News:

Login  |  Register

Author Topic: Fusion Blade Support System Math  (Read 1193 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Wyddr

  • Author Eminence: Hereticus Liber Daemonica | Fio'shas Shi
  • Lazerous Penguin
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4851
  • Country: us
    • My blog about SF/F stuff
  • Armies: Daemons, Imperial Fists, Tau, Ksons, Vostroyans
Fusion Blade Support System Math
« on: March 10, 2017, 09:01:50 PM »
Okay, so according to the Fusion Blades entry, the following happens:

1) Commander buys a Twin-linked Fusion Blaster (which take up 2 slots on his suit)
2) Commander buys Fusion Blades
3) Fusion Blades, as per entry, "replace" the TL Fusion Blaster (which is a whole new, single weapon).

The question is this: How many slots on his suit do Fusion Blades occupy?

Option A: Zero slots, as support systems don't take up slots (or, at least they don't in any other instance).
Option B: 1 Slot, as the Fusion Blades are a single weapon.
Option C: 2 Slots, since the Fusion Blades are basically the same as the TL Fusion Blaster.

Thoughts? I'm *inclined* to go with C, myself, but I was initially assuming B.

Offline The GrimSqueaker

  • The Badger on the Road | Staff Infection Officer | Debased Vassal Slayer | Title Barfly | XOXOXO Gossip Girl | Bent Over
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18853
  • Country: nz
  • I am a Hufflepuff
Re: Fusion Blade Support System Math
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 09:48:28 PM »
It's C I'm afraid. The profile for the weapon mentions twin-linked as well.
Quote from: @TracyAuGoGO
Tact is for people who are too slow witted to be sarcastic.
Drink
Knights Tippler
Quote from: Surviving the World
If you can't make fun of something, it's probably not worth taking seriously.

You have to love the smell of science in the morning. It smells of learning.... or perhaps a gas leak.

Offline Wyddr

  • Author Eminence: Hereticus Liber Daemonica | Fio'shas Shi
  • Lazerous Penguin
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4851
  • Country: us
    • My blog about SF/F stuff
  • Armies: Daemons, Imperial Fists, Tau, Ksons, Vostroyans
Re: Fusion Blade Support System Math
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 06:58:28 AM »
Yes, but that only has relevance to suit equipment slots when taken from the Tau Ranged Weapon list. Which it isn't.

I think the operative phrase here is "replace" and exactly what that means.

I'm inclined to say C anyway, though. This of course leads to the following question: which would you prefer, a Stim Injector or a Shield Generator.

Offline The GrimSqueaker

  • The Badger on the Road | Staff Infection Officer | Debased Vassal Slayer | Title Barfly | XOXOXO Gossip Girl | Bent Over
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18853
  • Country: nz
  • I am a Hufflepuff
Re: Fusion Blade Support System Math
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 03:03:09 PM »
I know we're already agreeing on the conclusion yet I'd hope for the same reasons. The rule says replace the fusion blaster's profile so in essence you've still carrying fusion blasters if overclocked.

Stim-injector. Slightly more useful in the long run I've found. Shield saves can be added with drones if one were so willing and had additional points to spare.
« Last Edit: March 11, 2017, 03:07:13 PM by The GrimSqueaker »
Quote from: @TracyAuGoGO
Tact is for people who are too slow witted to be sarcastic.
Drink
Knights Tippler
Quote from: Surviving the World
If you can't make fun of something, it's probably not worth taking seriously.

You have to love the smell of science in the morning. It smells of learning.... or perhaps a gas leak.

Offline Wyddr

  • Author Eminence: Hereticus Liber Daemonica | Fio'shas Shi
  • Lazerous Penguin
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4851
  • Country: us
    • My blog about SF/F stuff
  • Armies: Daemons, Imperial Fists, Tau, Ksons, Vostroyans
Re: Fusion Blade Support System Math
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 07:58:05 PM »
I know we're already agreeing on the conclusion yet I'd hope for the same reasons. The rule says replace the fusion blaster's profile so in essence you've still carrying fusion blasters if overclocked.

Yeah, that's ultimately my thinking, but it's the "in essence" thing that gives me trouble. It's a totally different weapon with a different profile and a different name and that name is not the same as the one that takes up the two slots. <shrug> 

Quote
Stim-injector. Slightly more useful in the long run I've found. Shield saves can be added with drones if one were so willing and had additional points to spare.

On this I think I agree, too. Cover saves are free, FNP rolls don't grow on trees.

Offline The GrimSqueaker

  • The Badger on the Road | Staff Infection Officer | Debased Vassal Slayer | Title Barfly | XOXOXO Gossip Girl | Bent Over
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18853
  • Country: nz
  • I am a Hufflepuff
Re: Fusion Blade Support System Math
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2017, 08:08:53 PM »
If you do have some points free and looking for a good home I'd suggest a Talisman. Not cheap and subjective in usage but I like them for the Deny ability since Tau are somewhat lacking in said bonuses.
Quote from: @TracyAuGoGO
Tact is for people who are too slow witted to be sarcastic.
Drink
Knights Tippler
Quote from: Surviving the World
If you can't make fun of something, it's probably not worth taking seriously.

You have to love the smell of science in the morning. It smells of learning.... or perhaps a gas leak.

Offline Wyddr

  • Author Eminence: Hereticus Liber Daemonica | Fio'shas Shi
  • Lazerous Penguin
  • Hero Member
  • *
  • Posts: 4851
  • Country: us
    • My blog about SF/F stuff
  • Armies: Daemons, Imperial Fists, Tau, Ksons, Vostroyans
Re: Fusion Blade Support System Math
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 09:35:04 PM »
If you do have some points free and looking for a good home I'd suggest a Talisman. Not cheap and subjective in usage but I like them for the Deny ability since Tau are somewhat lacking in said bonuses.

I considered it, but I really don't need the Deny bonus very often (the *only* psychic power I'm ever targeted with is Doom, honestly, and that doesn't happen half as often as it used to). Then again, if I want an Invul on my commander *and* the load-out I already have, then it's the only way to get one.

Offline The GrimSqueaker

  • The Badger on the Road | Staff Infection Officer | Debased Vassal Slayer | Title Barfly | XOXOXO Gossip Girl | Bent Over
  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 18853
  • Country: nz
  • I am a Hufflepuff
Re: Fusion Blade Support System Math
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 01:15:17 AM »
I just like them. Same as my drone kink.
Quote from: @TracyAuGoGO
Tact is for people who are too slow witted to be sarcastic.
Drink
Knights Tippler
Quote from: Surviving the World
If you can't make fun of something, it's probably not worth taking seriously.

You have to love the smell of science in the morning. It smells of learning.... or perhaps a gas leak.

 


Powered by EzPortal