Automated Fighting Drone

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The Bastion's and Stronghold's weaponized sperm sacs.

Automated Fighting Drones are basically UCAVs in SPEHSS.

They are used and utilized by the Demiurg and are armed with some sort of weaponised mining laser, probably the same as those found on larger Demiurg ships, just on a much smaller and tactical scale. They bear some resemblence to a miniature Demiurg Bastion-class Commerce Vessel and only appeared in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. They look similar to the Automated Bombing Drone, however, they are much slimmer and less wide than their bomber brethren.

In Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 1 & 2[edit]

Automated Fighting Drones only appear in Demiurg fleets and are faster than their Tau Barracuda counterparts. Although this makes them superior, they could only be launched in the Cruiser and Battleship range.

Forces of the Tau
Command: Cadre Fireblade - Ethereal - Ethereal Guard - Tau Commander
Troops: Drone Squadron - Fire Warrior Team - Pathfinder Team
Auxiliaries: Gue'vesa - Kroot (Great Knarloc - Kroot Carnivore Squad - Kroot Hound
Krootox - Lesser Knarloc - Shaper
) - Nicassar - Vespid Stingwing
Battlesuits: Battlesuits (XV02 Pilot Battlesuit - XV15 Stealthsuit - XV22 Command Suit
XV25 Stealthsuit - XV46 Vanguard Void Suit - XV-8 Crisis Battlesuit
XV88 Broadside Battlesuit - XV9 Hazard Battlesuit - XV95 Ghostkeel Battlesuit
XV104 Riptide Battlesuit - XV107 R'varna Battlesuit - XV109 Y'Vahra Battlesuit
KV128 Stormsurge Ballistic Suit - KX139 Ta'Unar Supremacy Armour
Vehicles: Devilfish - Hammerhead - Hover Chair - Piranha - Sky Ray - Tetra - Swordfish
Flyers: Barracuda - Razorshark - Remora - Sun Shark - Tiger Shark
Kor'Vattra: Manta - Orca - Automated Fighting Drone
Automated Barge Drone - Automated Bombing Drone