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I was playing in a tournament a couple weekends ago(using my DA) and womething came up when I going up against some IG. My IG player had taken cover with a couple of his units in some building ruins, a unit of guys with las cannon, so i was expecting a hard fight with there cover save. However when I shot at him with my Devisator squad he said that his troops wouldnt get cover saves since the plasma cannon had a good AP. It makes sense to me since i dont see many buildings holding up to weapon fire from las cannons but I can find this rule in the core rule book. I also checked the Cities of Death book and cant find this rule. So if anyone has heard of this rule and where it can be found please let me know.
There is no such rule, he should have got cover saves
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There are some weapons that deny cover saves, but those are largely flamer template weapons. So while it might make some sense that ruins could not protect well from a giant ball of superheated plasma, rules wise those guardsmen would still be getting a cover save. (AP against infantry is only used to deny armour saves, not cover saves.)
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Darn! Prittstift beat me to it.
AP has nothing to do with negating Cover, only negating Armour Save.
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bgb p 25, under cover saves. "They are never affected by ap"
Further, as pointed out, there are certain guns that specifically negate cover saves
Then there are the gun types that negate cover save, such as templete and barrage so long as it comes in such as a manner to be "behind" the cover.
then there is invulnerable saves, which are negated by ap, but you still get the save anyways, as they are always rolled unless specified otherwise.
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