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Old 12 Feb 2008, 06:08   #1 (permalink)
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Can sniper drones move and shoot? Just wondering
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Old 12 Feb 2008, 06:48   #2 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, they don't...as they are Heavy Weapons and cannot be fired if the drone has moved.
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Old 12 Feb 2008, 06:52   #3 (permalink)
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They cant move and shoot sadly, but they are still an excellent choice to send those pesky Chaos Space Marines, Space Marines and Necron running home to the warp, emperor, nightbringer or whatever. They are so good and this because (obviously) they have ap3 weapons and are stealth, so in most cases, shooting at them will not be succesful. They're range 36 inches will usually mean they can shoot most targets because of terrain, unless you fight an opponent who likes to fight on upon fields against tau. By the way, if they allow this, play them as often as you can because they are not very bright.
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Old 12 Feb 2008, 07:23   #4 (permalink)
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A good thing to keep in mind with these awesome little guys is their Stealth Field!

So while you can fire 36" your opponents must roll 3d6X3 (I believe) in order to hit your sniper drone team, meaning that they are protected for the most part from such deadly things as Devestator fire, etc.
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Old 12 Feb 2008, 07:34   #5 (permalink)
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Tau Jetpacks (drones included) can't move and shoot heavy weapons. However the leaked 5th edition PDF file says Tau Jetpacks have the new "Relentless" universal special rule wich allows them to fire heavy and rapid-fire weapons to full effect on the move. So sniper drones will be a way different and better unit come July.
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Old 12 Feb 2008, 08:47   #6 (permalink)
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Tau Jetpacks (drones included) can't move and shoot heavy weapons. However the leaked 5th edition PDF file says Tau Jetpacks have the new "Relentless" universal special rule wich allows them to fire heavy and rapid-fire weapons to full effect on the move. So sniper drones will be a way different and better unit come July.
Actually, they'll be exactly the same.
Drones take on the unit type of their controller, and, lo and behold, a sniper spotter is infantry.
And please, for the love of the Tau'va, keep the 5th Ed. stuff in the rumors section. That's all it is at this point.
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Old 13 Feb 2008, 18:10   #7 (permalink)
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Tau Jetpacks (drones included) can't move and shoot heavy weapons. However the leaked 5th edition PDF file says Tau Jetpacks have the new "Relentless" universal special rule wich allows them to fire heavy and rapid-fire weapons to full effect on the move. So sniper drones will be a way different and better unit come July.
Oh man, if this holds true in July, do you know what this means? JSJ Markerlights, man! Stealthsuit commanders can take a Markerlight. And, if you're using Forgeworld, your commanders can jump in an XV-84 (I think that's the right model).

Looks like I'll be buying up some more XV-25's. ;D
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Old 13 Feb 2008, 18:25   #8 (permalink)
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My Tau have so little long-range firepower at the moment I get thrashed if I try to play on plain grass.
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Old 13 Feb 2008, 22:33   #9 (permalink)
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Ravager Zero sorry for bringing on the rumours, I thought Tau players would be intrested in the HUGE implications of "Relentless", guess I was mistaken. :
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Ravager Zero sorry for bringing on the rumours, I thought Tau players would be intrested in the HUGE implications of "Relentless", guess I was mistaken. :
Of course we're interested.
It's just the fact that the contents of the tin (rule) may have changed somewhat when 5th Ed. is released.
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