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As 28 years old I have a couple of old Predators, converted and painted.
The problem is that back then, the sponsons only could 90 degrees like the sponsons of a Leman Russ and now they can turn about 180 degrees.
What are your opinion about this?
Should the model function exactly as it were modelled or would you allow it to work like all other Predators?
I'm pretty sure (but could be wrong) that the rulebook states sponsons may fire in the arcs they are able to move -- or look like they should be able to move -- on the model. So for example, it is granted that a Pintle-mounted Storm Bolter, while glued into place, is able to rotate 360 degrees around the cupola.
So, since the old Predator sponsons function like those of a Leman Russ, they may not fire in 180 degree arcs. In my opinion.
Okay thanks for your input Ravendove. I respect your opinion but sure hope that there are people out there who will not let it be a disadvantage to have an old model (This sounds wrong ) as I see this as a minor detail on the model.
unfortunatly rules are what they are and as such the older model would have 90Degree fire arc on sponsons but dont let this stop you using them bring them back for Appoc games as part of a formation maybe make your own formation where some have learned to drive their tanks backwards. protecting each others rear armour in the formation.
Sadly, the arc of fire is not determined in the unit entry. The unit entries give us the type of weapon mounting, but then the rules explain how this is worked out on the model.
As always, friends could let you fudge it; but tournaments should be plenty more strict.
Aren't you at a disadvantage anyway with those little tanks? Can their turrets even see over the newer models?
"It takes a vast amount of self control to be this dangerous."
---Ogvai Ogvai Helmshrot, Jarl of Tra, VI Legion Astartes
Newer models you say? Hehe... Actually I don't know. The turret can see over an old Terminator but don't know about newer models.