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If a model with bs 5 and a plasma pistol were to rapid fire with it what would happen on the roll of a 2.
With the shot go off but then require a armour save. Or would the shot just blow up?
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Umm... Plasma pistols aren't rapid fire. *Runs of to find rulebook*
Uh-huh. Plasma pistols aren't rapid fire.
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Plasma Rifles are Rapid Fire, Plasma Pistols are Pistols.
Pistols are a bit similar to Rapid Fire, but still two different things.
But I can see what the problem is...
I don't think GW has officially clarified this 4thEd rule as of , but here's my personal opinion:
You can fire off the max number of shots, even if the weapon overheats. The shots go off even if the model dies afterwards. Because You usually roll all the dice at once, this makes most sense for the speed of the game. Also, note Psychic Powers which can succeed, even if the model succumbs to the "Perils of the Warp".
A model with BS 5 would hit with any 2s-to hit, and suffers from the overheating Plasma weapon as normal.
A model with a BS of 5 and a Plasma Pistol fires twice.
First roll is 2, second is 4, thus both shots hit.
Now, the model rolls his Armour save (since under 4thEd rules that first roll overheated). Even if the model fails and dies at this point, the two shots have already been fired and dealt damage to the target.
If he'd got two 2s, he'd roll two Armour saves... But still both shots would hit the enemy.
But once again, this is only my rationalization of the rules we have and what would make most sense... Although not necessarily being realistic.
If someone can point an official source for this, please do so... I'd gladly want to know about it myself! =)
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