Started by Big Insect, 30 January 2024, 12:02:43 PM
Quote from: fred. on 30 January 2024, 07:27:09 PMInteresting thoughts - and I think really important for Future War Commander - not much SciFi has used drones like they are currently being used. The books with the largest use of drones that I can think of is the Culture series by Iain M Banks - but they are sentient and in the books involved much more at a skirmish level.
QuoteErm...Neal Asher has some REALLY impressive war drones in his books.I mean, they are designed to take on adult Prador 1:1!Try Prador Moon or Weaponised.
Quote from: fred. on 31 January 2024, 06:50:56 PMIt's really the small drones that are seeing a lot of current use that seems to have been missed in SciFi. These almost feel like a munition rather than a unit?
Quote from: Shedman on 02 February 2024, 08:44:29 AMObservation Drones: catered for under existing Recce rulesAttack Drones: I see these as one-off weapons - otherwise they are just like standard units, eg Cybernetic Species X31 aka Tau, so why bother having a separate category for them Definitely: Independent & Expendable Possibly: Sniper teams, Low Profile, Fast, Fearless
Quote from: Ithoriel on 02 February 2024, 12:50:31 PMI've been thinking about this ... procrastination is a wonderful source of inspiration!Drones as a unit upgrade? My swarm ideas were designed for small scale skirmish but on the battlefield would it make sense for units to have drones allocated in the same way as BKC bazookas and panzerfausts?An activated unit with recce drones can, instead of moving or firing, declare itself as having the recce ability.An activated unit with an attack drone could use that rather than it's AT stat. Lots of "Bang!" but subject to defensive fire like an aircraft?Just some idle thoughts, really.