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After, reading the topic about shooting a flamer through an MC, I was reminded of a situation that came up before. Say I have a unit with a flamer and there is an enemy unit 7" away and another enemy unit 12" away, but the closer unit is very weak so I don't want to bother putting all my unit's fire into the one weak unit. So, I fire all weapons at the further unit and then decide to shoot the flamer at it too, but since it's not long enough to hit the same unit it only hits the weak unit.
My question is, does it? Is this legal, or does the flamer have to hit the same unit as the rest of the squad?
Oh and sorry if the situation was kind of confusing, where I am it's getting pretty late.
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ooooh that's tight but I think its legal.
Well, first of all you would have ot make a priority roll to shoot at the closer unit...
As for whether it is legal to shoot the flamer...I would think not. I don't believe you would be allowed to shoot a weapon you have no chance of hitting with. Could be wrong there though.
If you shoot a psychic power you have to roll the test even if you aren't in range. Why can't you get the effects of the flamer despite not being in range?
Then on the flip side of the coin if the flamer template can't reach your enemy its out of range and automatically misses (but then it automatically hits normally).
lol that's an interesting point you've got there ThatGuy. No doubt Tarzen or Rork will solve it though.
i am very sure that a unit can only shoot one unit no matter if any guns are in range of another unit.
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Sorry, but there are exceptions.i am very sure that a unit can only shoot one unit no matter if any guns are in range of another unit
Such as a mortar barrage spilling out onto several squads.
I dont see why the flamer wouldn't get to score hits on both units. I fact, its a sneaky tactic often used at the GW where I play, sometimes by the store manager. I'm pretty sure its a given that its legal.
But then again, i'm not actually adding any real evidence to this debate, so...
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I've seen this put to good effect in Cities of Death before.
The only reason I see you not being allowed to do something like this, is if the first unit is blocking line of sight of the rear target.
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This is a situation that is not addressed in the book. Where I play, they say that if the flamer template does not at least touch the unit you are shooting at, then you can't hit any models at all.
However, I personally beileve this to be false. I think as long as you shoot the flamer so that it is pointed at the unit everyone else shot at...so you are trying to hit them...or if you do hit them, you try to cover the most models...then any enemy models in the way from other units are hit.
Just out of curiousity, whats next? Maybe you can make an issue about the fact that GW didn't define the action of 'rolling' a D6 to actually mean dropping it in such a manner as to produce a random result; thus making it perfectly acceptable to just put them down with the face up of your choice?