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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:02 pm 
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60 Geonosian Drone x30
51 Durge, Jedi Hunter
27 Lobot
20 General Whorm Loathsome
12 Gha Nackt
11 Zabrak Fringer
10 San Hill
09 Poggle the Lesser

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San Hill - Geonosian Drone x10
Lobot - Muun Tactics Broker + Mouse Droid x6

54 acts :lol: :twisted:

Basically the strategy of it is to force your opponent to fight off the Drones. Granted, most of them will die without dealing Self-Destruct damage, but at the very least you have two methods to set up "chain reactions." One is to base a key enemy at end of round and then MTB for possible detonation (and hope you fail the save at the key moment). The other is to use Flamethrower. Durge is there to soften up targets and take down larger enemies at range.

My favorite part of this is you can sac one for the MTB or San when he is a liability, and even if it doesn't take out the MTB you get that fig back for free, so you can try again next round!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:13 pm 
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you lose a lot of damage, but one of the ideas thrown around was CS Durge, to give the droves momentum, you lose the firepower of Durge JH, but gain some additional damage from the drones.

fun stuff, haven't seen a zabrak in a while! :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:16 pm 
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:shock: ... WOW... Awesome.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 5:55 pm 
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Do you have that many drones?

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 6:18 pm 
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Maybe, I will have to go through my stuff. I bought a TON of Clone Strike, so it's entirely possible.

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I did not start playing till Universe, so I might have 3... now I just need a cloning devise to increase there numbers by a factor of 10... :)

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:37 pm 
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Finished digging through my old boxes. I have 14 cards, and I found 8 Drones opened, so that would mean 6 more still in bags. I'd be surprised if it was really that few.

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My only SWM claim to fame: 17 drones, most recent bought ~6 months ago.

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If this squad becomes a dominent squad with the new meta coming out of the V-set, Drones are going to be a hot item. And they are already pretty hard to find. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:41 pm 
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at 7.99 per drone thats going to be expensive to field :D

I dig any squad with a viable reason to run the zabrak fringer.

This squad is so silly i would probably lose hardcore to it lol

At 54 acts why even bother with san hill? your going to need to get those dudes standing not next to each other a lot. If your really want the reserves option just run nute gunray and ig-86s over durge. Your going to need crits anyway with drones so who cares lol. I guess the speed 4 thing would kind of bone your idea.

Anyway poggle was one of the minis i never got around to playtesting but this is pretty much what i was thinking of.

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To make it really funny, drop Durge and San Hill for Assajj Ventress, Strike Leader and 2 more Drones/Mice. Gives the Drones a 10% chance of doing 30 damage attacks. Probably not worth the loss in damage output from Durge, but funnier for sure!


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So I only have 12 Drones, but am on the look out for more. 40 is probably crazy for just one squad, but if I could get the number up to about 20, that would be okay.

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I've got 20 Drones that I bought off a guy on eBay for 20 cents apiece. :mrgreen:

If anyone wanted to run a Drone Swarm squad at an event I was at, I'd be more than happy to loan the Drones.


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you've got 30+ activations, I don't think you need San.

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 3:46 pm 
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Really he is there in case I roll a 1 for init so I can bring in more Drones, lol.

Also, he stops my opponent from using an MTB.

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So did you get to try that yet on Vassal or anything Dennis? I've played a couple of Geonosian Drone Swarms. I used IG-88 AD and Rodian Trader. MTB is just twisted. I think 30 is a bit much, I think I used 14, but I did get the 1 with San to bring in 10 more. The main problem I had with the squad, other than Yobuck choosing not to attack them and just zeroing on Poggle one game - :x - was just getting them into position where they could be effective. With that many especially it would be tough to space them out enough where a they wouldn't all blow up huge and set off a chain reaction. They lack the defense of a Nom Bomb squad as well as the reliability of blowing up on cue. Too many times I would have make the save to come back at a critical juncture nerfing my whole careful set up.

To defend against Yobuck especially I found I needed to keep them all together in a solid mass but that just worked against me where Yobuck would take the minimum 40 damage and destroy the whole barrier.

Very fun to play though and your opponent will not know what to think when you reveal I'm sure.

Oh and CoolstuffInc. has tons of GD's for cheap.

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I wouldn't call $1.25 for a Drone cheap, but it certainly is inexpensive. Man, it's so tempting to run a Poggle Bomb squad at Regionals, lol.


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I've got 22 drones after a recent ebay purchase. I want more. :P


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You'd have to drop some Drones, but what about bringing in Cade, BH as your big shooter instead? You get double/twin instead of triple, and you lose the regen stuff,but you add the possibility of splash damage onto the drones which could potentially cause them to explode for extra damage--just a thought. And, you could potentially get the activations back by bringing in drones instead of Whorm Loathsome, since Cade has twin on his own.


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at 7.99 per drone thats going to be expensive to field :D



Is that Canadian? I am seeing like $1.25. Retailers like Troll and Toad have like 15 for 1.99.

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