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For the third part of the shooting phase it says "Roll to Hit. Roll a D6 for each shot fired. The model's BS determines what score they must equal or beat to hit their target." But this does not seem right. For example, a Space Marine Tactical Squad's BS is a 4 but the Ork Boyz Mob's BS is a 2. This doesn't make sense as Space Marines are more proficient with ranged weapons shouldn't their BS be lower to make it easier to hit?
Thank you in advance,
Edit: Also can you please answer ASAP as I have started my first game and need this problem resolved to continue play.
Last edited by Pyromaniac605; April 25th, 2010 at 07:53.
You are correct, the marines are more proficient. A BS of 4 requires a roll of 3 or higher, a BS of 2 requires a roll of 5 or higher. Look at the chart on page 17 of the rule book.
Hehe heh! It looks like you might be getting the significance of your BS and AP values mixed up a little, Pyromaniac605. For BS, you want to have a higher number like 4 because you will hit more often with your dice rolls since you only miss with 2s and 1s. For AP, it's the exact opposite - the lower the better since you can bypass more armour saves.
Sometimes there is also a little bit of tongue-in-cheek fun put into BS values too. Marines are proficient shooters, so theirs is a relatively high BS which reflects their disciplined and trained shooting ability. Orks on the other hand have a low BS because a) they just like the noise that their guns make and b) they're not a particularly disciplined army, so their shooting is not as accurate. Or something like that anyway.
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Subtract a models BS from 7, this is the result you will require on 1D6 to score a 'hit' on your target.
If the number is less than 2, then leave it at 2 and subtract the remainder from 7 again, if you rolled a miss on the first die you may then try again using this score.
ie: A Space marine has a BS of 4, 7-4=3 so he will require a 3 to hit. An ork has a BS of 2, 7-2=5, so the ork will require a 5 to hit.
Telion is a master sharpshooter, and he has a BS of 6. 7-6=1, however this is capped at 2+ so the extra 1 will be used in the equation again. 7-1=6. So Telion will require a 2+ to hit his opponent and if he misses he gets to re-roll the die, requiring a score of a 6.
Does that help at all?
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Last edited by kevin vanrooyen; April 26th, 2010 at 01:07.
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