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Old 14 Nov 2006, 08:50   #1 (permalink)
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if a skimmer that moved fast was hit by an ap1 wpn, what would it be, penetrating or glancing?
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 08:57   #2 (permalink)
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It would end up being a glancing hit. The skimmer bonus overrides the bonus for AP1 weaponry.

No matter how powerful the round is, it won't help if it only just scratches the target.
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 12:56   #3 (permalink)
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Because its probably part of an argument the logic goes like this.

AP 1 means that it penetrates if the weapon's S +D6 scores equal or higher

Fast moving skimmers count all penetrating hits as only glancing

The melta weapons penetrating hit is thus turned into a glancing one.


Its actually the opposite case for obscured vehicles I think, but I can't be sure (just remember this was a bone of contention when the new ed first came out between my opponent and my hammerhead)
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Its actually the opposite case for obscured vehicles I think, but I can't be sure (just remember this was a bone of contention when the new ed first came out between my opponent and my hammerhead)
AP1's rule on page 66 specifically says that obscured wins.
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Old 14 Nov 2006, 15:50   #5 (permalink)
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You apply the weapon's bonus then the target's bonus before rolling to hit. So obscurred or skimmers will get the glancing bonus.
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