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Bah, here comes another question that popped up in a game last night.
In the core rulebook it states that units using Pistol/Sword get +1 attacks in melee. For a Sgt, a listed Laspistol/Chainsword is default and his base attack shows as 2. When I am in melee (no charge), do I get 2 or 3 attacks?
Another example: Khorne Berserkers get a listed base attack of 2 but they use the Chainaxe and Bolt Pistol. So if they are in melee would they get 3 even though they have 2 listed base attacks?
Another example: Slugga Boyz. 2 listed base attacks but they use pistol/choppa. so 3 in melee or 2 (no charge as well).
Normally modified stats due to gear are listed in parenthesis so this makes no sense that their listed wargear is not already included in to the attacks they get. Hopefully this isnt one of those dead horse questions that I am beating here.
You get the statline attacks (2), add +1 attack for the 2x close combat weapons. Total = 3
(and a additional one if you charged.)
P.S. You can give your sargents Lasguns or shotguns for free instead (Under codex Squad entry)
P.P.S. just to be clear: when i said 2x close combat weapons, the pistol counts as a close combat weapon regarding the amount of attacks
Yea I guess what was throwing me off was the rule about swapping to pistol/sword gave an additional melee attack and if you dual wielded swords that would be another attack.
It was just a bit confusing that the book considered pistols melee weapons (effectively making a guy dual wielding) and gave an extra attack and goes on to state that if someone dual wields melee weapons, that gives an additional attack.
not really...it represents the pistols close range fire support as a close combat attack...thats not to say you club someone with a pistol...this is backed up by the fact that anyone potentially within 4'' of a model can be hit in close combat...thats not neccesarily accurately represented by just a bunch of swords..