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What??? Shotguns don't make sense!
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Old 12 Sep 2006, 23:58   #1 (permalink)
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I was peering over my IG codex, and looked at the Rough Rider entry, noticing they can take either lasguns or shotguns at no extra cost. Flip to back where the stats are:

WHAT THE HECK?

A lasgun is rapid fire, so it can fire twice up to 12"
A shotgun is assault 2, which I belive means it can fire twice up to 12"

They have the same strength, and AP.

So a lasgun gets to fire 24" when by chance you arn't moving, a shotgun does not, and there are the same stats otherwise. Why would anyone take shotguns? (besides that they look cool)
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becuse you can assualt after you fire a shotgun unlike lasguns. Now since rough riders are assualt troops your going to want to assualt.
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Becasue you can assualt right after, giving you a sporting chance to get some hits in before your oppenent does with his much higher strength,weapon skill and toughness.

People take them if they plan to do some city fighting, close combat operations which taking an enemy bunker,disembarknig from a chimera shooting and runnig away again.

I use them for my hardened vets mostly.Equiped right they can do a lot of damage.

People would also take them for fluff.I take them becasue my regiment has a lot of hardened vets and they do a lot of close quarters and city fighting.
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Shotguns let you assault after firing with no loss of charge bonus...whereas lasguns don't let you charge at all. Pretty simple
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Old 13 Sep 2006, 20:28   #5 (permalink)
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dont want to start a new thread so... could they assault behind a building instead of the enemy like JSJ jump troops then?
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dont want to start a new thread so... could they assault behind a building instead of the enemy like JSJ jump troops then?
Unfortunately, no. All models that want to move in the assualt phase, have to assualt the enemy, UNLESS specified in their rules. Hence, Rough Riders would HAVE to assault a group of models if they wished to move in the assualt phase.
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Old 13 Sep 2006, 21:48   #7 (permalink)
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Oooh. Right. That makes sense. Then It would make way more sense for Rough Riders to have shotguns, since they really don't need the range (they will always be on the move) and can assault...
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Just on an observational note: wouldn't it seem that a shotgun, of all things, would be more powerful than the angry flashlight?
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*sigh*

a lasgun is NOT a flashlight!


it is a powerful, hi tech weapon found some 39 thousand years in the future- the shotgun is an improvement on modern day ones (with better ammunition etc.)

so no it wouldn't be more powerful compared to the other weapons in that millenium



(also remember a flashlight can't kill someone today so it has no hope against power armour which, incidently lasguns can penetrate with enogh shots)
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There have been 3 or 4 topics on this already... use your search function

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