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Offline SlithyToves

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Gun slinging sword brother
« on: September 22, 2013, 03:31:09 AM »
I've been reevaluating my little objective holding crusaders and started to consider a sword brother with dual plasma pistols.  I've been rolling a few dice around and no wounds yet.  I'm wondering if anyone's tried this, not necessarily at a tournament, but more competitively than moving around a few guys at the house?  Thanks!
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Re: Gun slinging sword brother
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2013, 06:53:31 AM »
Do Sword Brothers automatically get the Gunslinger USR or is this just a massive misinterpretation.. Or have I misinterpreted it..

Upon further inspection I don't know why I thought it was a USR o.o

I think this would probably work well, I mean it's double the chance to Gets Hot and restricted to within 12" but other than that I don't see any why nots. I suppose I haven't had any experience with Marine Plasma either so I can't say a lot. This is interesting.. Hope someone else posts!
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Re: Gun slinging sword brother
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2013, 09:29:55 AM »
For fun? sure. I would not spend that many pointes on it tho.
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Re: Gun slinging sword brother
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2013, 05:19:55 PM »
I dunno, I think the idea actually sounds pretty cool. give em a plasma and a grav pistol and you have a pretty mean ranged character killer.
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Re: Gun slinging sword brother
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2013, 05:35:35 PM »
Gunslinger is not a USR its a basic rule of the games itself. Angel any model with two oistols can shoot them both. Its not even listed wit the usr. Its on a page in the rules section.

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Re: Gun slinging sword brother
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2013, 04:39:14 PM »
Well it'll make termies think twice about deep striking near you.  That in itself is a good enough reason to try it out.

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Re: Gun slinging sword brother
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2013, 05:10:34 PM »
I agree with Harry, though I would tend toward dual grav pistols.  No chance of killing yourself, AP2, same cost and 80% chance it wounds on 2+ save models.  Plus!  If you wound a big bad guy before a charge it's concussive so he's I1 for that first assault phase.  Add to this that your Sword Brother is a character, so any 6's are precision shots - though an enemy character could just look out sir them away most likely.

The big down side is that your Sword Brother can't then do very much in the following close combat because he has no power weapon - just pistols S4 AP- in melee.  It could work well if you have another character in your squad that can then challenge the enemy character.  He's wounded already and and has I1 for the first round of the challenge.  That's big.

So...I would do it in a character hunting squad that has it's own attached character to make the challenge, but not otherwise.

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Re: Gun slinging sword brother
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013, 03:52:07 AM »
Power weapons aren't that big a deal for challenges for us any more. we reroll hits and have rending in challenges. That's why my next Marshal character is going to be a gunslinger. Bladed Plasma pistol and a bladed grav pistol.
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Re: Gun slinging sword brother
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 06:43:49 PM »
Dirty Harry.. you never cease creating awesome things!! That would be spectacular! Although I wonder if you still get +1A for having two close combat weapons because they're both pistols o.o..
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Re: Gun slinging sword brother
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2013, 07:42:20 PM »
Yes u do. Pistols count as cc wpns

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Re: Gun slinging sword brother
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2013, 10:16:54 PM »
Yeah, two close combat weapons. Shame you can never get anything more than +1 A despite having more arms or weapons.
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