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Old 17 Sep 2008, 04:01   #1 (permalink)
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This may seem like a weird question, but if you have a model armed with a powerfist and a power weapon, can you get the +1 attack for two close combat weapons if you choose not to use powerfist as a powerfist (not doubling s etc)? The fact it is slow, awkward and cumbersome as to the reasons why you can't get the extra attack, but if it is just being used as a melee item, why should it be slowed down? Its not being charged up to get the super dooper strength, so why not get the extra attac. Powerfists are still considered cc weapons, so I don't see why not....
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 04:14   #2 (permalink)
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It certainly was the case in 4th ed. I haven't heard anything new in 5th to contradict that.
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 04:59   #3 (permalink)
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If a model has a Powerfist and any other weapon other than a Powerfist - they do not get the +1 attack for having two close combat weapons as per page 42 of the rules under "A normal and a special weapon" paragraph two.
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 05:20   #4 (permalink)
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Okay, just curious. Lock requested.
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Just wanna add that is possible to have 2 PowerFists or 2 Thunderhammers so you can have that +1 Attack bonus in the Space Marine Codex but you're paying for TWO of it.
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 12:03   #6 (permalink)
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But could you use the other cc weapon instead of the powerfist?
It would help when fighting power weapons as you have a chance to hurt them before you die.
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Old 17 Sep 2008, 12:29   #7 (permalink)
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Yes, you could use the other close combat weapon instead of the powerfist which would enable you to strike at Initiative without the powerfist benefits. So if you had a Powerfist & Bolt Pistol, you could use the Powerfist or the Bolt Pistol in close combat.
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