of combat.
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Drones really arent bad in cc with I 4 they can hit first or at least simo with a lot of enemies and are fairly good at rescuing otherwise doomed Firewarrior squads.
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I've actually seen gun drones almost kill a jetbike farseer in combat!
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My 2-squads of drones always seem to pull off amazing feats. They've downed just about every HQ in the game!
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