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Old 08 Aug 2008, 05:16   #1 (permalink)
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Not a tau player but I do play them often and I have a a couple questions regrading vehicle Gun drones.

1/ Can detached Gun drone squads contest objectives?

2/ Do detached Gun drone squads count for 1 kill point seperate from that of the squad and the vehicle?
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 05:56   #2 (permalink)
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1) I honestly dont know. Going by the rules as written yes. It says that they never count as a scoring unit but in 5th edition nothing but troops count as scoring anyway. In any case, any unit can contest an objective in 5th edition. Being as how the drones form a unit as per the rules as written in the codex then yes they can contest an objective being a unit.

2) Yes. They form a unit so they count for kill points. This totally sucks but it's the truth. I've debated this with people at my store and this is the way that we play. According to the rules as written in the rulebook and codex they absolutely do count for a kill point. So lame.

What I've been doing to deny that kill point is just dropping them off behind some terrain as soon as the game starts and leaving them there. It works out pretty well.
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 14:25   #3 (permalink)
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So is the the general consensus here amongst the Tau players?
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 14:37   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, I pretty much agree with Jedibean.

And yet another reason to hate kill points. :
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Default Re: Questions about Gun Drones on vehicles

I guess so.

1) I would also be inclined to say yes, since they for a new unit thus can contest and objective.

2) Dunno. the VP are kind of fuzzy and I'll need to reread that section.
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 14:44   #6 (permalink)
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Yes to both, unfortunately....
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 14:52   #7 (permalink)
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I have to say that is unfair to Tau.
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 14:56   #8 (permalink)
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No to both.

Only troops can hold objectives in 5th, plus drones can never score anyway.
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Old 08 Aug 2008, 14:57   #9 (permalink)
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I have to say that is unfair to Tau.
Not really. Just think about Nids: Their SPORE MINES bring one kill point each...

So, no. It is a small drawback, but really nothing serious - besides, I`m sure there will be an Errata soon, anyway....

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Old 08 Aug 2008, 15:05   #10 (permalink)
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No to both.

Only troops can hold objectives in 5th, plus drones can never score anyway.
Right, but any unit, no matter size can contest.

And Guard is decimated by Kill Points. So I don't think the Gun Drones on a 'Fish are that bad.
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