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Are Inferno Pistols counted as Melta Weapons? Their profile (in my WH codex anyway) has them as pistols with the half distance Pen rule (which I normally associate with Melta Weapons) but does not specifically state Melta. This is compounded by none of the Melta Weapons in my WH Codex having the Melta Rule as well!! (Melta in the title is a dead giveaway in this case).
I’ve been assuming that they do, but wondered what other WH players have been doing.
IP's are melta weapons...I believe. heh. :-D
Inferno pistols are basically melta pistols. i believe the 4th edition rulebook was put out after the Witchhunters codex, so the "melta" keyword was probably developed after they had already released the codex. Just assume it's there.
The Emperor set a fire in their hearts that they might burn the iniquitous and the impure from his sight. And the light of that flame shall be as a beacon to the faithful, a light that shines in the darkest places.
The only practical difference i can think of off the top of my head is shooting an Avatar. If you tell an eldar player your're wounding his Avatar with an Inferno pistol make sure it's not one of those Forgeworld jobs with the spear, they could take an eye out when it comes flying at you =)
Thats exactly the difference I was thinking of. Interesting to know that they work against him.
wait...is that the consensus? Avatar's are vulnerable to inferno pistols!?!?!
I was going to bring that up, as I have a 2000pt game against eldar tomorrow in a little friendly tourney, and he fields an avatar. I hate that mother!@#$%@#^#$%. Figured it was not being true to the spirit of the rules, but hey, if Affe and co. are on board, I'll take it.
Last edited by BarnyCarhamich; February 18th, 2008 at 05:12.
Yeah. By RAW they are vulnerable to a weapon that, to all intents and purposes, is a melta weapon, works like a melta weapon, and fluffwise is a melta weapon, even though the Avatar is immune to those.
Don't say I didn't warn you when someone jams your Seraphim down your throat.
Yeah I don't think I can do it to the guy. Too clearly a mistake.
Avatar gets out of bed. "Alriiiight. Still made of magma? check. Still impervious tooooo....flame stuff? check. melty stuff? check. Sisters of battle? uh....uhhhhhhAAAAAAAAAHHHH..noooooooooooooo tooooooooooo hoooooooooooottttttttttt
Dear lord no, I hope I didn't give the impression I would endorse such a claim as 'true to the spirit of the rules.' That'd be in the 'Terminators don't have Terminator armor' school of dwarf-face.
The Exorcist is one of the best monstrous creature killers in the game, Avatars shouldn't be much of an issue. You can also keep his slow moving butt tied up in combat for many turns with invulnerable sisters if it really comes to it. 10 girls with a book of st lucius don't need too much luck to totally take him out of the game for 3 turns.
I only have one exorcist thus far (It's a pretty sweet conversion though, if I do say so myself; I made the organ out of a bunch of extra lascannons I had)