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Old 05 Nov 2007, 05:06   #1 (permalink)
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In the codex ethereals have BS 3 but it does not list a gun, do ethereals have any kind of fire-arm?
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In the codex ethereals have BS 3 but it does not list a gun, do ethereals have any kind of fire-arm?
I don't have my codex with me but I'm fairly sure they don't... unless they can purchase a Markerlight... but I don't think they can.
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Nope. Ethereals have no ranged weapons, although they can get equipment from the infantry armory. It's mentioned in the codex entry that they "...eschew the advanced equipment favored by the Fire caste."
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Does any one find it annoying that the Photon grenades aren't available in the armoury? The one piece of war gear (Besides the HWDC) that you actually want to take on the Ethereal, and you can't take it...
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yeah, you used to be able too.. as just my teamleaders were armed with emp grenades..
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Old 05 Nov 2007, 14:08   #6 (permalink)
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So what does the BS 3 do?
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Old 05 Nov 2007, 14:18   #7 (permalink)
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The BS does nothing because in the game, an ethereal can't be equipped with a shooting device. It just shows that fluff-wise, the ethereals can handle a gun, but game-wise it does not mean a thing.

The same is true for shield drones: they to have a BS (and WS), but not a weapon with which they can shoot.
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Old 05 Nov 2007, 17:14   #8 (permalink)
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essentially yes. althou, just for coolness i would give him a pulse pistol, could make an intresting model
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Old 05 Nov 2007, 18:08   #9 (permalink)
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Mabye if you invented a piece of tau artillery (most un tau-like) That anyone could fire they could use their BS3?
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Old 05 Nov 2007, 22:54   #10 (permalink)
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But their BS3 is unused in artillery as artillery doesnt use BS.

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essentially yes. althou, just for coolness i would give him a pulse pistol, could make an intresting model
That would make an interesting model.

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The BS does nothing because in the game, an ethereal can't be equipped with a shooting device. It just shows that fluff-wise, the ethereals can handle a gun, but game-wise it does not mean a thing.
Yeah I agree with this reason as to the BS, unless GW just made a mistake and didn't realise it.
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