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.

4 comments:

  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.

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

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

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