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Old 14 Dec 2008, 15:20   #1 (permalink)
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Default Question: Drone Controller and HW-Drone Controller

My question is, can a 'vre take a drone controller and HW-Drone controller? In the book, it says no weapon can be taken twice. However, DC and HWDC have different names, different pieces to represent them, and are in different parts of the armory. If this can be done, we can potentially take 20 gun drones in a unit (12 from stealth suits, 4 from commander 1, 4 from commander 2). I am lead to believe they can do this. If anyone knows an FAQ clarifying, a link to it would be appreciated.
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Default Re: Question: Drone Controller and HW-Drone Controller

It has already been covered in a previous post. and the Answer is: No, this is cheating.

The rule states you cannot take the same wargear twice: Drone controller and HW Drone controller are the same wargear with the same game effect, the only difference is that they are represented differently (one is integrated to the suit the other not).


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Old 14 Dec 2008, 15:29   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Question: Drone Controller and HW-Drone Controller

No, you can't, the drone controller and HW drone controller are the same thing, , there's no entry in the codex for HW drone controller, as a HW item is different as in it doesn't take up a hard point slot.
It's like saying you can take two multitrackers and fire three weapons, or two target locks and fire those three weapons at three targets :P
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Old 14 Dec 2008, 16:04   #4 (permalink)
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If you want a battlesuit surrounded by lots of gun drones however, you can take a gun drone fast attack choice and then attach a HQ to it.
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Old 14 Dec 2008, 16:16   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Question: Drone Controller and HW-Drone Controller

I knew this question arose earlier. Voilà:

http://forums.tauonline.org/index.php?topic=75181.0

They even inidicate where it states that it cannot be done.
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Quote from: Doctor Wu on 2008-11-27, 19:43:23
No they cannot as it cannot take the same system twice. It says " the same rules apply to the system wether its harpoint or harwired mounted;" It would get kind of stupid bieng able to get 4 drones becuase of that. Also it would not be a good idea if they could due to wound allocation rules if that one suit dies all 4 drones would then die if they lived.
I see your point i was just wondering whether it be possible. but i disagree with you saying it would be a bad idea since taking it with a commander for example him have 4 wounds and possible 4+ invun with a sheild gen means its a rare chance he will die and anyway if your commander dies who wants 4 shield drones floating round anyway.

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Quote from: steck_638 on 2008-11-27, 19:50:53
is that in the tau codex? i dont have mine ATM
Yes it is in the codex under Hard-wired systems in the battlesuit armoury if your refering to the thing doctor wu said about " the same rules apply to the system wether its harpoint or harwired mounted;"
Sorry about the poor quality of the quote...I'm quoting from a locked thread.
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Old 14 Dec 2008, 22:02   #6 (permalink)
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thanks for the answers
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