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Dark Angel pistols [can they be used?? (>'?')> ]
« on: March 7, 2007, 10:17:03 AM »
I see in the new codex that DA get a pistol (and frag and krak) included in their stat line in addition to any other weapon they're carrying e.g bolter, lascannon etc.

Vanilla marines only get pistiols and cc if swapped for a bolter / other weapon

Do you think that DA could then shoot this pistol rather than the bolter prior to assaulting thus getting round the old can't rapidfire and assault rule
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Re: Dark Angel pistols
« Reply #1 on: March 7, 2007, 10:19:36 AM »
yep - intentionally as well i would guess!


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Re: Dark Angel pistols
« Reply #2 on: March 7, 2007, 10:26:15 AM »
Indeed I believe this was the whole point of giving them the pistol.

Dark Angel tactical marines truly are tactical now!

They can hang back and bolter you, use a heavy and or special weapon and then when you get close they're decent assault units. They get one pistol shot as they charge and then 2 attacks on the turn they charge. Coupled with their frag grenades they're certainly not bad!

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Re: Dark Angel pistols
« Reply #3 on: March 7, 2007, 05:39:32 PM »
Do you think that DA could then shoot this pistol rather than the bolter prior to assaulting thus getting round the old can't rapidfire and assault rule

No, its just so they can look cool on the battlefield by spinning them around and putting them into their holsters really fast, like in robocop. :P

Seriously though I would say that using pistols in that way would be the whole point of having them, plus if you're running about double tapping things it means the heavy weapon guy can pop a shot of too instead of being a cheerleader for his squadmates.
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