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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2017 3:33 p.m. PST

"Autonomous drones are being called the biggest thing in military technology since the nuclear bomb. David Martin reports.

One of the biggest revolutions over the past 15 years of war has been the rise of drones -- remotely piloted vehicles that do everything from conduct air strikes to dismantle roadside bombs. Now a new generation of drones is coming. Only this time they are autonomous -- able to operate on their own without humans controlling them from somewhere with a joy stick. Some autonomous machines are run by artificial intelligence which allows them to learn, getting better each time. It's early in the revolution but the potential exists for all missions considered too dangerous or complex for humans to be turned over to autonomous machines that can make decisions faster and go in harm's way without any fear. Think of it as the coming swarm, and if that sounds like the title of a sci-fi mini-series, well, as we first reported earlier this year, it's already a military reality. We saw it with our own eyes and captured it on camera…"
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Rick Don Burnette22 Aug 2017 9:13 p.m. PST

We have had drones and electronic warfare
since at least the 2003 Iraq war, yet regarding ultramodern miniatures rules, nothing except references to out of date rules which are merely WW2 rules slightly updated.
The new rules will push miniatures aside. After all, who is going to paint drones or robots that are less than the size of a shoebox?

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