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Is it just me or are stealth suits highly overrated?
ok, the closest thing I can think of to a stealth suit is 3 Gun drones coming to a total of 36 pts nor ONE stealth suit costs 30 points alone.
now what's the difference between them?
-They BOTH have jetpack
-stealth suits have better BS by one, but gun drones have twinlinked weapons
-3x carbine is the same thing as 1x burst cannon
-stealth suits have better save by one
-stealth suits have stealth armour but needing to be within 18" makes this ability less useful than it should be.
-stealth suits have infiltrate
-3x gun drones = 3 wounds, 1x stealth suit = one wound
personally I like gun drones as oppossed to stealth suits. But here is a chance to have you say. The thing I like most about gun drones is that they're alot more expendable.
You can't compare things that arent related man.
Gun Drones are the 'work horse' of the Tau army, while the stealth suits are like the James Bond spies, they simply go around blowing **** up till theres no one left.
And although being within 18" to use the Burst Cannon does kinda suck, don't forget about J-S-J, so you can hide from your target while the farther units in the army have less chance of seeing them.
And theres nothing quite as demoralizing for your opponent as having to role 30 dice!
Basically, the aren't comparable in my book, its like comparing a Broadside and a Devilfish, it just dosen't work.
HA!! Second Post to a subject!!
Hm.Originally Posted by Ace of Spades
True, the ability is a tad bit less useful because of the 18" range. But it's still useful.
Stealth Suits have T4...while Drones have what...T..2? Or something? Meaning something like a Heavy Bolter will tear them apart, while a Stealth Suit has a major chance at surviving..hm. Yeah.
No, I don't think Stealth Suits are overrated, and as Mike said, you are trying to compare two units that aren't comparable. Similar to trying to compare Firewarriors and Pathfinders. You can't do that.
Plus, you underestimate the worth of the 3+ save. For Gun Drones, there are a multitude of weapons that rip right through them-Autocannons, Heavy Bolters, Assault Cannons, ect...while you need to use AP3 weapons on the Stealth Suits, which are obviously less numerous.
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Member of the Canadian Clan, eh.
Mech Tau Cadre: 2000 points, needs paint and magnets.
Paladins of Avalon (SW):-1500 points, needs paint.
They both have T3...although i do agree that they shouldnt be comparedOriginally Posted by Lost Nemesis
Actually LN, Gun Drones are T3, sorry to burst your bubble .Originally Posted by Lost Nemesis
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That is a bit irksome...
I have no idea how to make them better without making them too powerful though...
Alternate weapons are nice but that doesn't really fix anything because a unit should be effective with their default weapon anyway...