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Now that stealth suits (and attached drones) have an awesome 2+ cover save, I was wondering about the viability of stealth suits and gun drones sitting in a piece of terrain and raining s5 death on anyone that gets close. If I had 6 stealth suits and 12 drones, I could pump out 30 shots a turn, while being very hard to kill in return. However, the squad is 1/8 of my 2000 point army (do the math) in points, so I feel it's kind of a points sink. From a scale of 1-10, how competitive would this build be? 1 being vespids and 10 being Crisis Suits.

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I just played a 100 point game against Dark Eldar where i took 3 stealth suits and 6 gun drones, they were amazing. They were big enough that they got were good use of markerlights each turn and they had enough shots to annihilate squads and hurt the dark eldar vehicles while being perceived as a smaller threat than railheads/broadsides/ crisis suits.

I would say that on a scale of 1-10 they would be between a 3 and a 9 depending on who you are facing.... against marines and MEQ they are in the 3 area, but against GEQ they are a 9 with so many shots and a 2+ cover save.

Also: 6 suits with 12 gun drones is WAAAY to big and clumsy. I would say 3 suits and 6 drones is about the largest squad you'd want.

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Yes with the new rules stealthsuits are going to be seen a lot more now. Need to save up for some now.
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I have not played them yet but there on my 2000 pt list for when i get a chance. I definitely think Cattle Bruiser is right that its important to find a good sweet spot and that completely maxing the Org slot is wayyyy to much. But i think a 3/6 squad could be useful in any situation.

There going to be very effective against anything with AS 5+ or any 10AV side of the vehicles... this is going to be hard to make happen against MEQ armies but thats were being a good general comes into play try and get a rhino to turn its back to you and your golden.
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Yes with the new rules stealthsuits are going to be seen a lot more now.
heh heh 'Stealth suits will be SEEN a lot more'

Anyway, I've used Stealth Swarms in lists before. They're fun on paper but were hugely impractical in previous editions because of mixed saves and the neigh impossibility of getting effective use of cover.

Plus they're just a pain to move.

Now though? They're looking pretty decent. Just remember though, you still need to actually use cover.

Stealth Field Generators now give SHrouded and Stealth, meaning they get a +3 to cover saves (Max 2+), so out in the open they've only got a 4+ cover save (which is still great)

They need to actually have some kind of 5+ or better cover to get that terminator cover save, so with that huge unit floating around and the tougher rules on cover you;re still going to have to work for your saves.

Also worth noting: Gun Drones are some of the tau's best asaault units. They may be WS2 and A1, but they're I4, which is a big plus. I don't suggest charging your land raider expensive stealth swarm around the board like they're Death Company, but at least with that many of them you'll do some damage if they get stuck in.

As with all point sink units, they can be supremely effective, or a big anchor to drag your list down. It all depends on how you use them

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Thanks for the help. Also is there any rule on violent profile pics?

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Not per se, but if enough people complain to the mods you can be asked to remove or change it. I know I rather wish you would but if nobody complains about it then obviously it;s not a big deal.

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Who's the bleeding guy in the profile picture?

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According to the website "Picture: Dead body of Bijoy Shil(20) who was shot dead by terrorists on February 20th, 2003." Happened in Bangladesh.

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Anyway, we're way off topic here so unless anypne has anything to say bout stealth swarms we should probably take any further discussion of dead people pics to PMs.

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