relasine wrote:One of the reasons I really like the BC XV9 is because it actually works in tandem with Gun Drones since they can take a single support system and still keep all their weapons. 130 points for a BC XV9 with a Drone Controller and four Gun Drones is pretty sweet, me-thinks. I was planning on running a group of three XV8s with eight Burst Cannons, a Drone Controller, and six Gun Drones, but I think that a single Hazard Suit actually does this better point-for-point.
Remember that a squad of XV9s can only take 4 Gun Drones, which limits the usabilty of Gun Drones a little.
boomwolf wrote:Question is, do you get more value from the DC, or from an ATS?
Need to run the numbers, but I suspect more often than not, the DC, while the drone are alive at least. They'll die quickly.
Well, let's do some math! One XV9. Four Gun Drones. Shooting at Necron Warriors.
XV9: 16 shots -> 8 hits -> 5.34 wounds -> 2.67 kills
Drones: 16 shots -> 8 hits -> 5.34 wounds -> 2.67 kills
XV9: 16 shots -> 8 hits -> 5.34 wounds -> 3.56 kills
Drones: 16 shots -> 5.34 hits -> 3.56 wounds -> 1.78 kills
So, against the average enemy, they are exactly equal. If you plan to hunt heavy infantry, take the ATS. If you want to hurt swarms, take the DC.