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Old 23 Jul 2007, 14:26   #1 (permalink)
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I have been using the sniper drone teams for 2 battles now. I have not seen much out of them, and Im tyring to figure out if they are worth it. Right now I use 2 squads in a 1850pts list and I have them split up into two teams and lay down cover fire on both ends of the board. Is it best to have the focus on one target together or to keep them split up like I have them now?
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Old 23 Jul 2007, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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It really depends on what army your facing. Sniper drones are kinda useless against hoard armies like guard. Against MEQs though, I think they are awesome. Usually for deployment I place them roughly 36" apart, this allows them to overlap fire in the center and still be able to cover the sides of the board.
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Old 23 Jul 2007, 15:16   #3 (permalink)
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I've started using the sniper teams, and I have found them very effective. In 1850 point list I would use all three though. I'd only use two in lower points, possible under 1000. As far as concentrating fire or spreading it out, it really depends on your targets. If you are shooting anything with a 3+ and high leadership, concentrate all your fire on that one unit, and try to wipe them out. If you are shooting infantry with bad armor, and low moral, hit as many units as you can and try to pin them all. You can pin up to nine units, as long as they aren't immune to pinning or have really high leadership.

One of the best things about the sniper teams is that only indirect fire can shoot at them for the first couple rounds. Not to mention their marklights can help guide the railguns in your army, and with the target locks you can have markers go after armor, while the drones shoot infantry/light vehicles.

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Old 23 Jul 2007, 15:23   #4 (permalink)
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Cool thanks!!! Right now I really only face Chaos and Nids. And both are not effected by pinning... So I guess I just need to use that AP3 of there weapons on the big targets... thanks again!!!!
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