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Old 21 Sep 2008, 03:08   #1 (permalink)
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im new just so everyone knows. i was reading the codex and it doesnt say they give there invulnerable save to the group or w.e, so what are they for?
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 03:12   #2 (permalink)
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If there's a squad of Crisis or Broadside that get attacked by say, a Lascannon then one of them will die, as the lascannon ignores their armour save and has a Strength double their toughness, so they lose every wound.
If the squad has a shield drone, the drone has an invulnerable save, so you can choose for the drone to take the Lascannon shot and have a 50/50 chance of living. And if it fails, you remove a 15 point drone instead of a 50+ point battlesuit.
They don't have much use on firewarriors or other infantry.
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 03:13   #3 (permalink)
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Since the majority armor save is taken, you could take shield drones instead of take a wound on the user. Notice that shield drones take on the armor and toughness of the drone user. However since the armor is negated, the inv save of the drone is usable.

You would want drones to die, because the drones die anyways when the drone user is killed.

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though techinically you could plop them on the firewarriors. but in all respects gun drones will do the same job.
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 03:24   #4 (permalink)
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that makes alot of sense, when i first saw them i thought it would work like the shield generator. Now i get why alota people use the shield drones with there broadsides
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 03:32   #5 (permalink)
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yep, they are also fun to make :P
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 03:37   #6 (permalink)
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be awesome if they improvised a temporary shield generator that provided a 4+ cover save to the unit it was in :shifty:
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 03:51   #7 (permalink)
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be awesome if they improvised a temporary shield generator that provided a 4+ cover save to the unit it was in :shifty:
ya but that would be like the storm shields,and therefor would cost twice as much :
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sheild dornes are good on braodsides with them getting 2+ saves. However sheild dornes are a waste of points on firewarriors or like stealthsuits sort of.
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 05:19   #9 (permalink)
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Ho does giving gun drones to either crisis or broadsides work ??

If a lascannon shots at a crisis team including 2 crisis suits and 2 gun drones, can i choose the drones to be killed first ?

Are shield drones always more useful for this purpose (protecting suits) that gun drones ?


Thanks in advance !

BTW, i'm a long time Fantasy player (10 years), but i'm just starting 40K, so changing game systems seems pretty odd to me still !!
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Old 21 Sep 2008, 05:32   #10 (permalink)
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Indeed. Shield drones would be more useful at this point.

However I was never sure when it was 50/50 if there were 1 gun drone and two crisis suits, the suits would need to die. If two gun drones and 1 crisis suit one gun drone dies.

Forget if two wounds makes a difference in wound allocations in case of majority armor.
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