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I'm just kicking this around and apologies if it's been covered before.
As I read it drones use their own BS (3) when attached to a vehicle linked to a suit - because they're using their own AI presumably.
However they fire at the same target as their parent vehicle/suit - how do they know what that target is? - well they're linked to the parent vehicle/suits .... targetting ..... system....um.
So could you make a case for attached drones benefitting from the TA while attached, or if not, being able to target independently of the parent vehicle/suit using their own AI?
I'm thinking maybe of an "in-house" rule for piranhas and devilfishes:
Drones may be declared "hard-locked" they can no longer detach and count as an integral part of the vehicle, however they then benfit from any TA fitted.
That would make a Piranha gunship BS4 with BC, DL & TA @ 70pts quite a good infantry killer, although they could no longer create independent drone squadrons - so it's swings & roundabouts.
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Acutally Drones only have BS2 (AFAIK, no new codex yet, maybe tomorrow!) and even then they count as passengers, so they can atrget a different unit, they are'm physically attached to the tank, they may get a signal to shoot a spcific target thoguht, but they use thier own BS.
Yeah. they use their own bs. it'd be great if they got the same upgrades as the vehicles, but, that might be a bit too good.
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You have to say what unit your unit of battlesuits/vehicle targets, but then you may use targetlocks to fire at separete targets. First however, always point out which unit the shooters ARE targeting....