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Stealth suits + gun drones - your experiences
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Old 22 Jun 2006, 19:48   #1 (permalink)
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Default Stealth suits + gun drones - your experiences

I've got more gun drones than I know what to do with, and in looking for a way to use them, started to wonder what it would be like to field a full six man unit of stealth suits, all with 2 gun drones each. The firepower would be sick, but the unit itself large to the point of being cumbersome.

Just curious if anyone has ever tried this, and if so, your results.
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Old 22 Jun 2006, 22:30   #2 (permalink)
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I have tried this combo a couple of times:

6 man stealth team:

4 guys with burst cannons and drone controller (2 guys with 1 drone each and 2 guys with 2 drones each)

2 guys with fusion guns and targetting aray.

which gives me a nice large deep-striking unit that hits rear-armour and will suffer hits on drones due to their lesser armour save being equal in number to the suits.

Works for me!

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Old 22 Jun 2006, 22:56   #3 (permalink)
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The best unit set-up i've worked with so far is this:

4 Stealth suits with DCs and 6 gun drones

This gives you a tough (10wound) unit for 180 points, with the same firepower as a unit of 6, but with more survivebility and more attacks in close combat (6 drones up front, stealths behind, drones take the wounds, stealths dish the ass kicking, managed to fight off (and win) in close combat against units of hormagaunts, lictors and all sorts of stuff. I10 rocks, especially with 14 attacks when defending or 24 when charging.

Its also still small enough to hide behind terrain and JSJ.

try it
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Old 23 Jun 2006, 06:46   #4 (permalink)
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3/3 for me. Small unit, one gundrone each, putting out better firepower than a squad of 4 would (drones are more accurate AND cause pinning).
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Old 23 Jun 2006, 07:56   #5 (permalink)
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I've used 6 suits and 6 gun drones several times now and they seem pretty good to me. They last a lot longer than they used to for me. Most of my opponents did not like the stealth and made them a priority target. Try out different combos if you aren't sure.
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