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I'm sure that the answer is here somewhere but i've already been though 6pages and could not find it.
My question is regard to powerfists. I know that powerfists double the users strength.
I will use the example of a space marine. Base Str of 4.
When I am attacking a Carnifex with a Toughness of 7 do I use 8 Str or 4 Str when rolling to wound.
The rules on page 41 of rule book are very ambiguous. They are as follows
"In almost all cases, when rolling to wound in close combat use the Strength on the attackers profile regardless of what weapon they are using." Page41 Warhammer 40k Rule book.
the rules then proceed to say that some weapons will double the user strength, but they do not say weather or no you use this str when rolling to wound.
Thanks a lot everyone
Just use strength 8
Don't get it. The question I mean. 'In most cases' refers to the vast majority of attacks where you will not be attacking with a special close combat weapon. If you attack with a powerfist, you're using that special close combat weapon, and thus follow its rules; i.e. double strength and I 1.
Thanks a lot, I kinda figured that was the case but I just wanted confirmation because I had a minor conflict with this issue during a match.
Stick with the rulebook. There is always, more often then not a defining rule that sets it apart. Use logic. Why would they double strength if you can't in fact double strength? Again, logic.;Y
Well the only reason I figured was the Str was doubled and that made powerfists great at taking down tanks but not so good for killing troops. A Slow powerfist would be at a disadvantage when trying to wound an enemy, and maybe this was reflected in the rules by using the units base str. The Powerfist however would take into account the doubled str when determining if it kills Multi wound chars outright and when rolling AP on tanks.
That was my logic.
I like the OP's interpretation. It makes sense and underpowers those awful fists something shocking!
He isn't correct, but one thing he has pointed out is that if you have attacks with a different strength you roll them seperatly. This means that you can roll all you basic hits. determine how many hits you get, then choose who your PF is goign to hit (if there are two targets available)!
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