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Old 31 Mar 2008, 11:19   #1 (permalink)
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Default what do you do with spare gun drones?

i find that i have loads of gun drones, every crisis suit i bought comes with 2, as does every Tau firewarrior box. as does every Tank, its crazy, i've had to put gun drones in nearly all my squads cos theres so many of them, i've even got a whole 8 drone squad. so what do you do with all your spare drones?






p.s. if this has been posted before, i was unaware
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 11:23   #2 (permalink)
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Mine just sit in a box somewhere until I need them :P
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 11:25   #3 (permalink)
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Objective markers.

Big Shield Generators.

Decoration.

Drones.
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 11:32   #4 (permalink)
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Gun Drones are an excellent source of bits. I`m using their antennas to represent Markerlights (I just glue them on top of the Pulse Rifles/Carbines). Ive used the disc itself glued to Crisis arms as Shield Generator. Done right, you can convert them to Shield Drones.
There are countless other possible uses for the little buggers out there, you just have to find them!

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Old 31 Mar 2008, 11:45   #5 (permalink)
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after attempting to use them in game, and them all snapping of their bases, they now sit a box, while i occasionally bring them out to steal an antenna or two.

I sometimes improvise secondary weapon systems, by sticking burst cannons under neath a drone top
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 17:48   #6 (permalink)
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I make gun drones of them. I love drones; best infantry in the game IMO. Well....most infantry like and flexible anyway ^-^
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 20:43   #7 (permalink)
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Gun Drones are an excellent source of bits. I`m using their antennas to represent Markerlights (I just glue them on top of the Pulse Rifles/Carbines). Ive used the disc itself glued to Crisis arms as Shield Generator. Done right, you can convert them to Shield Drones.
There are countless other possible uses for the little buggers out there, you just have to find them!

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Yes, spare Gun Drones make for great bitz. I used the antennas on one of my Shas'El's heads and am also using them to convert myself a squad of Pathfinders.

Also, even in this modern age of the fusion-piranha, deep-striking Gun Drone squadrons are still viable FA choices, so It's good to keep 8 of 'em kickin' around.
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 21:06   #8 (permalink)
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As stated, there's bitz. I have a large amount of them(like sixteen)that will likely only be seen in killteam and as sentries, although I once used them to deepstrike and nab objectives. Additionally I'll be incorporating some spares into some terrain I'd like to build.
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 23:54   #9 (permalink)
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I got the apocalypse box of 9 crisis suits not too long ago.
so many drones.

So I decided it would be funny to take a full 6 man stealth team each packing a HW drone controller and 2 gun drones.
(6 Stealth, 12 drones. That's 30 shots from 1 unit! 300 points)

DS and go oh hi, we have some bullets for you...
Don't bother with getting a fusion blaster, just burst cannons and pulse carbines


Still have enough for a separate gun drone sqdn to DS along with the stealth team.
It's a nasty surprise for an unprepared opponent.
And your opponents and their AV 10 skimmers? (squadrons too)

Bye bye! i have so many S5 shots here I can't possibly fail to blow you out of the skies :P
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Old 01 Apr 2008, 00:24   #10 (permalink)
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A fellow at a tournament I went to recently commented about making the bodies of gun drones into 'hubcaps' for Ork trukks and the like. I don't know much about Ork models, so you might have to alter them a bit beforehand. If you try this, don't forget to paint them red.

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