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Old 17 Oct 2007, 19:37   #1 (permalink)
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Default need help with some rules for close combat!

OK so i just started playing me and a friend of mine battles small battles too learn the rules and stuff but one thing still haven't got clear yet for me, weapons and attacks, say a model with power fist plasma pistol and say 4 attacks do he attack 4 times with hes power fist? and if a model have two close combat weapons do he then get 2 attacks then? can someone explain how this works too me and who attacks first etc and who starts to shoot? i believe it have something to do with assaulting and initiative plz help
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Old 17 Oct 2007, 20:04   #2 (permalink)
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OK so i just started playing me and a friend of mine battles small battles too learn the rules and stuff but one thing still haven't got clear yet for me, weapons and attacks, say a model with power fist plasma pistol and say 4 attacks do he attack 4 times with hes power fist? and if a model have two close combat weapons do he then get 2 attacks then? can someone explain how this works too me and who attacks first etc and who starts to shoot? i believe it have something to do with assaulting and initiative plz help

its all covered in the rulebook. you... have the rulebook, right?

OK. who strikes first? rule of thumb. it goes in initiative order (the "I" stat of the model) from highest to lowest. if one unit charges another unit in cover, the unit in cover strikes at initiative 10. unless the assaulting unit has frag grenades or their equivelants.

how does it work in terms of attack? Lets say i have a veteran sergeant with a powerfist AND a power weapon. And he charges into combat. So he's got 2 base attacks, +1 attack for an extra ccw, and an extra attack for charging. He can divide the attacks amongst his weapons. So, 2 p.fist attacks, and 2 p.weapon attacks if he so wishes.

(rule of thumb: look at the number of attacks on their profile. if they have 2 single handed weapons or a special rule like Kroot have, or true grit for example, add another attack. if they charge, add another one.)

If a guy has a plasma pistol and a powerfist, he can use the plasma pistol and pistol whip people, and strike at initiative, or he can use the powerfist and smack people around the place. his choice. he cant shoot the gun in combat though!
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Old 18 Oct 2007, 07:31   #3 (permalink)
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I thought that you had to choose which (singular) weapon you were going to use? The model has to make all of his attacks at the same time, and choosing to attack with a powerfist makes him initiative 1. You have to chose which one you use...but you still get +1 attack for having two close combat weapons, regardless of which one you use.
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You choose which weapon you will use. All attacks in the assault phase are commited with that weapon.

So say for some really weird reason you had a power fist and a power weapon and a base attacks of 3.

You charged.

you now have 3 attacks, +1 for charging, +1 for two CC weapon (or CC weapon and pistol). You choose to attack with the power weapon. The power fist has NOTHING to do with the current combat apart from granting you another attack for two CC weapons.





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