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Old 26 Apr 2005, 05:02   #1 (permalink)
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Should I take Gundrones in my FW squads or as a single unit? Or should I not take them at all?

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Old 26 Apr 2005, 05:22   #2 (permalink)
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dont bother, they cost 3 pts more than FW (controller) and dont do anything more, you cant push the squadsize past 12 in a fish either so theyre pretty much useless IMO.
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Old 26 Apr 2005, 07:02   #3 (permalink)
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Thiers absoutley no reason to take them in FW squads, seriously, its uber expensive, for just about no benefit. That not to say that gun drone squads are absoutely useless, their worth consideration, as well as attached to crisis suit units.
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Personally, i find the Drone Squadron to be priceless. In a pinch, you can charge them into combat, and they can hold the line for a turn, and keep a squad from firing.

I have 2 gun drone squadrons flying around, and they do a fair bit of damage. I have the drones concentrating their firepower on a single squad at a time, and against light armies (orks, nids, Guard etc) you can almost be certain to take out at least 7-10 troops.

People also have the tendacy to ignore them, as you know, they are only drones. And personally, thats what i think their strength is.

Thier ability to move, shoot, then hide is also great, and can be used to great annoyance.

I would never have a battle without my two Gundrone squads.
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Personally, I find the Drone Squadron to be priceless.
funny thing is its Drones in FW squads he asked about
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Personally, I find the Drone Squadron to be priceless.
funny thing is its Drones in FW squads he asked about*
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Should I take Gundrones in my FW squads or as a single unit? Or should I not take them at all?
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3 Questions there.
1) In a squad of Fire Warriors?
2) By themselves?
3) Not at all.

I was voicing my opinion for the 2nd one.

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Dizzy, read what he said.
Doh!!!

yeah, that'll teach me to read the badly foramtted post ;D
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Old 26 Apr 2005, 07:28   #8 (permalink)
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Ahaha.

Dont worry, im sure we're all guilty of doing that a few times.
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Should I take Gundrones in my FW squads or as a single unit? Or should I not take them at all?

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Usually I only take drones if I have a little bit of points to spare - ie not enough to get a squad of something else and i've already maxed out other stuff.. That said, as a squad, they're good, as Goyder said.. they're fast and manourvreable, and also can deep strike (the classic - deep strike drones behind rear armour 10 vehichles )

Basically, as a squad, their just like firewarriors, but for two points extra, you get a jetpack AND a higher chance of hitting! (due to twin linking), at the cost of 12" range, which might I add is a fairly good trade seeing as with some smart manouvreing you can usually make up for it..
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I'm of the same opinion as Goyder. They are relatively cheap and can be utilized in a scrape for just about anything, predominatly speed bumps.

While I have no idea about 2, using 1 Squad (obviously maxed) is a really useful unit to have in a list as the Tau units usually specialise in one thing and rely on each other, Gun Drone Squads on the other hand are so versatil...
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