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Old 28 Jun 2006, 03:21   #1 (permalink)
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Default Shield Drones how do they work in the new rulebook?


I have the new Tau Empire book but I can't find anywhere that it explains how shield drones now work.

Can anyone enlighten me on where to find the rules for shield drones as of the new codex please?
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Old 28 Jun 2006, 04:08   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Shield Drones how do they work in the new rulebook?

it's pretty clear in the drones section...

Anyway, they take on teh majority toughness and armor save of teh squad, so they become part of teh majority, albeit with a 4+ invulnerable save. Pretty simple
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Old 28 Jun 2006, 04:11   #3 (permalink)
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I think it's in the armoury section.

Here's a hint for using shield drones. Give them to a broadside or crisis suit with IA and the shield drone are almost invulnerable with 2+ Armour saves!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Old 28 Jun 2006, 07:21   #4 (permalink)
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In the old rulebook it stated that a unit with Drones when fired upon the player of the Drones can assign what shots he wants to hit the drones.

ie Lascannon + 3 Bolters hit lascannon is assigned to drones and bolters to Suits.

Is this how the rules work still as I can't find any mechanic for it in the book at all?

Specifically I am referring to the allocation of hits to Drones and how that works.
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Old 28 Jun 2006, 07:35   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Shield Drones how do they work in the new rulebook?

You would go with the majority toughness and armor save as per the normal rules. As drones match the save and toughness of the unit, they can be allocated hits on behalf of the unit. The only exception occurs when there are more hits then models in the unit; in this case, the firer gets to select a model to take an extra hit, and the owner of the unit gets to pick the weapon the model is hit with.

This is rolled for independently of the rest of the unit.
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Old 28 Jun 2006, 08:23   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Shield Drones how do they work in the new rulebook?

very true.. I forgot that hits were allocated by targets armies owner unless you had different armour values, which is why there were rules for the situation before as drones only had a 4+ save.

Excellent clears that one up, I was just thinking too complex and overlooking that they had fixed it so a mainstream rule applies.

Bleh.. k.i.s.s in play.

p.s. Thanks for clearing it up
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Old 28 Jun 2006, 12:18   #7 (permalink)
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Does the iridium armour shield drone combo KGB50 is talking about correct ??? didnt think it worked that way
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No it is correct, the drones have the same T and As as the model they accompany including any upgrades.
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Old 28 Jun 2006, 17:42   #9 (permalink)
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To all purposes they are additional injuries to the model they are attached to, with the added benefit of the invulnerable save and the shot assignment (you can divert the armor save negation or high toughness shots to them). Attached to broadsides they become a real pain for your opponent (3 broadsides and 6 shield drones are 15 2+ armor saves to deal with).
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Old 28 Jun 2006, 17:43   #10 (permalink)
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yeah with the new codex sheild drons rock there so good it makes crisis an broadsides so much more harder to kill
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