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Old 09 May 2009, 02:00   #1 (permalink)
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I really didn't know where to put this but since it involves a small part of tau i thought i would post it here

Anyway just a little confusion with the rules (being the rookie i am) with things like burst cannon and missile pods they have assault 2 and 3 does this mean that they get that many shots according to the number next to the weapon type?

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Old 09 May 2009, 02:05   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, that is exactly what that number is. Some weapons won't have such a number, though, because their respective number of shots are covered by other rules, such as Rapid Fire.
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Old 09 May 2009, 02:21   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, that is exactly what that number is. Some weapons won't have such a number, though, because their respective number of shots are covered by other rules, such as Rapid Fire.
ok thanks is that also the same for things like heavy things like our SMS with heavy 4?
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Old 09 May 2009, 02:29   #4 (permalink)
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yep you got it.
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Old 09 May 2009, 11:12   #5 (permalink)
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ok guys thanks a lot
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Old 09 May 2009, 12:44   #6 (permalink)
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It's a rather unfortunate design flaw that certain words are overloaded. Assault weapons have nothing to do with the Assault phase. Armor saves have nothing to do with Armor penetration.
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Old 09 May 2009, 13:31   #7 (permalink)
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It's a rather unfortunate design flaw that certain words are overloaded. Assault weapons have nothing to do with the Assault phase.
They allow you to assault afterwards.

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Armor saves have nothing to do with Armor penetration.
Actually, armour penetration determines whether you get an armour save or not. :P
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Old 09 May 2009, 18:23   #8 (permalink)
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D'oh! I meant armor penetration and vehicle armor.

Can you not assault after firing a rapid fire weapon?
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Can you not assault after firing a rapid fire weapon?
If you fire a Rapid Fire weapon, you can't assault.
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Old 09 May 2009, 18:28   #10 (permalink)
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Can you not assault after firing a rapid fire weapon?
Yes but in Tau's case anything with a jet pack(and only jet pack mind you) can fire a rapid fire weapon or heavy weapon, move, and still assault because thanks to 5th ed anyone with a jet pack counts as relentless(which is that you can move and assault even after using rapid fire weapons or heavy weapons)

Fire warriors can not do this because they are not relentless nor do they have jump packs.
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