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Old 03 Nov 2007, 22:56   #1 (permalink)
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Default Heavy gun drones with different weapons

Hello all!

I have now started to look into different things in the Tau Empire selection. I look through the Imperial armour 3 and saw some heavy gun drones that made me intrested. This is because I have around 60 gun drones to play around with and a horde of Crisis weapons jus laying around.

All in all, I could make 3 Heavy gun drone units, but only had burst cannons for a full unit of six members (12 burst cannons...).
The other 12 heavy gun drones I gave:
- Twin linked plasma rifle
- Twin linked flamer.

My question is now, what do you guys think is a good point value for these settings?

I have set the twin flamers at the same point value as the normal heavy gun drone.
This is because it auto hits and may re-roll to wound, BUT has a much shorter range.

The twin linked plasma rifle unit I have set to +10 pts from the normal heavy gun drone, due to the fact its a more powerful weapon, but still fires at the same crappy BS.



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Old 03 Nov 2007, 23:23   #2 (permalink)
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While I like the idea of different weapon loadouts, I don`t get the idea behind heavy gun Drones.

Being heavy support, taking them means less Hammerheads, Broadsides, Skyrays and Sniper Drones. Furthermore, everything they can, a Crisis Suit can do better (more weapons, more options, better BS).

So, to be honest, I don`t see a place for them in a Tau army.

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Old 03 Nov 2007, 23:56   #3 (permalink)
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How about deducting the point cost of the twin-linked burst canon and adding the cost of the other twin-linked weapon systems. Just to bad there are no official rules for them (Same for my 'normal' gun drones with a single flamer)
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Old 04 Nov 2007, 00:10   #4 (permalink)
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While I like the idea of different weapon loadouts, I don`t get the idea behind heavy gun Drones.

Being heavy support, taking them means less Hammerheads, Broadsides, Skyrays and Sniper Drones. Furthermore, everything they can, a Crisis Suit can do better (more weapons, more options, better BS).

So, to be honest, I don`t see a place for them in a Tau army.

Cheers,
-Bone
Maybe I should have been more clear on this... This isn't for normal 40k... This is for Apocalypse with no force organisation chart. So there is no need to care about the heavy support thingy
And as I said, having 60 gun drons laying around makes me wanna use em
So the idea here with using the heavy gun drones is to get a varaity of units to make the battle field more "colorful" with units not so commonly used in normal 40k.

So your honesty of not bringing them into a Tau army... well I can't agree sorry when it comes to Apocalypse. In 40k yes I do agree but not in the way I will use em


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Old 04 Nov 2007, 00:32   #5 (permalink)
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There's no FOC in Apocolypse?
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Old 04 Nov 2007, 00:40   #6 (permalink)
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There's no FOC in Apocolypse?
Your really missing out mate
Apocalypse is all about bringing what you have and makeing themed armies you allways dreamed of.

For example, A Grey Knight Terminator army. Meaning no pansy armour 3+ GKs, only the Real deal GKs as it should be.
Atm I have I acollecting to make a 100 Grey Knight terminator army. So far I have collected 30 GK termies and 5 Land Raider Crusaders, 4 Dreads.

Other thigs you can do, All out IG tank armies without using the special imperial armour rules where your tanks can get glanced against normal infantry weapons.

In Apocalypse you can use Legendary units, such as titans, baneblades, mantas, baracudas, etc etc etc.

The ordenance templete is PUNY in Apocalypse. 5" templete is considered small in apocalypse we are talking 10" templetes!

There are also battle formations which grants units special rules. For example, 3+ Tau gunships gives you 1D3+1 free marker light hits per shooting phase.
9 crisis suits and 3+ stealths, gives you deep strike with no scatter!

And as I said, there is no force organisation chart in Apocalypse. If you want... dont include any troops if you like. Its all up to you. As long as you have a good time playing with your freinds. Apocalypse isnt a competive game system, its made for having fun and to use all you have.



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Old 04 Nov 2007, 01:57   #7 (permalink)
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How much is the Apocolypse book? /too lazy to look it up.

I can't member but, I think it was about the same as the big rule book.
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Old 04 Nov 2007, 01:07   #8 (permalink)
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How much is the Apocolypse book? /too lazy to look it up.

I can't member but, I think it was about the same as the big rule book.
yeah it is its 30
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Old 04 Nov 2007, 01:10   #9 (permalink)
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How much is the Apocolypse book? /too lazy to look it up.

I can't member but, I think it was about the same as the big rule book.
yeah it is its 30
So about $60 dollars?
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Old 04 Nov 2007, 01:13   #10 (permalink)
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no its 50$.
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