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What if I give my commander a drone controller and counter fire defense system? Would the drones get Bs2 overwatch, or just Bs1?

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Hmm, I don't have the rulebook OR codex on me at the moment so I'd take this with a MAJOR bag of salt ;) But if I remember correctly the drone controller gives the drones the Commander's ballistic skill, full stop, rather than his ballistic skill specifically during the shooting phase. Taken as that, I'd imagine that the Commander's overwatch bs would also be conveyed to the drones, as it is still essentially his ballistic skill.
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and then you add in the markerlights from support fire if any and voila bs 3,4,5,6 ......etc
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What if I give my commander a drone controller and counter fire defense system? Would the drones get Bs2 overwatch, or just Bs1?
Although the drones get the ballistic skill of the Commander the drones them selves do not get any ability to allows them to fire overwatch at anything other than BS1.

The BS of the firer in Overwatch is irrelevant, it is the ability to fire Snap shots and the BS at which you can fire them that is important.
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Unless they errata something it will be BS2 overwatch from this setup yea. Drones use the controllers BS all time, not limited by anything, and he has BS2 for overwatch

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They have BS1 for Snap Shots and no rule to get around that, so BS1 for overwatch I'm afraid.
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Magpie please state reason for that. As there is no FAQ yet (FAQ < codex < BRB) Codex gives the equipment (drone controller - giving the drone the bs of the firer) add counterfire defense system controller has overwatch bs 2 thus drone has overwatch bs 2
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Magpie please state reason for that. As there is no FAQ yet (FAQ < codex < BRB) Codex gives the equipment (drone controller - giving the drone the bs of the firer) add counterfire defense system controller has overwatch bs 2 thus drone has overwatch bs 2
The Drone Controller with the Counter Fire Defense get's to fire his Overwatch SNAP SHOTS at BS2, But the Drone Controller still actually has his stated BS (3 for a normal suit, or 5 for a commander)

So drones are BS3 or 5, then they go to Overwatch they are forced to SNAP SHOT Which makes them BS1.

In short the Counter Fire Defense System doesn't change it's users BS, just allows Overwatch Snap Shots to be BS2. The Drone Controller makes the Drones BS the same as the users. So the Drones BS gones from 2, to 3 (or 5). But as all Snap Shots are BS1 so it doesn't matter when it comes to Overwatch.

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Magpie please state reason for that. As there is no FAQ yet (FAQ < codex < BRB) Codex gives the equipment (drone controller - giving the drone the bs of the firer) add counterfire defense system controller has overwatch bs 2 thus drone has overwatch bs 2
Like Da Joka says, it doesn't matter what your BS is, when you fire a snap shot you are BS1 unless you have a special ability that allows anything different.

The Drone Controller only confers the BS not the Snap Shot BS2 ability.
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