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Old 22 Oct 2006, 06:55   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking at the pathfinders options and it said that they could buy photon grenades at an extra cost. But in the description of the pulse carbine it says that it "sacrifices range for portability and the chance to mount an underslung photon grenade launcher". So wouldbuying the grenades be redundant, or do pulse carbines not include photon grenades?
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Old 22 Oct 2006, 07:09   #2 (permalink)
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They do not include the grenades. Gamewise the launched and thrown grenades operate completely different.
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Old 22 Oct 2006, 07:12   #3 (permalink)
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I suppose you could explain it by saying the launcher on the carbine fires a higher strentgh photon grenade. This is represented by the chance at pinning. The weaker hand held versions simply remove an enemies bonus attack for charging, and is not nearly as effective.

The reason for this can be explained like this: A hand thrown grenade cannot be tossed downfield as far as a mechanical launcher could throw it. Therefore, the handheld versions have to be weaker or they might affect the thrower and his allies.

But I'd rather just say it is laziness since GW was too lazy to make up a 3rd type of grenade. Heck they could have just called it "Photon Grenade Mark 2" or something, but noooooooo, that would be too much work. :P
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Old 22 Oct 2006, 07:16   #4 (permalink)
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Alright thanks. I guess I'll just have to spend the extra point then... or pretend that I don't know that >
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Old 22 Oct 2006, 16:33   #5 (permalink)
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which would be cheating, you naughty naughty person :P
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wouldn't that men I cheated on that last tournament......uhhh, I mean........of course I spent points on those grenades!!!!! I don't know why there not on my armylist. what are you talking about?! go away!!!

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