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    Typhoon missile launcher (Frag) - Defensive weapon?

    Hello,

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    5th ed. rulebook page 58. "Defensive weapons"
    Any vehicle weapons of Strength 4 or less (or with no Strength value) are classified as 'defensive' weapons.
    Latest published Typhoon missile launcher stats: 5th ed. SM codex p74. "Wargear"
    Frag Missiles
    Range 48" Strength 4 AP 6 Type Heavy 2, Blast

    Krak Missiles
    Range 48" Strength 8 AP 3 Type Heavy 2
    My question is : Is a Typhoon Missile Launcher firing a Frag missile a defensive weapon?
    and following that logic that same Typhoon Missile Launcher firing a Krak missile the next turn would no longer be a defensive weapon due to it's Strength 8 stat.

    Is this correct or did I miss a paragraph somewhere that excludes the Typhoon ML as a defensive weapon somewhere?

    Thanks in advance.

    Last edited by Navi; October 17th, 2008 at 20:26. Reason: Typo in title

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    That's exactly the way I play this weapon. You have an option of missile type; one is of Defensive weapon strength, the other isn't. The Typhoon Missile *launcher* does not have a strength of its own, so that suggests that you should go by the strength of the weapon fired by the launcher.

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    yes, that is the fun of missiles and pintle-mounts. The missile launcher, as stated, has no strength, just the ammo, therefore you can move and still choose to fire a frag as defensive. Its a fun way to say 'get out from under me you silly little hordies!'

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    Thanks for the quick response guys much appreciated!

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    This is also the reason I shall be tearing off Assault Cannons and adding Typhoon Missiles to my land speeders :-)

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