Monday, February 25, 2013
Rules you may have forgotten . . . Gunslinger
Cypher. His name is feared and reviled across the imperium. But he's not the only fellow in town toting two guns anymore . ..
Page 52, under PISTOL WEAPONS
Models with 2 pistol weapons can fire up to both in the same shooting phase.
This may not seen like a big deal at first, but when you consider the Precision shot rule (page 62) characters get a better end game when picking out an enemy of their choosing.
Let's take, for example, a Space marine lord with a plasma pistol and bolt pistol vs. a SML with a boltun. Both get 2 shots at 12" range, however, the gunslinger has an S7 AP 2 weapon, much more effective when dealing precision shots.
Under this example, one lord has the advantage of being able to add a shot to his squad at 24", whilst the other is only lethal within 12". Both get two shots at the shorter range, but one has a S7 AP2 pistol.
Additionally, the gunslinger already counts as having two CCWs so doesn't lose any attacks for swapping his boltgun with a bolt pistol.
What do you guys think, is it worth it? Have at it!
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