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Old 21 Mar 2009, 19:22   #1 (permalink)
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With your xv8 battlesuits and your commander is it worth taking gun drones with them or would it be better to save the points for something else? ;D

I am working on my list currently and would like to know wether there is any point and how effective they are as i don't want to waste points! I would like to know wether it would be worth ditching them to put marker drones on FW squads to get them to BS4 ;D
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Old 21 Mar 2009, 19:24   #2 (permalink)
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I don't bother with gun drones. I rather use these points for something more useful...troops or wargear.
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Old 21 Mar 2009, 19:52   #3 (permalink)
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With your xv8 battlesuits and your commander is it worth taking gun drones with them or would it be better to save the points for something else? ;D

I am working on my list currently and would like to know wether there is any point and how effective they are as i don't want to waste points! I would like to know wether it would be worth ditching them to put marker drones on FW squads to get them to BS4 ;D
If you're going to give them drones you may as well give them shield drones instead. There is a points increase, sure, but it's so worth it.
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Agreed. For the price of 2 Gun Drones on your Commander, you get a Shield Drone and 5pts left over (multi tracker, target lock, bonding knife...).

And I hate spending the points for a Marker Drone for Fire Warrior squads....for the points youre spending for one, you get nearly 3 Pathfinders with Markerlights.
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Besides marker drone are better off with Xv-8 and stealth suits now tihe the Relentless rule.
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Old 21 Mar 2009, 22:37   #6 (permalink)
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I see your point about the amrker drone but was still wondering how many people use gun drones and where do they put them?
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Old 21 Mar 2009, 23:03   #7 (permalink)
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well, gun drones if you want the initiative 4 in case of the sweeping advances. Works wonders for fws.

as long as you dont suffer 3 str 6 attacks, gun drones do ok. Carbines are funny, but not entirely bad. They do statisticaly better with their twin linked carbines compared to fws.

I factor in that the enemy will be shooting long range weapons with low rate of fire...normally. If you are interested in staying alive shield drones work to.
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I don't bother with gun drones. I rather use these points for something more useful...troops or wargear.
well an assault screen with the same initiative as a space marine?.... might be useful. cause after they die, and they will, they're going to be facing 6-12 Highly pissed off fire warriors in rapid fire range. .... not a good day for any marine.
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To tausand sun I think you mean drones as a seperate unit not as in attached to FW or battlesuits which is what this topic was about.

Games I always take a gun drone squadron to harass the Emmy and even for tank hunting! (lots of strength 5 shots at rear armour = dead tank!) :
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oh sorry, yeah.

Yeah, Str 5 seems to tear rhinos apart, but I usually use stealths for that purpose.
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