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What type of weapon is a demo charge? – Is it one or two handed?
I’m leaning towards neither, as it could be wargear – as that's where the entry in the codex (IG) is that lists it’s rules, however if it’s wargear can I then assault after using it? I’d assume not since it’s ordenance, but not sure.
P.s. Relevant for a Lt Shaeffers man (I love them, but they keep on confusing me for RAW)
If you look on pg34 of the IG codex, it says that the model may move on the turn it throws the charge. Since its not actually listed specifically as either wargear or weapon, I would just count it as gear.
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Well there is some contradictory information here (I know big surprise right?), under the Demolition Charge entry in the IG codex P.34 it clearly states that after the Demolition Charge is used that the model using it is replaced with a model armed with the basic weapon for the squad.
However, under the Special Weapon Support Squad entry in IG codex P.39 where it describes weapon options, it states that a model may replace its weaponry with one of the special weapons (which Demo Charge is included in).
So in one section it states that it replaced and in the other it indicates that it adds it on. The best that I can come up with is that until the model uses the Demo Charge that is the only weapon that they have; however, once they use the charge then the will be equipped with standard weaponry for that squad.
As for charging after using the Demo Charge, it specifically lays out the situations when you can’t charge after firing a weapon (BGB P.36) and firing an ordinance weapon is not one of them.
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It is wargear, you can throw it and charge, although most people use it on deep strike units, and thus can not charge the turn they use it.
It is, as Platypus points out, wargear, it wont take up weapon slots (as in 1 handed/2handed limitations
Again as Platypus points out, the wargear says you replace it with a basic trooper, this would cover off schafers easily, the other ussage, that again Platypus points out, is in the Special weapons squad, that clearly says it replaces the standard weapons, but that doesnt supercede the wargear entry, so the guy has a demo charge only, until he uses it and then he magically grows a lasgun!
or if you prefer the RAI interpretation, clearly the special weapons squad section entry is framed more for plasma guns, meltas etc, they clearly didnt intend to hit the demo charge
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I agree that the IG model only has use of that one shot weapon until its expended, then you replace that model with another that is armed with basic weaponry – if you have one spare, if not then its removed from play.
(Wargear book page 45.)
So the “handedness” doesn’t matter and since it’s a shooting attack replacement that allows movement, charging is allowed by that model.
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