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I do apologize if this question has been asked before but I could not find this in the forums. So what is the deal with some ordnance being able to direct fire? Is indirect fire being able to fire without LoS but rolling more D6 for scatter? Your help is greatly appreciated.
Yes and no
Ordnance always fires directly, Ordnance Barrage may fire indirectly with a minimum distance or direct unless otherwise stated (some of the new IG artillary for example).
Since 5th any Ordnance rolls 2d6 for scatter. When fired directly on a scatter roll you subtract the firer's BS from the total distace of the 2 dice. When firing indirectly you have to deal with the number rolled.
There is a third mode of firing indirectly on a model you can see. In this case you still subtract BS from the roll. It's only if you have no LOS that you use the full scatter.
Sweet, thanks for the quick reply. This have been bugging me for a while. I guess I can't quite grasp the English language.....
Also, another gripe about direct/indirect fire is that indirect fire usually has a minimum range. Thus, with the Imperial Guard's Griffon and Colossus, once you get past their minimum ranges, they can't fire at you with their ordnances. However, the Basilisk has both indirect and direct fire, which makes it a bigger threat than the other barrage tanks.
This is sort of related and I've been wondering since the new 'dex came out. DO all the artillery units have indirect fire or only the griffon, bassie, and colossus?
I'm particularly interested if the Medusa does.
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