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Old 18 Nov 2008, 06:25   #1 (permalink)
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is it just me but are the gun drones made of a different plastic ??? because they are always a lighter colour :-\
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Old 18 Nov 2008, 06:41   #2 (permalink)
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The color of the plastic with all GW stuff changes a bit from one run to the next. I think it's just one formula, but it comes out different colors.

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Old 18 Nov 2008, 06:45   #3 (permalink)
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ok ;D
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Old 18 Nov 2008, 17:15   #4 (permalink)
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On a slightly different order of idea but also very important at this point: Please read the forum rules.

None of your post have proper capitilasation or ponctuation (so far your spelling is very good though), 1 word post is usually frown upon (it is a forum not chat) and you might want ot read about threadomancy too.

This is not meant as a reproach but a constructive criticism so that you do not get smitten by the mods hammer.
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Old 18 Nov 2008, 17:48   #5 (permalink)
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Unless my memory is decieving me..... as it tends to do on purpose as it sees fit, the lighter color and darker color plastics aslo have a different "Hardness".

It was much easier to damage one then the other. If I remember correctly, the darker one was more fragile. ???
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Old 18 Nov 2008, 21:12   #6 (permalink)
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the really light sprues are from before GW changed to a different plastic, they are stronger to most tensions but the sprues snap when bent instead of just bending, the darker grey is a bit softer, bends easier, but hardly snaps under normal tensions
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 06:09   #7 (permalink)
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Did you ever notice how favorably Gun Drones compare against Fire warriors with pulse carbines? I mean, they hit just as often and they have the jetpack move which makes them much more maneuverable. The only downside is that you'll always have that unmodifiable leadership 7... which is a garbage leadership score.

I wouldn't mind being able to take Gun Drones as troops. I'd take swarms of them.
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 06:37   #8 (permalink)
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Did you ever notice how favorably Gun Drones compare against Fire warriors with pulse carbines? I mean, they hit just as often and they have the jetpack move which makes them much more maneuverable. The only downside is that you'll always have that unmodifiable leadership 7... which is a garbage leadership score.

I wouldn't mind being able to take Gun Drones as troops. I'd take swarms of them.
Actually, I think Mathhammer-wise, Gun Drones hit more often - 50% for FWs and something like 66% for Gun Drones. That little bit extra has come in real handy for me more than a few times...

I also feel like the older, lighter sprues had few defects than the newer ones - all the newer gun drones I end up with seem to have the same defect lines running across the top of the discs. 'Course, that's probably more the age of the mold than the formula of the plastic itself...
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 09:39   #9 (permalink)
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It's 55.5 (recurring) % for twin-linked BS 2. As for the leadership, attach a commander.
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Old 22 Nov 2008, 13:53   #10 (permalink)
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I'd imagine a FOC slot of Fire warriors being similar to that of Guard would be great; Fire warriors being the equivalent of a "command platoon", and the various drone and non-drone options being part of the various flavors of infantry squads available to be attached to the Fire Warriors in the same slot.

Of course, because it's good, I doubt GW is ever gonna think of it. >
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