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Old 13 Aug 2006, 21:20   #1 (permalink)
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in VDR is a burst cannon considered "small arms", b/c i couldn't find any stars next to the tau weapons on the tau weapon chart to prove/dissprove that it was. I was going to make a Gatling Burst Cannon for my converted tank, but wasn't sure if it was legal. Thx!
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Old 13 Aug 2006, 22:19   #2 (permalink)
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Well its definitely too small to be a main gun, so defensive at best. I do believe a gattling burst cannon would be legal.

I'd personally suggest longer barrels and mega though; the main problem with bursts as vehicle weapons is that they're horribly short-ranged; and it'll still be a defensive if upped to 6/4.
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Old 13 Aug 2006, 22:21   #3 (permalink)
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Burst Cannons are certainly defensive weapons... remind me though, isn't Gattling simply D3 shots? If so... they'd be much worse than normal Burst Cannons...
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From what the rules said, a Gatling Heavy Bolter would be 3d3 so i would assume a BC would be the same. If i understand correctly, if i rolled 3 dice, got a four, two, and five, halve the scores and round up, i should get 6 shots right?
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Old 14 Aug 2006, 02:04   #5 (permalink)
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Yikes! Nevermind.... averaging six shots is certainly worth it, unless the "gattling" upgrade costs less than a second burst cannon, of course.
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Old 14 Aug 2006, 02:12   #6 (permalink)
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Gatling is 5 pts more than another BC
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Old 14 Aug 2006, 02:47   #7 (permalink)
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Ahh, so now we're getting into Tau's equivelent of a vulcan Mega0bloter...
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Stupid question, but where can I find the VDR rules??
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Old 14 Aug 2006, 03:32   #9 (permalink)
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Actually a megabolter is pretty much an ion-cannon.
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Old 14 Aug 2006, 11:56   #10 (permalink)
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Stupid question, but where can I find the VDR rules??
Do a forum search, I've seen it posted alot pal.
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