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Old 08 Apr 2005, 18:36   #1 (permalink)
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Just curious. How does that work? Do the drones and the hammerhead form a vehicle squadron? Does the hammerhead lose the ability to move 12" since drones move 6"? But they can move a total of 12" after the assualt phase. So if they form a vehicle squadron, that might be kinda cool. Tell me I'm totally off.
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Old 08 Apr 2005, 18:42   #2 (permalink)
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The gun drones are passangers, they behave in EXACTLY the same way a on a devilfish actually...however there is little point in paying for 10points more...although interesting to see where else you would put the smart missile system or burst cannon (if you did add gun donres it would be best to put them in the holders for them and put the secondary weapons elsewhere, although there is no actual option for this as GW probably thought no-one would ever do it!)

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Do you have to biuld cradles for them? Because Dizzy said that in order to start the game you needed to build cradles.

I thought that they couldjust follow the vehicle around.

Do they have to mantain unit coherency with the tank?
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Hammer heads cannot have gundrones. IIRC they can only heave (A) SMS or (B) burst cannons.
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the gun drone upgrade is an upgrade like a multi-tracker or decoy lauchers, not insteadof a secondary weapons system. You would need to do a bit of converting on the Hammerhead but the gun drones MUST be attatched to it. Seeing as really the only place for thi is in the cradles they must go here and then your secondary weapon system moved elsewhere, it is totally legal and within the rules, you use the gun drones just how you would with a devilfish...however having said this i doubt very much (and so did GW obiovusly!) that anyone would buy this upgrade for their HH!

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I knew a guy who did this - just to produce individual squads of drones that are a valid unit without taking up more slots on the F.O.C.
Just to add a bit of info, the guy that I saw, had his drones mounted in the normal cradles of the hammerhead, but put his smart missiles under the front of the tank's "wings" right next to them.

You can buy little gun drone rack kits from Forge World in order to mount them. Or you cannot! I confused them with those other drones that they sell there. It's pretty difficult to model actually, and it looks silly with all the things on there. But at least it's an option. Still odd that it's even in the armory--because we all can't wait to purchase that upgrade can we?

Overall, I don't see how useful they are. Two burstcannons are simply a way better deal. Smart Missiles speak for them selves. But I suppose it could be an option for some burstcannon/ioncannon/gundrone tank to allow for as many little shots as possible; if one was so inclined.
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can you buy those cradel kits from Forge? I've never saw em?
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Nope you have to custom make them. Not sure as to what I would use.

And thanks for the clarification
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the gun drone upgrade is an upgrade like a multi-tracker or* decoy lauchers, not insteadof a secondary weapons system. You would need to do a bit of converting on the Hammerhead but the gun drones MUST be attatched to it. Seeing as really the only place for thi is in the cradles they must go here and then your secondary weapon system moved elsewhere, it is totally legal and within the rules, you use the gun drones just how you would with a devilfish...however having said this i doubt very much (and so did GW obiovusly!) that anyone would buy this upgrade for their HH!

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Hmmm.. I could swear you couldnt' with the Hammerhead. I guess you could just mount the SMS or BC on the hull turret up front.

Interesting....
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na just make a t shaped spoiler with extra drone sradles and make a med devilfish without them
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