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Old 23 Jun 2006, 18:54   #1 (permalink)
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Default Tau DX-4 technical drones? What are they for?

I checked the new stuff from FW and found those DX-4 technical drones which obviously can be used for cities of death and the medusa V campaign, but it states that these technical drones attached to a squad makes the squad combat engineers.

Anyone knows what that means?
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Old 23 Jun 2006, 19:21   #2 (permalink)
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Who knows what they do. I think that they are really a ploy to sell more stuff.
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Old 23 Jun 2006, 20:46   #3 (permalink)
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Tau DX-4 Technical Drones
Here’s a characterful little addition to the Tau forces; DX-4 Technical Drones. Designed by Mark Bedford, these new Drones can easily be used in Cities of Death games to mark the Tau Observation Point or Medicae facility Stratagems. Another idea is to use them to represent Tau Infantry Wargear. Place one or two Technical Drones alongside a Tau Battlesuit with hardwired wargear to show the addition of its’ Blacksun Filter, Drone Controller, Multi-Tracker or Target Lock. It has also been suggested that attaching them to squads of Tau infantry would nicely help mark the unit as Combat Engineers. Really, uses for the DX-4 Technical Drones are as many and varied as your imagination. Packs of two DX-4 Technical Drones will be released from week commencing July 31st and are avaliable to pre-order right now.

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These little critters really don't do anything other than to look cool.

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Old 23 Jun 2006, 21:05   #4 (permalink)
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Hmmm. I think fw just made them in companion to the Dark Crusade expansion for warhammer40k DoW to make them sell better... They look pretty cool to me, i might buy some to show an Uber-fluffy side to my battles. What are Combat Engineers?
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Old 23 Jun 2006, 21:21   #5 (permalink)
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Specially trained components of, say, the US Army, trained to build bridges,etc. Also trained and equipped to destroy buildings, bridges, etc. As far as I know some also get AT-mines.
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Old 23 Jun 2006, 21:43   #6 (permalink)
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Would the Techmarine be considered a 'combat engineer?'

If they're cheap enough I can maybe see myself buying a pair of these to put on 'standby' should I need them for whatever reason. That's how I have my shield drone anyway... the look nifty and can serve a purpose.
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Old 24 Jun 2006, 02:35   #7 (permalink)
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Combat engineers is a stratagem choice in cities of death. a unit with it can destroy fortifications.
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Old 24 Jun 2006, 03:42   #8 (permalink)
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If they're cheap enough I can maybe see myself buying a pair of these to put on 'standby' should I need them for whatever reason.
Well, if you afford 7.50 pounds for 2 shield drones on steriods...
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Old 24 Jun 2006, 17:00   #9 (permalink)
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yeah they look cool i need me some they would look good in city of death
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Old 24 Jun 2006, 21:41   #10 (permalink)
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It looks pretty easy to convert a normal gun drone into one of those guys.
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