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Old 19 Feb 2008, 16:14   #1 (permalink)
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A small question, I have just bought some sniper drone and was wondering if their Rail Rifle counts as a sniper?
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 16:17   #2 (permalink)
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No, they most obviously do not, since it's not mentioned anywhere in the description.
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 16:25   #3 (permalink)
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I wouldn't have said it was that obvious, I mean, they're called sniper drones. :P
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 17:11   #4 (permalink)
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While sniper drones don't have the sniper rifle rule, they are superior in my opinion, wounding marines on a 2+ with no armor save. That's the bee's knees!
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Old 20 Feb 2008, 01:27   #5 (permalink)
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Rail Rifles are not sniper weapons. They're just a straight up S6 AP3 weapon.
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Old 21 Feb 2008, 15:26   #6 (permalink)
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They're more sniper like then most snipers. Sure they can't infiltrate and they don't get sniper rules, but the stealth field generator is very representative of how hard it is to target a sniper and return fire.

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Old 21 Feb 2008, 15:40   #7 (permalink)
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The notable problem is that they don't benefit from the Cities of Death stratagem involving snipers.
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Old 21 Feb 2008, 19:18   #8 (permalink)
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It's a great benefit that in order for the enemy to even stand a chance of seeing them they have to be in the snipers' range
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Old 21 Feb 2008, 19:20   #9 (permalink)
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Sniper Drones rock enough as it is. Anyone who insults my beloved Sniper Drones is going to be Rail-rifled in the back of the skull halfway through said insult.

Honestly, though Sniper Drones aren't "Snipers" in the conventional sense, that is only a good thing. Having them just like every other Sniper would take away their charm.
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Old 21 Feb 2008, 19:25   #10 (permalink)
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They're equal to snipers too usually but they are actually more effective if you increase the accuracy with a markerlight

plus they come bundled with the fact that they ignore most armour saves
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