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The Armies of 40k => Tau Empire => Topic started by: MasterBlaster on October 23, 2007, 11:29:44 AM

Title: 'Large blast marker'
Post by: MasterBlaster on October 23, 2007, 11:29:44 AM
In a couple places in the codex it says use the 'large blast marker,' Is that referring to the regular blast marker or the ordnance template?
Title: Re: 'Large blast marker'
Post by: Sanctjud, Holder of the Gold Medal in Pedolypics. on October 23, 2007, 11:32:06 AM
Large blast is the ordanance template.... they just don't wanna call it ordanance to confuse ppl how the template is used with regards to the weapon firing.
Title: Re: 'Large blast marker'
Post by: DammageInc on October 23, 2007, 06:52:46 PM
Yes, "ordinance" refers to how the gun is fired, "xyz template" refers to the effect at the painful end of the thing :)

Ordinance 1 / Large blast  < typical shot, say from a basilisk, scatters

Heavy 1 / Large blast < same template effect, but shot is a direct hit, with no scatter

There are a few very small (well, the models are quite large actually) exceptions to this...

Ordinance 1  < direct shot at a target, use the ballistic skill of the shooter but when penetrated, can be annihilated (vanquisher guns, heavy rail guns), some of these appear twin-linked too, cannot move and shoot typically, and cannot fire other weapons unless special rules allow
Title: Re: 'Large blast marker'
Post by: MasterBlaster on October 23, 2007, 06:59:11 PM
Can you then move and fire the air bursting fragmentation projector?
Title: Re: 'Large blast marker'
Post by: Rudkin on October 23, 2007, 08:21:03 PM
Read the rules for the AFP (TE p.25) and those regarding Barrage weapons (BGB p.31). The answer should become clear.
Title: Re: 'Large blast marker'
Post by: MasterBlaster on October 23, 2007, 08:36:36 PM
Ty for walking me through it, I'm sure it won't be the only question I'll have that is clearly apparrent in its wording... (which I didnt pick up on) ;D I got it now.
Title: Re: 'Large blast marker'
Post by: Shas'Oink on October 24, 2007, 08:45:53 AM
dont worry - thats the whole point of this place!!!

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