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Online ANevskyUSA

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Deathwing and Cyclone Missile Launcher
« on: June 23, 2017, 01:02:43 PM »
In 7th ed, there was a FAQ indicating that one could arm a Deathwing terminator with TH/SS (or a pair of Lightning Claws) and a Cyclone Missile Launcher.  The reason was that the model first replaced all weapons with the TH/SS or 2LC, then added the CML afterwards because the TH/SS and Lightning Claw bullet point was above the CML one.  The wording in and bullet point order in the 8th ed Index: Imperium 1 is the same as in the 7th ed Dark Angels codex.  However, int 7th ed codex wargear list for the Cyclone Missile Launcher lists just the CML with a footnote that reads "does not replace model's storm bolter" (or something like that) whereas the wargear list in Index Imperium 1 lists a "Cyclone Missile Launcher and Storm Bolter" with no footnote. 

My question is this: Can a Deathwing terminator take a TH/SS and a Cyclone Missile Launcher?  Is the only combination possible a Storm Bolter, Cyclone Missile Launcher and Power/Chain Fist?  Or is it something weird like a single Lightning Claw + Storm Bolter + CML (because the storm bolter that comes with the CML will replace one of the lightning claws or just the thunder hammer or just the storm shield)?

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Re: Deathwing and Cyclone Missile Launcher
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 03:00:09 PM »
As silly as it is, RAW allows you to do practically whatever you want.  It says you may TAKE a Plasma Cannon or Heavy Weapon, not replace anything for these options.  Look at the vanilla Terminator squad and there they use 'replace'.  So you can have a model with a TH/SS/Cyclone/Storm Bolter or 2x Storm Bolters, Cyclone and Chainfist.  I wouldn't model anything with these weapon options though, cause that's gotta change on codex release.  But, as written, that's how it is right now.