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Old 29 Jun 2004, 12:16   #1 (permalink)
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they have the same stats of gundrones, except +1

T, cost 5 points less than stealth suits, and are armed with TL burst cannons, as you can

see in forgeworld. so, they have the same firepower of 3 gundrones each, and cost like 2,

but the point of T can't make up for the less wounds per point, so they are more

vulnerable, and of course don't have the pinning effect.

they are about

as vulnerable as stealth suits, and a bit cheaper, but don't have the holo field

protection, and can't have armoury items,not to say of the Ld that drops if they are

4.

so I can't see really the great advantage over normal gundrones, since

they also take a heavy support slot.

you can replace a burst cannon with a

markerlight at no cost, so the only idea I can come up with is if you use them together

with the markerlight version.

of course they are great to mow down AS 5+ if

you're sure they won't get targeted, as they have more firepower per point than

gundrones and stealth suit, but I wonder how often does this happen.
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Is there a point to this topic? :-\
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Old 29 Jun 2004, 17:44   #3 (permalink)
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the point is if you have any idea that I didn&#

039;t think about, that makes them more useful than I thought
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from that, i dont think they&#39;re that

good.. compared against stealthsuits, id choose stealthsuits, as the holo field thing

makes them last just that bit longer.. but re rolls would be good..
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My vote on heavies is a humungous no. &gt;
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Old 21 Jul 2004, 00:19   #6 (permalink)
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Dont they also have a 3+ save? And i think this kind of unit would be deadly coupled up with a pathfinder team, dont you? I mean what out there is will benefit better form a 2+ hit then a unit with a 5+ re-roll?
I dont know if they can deep stike, but with the supposid 3+ to have deep strike on missions, they could (possibly) easily get into posistion and turn a squad into swiss cheese, no?
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they are able to deep strike as they have a jet pack
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team them up with pathefinders and they could deal a serious blow to weeker units. I dont think theres another unit that would benefit more from a 2+ hit then a heavydrone toting around with 3 re-roll hits at only 5+. Other then that theres not much.
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Ya the heavy gun drone would benift from that for sure1
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an other advantage of the heavy drone could be that players love shooting at stealth teams...mainly because they are paranoid about stealth fields.

Players may ignore heavy drones and for that i thinks it just worth it. What do you guys think?
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