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Shield Drones or Shield Generators?
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Old 26 Feb 2007, 16:35   #1 (permalink)
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Default Shield Drones or Shield Generators?

I was building my list and got to either Shield Drones or Shield Generators for my Broadsides. Trying to decide on one or the other. With drones you get an extra wound and model, otherwise the two seem like kind of a wash.
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Old 26 Feb 2007, 16:49   #2 (permalink)
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If your equipping an independent character like your shas'el or o use a generator because if you use drones then he loses his independent character status

Drones are best suited for regular crisis suits or if your taking a body guard for your commander.
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Old 26 Feb 2007, 17:00   #3 (permalink)
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Shield drones all the way, no doubt. With the drones, when you fail a 4+ save, you ONLY lose a drone. With shield gens, if you fail a save, you lose a railgun, Bad thing. You also gain two more T4 2+/4++ saves which is awesome for the points you pay. Also, if you take shield gens, you can't take advanced stabilisation, which is what makes broadsides so good nowadays!!
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Old 26 Feb 2007, 22:07   #4 (permalink)
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Shield drones, and then if you're feeling shield happy, add shield gen too!

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Old 26 Feb 2007, 22:24   #5 (permalink)
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Take 2-4 SDs (im 95% sure you can). they are great for sucking up fire.
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Old 27 Feb 2007, 05:37   #6 (permalink)
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In a unit, drones are normally the way to go. If you really, really want a given unit to survive(broadsides), both is an option, abeit an expensive one.

Also, as previously mentioned, solo shas is the best place for a shield gen...you get more out of it, as they have more wounds, and it lets them keep IC status.
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Old 27 Feb 2007, 08:27   #7 (permalink)
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Hey

make sure you give the advance stabilisation system cos keeping them mobile is extremey important
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Old 27 Feb 2007, 10:30   #8 (permalink)
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I usually use 2 Broadsides with Advanced Stabilization System, one of these upgraded to be Team Leader with TL Plasma Rifles, HW Multitracker and Drone Controller and 2 Shield Drones.
This unit keeps running around battlefield killing anything hard enough for my Fire Warriors to deal with, and really rarely gets exterminated.
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Old 27 Feb 2007, 15:01   #9 (permalink)
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make sure you give the advance stabilisation system cos keeping them mobile is extremey important
I can't give them drones and advance stabilisation system though, I'd rather give them survivability and i won't be giving them a team leader. Thanks for the feedback so far everyone
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Old 27 Feb 2007, 15:04   #10 (permalink)
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oops, just read where i can have ASS and drones... i'll think about that.
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