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Offline TxLrrp

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PotMS & Skyfire
« on: November 23, 2016, 09:28:04 AM »
I can't seem to get a very good answer to the question "Does PotMS allow you to fire at full BS at a zooming flyer"? The majority of responses I've gotten have been No so far but a few have made a reasonable case that the answer should be yes. What say you?
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Re: PotMS & Skyfire
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2016, 11:18:35 AM »
I say no and will fight tooth and nail for that no until it is officially FAQ'd.  It's simply too big a buff to the random models that get it and a big slap in the face to Chaos who do not.  I just looked at the new FAQ and do not see it in there, so I will stick to my argument that PotMS does not take priority over the requirement to fire Snap Shots.  I also extend that to damage effects.  So Crew Shaken and Stunned also limits BS.  PotMS to me only refers to the penalties that go with movement.

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Re: PotMS & Skyfire
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2016, 12:27:09 PM »
No way Jose. Unless you're firing a weapon that has sky fire, power of the machine spirit can't and shouldn't allow firing at full BS at fliers.
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Re: PotMS & Skyfire
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 08:12:40 AM »
the rule states that you can fire 1 additional at full ballistic skill...or, in that context, if that weapon would normally snap shoot fliers then it would still snap shoot fliers.the rule doesnt change the weapon profile.

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Re: PotMS & Skyfire
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2017, 12:08:57 AM »
I saw this in a different thread. Shots at flyers are like Feel no Pain. Feel no pain overrides all previous rules and does so after all over affects. Likewise, shooting a flyer is always reduced to snap shots after all other affect have been applied. In other words PotMS does give you full BS, and then it's made into a snap shot.

The other argument is that snap shots are a special rule that ignores BS all together, so it doesn't matter what the BS is.

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