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what do you think about sniper drone teams?
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Old 27 Jun 2006, 19:23   #1 (permalink)
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Default what do you think about sniper drone teams?

what do you think of sniper drone teams ?
do you like the model?
would you use them in your army ? to win or or fluff

do you think there better at lower pt games or higher seeing how they take a heavy slot?
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Old 27 Jun 2006, 19:41   #2 (permalink)
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Sniper Drones are my second favorite unit in the Tau army (just behind stealths) and i love everything about them. they give you a markerlight and 3 rail rifle shots w/ cloaking, all for 80 points. there is nothing about them that i dont love (besides the simple no shoot and move back)
 
Old 27 Jun 2006, 19:50   #3 (permalink)
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My regular foes are marines and necrons, the railgun is a fantastic weapon against these guys, with good strength and the perfect AP value and a nice range to boast.* The stealth field comes in handy versus the Space marine player as he can't shoot them from range which is incredibly infuriating for him.*

Now and again the cloak is useful against necrons, but I verse the kind of player who likes fast bits and deep strikes a monolith behind you so you don't often have the luxury of standing there and shooting, as repositioning a meagre 6 inches is barely worth it. Even pinning doesn't do much in these kinds of situations.

In this respect - which leads on to my opinion of their greatest weakness - the snipers are poor at repositioning to get a better shot, and against foes close up, the meagre 3 shots tends to leave them overwhelmed.* While being great against spcae marines and necrons (of a caertain type), probably other Tau armies also, they can be overkill when it comes to some armies, such as horde nids, ork and IG, so take them depending on your foe and their play of style.
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Old 27 Jun 2006, 20:28   #4 (permalink)
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I seems like in my GW ALLLLL I ever play is damn Black Templar and Tyranids, neither can be pinned (well Nids can’t but doesn’t happen to often) and most of the time I need something that puts out more fire power, the Snipers are cool has heck and I hope I can get some good use of them….. I also hope to eventually play something normal and not something made to take out xenos or something that comes at me in waves of 3000000 units!
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Old 27 Jun 2006, 20:34   #5 (permalink)
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I think they're a good unit, with fine capabilities balanced nicely between their points cost and the fact that they occupy one of my precious Heavy Support slots... I haven't used them yet, because I need my heavy support to be anti-tank.

Unfortunately, very little in this game can actually be pinned.
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Old 27 Jun 2006, 20:51   #6 (permalink)
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i used 3 teams proxied oh man it is nice! me and my space marine friend played and they helped out a lot! i won by only 30 points but i felt like i had won! i think they are worth it if you have more than 1 team other wise just use tanks.

i personally think my HS list is going to be

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Old 28 Jun 2006, 00:02   #7 (permalink)
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I love them!!! ;D they are the best thing that has ever happened to Tau!!! If you v marines and have 3 sniper drone teams, that squad is dead!!!
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i use them in an farsight list, then i use 3 snipers ,a huge broadside team and a hamerhead, other wise its 2heads and a broadside team
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Good unit, but one that gets squeezed out of lists due to competing for slots with the big guns. Funny enough, I think that sniper drones are one of those units that may be seen more in small pts games
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Old 28 Jun 2006, 03:36   #10 (permalink)
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I like them a lot but didn't get to put them in my army list because i wanted a pathfinder squad.
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