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Old 01 May 2008, 13:57   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone here tried using a drone heavy army? I know it's not possible to take a all drone army but you could make them bulk of your army. Grouping them with your commander, elites, troops, then taking drones as your Fast attack, and taking sniper drones as your heavy support.

This army is likely to suck since drones have such a low BS but still just wondering about it.
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Old 01 May 2008, 15:12   #2 (permalink)
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With the Twin Linked weapons on the Gun Drones and the Marker with the Sniper Drones hitting really isn't a problem. Your problem is the super low leadership on the Gun Drone units and the fact that loosing attached Gun Drones will force your suit squads to make morale checks sooner. I think you would end up with an army whose motto is "Run (away) early, run often!".
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Old 01 May 2008, 15:48   #3 (permalink)
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I'm currently building an all crisis and drone army. It has 32 gun drones and 24 shield drones.

Oh and including the broadsides it will contain 21 suits.
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Old 01 May 2008, 17:17   #4 (permalink)
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I have considdered using gun drone units maxed out x3 just to deep strike and cloud up the enemy lines of fire even if nothing else is accomplished. Its a sound tactic for low point games Id think, but as said the LD is kinda bunk and they will get owned in an assault. It definatly would buy you some time against target priority tests and berzerk units that need to charge the closest enemy as a sacrifice play since theyre pretty cheap
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Well, its not really a like gun drone, shield drone, etc.-heavy army, but its cool. (and is technically an all drone army, just not in the same way).

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Old 01 May 2008, 21:45   #6 (permalink)
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Wow, way too many drones...
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Old 02 May 2008, 03:23   #7 (permalink)
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I use a drone heavy army when I fight battles over 3000 points. right now I am up to 8 full drone squads & 2 full heavy drone squads, 5 railheads, 1 vdr dual railguns, 1 skyray, 12 xv8 4 of shaso, the rest body guards, 2 stealth drone fighters (I love these guys, never let me down always kills at less 3 times there point cost), 3 fire warriour squads mounted in devil fishes that about 5000 points.
I want at less 2 more drone stealth fighter squads, ax-10, 36 more fire warriour, 5 more devil fishies, 2 pathfinder squads with rail rifles. wish wish wish.

I love to deep strike in all 10 drone squads & watch the enemy fall

thats all for now

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Old 17 Feb 2014, 17:39   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Shaso Wanax View Post
I'm currently building an all crisis and drone army. It has 32 gun drones and 24 shield drones.

Oh and including the broadsides it will contain 21 suits.
I love that idea.
Are you normally farsight enclaves? Or just for that army?
If you are farsight, I would love to hear what it is like, because I play tau empire but am thinking about going Farsight.
Also, you seem to have no markerlights.(?) Try swapping half the gundrones for marker drones and drone controllers.
The hard part about marker frisbees is getting them, but you can convert them easily and cheaply here :
with a visit to http://www.bitzbox.co.uk for any bits you might find yourself short on.

Sorry for going off topic.
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