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Old 13 Oct 2008, 15:57   #1 (permalink)
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Default Some Rule Queries;

I have played my 5th Ed so far on pretty much one quick reading of the new rule book, but after reading it properly today I have a few questions. I may just have missed them but they are;

Can pistols still fire twice when remaining stationary?
Does Plasma still 'Get Hot!' on a 2 if it Rapid Fires?

If I line up a unit, base to base in front of another one of my units. Can an enemy shoot the rear unit? I know you get a 4+ Cover as the enemy will be shooting through the front unit, but it implies that you have to actually be able to see through the models, if you cant, you cant see the rear unit?
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Old 13 Oct 2008, 16:03   #2 (permalink)
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1) No, pistols cannot fire twice any more.

2) Plasma only overheats/'Gets Hot!' on a 1, even when Rapid-fired.

3) Technically, they still need to draw LOS, but banners, wings, etc. don't count for blocking that LOS. And, as you said, the unit fired at enjoys a hefty 4+ cover save.
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So if my unit is base to base in front of another, they couldn't be seen through?. What about the gaps through the legs or between the arms? would that count as enough to see the unit behind?
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Old 13 Oct 2008, 16:19   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Some Rule Queries;

Essentially you can always shoot through a unit to one that is behind it. IF you keep checking LOS you will eventually get it. Just allow yourself and your opponents to shoot at the units without checking LOS unless you want to long drawn out games.
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Old 13 Oct 2008, 16:22   #5 (permalink)
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Depends if your marines line up as well as Fulham FC do.



No LoS to that goal :P

But on a serious note - id agree that it's still only a 4+ save unless its like grots behind a mob of 30 ork boyz.

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Old 13 Oct 2008, 16:59   #6 (permalink)
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even grots behind 30 boys can be picked out. Just shoot at the target throught the unit and don;t cehck LOS and give them the 4+ save. If some said that I had to actually check LOS I would find the way to see the model and then say you win and pack up for wasting my time.
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