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Old 26 Jun 2006, 13:21   #1 (permalink)
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I've been noticing more and more units with this (Or the capability to get it)... Why does it even exist? Is there some strange thing that I am not noticing that can make it worth it to have BS6? Or are the game creaters just not completely there??
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Old 26 Jun 2006, 13:52   #2 (permalink)
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Which guys have BS6?
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alot of 2nd edition characters used to have it. not sure how it works but it was completely normal back then. now i haven't seen any up to date models with it, who are you talking about?
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Dark Eldar Lord HQ thingy has a ballistic skill of 6!?!

To answer 'Alcibiates' question BS6 models are treat the same as BS5 models, the manager at my GW store said that and it seems appropriate.
 
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Which guys have BS6?
Dark Eldar Lord HQ thingy has a ballistic skill of 6!?!

To answer 'Alcibiates' question BS6 models are treat the same as BS5 models, the manager at my GW store said that and it seems appropriate.
That's all very well but what if you're paying for that higher ballistic skill? Perhaps if it was a five instead of a six it'd be cheaper?
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That's all very well but what if you're paying for that higher ballistic skill? Perhaps if it was a five instead of a six it'd be cheaper?
this was back in 2nd edition when BS6 was as common as BS5 is now, so in theory it should be as expesnive as BS5 is now. meaning a simple conversion to 5 should be fine.
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in 2nd or somehting they used a cover rule similar to the fantasy one where instead of getting a better armor save it was like -1 to hit for someone shooting at them. That meant that someone with bs6 could still hit someone in cover on a 2+
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In turns of rolling, isn't 1 considered failing to hit no matter what? So, what's the piont of having BS6?
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There isn't one. BS 6 is BS 5 as far as the game applies. I don't see any reason to give models BS6 is you are going ot have a rule to where they cannot always hit.
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Is there anything that reduces an opponent's ballistic skill? If there's some kind of gucci piece of alien wargear out there that says 'Models shooting at this character do so with a -1 penalty to their Ballistic Skill' then having a BS of 6 is suddenly looking up! Is there anything like that out there?
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