Farsight's Dawn Blade Contingent is able to take a Retaliation Cadre as his core formation.
That Cadre consists of:
3 units of Crisis Battlesuits
1 unit of Broadsides
1 unit of Riptides
Tack that onto the "Eight" as your Command Choice, and maybe a Rapid Insertion Force or a Drone-Net full of BS-3 Marker Drones for your Auxillary, and Boom.... Jetpack JSJ goodness all over the place without the need for pathfinders.
Broadsides excepted, of course. :0
You could always take a Firebase Support Cadre (or two) to beef up your all-battlesuit army swag...
Yeah, that's right. The Big Red Battlesuit Boys are back.
|Googled 'Talisman'. There you go|
This means that the 4++ is passed on, not that the drone has a 4++ save -that would be silly. The rule specifically says it confers the save.
I think this confusion comes from the previous edition Codex where on page 55 next to shield drone it stated "drone only." This is no longer the case. That text no longer exists in the codex, so we can now read the rule both as intended and as written.
Here is Webster's definition of confer:
CONFERSo the guardian drone is still the stupidest drone ever.
grant or bestow (a title, degree, benefit, or right)."moves were made to confer an honorary degree on her" ....* (this means the college didn't confer the honorary degree upon itself but upon another -will)
synonyms: bestow upon, present to, grant to, award to, decorate with, honor with, give to, endow with, extend to"she conferred a knighthood on him" ....* (this means the queen didn't confer the knighthood upon herself... -will)
And the Stealth drone is still the ugliest. :)
EDIT: Looks like my interpretation of this rule is indeed incorrect. I will bow to the community opinion that the drone alone has the 4++ save (albeit grudgingly). I do accept that I occasionally make mistakes, and I am willing to own that.
I have published a few of the comments that articulate disagreement honestly, but I have deleted those that simply pile on, were derogatory, or insulting.
Thank you all for pointing out the error, and I am humbled, but hey, at least I know you're reading the blog :)
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