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Old 03 Apr 2005, 06:09   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I remeber hearing a rule about ditching your gun drones. Lets say you have 2 gun drones and 3 Crisis. Can I ditch them?
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no, the crisis are in the majority and thus must take the hits first, also, you must remove whole crisis whenever possible, no one wound on 3 crisis leacing all 3 alive, 3 wounds would kill one and the third wound would be tied majority but the drones are in the majority then as their save is worse thus you'd lose a crisis and a drone fron 3 wounds.

hope that explains it ^-^

Ref : pg.76 BGB

short answer, dont take drones
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short answer, dont take drones
Unless of course you want to spend loads of points and take 6 of them. Please correct me if i'm wrong
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Hi Everybody,
I'm still sort of new to the hobby, but I thought the whole point behind the Tau drones was to act as basically a damage sponge. The codex mentions something about all hits must first be allocated to the drones b4 they can be assigned to the rest of the members of the unit. Without that sponge rule it would make the drones even worse than they already are, right?
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Old 03 Apr 2005, 13:18   #5 (permalink)
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yepp, unfortunate the rulebook changes the facts about drones being meatgrinders! But whole squads of drones is great for bodyguards!
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yepp, unfortunate the rulebook changes the facts about drones being meatgrinders! But whole squads of drones is great for bodyguards!
Yes that really sucks now. They better have a special rule for that in our new codex.

Meatgrinders-----MEATSHIELDS would be a better term
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Old 03 Apr 2005, 16:25   #7 (permalink)
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I always thought paying hard points points for Drones was a waste...

Pay for a squad of drones, keep them between your Commander and the enemy and it serves the same purpose...sure, they can't shield, but they will drw the fire, or force a leadership test to take shots at your Commander..

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No, I mean during movement phase, can they go one way, and my crisis go the other.

And I thought drones had to take the first wounds Dizzy.
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Old 03 Apr 2005, 18:38   #9 (permalink)
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No they have to stay in cohearency with the crisis, this represents the drone being close enogh to get orders from the drone controller which they can't operate with out (unless in a drone squad) and of course when the suit with the Drone controller dies the drones are removed cus there is no controller to operate them
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You are probably thinking about the Devilfish's two drones.
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