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Was just looking at the summary of the new 5th ed rule book.
Junior officers have their BS and WS reduced by 1.
Mortars are no longer pinning!
"Hard pounding, gentlemen: but we shall see who can pound the longest."
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington
Where is this summary?
I doubt they will remove the pinning characteristic from Mortars, because if they did then the entire little niche spot of mortars would be gone, as people would just take Missile Launchers that have the same fragmentation strength and AP values, plus AT capabilities.
If anything they should increase the strength of Mortars to at least 5.
pg 32 40k rulebook says other wise with pinning
Verily!! It doth sayeth mortars pin yon infantrymen!! I say thou art being unture!! Shun him brothers!
"Courage without the presence of fear is like a pistol without bullets. Meaningless." Colonel Igor Massif, 6777th Severite Rifles M40
*ALL* Barrage weapons are pinning, a mortar is a barrage weapon.
JO have always been WS and BS 3, the chart in the back of the IG book is a typo. Look at the Command Squad listed in the codex, the JO is WS BS 3 (basically a Vet Sgt with Leadership ability).
So, nothing changed.
Well, one thing changed, the rules on Retinue. Our Officers are now "hidden", since IC in a retinue count as an "upgraded character" (read: like a Vet Sgt) and can not be targeted in CC (unlike a normal IC who joined a squad). In addition, our Officers do not have to move first to engage the enemy in a melee (although now that they cannot be targeted, this is less of a danger).
Adeptus Mechanicus Marines: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ml#post1655065
Ahh the confusion that Typos cause.
They should have someone to read these things before they are released to the public, to avoid all of this embarassment. Someone who's job it is to check the proof of the information to ensure accuracy. This "Proof Reader" (as I'm calling the position....I've conined that term now, nobody steal it) would have solved these types of issues.
It's a revolutionary idea, I hope companies like GW heed my advice.
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