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Do any of you deploy your drones during a battle for any reason? It seems to me you would want them 'on board' to soak up armement destroyed effects. If they are deployed do they have to stay within unit coherency (4") with the HH, like bike squads, or can they perform on their own and buzz around the battle field together?
And if the HH gets destroyed, the drones are removed from the table as well right?
I just bought 2 and primed them yesterday so I have'nt used them yet.
Any thoughts or ideas would be welcome and appreciated
The rules for disengaging drones and what happens with them afterwards can be found on P20 tau Codex, top left.
As for using them to soak up Armanent destroyed results; your opponent gets to choose the weapon affected and so will undoubtedly choose the two main weapons before he takes the drones. Therefore your opponents going have to roll quite a few armanent destroyed results before that tactic becomes useful, and at that point your HH's worth has been seriously reduced.
I don't think Drones on a HH are worth it, if you want protection get a Disruption Pod and Decoy Launchers for half the points. Just my thoughts. Hope this helps.
I didn't mean get additional drones, I'm talking about the two already on it. The ones with the secondary weapon systems, just like on the Devilfish.
I don't quite understand you Otsego, Hammerheads come with either a Smart Missile system or 2 burst cannon in the spaces where Devilfish have Gun drones.
Treat Gundrones like a disembarked unit, completely dependant from the vehicle, treat them as a unit of 2 drones.
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The secondary weapons on the Hammerhead can not detach themselves from the Hammerhead. They are considered part of the tank.Originally Posted by Otsego
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Ys you must be confused by the way they look they remain attatched to the tank at all times and are integrated into the weapon systems of the tank therefor not making them drones, just more guns on the tank.
Having said that the devilfish drones are a seperate unit and must use the rule for being under 4 models or half strenth what ever it is, it reduces their ld to 4 if my memory serves me correctly.
Yeah, the missiles and burst cannons are weapons, not detachable drones.
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Got it. I guess I didn't realize they do not detach from the HH. Thanks for the clarification.
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