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Old 10 Jun 2006, 00:39   #1 (permalink)
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what dose G mean in front of the inch's for weapons example G18"?
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Old 10 Jun 2006, 00:45   #2 (permalink)
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G means guess weapon. although they were getting rid of those just a while ago :
 
Old 10 Jun 2006, 00:45   #3 (permalink)
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Basically, 'guess weapon' is a barrage weapon and so uses the rules for barrage weapons as desrcibed in the rulebook (ie. no line of sight required). You can also get weapons that are both barrage weapons and ordnance (such as the rightly feared Imperial Guard Basilisk), but do not make the mistake of assuming barrage weapons are automatically ordnance as well (or vice versa).

What Lonely Tau means is that the 'Guess' prefix is obsolete, it dates back to version of the rules when you literally had to guess the range to the target and place the template there (which I actually prefer...makes it more interesting, although unfair for new players). We don't do that anymore but the 'Guess' prefix remains, just to confuse people.
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Old 10 Jun 2006, 00:50   #4 (permalink)
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i was just wondering because one of the new tau weapons in the new codex has a G
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Old 10 Jun 2006, 00:55   #5 (permalink)
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yeah, idiots forgot to keep those out...again (ref. Tyranids codex, you will find it)
 
Old 10 Jun 2006, 01:19   #6 (permalink)
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you mean, you don&#39;t actually have to guess the range when using an AFP!!, and I&#39;ve been guessing the ranges since the new codex came out.
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Old 10 Jun 2006, 01:58   #7 (permalink)
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sort of... it just went from: "I guess 34" to that squad" to " I guess that the squad is in range"

Just now if you guess wrong it just means that you can&#39;t fire on that squad.
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GW ingenuity at its finest everybody, bask in their greatest discovery...that came out about 30 years ago...
 
Old 10 Jun 2006, 04:11   #9 (permalink)
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gee, wonderful, I was doing things the wrong way all this time

*shakes fist violently at GW&#39;s inability to get these things right*
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