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Old 22 Nov 2007, 17:04   #1 (permalink)
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I had just bought some Stealth suits and some pathfinders and was told that it would be interesting to give the Stealth suits my sheild drone (comes with pathfinder team leader) and so i did, at first none of his units could roll high enough to see me and then his ogryn sqaud managed to roll double six and 0bviously saw my men, then the fire started raining down from all the ogryns and if it wasnt for that drone i would have been left with no stealth suits by the end of turn 1,
Tell me what you think should be done with the suits, not to metion try the tactic yourself
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Old 22 Nov 2007, 18:35   #2 (permalink)
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I always take a coiple of sheild drones with my stealthsuits, but sometimes I use one for my Shas'O. He's actually quite vunerable if fired at with decent weapons (e.g. bright lances) Although I didn't quite understand what you meant about 'Tell me what you think should be done with the suits' Do you mean 'what do I think You should do with them?'
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Old 22 Nov 2007, 18:45   #3 (permalink)
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You do know that the sheild drone only gives one invulnerable save? (not being nasty!!)

But the way i have used them is to harass light troops, ie Guard.

Get to 24" away, then jump into your 18" range, unleash the fury! (UNLEASH THE FURY MICK!) then jump back! then they only have a 50% chance of spotting you next turn!
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Old 22 Nov 2007, 19:00   #4 (permalink)
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You do know that the sheild drone only gives one invulnerable save? (not being nasty!!)

But the way i have used them is to harass light troops, ie Guard.

Get to 24" away, then jump into your 18" range, unleash the fury! (UNLEASH THE FURY MICK!) then jump back! then they only have a 50% chance of spotting you next turn!
Sorry, what? You can take invulnerable saves on him until he fails!
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Old 22 Nov 2007, 19:09   #5 (permalink)
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You do know that the sheild drone only gives one invulnerable save? (not being nasty!!)

But the way i have used them is to harass light troops, ie Guard.

Get to 24" away, then jump into your 18" range, unleash the fury! (UNLEASH THE FURY MICK!) then jump back! then they only have a 50% chance of spotting you next turn!
Sorry, what? You can take invulnerable saves on him until he fails!
only one per squad shooting you, its like allocating a wound to the shield drone
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Old 22 Nov 2007, 19:12   #6 (permalink)
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You do know that the sheild drone only gives one invulnerable save? (not being nasty!!)

But the way i have used them is to harass light troops, ie Guard.

Get to 24" away, then jump into your 18" range, unleash the fury! (UNLEASH THE FURY MICK!) then jump back! then they only have a 50% chance of spotting you next turn!
Sorry, what? You can take invulnerable saves on him until he fails!
only one per squad shooting you, its like allocating a wound to the shield drone
Agreed although JSJ is actualy a better percentage than 50% that would be 21" but you should be 24" away.
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Old 22 Nov 2007, 19:24   #7 (permalink)
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Well all the better
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Old 23 Nov 2007, 04:01   #8 (permalink)
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i use this stealth suit squad in almost every game.

5 shas'ui with targeting arrays , 1 shas'vre with targeting array , bonding knife , hardwired drone controller and 2 shield drones =285 points

it rarely fails me. but it takes some skill and blind luck to use well .
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Old 26 Nov 2007, 10:44   #9 (permalink)
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whoa thats pesky your title is correct, i don't really know what to say it seems you have done everything right.
but still i would get rid of the shield drone i don't need one and my stealth team rarely fail at there duty.
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Old 26 Nov 2007, 10:56   #10 (permalink)
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Default Re: Most Pesky squad i've ever used

I always take a squad of Stealthsuits, though not with Shield drones. I take 2 Gun Drones every now and then to give them a slight boost, though with the new mixed armour rules, I think I'll just be taking a squad of Stealthsuits only, usually without upgrades.

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You do know that the sheild drone only gives one invulnerable save? (not being nasty!!)

But the way i have used them is to harass light troops, ie Guard.

Get to 24" away, then jump into your 18" range, unleash the fury! (UNLEASH THE FURY MICK!) then jump back! then they only have a 50% chance of spotting you next turn!
Sorry, what? You can take invulnerable saves on him until he fails!
Unfortunately, no. The drone just counts as an extra model in the unit, with an invulnerable save and the stat-line as stated in the codex (along with the close protection rule). You can allocate one, or perhaps a few hits to the drone, but you can't allocate ALL hits to it - as hits are distributed throughout the unit first. It's all in the rulebook, on page 26-27.
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