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A unit with Rapid Fire Weapons has the choice to either stand still and fire once at max range, or they can move (or stand still if they choose) and fire twice up to 12".
My question is, if a unit stands still can part of the unit fire twice up to 12" and part fire once up to max range? And if so, at what point do you have to decide what models are firing once and which are firing twice, before or after measuring?
This happens quite often in games with my friends, since we have both an Ork player (me) and a Chaos player, there are often times when the other side will sit back and wait for the CC Horde to come to them. But when we get close enough we have a situation where some of the rapid fire models are within 12" and some are not. Currently we play it that you can choose your target, measure and see which models are within 12" and shoot twice and which are not within 12" and shoot once. But that doesn't seem right to me since you are deciding how/what to shoot after measuring.
Also, a small side question. If an Eversor Assassin is charges in and becomes engaged in CC with multiple units, when does it have to decide which unit its attacking, before or after rolling the d6 for its # of extra attacks?
Last I remember, when you measure the distance to see if your in range at all, any models within rapid fire range that are eligable to rapid fire may. (So if you have ten models firing on an enemy squad, when you measure to see if your squad has range, that is where you determine which model can/will rapid fire their gun.)
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By the rules (RAW), you declare which models are shooting. Then measure range.
By the FAQ, all models in 12" shoot twice, all more than 12" shoot once.
Also by the rules, although often argued, you may choose to fire once even if you are within 12", just declare so before rolling to hits.
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I don't see any reason you couldn't roll before deciding. The bonus attacks essentially happen at the time of the assault, and you are not required to designate your victim until your initiative step rolls around.
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