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So a recent post came to my attention and has put into question the way I and all my friends have been playing 40k. We play that the number of attacks you have is how many shots you get, where I just was told in another post that the number of attacks on a models statline is for hand to hand. This sounds silly to me, as sometimes it is a 3/4 attack statline with the 4 representing attacks in CC. The way I have always played is the 3 attacks is how many times they can shoot, multiplied by whatever the weapons statline is (i.e. an assault 2 weapon can be fired 6 times by a model with 3 attacks). Have I and my friends been wrong this whole time? The BBB is murky at best on the subject, from what I have read, so any help here would be great.
Well if you play tyranids you are most of the way there in your reasoning.
Because most 'Nids weapons shoot variable strength/shots according to the model carrying them.
All other armys use weapons with a fixed amount of shots and strength.
Just read the shooting rules carefully and all will become clear.
Only us nids can use the A profile for number of shots. Everyone else only uses A for CC.
If it works for you and your friends, as it obviously has for some time, why stop?
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Page twelve, under "Attacks (A)": Indicates the number of Attacks a creature makes during close combat.
The paragraphs under "Weapon Type" on page twenty-eight explain how the number of shots of a ranged weapon is determined. No mention is made of the weapon bearer's "attacks" characteristic.
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Also, note that the 3/4 and such on a profile means that the creature/trooper/whatever has 3 attacks base, then modified for wargear/extra close combat weapon and such. You use the higher number, unless dire circumstances dictate otherwise (such as enemy wargear negating bonus attacks for extra cc weapon)
Yeah, then umber of shots is based on the WEAPON, not the who is firing it. The exception is on certain Tyranid weapons, but those are detailed in their own codex.
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