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i know when shooting you get ballistic skill then us weoponskill and toughness on the table but with hand to hand combat do you use weopon skill and then models strength vs toughness? This is confusing as eldarstriking scorpions have chainsaws and dont these have stats as the table in the codex is only ballistic weopons? Or are there general stats for chainsaws in the wargear section of the rulebook? Please help me im confused!
First, when your shooting you use balistic skill to hit, and then the strength of the gun vs the toughness of whatever is being fired upon.
For close combat you pair the weapon skill of your unit vs the weaponskill of your opponent to hit, then if any of your attacks have hit you take your units strength vs your opponents toughness for wounding.
Some weapons, such as the scorpion chainsword, add a bonus to some of the stats of the user, in the case of striking scorpions it increases their strength by +X.
The table of weapons in the eldar codex only lists what the guns do because close combat oriented weapons are different in that they usually don't have a set strength or AP, or range. Look through your eldar codex, you will find the whole striking scorpion section that tells you what the weapons of the squad do.
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Thats been really helpful im checking my codex now. You said compare weopnskill to weoponskill ? highest wins is it? ie. A=ws3 D=ws4 so the attakcer(a) doesnt hit because their ws is less than D (def)
Last edited by eldarock; December 27th, 2006 at 17:14.
No, weapon skill determines how easy it is to hit an opponent.
In your example, D (WS4) will hit A (WS 3) on a 3 or more.
While, going by the weapon skill chart, A will hit D on a 4 or more.
Determining who can strike and who cannot its more complicated and has nothing to do with weapon skill.