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Old 14 Feb 2006, 06:37   #1 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if this goes here or if it should go into the other armies catagory...

The Kroot, as it stands now, have the Krootox gun, their Kroot rifle, and the unmodeled Kroot hunting rifle. But what about this Kroot pistol as a bit? It seems too prominent to be dismissed as a 'useless cc weapon', since it isn't a cc weapon at all....

Anyone else wonder about that pistol or a possible statline for it? Hey, everyone else has pistol versions of thier guns, why can't the Kroot have any?
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Old 14 Feb 2006, 06:46   #2 (permalink)
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Nup. Tau didn't have pistols, until now, and even then its not a 'main' weapon. Kroot don't have any use for a pistol when they have their Kroot rifles.
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Old 14 Feb 2006, 07:59   #3 (permalink)
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Then why have them as a bit?

I mean, SM lieutenants don't run around with a spare bolter they never use, do they?
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Old 14 Feb 2006, 08:25   #4 (permalink)
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Oh, as a bit? it's just there for decoration. It doesn't even look like a kroot-esque weapon, and there are only so many spare bits on the sprue.

As for statline and use.. it's fairly redundant when the Kroot Rifle has double the range of a pistol, gives an additional attack anyway, and doesn't come under the pistol rules (rapid fire rules are slightly better..).
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my freind modled a kroot warrior with power armour. it looked pretty cool and had a pulse pistol. funny thing is he made it 2 and a half yrs ago
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Old 14 Feb 2006, 13:24   #6 (permalink)
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kroot dont have pistols do they
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Old 14 Feb 2006, 13:25   #7 (permalink)
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No, they don't. I believe there is a pistol modeled on one of the accessory packs (as previously stated by [ mace ]).
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Old 14 Feb 2006, 13:41   #8 (permalink)
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What is the difference between a pistol and hunting knife and a Kroot rifle when it comes to CC? Its probably a back up - using Kroot rifles as a staff type weapon is going to mean they get damaged a fair bit.
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Old 14 Feb 2006, 14:04   #9 (permalink)
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Keep in mind that the assault phase also accounts for close-ranged small-arms fire in addition to hand-to-hand fighting. The Kroot probably switch to knives and pistols up close.
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Old 14 Feb 2006, 14:16   #10 (permalink)
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Well, this is one instance where we know they don't though, given that the rifles are used like old fighting staffs. Though for some reason I imagine Kroot being amazing at things like poi and juggling things using their wrists. Not too hard to imagine they fire a few shots with their pistols and then bring their rifles back up to use up close.
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