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Just wondering if it was possible for a SM sergeant (or similar unit) to duel wield pistols instead of using a close combat weapon / pistol. I know Cypher uses a bolt pistol and plasma pistol, but lack the Chaos codex to see what his ruling for that is.
Thanks in advance for the help.
Cypher is a bit different as he can Duel wield his pistols during the shooting phase, but it still stands that, seeing as a pistol counts as a Close Combat Weapon in Hand to Hand, there is really no difference between a CCW/BPistol or 2x CCW's or 2x BPistols during the assault phase (unless otherwise stated) ;Y
You can model your Vets with double pistols if you like, even though the majority of people go for Power Weaponry.
Also a reminder that a Plasma pistol is only 'plasma' for shooting and not in HTH.
Last edited by jONESIE; February 3rd, 2008 at 01:01.
LO RULESOriginally Posted by Jaffar_Hasad
A friend of mine was convinced that having two of the same pistols would consider them "twin-linked" but highly doubted that as it would make them relatively good for the point cost.
Thanks for the help
The exception to this IIRC is the Sisters Seraphim who can take two BPs or two hand flamers, and doing so does have an effect. However, I don't have WH Codex so I can't fully verify this for you.
Perhaps someone else who does have the codex could confirm this?
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Yep, for seraphim two bolt pistols become twin linked, and two hand flamers become a regular flamer. Most units in the game can't fire multiple pistols, the unit entry will let you know if they can. I can see a pretty cool special character being able to use one, and it would look pretty spiffy too.
Yep, modelling 2 pistols is totally legit. In fact, I just modelled all my Ork Slugga Boyz with dual sluggas as opposed to the ol' slugga/choppa combo.
In your case, "John Woo Veteran Sergeants" are perfectly fine, as long as you follow the rules mentioned above.
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Can you have a Vet. Sgt with two bolt pistols?
I assume you couldn't as you can't buy the same wargear twice, but one could argue he is equipped with a bolt pistol already and is only buying one bolt pistol from the armoury
I say give him one plasma and one bolter and you can choose which to use each turn.
I have a Sgt equipped as such who hasn't seen a battlefield in years..
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