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Old 22 Apr 2009, 16:32   #1 (permalink)
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I know drones count towards a units 25% causltulies in one turn for taking morale checks. And also count towards being under 50% for "victory point purposes" which i dont think exists anymore.

Does this also mean that they count towards determining if a unit is below half strength for regrouping?

Its been buggin me for awhile because while they are wargear and under their rules they dont say they count towards a units strength for regrouping, but they count for all the other things as if they were apart of a units strength.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 16:40   #2 (permalink)
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Does this also mean that they count towards determining if a unit is below half strength for regrouping?
Unfortunately, yes they do. At least that's how we always played it in my group.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 17:45   #3 (permalink)
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I guess that's why if you can get drones yo can always get a bonding knife.

But what personally makes you and your group side with that belief? Because the guys i play with say the opposite and say they still can regroup because they are wargear.

But like i said it has always bugged me because it could go either way, unless there's some random little bit I'm overlooking.
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Default Re: Question about regrouping?

I don't have my book with me, but it was something in the wording about either number of wounds or number of models (wounds I believe) that made us lean that way. And yes when I use drones as wargear, I add the bonding knife.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 17:52   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Question about regrouping?

The logic behind it is pretty simple if they count toward casualties for determining 25% losses then they count towards casualties for determining 50% losses as well.

Now having said that, I would also like to say that this is a really dumb rule. It ranks right up there with drone squads having to make morale checks. There is no reason to make a war machine anything but fearless.
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Old 22 Apr 2009, 18:51   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Question about regrouping?

I was wondering about this same thing too. Because the Tau codex is very specific that it counts for 2 things:

1) The 25% casualty check
2) The 50% for victory point purposes

There are a number of other things that force moral checks and the below 50% thing isn't mentioned. If they wanted to include it, wouldn't have been simpler to just say drones count as an additional unit in the squad for all moral & victory point tests/checks?

But as the previous poster just said, it does kind of make sense since they count toward the 25% check.
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