Well, folks, this is the last of my drone articles for a while. Highlights of this segment include me reading the rules for shield drones completely wrong and setting the Internet on fire (and it still burns with nasty comments which I delete), my invention of a new nick-name for a model, the "gargantuan drone" for the drone port (even though it doesn't have the drone rule) and a new controversy.
The new controversy is about whether or not Remora drone fighters benefit from the drone net formation bump to ballistic skill for all drones. I think it does, others think it does not because the Remora doesn't have the "drone" unit type.
The formation specifically grants +1 BS to all drones in your army. Pretty much all of our drones have the "drone" unit type listed in their descriptions, Remoras do not. Sentry Towers do, sort of, but Defensive Turrets don't.
I think the Remora not having this unit type is a simple oversight by Forgeworld in the Imperial Armour III book because the word "drone" is in the name of the unit. Therefore, I think it is a drone, and that they are intended to benefit from the formation buff. So it comes down to another "Rule-as-intended" or "Rule-as-written" debate.
Synopsis & Analysis
(because they are inseparable in this case)
Mont'ka is the second release in the Warzone Damocles Campaign. This review concerns the storyline, and not the campaign maps or missions associated with it.
A note about the titles of these books: In Codex Supplement: Farsight Enclaves, Farsight and Shadowsun study together under General Puretide. Shadowsun follows the war doctrine of "patient hunter" or Kauyon. She relies heavily on deception, stealth, and misdirection to lure her opponents into over-extending their lines and falling into her carefully laid traps. Farsight prefers the "killing blow" or Mont'ka doctrine where victory comes from hitting the enemy hard in one decisive and definitive battle thereby destroying his ability and will to fight.
This is more than a novel, Kauyon includes two books. The first book, entitled "Kauyon" details the narrative of the first part of the Warzone Damocles Campaign Series. The other two parts are the Burning Dawn Miniatures set (the Infiltration Cadre for Tau), and "Mont'ka," the story of Farsight's role in the campaign. Kauyon contains uniform illustrations, maps, artwork, and a functional story line for the progression of the opening engagements of the war.
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