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    gun drones?

    Hey all I'm realatively new to tau. Anyways, I have all these gun drones from my battlesuits, and I'm thinkin of using them in my army list*. At first glance they seem relatively.. amazing. With more manouverability, accuracy and being cheaper than firewarriors with pulse carbines mounted in a devilfish (sacrificing durabilty to an extent), and without that ld4 rule they seem like they could be effective. While they likely won't be able to shoot on the first turn (unless I charge them forward or go second) they have a built in ability so crucial to the tau army: the ability to get up and get out of harm's way.

    These are what i'm thinking of using them for:
    - flanking, harassing enemy flanks, getting in the way
    - a manouverable firebase at points efficient cost

    I suppose my main question is why are they looked down upon so often? And why aren't they taken in numbers?




    *(http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ist-first.html)

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    Personally if i can take a squad in my army list ill usually Deep strike them. They are rather usefull to have drop down behind the enemy lines in the 3rd or 4th turn and wreck a little havoc. Especially if they can JSJ from behind an enemy tank you killed with yer railguns in turn 1 or 2.

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    i think drones has been looked down upon for to long! i always use a drone squad of 7-8 in <1500 and 2 in >1500 and they never let me down. and beacuse they are under 100pts for 8 the opponent wont shoot them.

    i always deepstrike them behind viechles with weak rear armour (LMR Falcon basilisk etc) and when they destroy it they are for CC!

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    well i personaly love em because they are a bargain for what they do and it lets me keep my rifles on the fire warriors of course i have a very drone heavy army and my commander is on his own exept for 6 gun drones and 2 shield drones and my heavy support consisits of 6 sniper drone teams and a hammerhead

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    6 sniper drone teams?..........:w00t: That has to be spooky as all get out to face. Anyone ever thought of trying to make a conversion for a drone army? Like the IG armored devision, or Kroot mercs? Maybe have a command vehical that just has a bunch of drone racks or some crisis suits that lead squads of drones. Fast attack= drones, Troop choice = drones, elites= drones with plasma rifiles or missile pods. I think someone posted that he had a done CC drones once too that would be cool as well.

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    Speaking of a vehicle that carries a long rack of gun drones, I have a friend on a different forum that made that vehicle. 40 gun drones on one vehicle. Ill try to find a pic and post it up later.
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    Ssssssssssssssswwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeetttttt

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    Whenever I take them I deepstrike them with batllesuits...
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    hey sorry guys i have no idea to post pictures, but i can give you a link to the site if you'd like?
    loves the funeral for hearts.

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    sure

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