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Old 14 Mar 2006, 12:41   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings Commanders,

I asked this question as part of another thread and got no response so maybe someone can explain it to me if I give the topic its own thread.
I've read on several posts that a Chimera can put out a lot of fire power. Excluding pintle mounted weapons and open hatch shots how many shots can you get out of a Chimera. Turret mounted weapon, hull mounted weapon and the lasguns but in our group the lasguns can only shoot within their firing arc so one set of three, out to the sides. Yet I often see people saying they fire all their lasguns every time they shoot! Are we restricting ourselves? Does it say somewhere that the lasguns have 180 degree firing arcs?
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If the Chimera is carrying passengers, then you can fire up to six Lasguns at any target. This need not be the same target as the Chimera shoots. Note that, so long as you have passengers to use them, all six can fire in the same direction (they have 360 fire arc).
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Shot total:

Hull Heavy Bolter 3
Turret Multilaser or Bolter: 3
Passenger Lasguns: 6
So basically, 12 shots of pure Chimera firepower.

But, totally, you can have...

Hull HB: 3
Turret ML: 3
Pintle Heavy Stubber: 3
Passenger Heavy Bolter: 3
Rapid Firing Passenger Lasguns: 12
Hunter Killer Missile: 1
25 shots? Kill for the emperor.

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Old 14 Mar 2006, 13:40   #4 (permalink)
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Can't you also take a second pintle mounted weapon the storm bolter so shouldn't the max shots be 27?
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No, you can only take one Pintle-mount.
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Like Wargamer said - the pintle gunner can't go hammertime with a pair of automatic heavy weapons!

And AfterCresent - couldn't you throw in a rapid-firing Plasmagun, too - or does the "two models my fire out" mean that the weapon team counts for both?
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You're right, 'Novae, there could be a second gunner firing out the top-hatch.
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Okay, thanks to everyone who responded, we've obviously been playing it wrong. Now, where (what page) does it say that in the codex?
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And AfterCresent - couldn't you throw in a rapid-firing Plasmagun, too - or does the "two models my fire out" mean that the weapon team counts for both?
only one can fire out, from the codex: "Additionally, one model may fire from the top hatch..." this isn't a rhino. welcome to the guard.
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Odd... I was sure it was two... meh. Not like I ever use the tactic myself.
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