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Old 19 Jan 2008, 07:46   #1 (permalink)
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Do I -need- to purchase a Drone of some kind if I select a Drone Controller as a Support System (not hardwired). I ask this because the list I'm making is going to include an obsene amt. of XV-8's, and I really only want them with a TL Missile Pod each (for one squad at least). But that only takes up 2 of the 3 -required- hardpoints you need to fill on the suit. The Drone Controller is 0pts and takes up a hardpoint, but do i -NEED- to purchase Drones along with it?

As far as I've read, it doesn't say that it's required of me to do so, anywhere in the Codex.

PLEASE correct me if I'm wrong ASAP
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Old 19 Jan 2008, 07:58   #2 (permalink)
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forget off the top of my head, but I believed you had to choose between the combinations of shield, marker, and gun, if you had the drone controller.

on the other hand if you were looking for something cheap, why not use the black sun filter? or flamer?
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Old 19 Jan 2008, 08:46   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Tau Empire Codex, pg 26
A unit with a drone controller must take...
Yeah, the wording is rather specific on this point: if you take a controller, you have to have drones to go with it. If you're really short on points, just take the Blacksun filter. It's only 3 extra, and it can come in handy if you ever get dawn/dusk missions. Or, alternatively, take a flamer, and get some extra firepower to deal with horde armies.
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Old 19 Jan 2008, 09:58   #4 (permalink)
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The wording of the drone controller clearly states that you must take at least 1 drone, and since thats at least 10 pts, the black sun filter is still cheaper
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Old 19 Jan 2008, 16:41   #5 (permalink)
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"must" is the key word in the Drn controller description.
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Old 19 Jan 2008, 17:54   #6 (permalink)
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Drone controller must have at least 1 drone... so yeah, the cheapest that upgrade is going to get is 10 points

But, Mr. cheapskate ( ) Keep in mind that the Blacksun filter can also be taken "the hard way", filling up a Crisis slot, for a small fraction of the cost, and, that or a flamer is the usual addon to twin missile pods in any case, because they are cheap. I prefer the flamer, because a unit laying out 3 flamer templates is absolute gold in certain situations.. I shudder to imagine a dozen flamer templates converging on some haples victim.
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Old 19 Jan 2008, 19:24   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah, i nixed a Drone from the Drone squadron I'm using to fill the remainder of pts and gave them Flamers.

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