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Rules You May Have Forgotten . . . Gunslinger

By Caleb Dillon | March 16th, 2013 | Categories: rules, Warhammer 40k, WMG

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 Page 52, under PISTOL WEAPONS
Models with 2 pistol weapons can fire up to both in the same shooting phase.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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Until then, PUT YOUR MINIS WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS!

Caleb, WMG

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