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ok, well i sometimes take drones with my friewarriors, shas'ui with hardwired drone controller right... and now someone tells me i cant do this...
it says a shas'ui team leader is allowed to take additional armoury upgrades... hence HW DC... now this is correct isnt it???
please tell me if im wrong, and point me to where it says im wrong..
cool bananas, thanks
Sure you can use drone controllers on you shas'ui firewarrior... I don't know if any are actually using it but it is fully legal to do, but instead of doing so you just attach a squard of drones to a squard of firewarriors which as far as I know it legal too and you save atleast 12pts which IMO is pointspill
How do you attach a squad of drones to a fire warrior unit, its impossible and totaly illegal, the FW are a troops choice and the Drone squad is a fast attack. The only way you can join drones to a unit is if the unit has IC status and only two madels have that Commanders and Ethereals.Originally Posted by Arakiaz
The maximum number of drones a FW unit can take is 2 controlled by the HW drone controller option.
I used to use two drones in each squad of FW, I tood them in front and near the center of the FW unit and anyone asaulting had to go for the drones first it helped kep the FW in CC for a couple of rounds tying the opponent up, I still use them in the odd game ususally with friends but when i play competitively i use my standard list which does not include them.
Hmm, that's a good tactic Riki, never thought of that. I mean, I'd never bring Drones with my Fire Warrior team, but it's a good idea.
And to back him up, what Arakiaz said about attaching a Drone Squad to a Fire Warrior squad is crazy.
Record as of 26 December for my Static Tau Cadre.
10 wins, 0 losses, and 1 draw.
Last game: Victory over Necron in a 600 point "kill em all" that lasted til turn 10 ending with a phase out.
I'm sorry for the mess that I've done, I haven't read it in the dex but was told so by one of the other librarium users, one who I actually thought knew the rules so I didn't check up on it... sorry
don't apologize ^^Originally Posted by Arakiaz
it was a legit question, you didn't assume anything and you asked for a rules clarification. That's part of the reason this forum is here ^^
so be happy!
Hey like Folken said dont apologize, clarifying things is what the forums are for, I hope I helped you to use the drones in the correct manner and now you can put your friend right about the rules.Originally Posted by Arakiaz
I have made plenty of mistakes with the rules in the past and on this forum (and others) so your not alone mate.
For the greater good
anyway yes a Fw squad can take a drone, and drone don't count as a fast attack only drone squadron count as fast attack and a drone squadron has minium Number of 4 so a fire warrior shas'ui with 2 drone attach to him count as having a drone squad attached to him
Okay, this has gotten crazy, expecially with no word from the OP.
A FW squad maxes out at 12 FW.
In addition to this number. One FW may be upgraded to Team Leader or Shas'ui
at the appropriate cost.
All units aside from commanders may only have one "Hard-Wired" Option.
The Team Leader or Shas'ui may take a Hard-Wired Drone Controller as his War Gear at the appropriate cost.
He may then take up to 2 drones. 0-1-2 of either Gun Drones or Shield drones. But only to a maxium of 2. So 2 of one, or one of each, at most, at the appropriate cost.
A squad of FW's may deploy in a Devilfish if they number 12 or less, at the appropriate cost.
So a 12 Tau FW squad with 1 or more Gun Drones may not be deployed in a Devilfish.
Gun Drone Squadrons, a Fast Attack choice or 4-8 Gun Drones, may only be attached to Independent Characters, not FW Teams.
(Feel free to delete/lock this post/thread if it's redundent/too close to the codex.)
What are you talking about, you just said a drone squadron is minimum 4 drones so how can a Shas-Ui with HW drone controller (max 2 drones) count as having a drone squad attached to him.Originally Posted by ReaverRider
Its very clear the only things in the Tau army that can have a drone squad attached are Shas-O, Shas-El and Ethereals thats it.