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Old 23 Oct 2007, 16:02   #1 (permalink)
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Default Flamer drone stuff

I have made a flamer drone model and some rules, what do you think:
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Profile: Same stats of gun drone, but obviously equipped with flamer instead of carbines. 12pts
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Old 23 Oct 2007, 16:09   #2 (permalink)
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Thats stupid!...I love it! :P
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Old 23 Oct 2007, 16:16   #3 (permalink)
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Should cost more points for the weapon upgrade, just to keep things fair.
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Old 23 Oct 2007, 16:18   #4 (permalink)
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It needs to cost more. Normal drones cost 15pts each so 12pts is too low really. Additionally because drones can be throw away melee units to save your main squads it makes it too powerful a weapon vs GEQ armies. It should be at least 18pts if not 20pts.

I made a couple of these awhile back and they make excellent units to give to a Carbine squad which makes armies think twice before assaulting them and drastically increases their power. Hence they make for a much more fun 'assaulty' Tau without the full CC abilities because the Tau and Drones still suck in HtH.

Finally for drone conversations consider a SMS Drone at 30pts and Plasma Rifle Drone at 30pts. Both of these are cool units which are also reasonably balanced if limited to 0-2 of each type for an army. But remember no fire and assault move with either.

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Old 23 Oct 2007, 16:27   #5 (permalink)
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What? 15pts for a drone? thats for a sheild drone, gun drones are 10pts. I put 12 because the twinlinked carbines are surels 1-2pts, and a flamer is 4 pts, so it seems fair.
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Old 23 Oct 2007, 17:24   #6 (permalink)
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Buying drones with a drone controller is only 10 but if your buy them as an individual unit of drones, where i think these would best fit, they are 12 points instead of 10 so you may want to make the flamer option cost that extra few points to either choice 12 for a drone controller and 14-15 in a squad of drones.
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Old 23 Oct 2007, 19:12   #7 (permalink)
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You could use the rules for Forgeworld's Heavy Gun Drones, found in IA3, for this guy. Just take a couple of points off, as flamers are cheaper than Burst Cannons.
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Old 23 Oct 2007, 19:53   #8 (permalink)
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Well, you could do that, and I'd definitely discuss it with my opponent.
Of course you can make it ridiculously cheap, but then you might face one day that your friend won't play you anymore. And, as genmotty said, drones can be throw away melee units to save your main squads, so a flamer might even injure someone, before the enemy troops charge. I wouldn't be shy, and give the flamer drone a healthy amount of points.

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Old 24 Oct 2007, 01:51   #9 (permalink)
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Flamer drones could be quite a nasty assault unit, what with their extra jump and all. I'd vote for upping their cost to something like 14-15 pts too simply because their jump troops with flamers.
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Old 24 Oct 2007, 02:03   #10 (permalink)
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13 pts due to the non-ability of JSJ.
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