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Old 11 Apr 2007, 23:19   #1 (permalink)
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Quick question about sniper drone deployment.
If you buy 3 teams for one heavy support choice when you are deploying them do you place them individually or all three at once?
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 23:21   #2 (permalink)
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I think they all are separate squads, which can stick together, or split apart
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 23:24   #3 (permalink)
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Deploy them at the same time, but each of the three teams can be placed anywhere in the deployment zone.
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Old 12 Apr 2007, 01:02   #4 (permalink)
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can you use 1 markerlight hit for all 3 or do you have to use 1 for each group?
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Old 12 Apr 2007, 02:04   #5 (permalink)
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Negative....

They deploy together (unless there is a FAQ out that states otherwise) according to Tau Codex, you pick 1 Squad, the squad consists of 1-3 teams , each team consists of 1 controller and 3 drones.

Ive read it up and down and sideways, and discussed with friends, although it seems like you should be able to, no were does it state that you can.
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Old 12 Apr 2007, 02:09   #6 (permalink)
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That seems to be the general opinion. It just seemed to me that they were there squads that only took up one heavy support slot.
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Old 12 Apr 2007, 02:29   #7 (permalink)
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Negative....

They deploy together (unless there is a FAQ out that states otherwise) according to Tau Codex, you pick 1 Squad, the squad consists of 1-3 teams , each team consists of 1 controller and 3 drones.

Ive read it up and down and sideways, and discussed with friends, although it seems like you should be able to, no were does it state that you can.
You are looking in the wrong place. The relevant passage is in the main rulebook on page 81, not the codex. Otherwise, the unit profile would look like 1-3 Spotters + 3-9 Drones. They all deploy at the same time, but they can be deployed in different places.
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Old 12 Apr 2007, 03:24   #8 (permalink)
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Incidentally, if they all deployed together, the unit would get a lot more out if its markerlights being networked. It'd be abuseable as heck. =P Not that I have a problem with this, Im just saying, thats probably why it's seperate.

However, as one selection, it is all deployed at once.
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Old 12 Apr 2007, 04:08   #9 (permalink)
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I stand corrected

my game group had defined them as a single squad and been playing them as such (and yea, the 3 marker lights were very useful)

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ok, i have read page 81 yet again, and then i grabbed every codex i have (i got almost all of them) and read them again in reguards to those "splitting" units.

every codex that has a splitting unit, states it in the codex that the unit/squad/platoon is split, while treated as a single force slot choice, they can deploy as seprate units/squads and are treated as such on the field of battle.

it does not state that for the sniper drone squad in the tau codex.


I will thus stand by my orginal statement that , no, the sniper drone squad can not be split / deployed seprately (in essence, we have treated them similar to imperial guard support squads, they can not split the squad up)
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 05:46   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks guys. Will do that from now on.
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