Heavy Gun Drones

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TauGeorge
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Heavy Gun Drones

Post#1 » Jan 05 2018 06:31

Hi people,

I'm interested in your views on the Heavy Gun Drones. I've recently purchased 2 by chance with the Heavy Burst Cannon and Markerlight layout.

How would you use them? Are they good?

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Arka0415
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Re: Heavy Gun Drones

Post#2 » Jan 05 2018 07:28

Like 90% of Tau units, sadly, they aren't very good. Low volume of shooting, and moderately-expensive points cost means they're just more durable Gun Drones.

However, their loadout is pretty good- if Burst Cannons get a buff in the future, Heavy Gun Drones could be awesome- it just depends how Burst Cannons are modified in the Codex, and how FW Tau units change in the future too.

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QimRas
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Re: Heavy Gun Drones

Post#3 » Jan 05 2018 07:35

Ive used them to fill out a "brigade in a box" which is a full brigade in an Orca. On the table they basically filled the same role as gun drones, just taking less seats to do so. I used twin BCs, since my primary marker support comes from elsewhere.

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Temennigru
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Re: Heavy Gun Drones

Post#4 » Jan 05 2018 05:14

I personally like them because they have 3 wounds, so they can take 3 savior protocol hits before dying.
I usually put them behind the one "slowmmander" I don't deep strike.

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Garacaius
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Re: Heavy Gun Drones

Post#5 » Jan 05 2018 05:20

Temennigru wrote:I personally like them because they have 3 wounds, so they can take 3 savior protocol hits before dying.
I usually put them behind the one "slowmmander" I don't deep strike.


Same. Three wounds for Saviour Protocol is handy. I usually place them with stationary Drone Controller suits: Crisis, Commanders, Broadsides.

With double burst cannons, they do create good shot volume. Three Drones is 24 shots.

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K'Pokk
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Re: Heavy Gun Drones

Post#6 » Jan 05 2018 08:19

do they give saviour protocol? they are not tacticall drones.

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Temennigru
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Re: Heavy Gun Drones

Post#7 » Jan 05 2018 08:48

K'Pokk wrote:do they give saviour protocol? they are not tacticall drones.

They do.

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