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Offline DRGNLRD

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Assaut Squad Question
« on: February 20, 2009, 08:34:22 PM »
Ok I am a newbie here and this will be my third question on this forum. I have to say I really appreciate the help and comments so far. Everyone here seems very helpful. I purchased a box of assault marines today to up my five man unit to ten. One suggestion I received was to take two flamers in the unit. The codex states that I can replace the bolt pistol with a flamer. So I assume he gets to keep his chainsword. To represent that he has a flamer and chainsword do I use a chainsword arm, and have the marine hold the flamer with one hand? The one picture I saw was the assault marine holding the flamer two handed and no chainsword. This may be a dumb and obvious answer question but I am sure confused.

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Re: Assaut Squad Question
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009, 08:40:51 PM »
The chainsword alone holds no benefit, so their is no real point in modelling it.

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Re: Assaut Squad Question
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2009, 08:45:52 PM »
either of these options would be feasable and legal with the rules.  Having a chainsword or not does not affect the model at all, if he does not have a second weapon to go with it.  I am not sure that there is a writen rule but it use to appear that all units are assumed to have some close combat weapon be it a chainsword, knife, teeth, tentacle, spork, or vulcan nerve pinch. 

Simple answer if you want to model it with a sword go for it, if not, thats fine too.  Both are correct, WYSIWYG, and identical models in the rules.

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Re: Assaut Squad Question
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2009, 08:49:18 PM »
Thanks for the fast replies. It's confusing because I've yet to get the marines on the field of battle. I was thinking that he would be affected in an assault if he did not have the chainsword.

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Re: Assaut Squad Question
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 08:53:09 PM »
The chainsword alone holds no benefit, so their is no real point in modelling it.

I find it funny that chainswords hold no more benefit than 1 extra CC attack if used with another CC weapon.  It's like saying a chainsword can swipe 1 more time than punching alone, yet still as strong as a regular punch.  Then what's the importance of a chainsword?  Fashion statement?  Chainsword no stronger than a kitchen knife?

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Re: Assaut Squad Question
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 08:54:31 PM »
I've always wondered that too. You'd think they would give +1 strength or something.

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Re: Assaut Squad Question
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2009, 07:17:39 PM »
I too wonder about that one. Either that or giving it an AP 5 has always made sense to me.
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