The most dangerous of the three classes of Virai drones, the
Defenders come in several forms. Strong, well-armed and heavily armoured
with the Virai cerametallic shells, their role is dual purpose, acting
as heavy lifters or demolition drones as well as in combat. Despite
their strengths, they depend on planning and coordination from their
architector leaders, typically Secondary Instances, so they lack
Defender drones are occasionally specialised into Assault drones
whose combat heuristics and actuators have been deliberately enhanced.
Equipped with heavier armour than the Defenders, the upgraded algorithms
on the Assault drones all but guarantee they will charge into combat to
rip invaders apart.
Both the Virai Dronescourge Defender Squad, and the Assault drones
variants, are armed with deadly rip claws that can tear away the stone
from a mine face, rip apart walls and obstacles, and make short work of
even the heaviest armoured door. If that isn’t enough, they also carry a
longer-ranged fusion flamer that can as easily drill into a rock as it
can fuse and melt away their opponent’s armour.
- 5 metal Defenders with Hive and assault drone head variants.
Models supplied unassembled and unpainted