Raverrn wrote:If you're going to be running drones in a Stealth unit, you really should have a controller somewhere. It's cheap and you've always got a guy who isn't carrying anything.
For just 2 Drones, that equals 4 points/model to make them BS3. One might say it's cheap, but in my humble opinion it's 8 points better spend elsewhere.
Raverrn wrote:Also also, if you have two drones and manage to get one of your silly Stealthmans killed you get to count the unit as T4.
A nice little bonus. Though I prefer to sacrifice the much cheaper Drones. They fully benefit from the squads Stealthfield, and the pair combined is cheaper then a single Stealthsuit.
Using them as Ablative wounds like that is another reason I wouldn't add any DroneControllers to this unit. They are expected to take the early wounds, so might aswell keep it cheap. (Not saying it's thé right way, simply that it's my preferred way).
Quartz wrote:So I could swap out buff commander's DC for the stealth teams, also, does DC work with counterfire defence system? I.E. The commander has BS2 in overwatch and DC says uses the BS of the commander for shooting - so do the drones get BS2 in overwatch just because the Commander has 5pts worth of CDS?
Faintly remember this from an earlier topic. The general consensus seemed to be that it does not because of the order in wich the modifiers are applied.
A normal Overwatch has you fire Snapshots at BS1. A CDS instead modifies that value to BS2.
The Commander's actual Ballistic Skill value is still BS5, wich the DC shares to the drones, only to be set back to BS1 (Snapshots). BS2 is not conferred because the Drones do not have a CDS.
Basically, the DC still works but causes the Drones to fire BS5 Snapshots. The Commander simply has a Wargear piece that says his
Snapshots are resolved at BS2.