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Old 10 Aug 2006, 02:20   #1 (permalink)
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Would it be considered cheezy to have 6 stealths and 12 gun drones. I thought it would be a great unit. That would benefit a lot from markelights, especially. But is it cheezy? They all have stealth so u cant hit it from far. And any squad that gets close to it would be utterly shredded by 30 pulse shots 12 of which cause pinning. Even if it takes fire, you have 7 drones to lose before losing a stealth. It wouldnt be too bad in assault as all of em count as in cover. Of course u would need a bonding knife for it. what do u guys think? Is it too unwieldy?
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Old 10 Aug 2006, 02:23   #2 (permalink)
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It would not be cheesy, at least, not any more so than 32 model Hormgaunt broods, or a 30 Ork strong mob. It's kinda unwieldy, since 18 models are hard to JSJ behind cover. It is the most Markerlight efficient unit in the Tau army, though... I'd only field it in really high point games.
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Never worry about being cheesy, ever. If you can take it, it's not cheesy (wyches excluded). Besides, 30 pulse shots really aren't all that horrendous, but it's not bad.
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Well first off it's massive foot print would almost negate the stealth feild. Also the cost would be too much ot be worht it in my oppion.
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Old 10 Aug 2006, 02:32   #5 (permalink)
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can't do 12 drones. that would be 120 points of wargear. (edit: oh wait, nevermind. was thinking 100 per unit for a minute there!)

Way too unwieldy in my opinion also. I'm a fan of fielding two small teams (3-4 suits) sometimes with a pair of gundrones and one shield drone each (one drone per guy) if points allow... or one team of 5-6 on its own if I want more crisis.

10 drones wouldn't be cheesy. it would be damn powerful, but also very... unstealthy, and you'd best bond that thing because they DO count towards that (without being ignored if they're the only casualties).
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well idk, its 30 fw shots with the same price. and cant be hit from far. and is good in assault and is extremely hard to break. it seems like a good counter to heavy weapons squads cause it can infiltrate too. im not worried too much about jsj behind cover cause of the stealth field and so many drones.
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<<Well first off it's massive foot print would almost negate the stealth feild.>>
Uhm... drones float??

<<Also the cost would be too much ot be worht it in my oppion.>>
Depends on who you fight.


I'd say it'd be a lovely idea. I love drones for some reason or another.. I believe my army will rely quite heavily on them. This group would work wonders against masses of fragile creatures; the jump-shoot 30 shots-jump would be a rapist, and if brought to close combat, the drones could take most of the hits (especially in cityfight). Of course, this would be a terrible choice for armies less than 800 points (if not 1000), but the intimidation of 30 rolls would help out in any situation :P
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<<Well first off it's massive foot print would almost negate the stealth feild.>>
Uhm... drones float??
What they mean by "footprint" is the space that the unit takes up on the table with all those 1" bases.

Thing is, unless you line them up in 2 rows, you're not really going to either A) have the whole unit within 18" when you need it or B) be outside of 21" when you jump away, which is where you want to be because then it's less than 50% to spot you.
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True but you'll prob kill a few of those models that u were shooting at, to be 21" away. I think of it like a mounted firewarrior squad except with more range... Stealth provides safe transport. mathematically with 2 markerlights it can kill about 6 marines, with a pin test. Chances are those remaining 4 marines wont be within 21 but even if they are they *might* kill a drone. If u can keep that up for 6 turns they only kill 6 drones while you kill 36 marines, obviously you wouldnt get a shot off every turn its just an exaggeration. But if ur not getting a shot off they prob arent either.
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Just wonderin... how are you getting 12 drones? are you saying 2 per guy? 'cause only the leader can have them.. or if that was changed, when?
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