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Old 18 Apr 2007, 01:52   #1 (permalink)
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Okay, so I was looking at the codex, when a thought occurred to me which would be too cool if thats how it worked. In the vehicle wargear section, under Gun Drones, it says that they "may fire as part of the vehicle, using their own BS, in addition to any other weapons. Does this mean that a piranha, or, say, 5, can move over 12 inches and fire with the gun drones? Also, they have to use their own BS, so you would think that if they were a part of the vehicle weapons,they would get to benefit from its higher BS. So, am I correct, or is this just wishful thinking on my part?
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Old 18 Apr 2007, 01:57   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, a Piranha can move 12" and still fire with the gun drones. However, they don't gain ant BS boost. They have to fire with their own BS.
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Old 18 Apr 2007, 02:13   #3 (permalink)
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No, I mean can they move over 12 inches and fire with their gun drones? I am assuming that the answer is no, but it doesn't hurt to ask. And I know that they fire at their own BS; I was just using that as an arguement to show that, because they do not use the BS of the vehicle, they are not a part of it.
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They can't, as it says they treated as passengers in all respects.
Thus, as passengers cannot fire if a vehicle moves more than 12", neither can attached gun drones.
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would a markerlight used for a piranha squad benefit all of them including the drones?
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Old 18 Apr 2007, 04:09   #6 (permalink)
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Yes, a Piranha can move 12" and still fire with the gun drones. However, they don't gain ant BS boost. They have to fire with their own BS.
Well, up to 12, yeah. But if you boost, not so much.

A ML used on a piranha squad will not benefit drones, as they are treated as passengers. Different squad. Now, you can deploy all the drones from the squadron(they form a single gun drone unit), and use the ML to boost them...
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Actually, they are NOT passengers, and are NOT treated as a different squad unless they detach. They are only treated as passengers IF the vehicles is damaged.

While they are still in their sponson-points, they fire as part of the vehicle (thus may benefit from markerlights) using their own BASE ballistic skill in the same way as a vehicle weapon.

This is because while they are mounted on the piranha, they are linked into it's targeting computer. Thus unless the Piranha is equipped with a target lock they MUST fire at the same target as the Piranha. They do not, however, gain benefits from targeting arrays, as those specifically modify the Piranha's BS only.
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While they are still in their sponson-points, they fire as part of the vehicle (thus may benefit from markerlights)
Tau FAQ says they can't. Darn GW >.
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