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Do all sniper rifles cause pinning? I wasn't too sure from looking at pg. 32 of the BGB. If they don't, are there any other advantages to using them?
While they may be talking about Eldar Snipers, all snipers work on the same basic principles and you should readwhat they have to say.
As far as causing pinning, The fact that a weapon is classed under Sniper doesn't give it the ability to pin, a sniper that pins would be something like.....
Type: Heavy1, Sniper, Pinning
So, no, Sniper weapons don't cause pinning, to do so they have to have the Sniper and Pinning Types.
It was agood question, its been nagging at my mind now for a while so good for clearing that one up.
although in reality all sniper weapons should cause Pinning, being shot by snipers isn`t fun, the first thing you do is get down, but when did any of GW`s rules become realistic.
Yeah, that would make sense, also that all snipers wound on 4+... one would think snipers would be capable of killing prety much anything in 38,000 years. I think they should be toughness test based, always wound on 6, never on 1, as well as cause pinning.
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Sadly, in thrid edition, sniper rifles by their very rules caused pinning.
Now, only the ones that list them as pinning do.
But since the eldar codex and marine codex both have them listed as pinning, there's no reason to believe that they don't.
If you really wanted to be anal about RAW, you could try to argue IG rifles don't, but then I would point to where it says that all wargear uses the newest rules, thus the IG use the SM bionics (except the whole army bionic rule) and such.
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