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I'm going to get my first models in a few days and I'm going to get a box of Fire Warriors and a Commander. In the box you get 12 Fire Warriors and two Gun Drones. I plan to only make one of them a Shas'ui and that's when this question came up: Will I have to give the Shas'ui a hard-wired Drone Controller in order to have the Gun Drones in the unit? And if not, how does the whole Drone thing work?

I'd really appreciate help with this. Thanks in advance!
 

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yes, thats how you get drones in a unit thats not the fast attack selection. When you choose the drone controller, you can choose from 3 types of drones in the unit to a max size of 2 drones per model that has the drone controller wargear. So in your instance, when you give your Shas'ui Drone Controller, he can then select up to 2 Drones out of the 3 available types or mix and match the 2 between a couple of the types.
 

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blkdymnd said:
thank you sir :D

Not often I find the rulings that I get to go, "OOH! OOH! I know that one!" ;)

Lol!!! Don't we all feel that way sometimes? :lol:
 

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An easy way to make those gun drones shield drones is to not glue on thier guns, then use them for shield drone on your commander. That way, he can take 3 weapons and have the extra goodies as wargear. My recommendations for the weapons are airbursting fragmentation thing, missle pod and fusion blaster- he has a weapon for whatever comes along and saves from the shield drones to back him up.
 

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Dude, i havent seen the airburst fragmentation thing used til yesterday.

Man did it rock!

It took out TWO full squads of 5 marines by itself.
 

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Really? I can't help but think that thing is a total waste so I have never tried it.....
 

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yeah, at G18, I think i'd almost rather have a flamer thats more accurate... you must tell us how you lost 2 marine squads to it Anph :)
 

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Take out a ruler and study your range. Practice guessing the range. I have never been more than an inch off and when accurate, the weapon strikes damage and fear to anyone against you. Your opponent will surely need to take a leadership test. To top it off, i have found having a simple gun drone with the shield drone, you have a good chance of pinning. With a commander, the Gun drone has a BS5 to match the operator. Thats 2 leadership tests in one turn for your opponent. Then hop back into cover in the assault phase
 

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Catch_22 said:
Take out a ruler and study your range. Practice guessing the range.
Dude that is SO 3rd ed. You dont guess the range anymore you just place it on a target & scatter it. Like totally get with the programme.

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With a commander, the Gun drone has a BS5 to match the operator.
Uh no. Gun drones are BS2.

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Thats 2 leadership tests in one turn for your opponent. Then hop back into cover in the assault phase
Again no. The shooting comes from 1 unit as such only 1 pinning check can be caused.
 

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dakari-mane said:
Dude that is SO 3rd ed. You dont guess the range anymore you just place it on a target & scatter it. Like totally get with the programme.
The codex says G18" what programme you smokin'?

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Uh no. Gun drones are BS2.
Just to ensure a hit to get the possible wound

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Again no. The shooting comes from 1 unit as such only 1 pinning check can be caused.
Maybe next time read the whole thread. The damage caused by the commander before the attack from the GD would cause a leadership test for killing units. Then a check for the pinning.
 

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Catch_22 said:
dakari-mane said:
Dude that is SO 3rd ed. You dont guess the range anymore you just place it on a target & scatter it. Like totally get with the programme.
The codex says G18" what programme you smokin'?
Actually he is correct Catch. As of 4th Ed, you no longer guess the range of the shot like before. Instead you designate the target and check to make sure that it is within the maximum (or min in the case of indirect weapons) range. If so, you then deviate as normal. No actual range guessing is required.
 

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so then the "G" means you have to declare the target first, guess the distance (or deliberate miss :roll: ), measure, then use the scatter die?
for example, i "guess" the range is 12" but the target is actually 10", the weapon hits the 12" range and then scatters?

I must apologize to dakari-mane for my ignorance on this issue. :goodjob:
 

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Catch_22 said:
The codex says G18" what programme you smokin'?
Mostly weed & occasionally some crack. Why?

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Maybe next time read the whole thread. The damage caused by the commander before the attack from the GD would cause a leadership test for killing units. Then a check for the pinning.
Well technically as all the damage is caused at the same time you take the pinning check first then the break check (assuming you have done enough casualties).

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so then the "G" means you have to declare the target first, guess the distance (or deliberate miss), measure, then use the scatter die?
for example, i "guess" the range is 12" but the target is actually 10", the weapon hits the 12" range and then scatters?
No that’s not what it means. What you do is get your template & place it on the target. Assuming this is in range you then scatter the template.

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I must apologize to dakari-mane for my ignorance on this issue.
That’s fine. Glad to help.
 
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