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Old 08 Oct 2008, 05:59   #1 (permalink)
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Default 9 Sniper drone teams

Has anyone ever used 9 sniper drone teams in a single game? Admitably, it would cost 720 points and you would need to find anti tanks weaponry elsewhere but versus MEQs, it would be devastating.
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Old 08 Oct 2008, 07:49   #2 (permalink)
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There's actually one player I know who doesn't use any vehicles other then rhinos...just a crapload of assualt marines and a death company (blood angels obviously).

Having 18 sniper drones would just ruin his day...
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Old 08 Oct 2008, 07:50   #3 (permalink)
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The maximum you can have is 3 teams.
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Old 08 Oct 2008, 07:55   #4 (permalink)
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Only one FoC slot per army can be filled with Sniper Drone Teams.

Plus, way to inflexible.
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Old 08 Oct 2008, 07:58   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: 9 Sniper drone teams

Yep. Another one of those superfluous little balances the Tau list got loaded with. The full 9 Sniper Drones are dangerous to MEq armies, but you still need to support them with Markerlights. Their BS isn't great and they need to be able to get through cover to be of much use any more.
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Old 26 Nov 2008, 04:02   #6 (permalink)
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Only one FoC slot per army can be filled with Sniper Drone Teams.

Plus, way to inflexible.
I am not so certain about the second comment, but where does it say only one slot? (page and paragraph)
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Only one FoC slot per army can be filled with Sniper Drone Teams.

Plus, way to inflexible.
I am not so certain about the second comment, but where does it say only one slot? (page and paragraph)
Page 40. Sniper Drone Teams. The paragraph that says "Teams." It specifically states that...

"The team consists of one spotter and three sniper drones. up to three such teams may be taken as a single Heavy Support Choice but only one such choice may be made per army."

But I kinda agree and disagree with you about that inflexible part. It is completely immobile which is somewhat inflexible. However, it can lay down so much fire power that it wouldn't need to be particularly mobile. If you could force your enemy to march across the battlefield then you could make Marines disappear. On the otherhand, 9 sniper drone teams would get absolutely MAULED against drop pod space marines. Just like everything else in the Tau army.
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Old 26 Nov 2008, 08:17   #8 (permalink)
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i say go for 9 Broadsides (i started a thread about it) but most think thats a bad idea....!!

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Old 26 Nov 2008, 08:22   #9 (permalink)
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Only one FoC slot per army can be filled with Sniper Drone Teams.

Plus, way to inflexible.
I am not so certain about the second comment, but where does it say only one slot? (page and paragraph)
Page 40. Sniper Drone Teams. The paragraph that says "Teams." It specifically states that...

"The team consists of one spotter and three sniper drones. up to three such teams may be taken as a single Heavy Support Choice but only one such choice may be made per army."
That's really stupid. Why didn't they just make them 0-1? Ah, GW and consistency :
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Old 26 Nov 2008, 09:43   #10 (permalink)
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Only one FoC slot per army can be filled with Sniper Drone Teams.

Plus, way to inflexible.
I am not so certain about the second comment, but where does it say only one slot? (page and paragraph)
Page 40. Sniper Drone Teams. The paragraph that says "Teams." It specifically states that...

"The team consists of one spotter and three sniper drones. up to three such teams may be taken as a single Heavy Support Choice but only one such choice may be made per army."
That's really stupid. Why didn't they just make them 0-1? Ah, GW and consistency :
Because it's a special unit/team setup far outside the normal. Nothing to be consistent with.
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