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Old 20 Sep 2008, 03:07   #1 (permalink)
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One of the units I frequently see talked about is a stealth team with many (6-12) gun drones, using a drone controller on each member. One of the employees at my local store says that this is not a legal loadout: since the drones are only available on the wargear table, only models with access to the wargear table can take drones (even if they could use the support systems drone controller). I called GW, and they agreed... but didn't sound very sure of the whole matter. What are people's opinions?
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Old 20 Sep 2008, 03:26   #2 (permalink)
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Its fine.

The rules for Drone Controller specifically mention that they take it from the wargear list, so its one of the rare exceptions of where a unit without access to an armoury can take things from it.
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Old 20 Sep 2008, 06:48   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, it is in the wargear list. But it's also in the battlesuit support system list, as a non-hardwired system. So I really don't get why anyone would say they can't take drones, since it specifically says Stealth suits can take a support system as long as each member takes it. That means a maximum of 12 drones for a 6 man team. 30 str 5 shots with stealth? Why not.
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Old 20 Sep 2008, 10:06   #4 (permalink)
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Said employee obviously does not know what he's talking about... IIRC, units with DCs must take at least one drone to prevent spending nothing on a hard point. Therefore, the whole "you can't take it because you can't take wargear" argument is moot. They're only in wargear because they'd be even more stupid in the "support System" column...

"hmm... A plasma rifle or a shield drone for my third hardpoint?"

Stupid, that is.

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Yeah the guy is wrong...Face it DC (both hardwired and support system) clearly state that you need to take a drone.

So your Stealth suit with the DC support system need to take at least 1 drone, if not two.
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Old 20 Sep 2008, 17:35   #6 (permalink)
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Just figured I'd interject a little observation here. This is something that I've been using to my advantage a lot lately. That is, Most people who dont play Tau dont know crap about them! Use this to your advantage. Once I realized this I started winning a lot more games. It's easier to surprise people.
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Old 20 Sep 2008, 17:38   #7 (permalink)
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And once again the stupidity of GW's answer phone team is shown... I truthfully wish I was in there. I'd straighten out so much of the crap going around.
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Old 20 Sep 2008, 20:08   #8 (permalink)
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Grrrr... know thy codex. Study it, learn it, worship it, find every little rule or misinterpretaion and iron them out to avoid grief. My friend just learned that he cannot take both admantin mantels and artificer armour. He's been playing for 5 years....
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Old 20 Sep 2008, 21:08   #9 (permalink)
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I have misinterpreted rules and play with them if everyone plays that way. For more than a year everyone that i play with thought that if you got another unit within two inches of a model in base to base contact was in close combat and got attacks.
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Old 20 Sep 2008, 23:43   #10 (permalink)
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Drone controllers are free, but we must take 2 drones, marker, gun or shield regardless. So it is legal, because were paying a further stealthsuit and more to get a few carbine shots in.
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