2k in drones. Gonna need some more drones...

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Yojimbob
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2k in drones. Gonna need some more drones...

Post#1 » Jun 28 2017 02:00

Sooo, I got bored at work and I made this for a laugh.

4 Outrider detachments with

18x 12 man drone squads
3 Fireblades
1 Ethereal
5 Pathfinders, 3 with rail rifles

That's 216 drones putting out 864 shots not including fireblades volleyfire at 9". If you somehow managed to get him in there it would be 1296 shots a turn. Also known as a lot. Mix it up a little and make at least 30 marker drones to get 5 hits on 2 targets and this lists just gets funnier. Maybe throw a 3x MP commander with a DC in there for Kauyon or Mont'ka if need be. Just throwing stuff out there to get people thinking of some craziness!

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Arka0415
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Post#2 » Jun 28 2017 06:32

Yojimbob wrote:That's 216 drones putting out 864 shots not including fireblades volleyfire at 9". If you somehow managed to get him in there it would be 1296 shots a turn. Also known as a lot. Mix it up a little and make at least 30 marker drones to get 5 hits on 2 targets and this lists just gets funnier. Maybe throw a 3x MP commander with a DC in there for Kauyon or Mont'ka if need be. Just throwing stuff out there to get people thinking of some craziness!


If Fireblades could ride hover drones, this list would be absolutely golden! :D

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Post#3 » Jun 28 2017 06:40

You can effectively kill 2.5 land raiders with drones alone at 9 inches or less. Takes around 480-500ish shots per land raider. That's the average to kill them with basic infantry fire.

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Yojimbob
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Post#4 » Jun 29 2017 08:27

Silvtalon wrote:You can effectively kill 2.5 land raiders with drones alone at 9 inches or less. Takes around 480-500ish shots per land raider. That's the average to kill them with basic infantry fire.


I knew I could drop a LR at 18 with this but didn't think about how crazy this list is at 9". Literally drown your opponents in lead and their own blood, haha!

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Post#5 » Jun 30 2017 09:39

And also buy several hundred dice

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Post#6 » Jun 30 2017 10:23

Don't forget about how many more drones you'll need. I have a decent collection and just thinking about needing 150% MORE drones than I already have is mind blowing. :eek:

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Post#7 » Jul 09 2017 05:57

Get one commander with drone controller and just keep him in 6" of all the drone units. Your army will look like an octopus but hey, it works right?
If kroot eat orks, doesn't that make them omvivores?

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Shas'O Bentu'nan
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Post#8 » Jul 09 2017 06:02

Pathfinders pulse accelorator drone to give you more range
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Post#9 » Jul 11 2017 12:54

I absolutely love that more people are catching on to how good gun drones are now lol

My 750P list is just 2 3 man stealth teams with DC, Shield Gen and Fusion Blaster, 2 Cadre Fireblades, 10 gun drones x4, and 5 marker drones x2.

I just tabled a Primaris marine player on Sunday. It was gross. This list build gets dirtier, and dirtier, every time you scale it up. It can basically deal with anything, faction/unit/play style. Wear em down, get close, and POOF.
"For the glory of Kauyon, of course!"

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Lechai Skull
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Post#10 » Jul 11 2017 01:02

good luck vs wraithknights

unless of course you have a QFC in the mix being perma bubble-wrapped by drones
no way im going to invest in that many drones when the codex could change everything.

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Atzilla
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Post#11 » Jul 11 2017 01:11

Lechai Skull wrote:good luck vs wraithknights


You don't need luck, this list can easily kill a wraithknight per turn.

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Post#12 » Jul 11 2017 01:19

Atzilla wrote:
Lechai Skull wrote:good luck vs wraithknights


You don't need luck, this list can easily kill a wraithknight per turn.


hahaaha i can just imagine you looking at your opponent with a bucket of dice.

"this will be my first 200 dice rolls."

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Post#13 » Jul 11 2017 07:56

Lechai Skull wrote:
Atzilla wrote:
Lechai Skull wrote:good luck vs wraithknights


You don't need luck, this list can easily kill a wraithknight per turn.


hahaaha i can just imagine you looking at your opponent with a bucket of dice.

"this will be my first 200 dice rolls."


You will quite LITERALLY need a bucket full of dice to pull this list off. And another full table to chuck them onto. :D

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Arka0415
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Post#14 » Jul 11 2017 08:33

Yojimbob wrote:You will quite LITERALLY need a bucket full of dice to pull this list off. And another full table to chuck them onto. :D


Bonus points if you make your own bucket that looks like a drone, so it literally vomits out dice.

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Lechai Skull
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Post#15 » Jul 11 2017 08:40

Arka0415 wrote:Bonus points if you make your own bucket that looks like a drone, so it literally vomits out dice.


This made me chuckle.

I needed that

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Atzilla
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Post#16 » Jul 11 2017 08:41

Also the first army where the dice needed to play are more expensive than the models.

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Post#17 » Jul 11 2017 08:53

Arka0415 wrote:
Yojimbob wrote:You will quite LITERALLY need a bucket full of dice to pull this list off. And another full table to chuck them onto. :D


Bonus points if you make your own bucket that looks like a drone, so it literally vomits out dice.


With closed squinty eyes and a tongue that they fall out of. :P

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QimRas
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Post#18 » Jul 11 2017 10:01

I think with that many drones, and that many dice, you might as well just go with statistical averages instead of rolling.

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