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Old 14 Mar 2005, 22:20   #1 (permalink)
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This was just a little thought that ran through my head.
What would happen if, in a special rules scenario, you decided to attempt a mass wave attack with tau drones. You get an HQ, and the rest of your units are all drones. Mind, it would be alot of drones, we're talking 4-6 full teams of drones. But what if you just sent these against a nice, soft, fleshy target? You have 16-64 twin linked pulse carbines firring into the enemy, advancing, and making the opposing army make all those pinning tests. What might be the out come? I lack enough drones to attempt such an attack atm.
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Old 14 Mar 2005, 22:44   #2 (permalink)
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I lack enough drones to attempt such an attack atm.
That is probably the case for most of us. I only have about 10 or 11, since I like making them into hats for my broadsides. I imagine that it would be pretty nasty against the right type of opponent. It would be a great scenario in a narrative campaign.
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Old 14 Mar 2005, 22:47   #3 (permalink)
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hahah ya would be really nasty especially if they don't have any ordnance so you get assault behind some cover and do it every turn...!!!!
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It actually works just fine. I love to do it. And I love to deepstrike all together to pull it off.
What I do, is I start them all separate, then I come closer together later to make a very impressive "spot" on the battle field. This massive horde of Gundrones causes some serious psychological trauma because my enemies actually waste all their firepower on it while my suits and hammerheads just unload from a safe position. It's funny actually and a smart player shouldn't do it. However, the drones actually are very dangerous in large amounts. It's mobile, strong, effective. The best thing, is that only one squad is going to really take pain first, because if they spread the fire out, it will take a lot of shots to actually cause them all to run. And if all else fails, that's a lot of Drones to send to combat to just put an effective barrier that only your tanks can fire over. I do it pretty often in larger games, my fast attack is riddled with 3 full squads of 8 drones, for 24.

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i like it! if only there was a gun drones boxed set...
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well, i can probaly get tehm dirt cheep from some local players who dont realize their potential. Muahahahahahah! >
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Old 15 Mar 2005, 01:31   #7 (permalink)
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i like it!* if only there was a gun drones boxed set...
I think you can buy gundrone squads. here, http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...og/default.htm

on the GW website

they come in 1 per pack at $2.50

I have about 30 gundrones, but I can't use them because I play Farsight

I wish I could sell them
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Old 15 Mar 2005, 01:39   #8 (permalink)
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sell 'em to someone who will pay way more than theyre worth because they dont know what they are then never talk to them again
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I'd buy them if you lived in NZ

sounds decent, would be a fun one ime army, but more than once it'd just be boring I think.
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i like it! if only there was a gun drones boxed set...
I think you can buy gundrone squads. here, http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...og/default.htm

on the GW website

they come in 1 per pack at $2.50

I have about 30 gundrones, but I can't use them because I play Farsight

I wish I could sell them
yeh you can buy them...@2.50 a drone plus shipping!!!
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