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What's the point in the bolt pistol for tactical marines? It doesn't give them an extra attack and you don't need it anyway since bolters are RF, am I missing something?
Don't they have a CCW? If not, does the Bolter count as one? Else they should get Bolt Pistol AND CCW.
That is what we call in the business, the reason why. Owning a bolt pistol also means that characters who buy combat weapons benefit from the additional hand weapon rule without having to purchase a bolt pistol.
Now the real follow up question is where do marines keep their bolt pistols anyway? Not many models have holsters...
Um, they have tupperware appendages, Zara. Duh. Keeps the bolt pistol fresh, and out of sight!
you have no idea how many times the bolt pistol came in handy, especially against horde armies - 5 marines (meltagun, power weapon sarge) stopped 20 termagaunts (the ones with fleshborer) in 2 turns, first by shooting with pistols and then charging.
7 or 8 marines (power weapon sarge) stopped 15 or so orks by shooting bolt pistols and charging.
The SM codex has a great note about pistols - "Do not forsake your sidearm. It is the deliverer of wrath and a constant companion in a life of unending battle".
Never underestimate tactical marines with bolt pistols.
Ah excellent, thanks for setting me right, it is a shame that tactical marines don't get CC weapons as well, though, but I suppose that would sort of make assault marines redundant.
Amongst my normal gaming group this wouldn't be an issue, but does anyone model a holstered pistol to their marines for WYSIWYG or is it being implied good enough?
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