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The Nature of "Fast Shot"
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Old 08 Jun 2005, 01:24   #1 (permalink)
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Default The Nature of "Fast Shot"

I was playing a game a few weeks ago with a Dark Reaper exarch kitted out with an EML and fast shot. It was against tyranids, and so I targeted hormagaunts with plasma missiles; however, my opponent argued over whether fast shot meant I could fire two pie plates (targeted against the same squad) or roll two hits for everybody under a single pie plate.
I thought it was the former. As I didn't know for sure, and because my opponent is more experienced, we ended up doing the latter. But I want to learn from true Eldar, not some tyranid Hive Tyrant. So, I bow to all of your exalted experience!

Please tell me, oh wise and venerable (whether that last one is a plus, you can decide ) Farseers of the Eldar!
What is the True Nature of Fast Shot when one lets loose two mighty Plasma Missiles?
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Old 08 Jun 2005, 05:41   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: The Nature of "Fast Shot"

You were right - you fire two 'pie plates' at the same squad...or at least that's how I've always done it...

Experience doesn't equal knowledge. Your opponent's probably never played with Eldar so how should he know what should happen....
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Old 08 Jun 2005, 14:15   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you, Tau-Killer!
You are correct, in that experience doesn't equal knowledge. But I never argue very well when I'm not sure of myself...it's a failing of mine. The blasted mon-keigh took advantage of that.
Ah well. I still annihilated his squad, so I can't complain too much...
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Yes two blast templates.

Not 'Pie Plates' though as that term is used to refer to the Large Blast/Ordnance template and if you are using that you are in the wrong.
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Old 08 Jun 2005, 15:31   #5 (permalink)
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Ah...sorry. I was using the smaller templates. Just a bit confused about the terminology, I guess.
Template=flamer
Blast template=smaller area
"pie plate"=larger area
ordinance blast=largest area

Is that right?
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Old 08 Jun 2005, 15:51   #6 (permalink)
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Only 3 templates

Template : Flamer
Blast Template : (the smaller circle template) 1.5'' Radius
Ordinance/ Large Blast Template : (the big circle template) 2.5'' Radius

So you was nearly right* .

Yeh in my experience Pie Plate is used to refer to the third template listed there, the large template.
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Old 08 Jun 2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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I see. Thank you very much!

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Old 08 Jun 2005, 16:21   #8 (permalink)
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oh, fair enough! I didn't know what it meant so I just assumed it meant the smaller blast template. Oh well....I've learnt something as well!
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And there also is the bombard's massive template with the 3.5 inch radius. :P
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