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Submunitions Shot/Solid shot selection?
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Old 06 Nov 2006, 03:40   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a marine/guard/tyranid and now tau player who just bought the megaforce and got the hammerhead. To be honest, I have no idea if the hammerhead has to select either the submission gun or solid shot weapon profile before the match like the space marine whirlwind or can switch during the game like the space marine missile launcher-can anyone lend me a hand?
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Old 06 Nov 2006, 03:53   #2 (permalink)
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You can switch as many times as you like.
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Old 06 Nov 2006, 04:00   #3 (permalink)
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Wow, talk about a flexible tank when combined with being a skimmer-but what does the BS3(4) mean?
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Old 06 Nov 2006, 04:07   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Submission shot/Solid shot selection?

it means that the tank is BS 3... however it already comes equipped with a targetting array, which bossts the ballistic skill to 4 (this is what you use when shooting)... so it has BS 3 (4)
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Old 06 Nov 2006, 06:25   #5 (permalink)
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That BS is...bs; if the hammerhead uses 4 to shoot why the hell would you just not label it as a BS4 anyway? What affects its BS? Markerlights?
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Old 06 Nov 2006, 06:34   #6 (permalink)
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if it said bs4 people would think that the base bs was bs4. then they'd add the targeting array and fight with bs5 railguns
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That BS is...bs; if the hammerhead uses 4 to shoot why the hell would you just not label it as a BS4 anyway?
It keeps people from taking the targeting array that's already there, as Korill noted.
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Old 06 Nov 2006, 17:54   #8 (permalink)
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Wow, talk about a flexible tank when combined with being a skimmer-but what does the BS3(4) mean?
and you can allow it to fire as a fast vehicle and fire different weapons at different targets...>

this however, means that it has become a magnet to ascannons and other high strength (usually low AP) weapons :'(
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Old 06 Nov 2006, 19:18   #9 (permalink)
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Default Re: Submission shot/Solid shot selection?

Yes, it caj fire as a fast vehicle as Hadhfang noted, but only with the Multi Tracker upgrade. It's BS 3(4) because its base BS is 3 and it comes equipped standard with a targetting array giving it BS 4. They do it this way so you don't double up on the Targetting array to get BS5.

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Old 07 Nov 2006, 01:32   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for the explanation everyone. I can see why Tau players keep their heavy support slots free for railguns, they're viseral armour killers.
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