Renzar wrote:Example: I bring 3 XV8 crisis suits and pay for each of them to bring 2 drones. Do I now have 3 units of 2 drones each or do I have one unit of 6 drones?
You'd have one unit of drones. AnonAmbientLight's answer is right- they arrive in coherency, then operate by themselves.
While the drones technically can run off and do their own thing, tactically speaking the drones are best used to shield the XV8s from harm and add some extra closer-range anti-infantry firepower. So, while they're a separate unit, the XV8s and drones should work closely together.