Sunday, August 22, 2010

Vehicles: A Rule I'd Like to See Fixed in 6th

I know it's a couple years early to be talking a about 6th but it is an inevitablity we all must endure so I'm puting my opinion in on what I'd like to see changed.

Namely what should be counted as a defensive weapon on a vehicle.

in previous edition it was strength 5 or less which was fine by my opinion

in the current edition it's now strength 4 or less which is also fine however some weapons become defensive that shouldn't e.g. frag/plasma missiles and vice versa some weapons are no longer defensive that should be e.g. heavy flamers.

I think the following rule would be a better solution:

Rapid Fire and Assault (Edit: and Pintle Mounted) weapons are defensive, Heavy weapons are primary.

quite simple if a standard infantry model could fire the weapon on the move unaided then so can a vehicle.


  1. We'd need Heavy Stubbers to either become Assault or have a Defensive Weapon special rule. I can't think of anything off the top of my head but I think there is a weapon or two that has a high strength but would be defensive in this situation too. There might not be though. I really like the simple fix you have here and I hope they implement something like it.

  2. You make a good point with the heavy stubber perhaps "Rapid Fire, Assault and Pintle Mounted weapons are defensive"

  3. still have the problem of the raider's pintle melta but then again it is a land raider. It deserves every rule.