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Old 25 Jan 2006, 20:01   #1 (permalink)
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Why don't imperial guard sniper rifles cause pinnig like the one in the space marine codex? Is this an error or are guard sniper rifles just not as good.
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Old 25 Jan 2006, 20:19   #2 (permalink)
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They don't? I thought the rulebook mentions they do under Sniper Rifles in the Weapons section.
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Old 25 Jan 2006, 20:20   #3 (permalink)
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The Guard do indeed have sniper rifles... it's just that they are a subtle weapon, and Guard don't do subtle.
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Old 25 Jan 2006, 20:27   #4 (permalink)
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The guard sniper rifles do pin, just like the space marine ones. They follow the standard profile for a sniper rifle as described in the rulebook
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Old 25 Jan 2006, 20:41   #5 (permalink)
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The Guard do indeed have sniper rifles... it's just that they are a subtle weapon, and Guard don't do subtle.
I saw my friend at the Gencon tournament beat the mess out of an ork army by pinning them all the time with his silly little ratlings. They have their uses, but I think only against low Ld armies without armor. I wouldnt try to fight marines with a snipgun army. And yes they are just like any other army's sniper rifle. They pin. They automatically wound. etc. Its not my cup of tea either but I have seen it done.
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Old 25 Jan 2006, 22:02   #6 (permalink)
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they do pin
they do not automatically wound though.

the best use of sniper rifles is shooting things with a high toughness, such as TMCs, Wraithlords, Greater Daemons, etc.
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Old 26 Jan 2006, 15:37   #7 (permalink)
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sniper rifles are pretty cool looking, and very fluffy. he imperial guard itself is far from subtle, but individual regiments differ alot. things like tanith for example aren't all head first guns blazing like you'd expect from a mechanized div. or all-or-nothing tactics like kreig. i would use ratling snipers, but the fluff doesn't fit my army and the models are horrid(well not the models themselves, the whole idea of sniper hobits sucks).
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Default Re: Guard sniper rifles

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sniper rifles are great weapons. they are even better when used by ratlings, cause for about 10 points eah you have a little guy that can smite the greatest of foes.
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He did say they pinned.
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oops. edited.

i hate it whan i do that.
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